Archive | March, 2017

Mack Wilds confirms details for new music project

31 Mar

Mack Wilds has confirmed the details for his upcoming music project.

The American singer, songwriter, and actor – born Tristan Wilds – has christened his new collection “AfterHours” and will release it on April 7 via The Ninety Five Percent / EMPIRE.

Lead promotional single “Explore” – now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms – was co-written by Cameron Wallace, whose credits include Sevyn Streeter’s “Fallen,” Ciara’s “Keep on Looking,” and Beyonce’s “Upgrade U.”

Other musicians backing Wilds on “AfterHours” are Darhyl “DJ” Camper (Mary J. Blige, Tamar Braxton), Key Wane (Jhene Aiko, Ariana Grande), Deputy (RAYE, Bibi Bourelly), The MeKanics (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), D’Mile (Diana Gordon, Jorin Sparks) and Kevin Garrett (Justine Skye, Alessia Cara).

Wilds’ debut studio collection, 2013’s “New York: A Love Story,” peaked to number twenty-eight on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned contributions from Salaam Remi (“Henny”), Ne-Yo (“Own It”), James Fauntleroy (“You Can Cry to Me”), Bink (“My Crib”), James Poyser (“Sober Up”), Rico Love (“Magic”) and DJ Premier (“Keepin’ it Real”).

Peep the tracklisting for “AfterHours” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Bonnie & Clyde / (3) Obsession / (4) Senses / (5) Vibes / (6) Stolen Gold / (7) Could This Be Love? / (8) Stingy / (9) Go Crazy / (10) Explore / (11) Choose / (12) Crash

Mary J. Blige drafts Kanye West for new single “Love Yourself”

31 Mar

Mary J. Blige has released a new promotional single online.

“Love Yourself” – featuring Kanye West – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Blige alongside Prince Charlez, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Beyonce’s “Ring Off,” Usher’s “More,” GRACE’s “Hell of a Girl,” and Trey Songz’s “Song Goes Off.”

Production duties on “Love Yourself” were handled by Darhyl “DJ” Camper, who is also responsible for Tamar Braxton’s “Love & War,” Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite,” Mariah Carey’s “Dedicated,” and Keyshia Cole’s “Trust & Believe.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Blige will release her thirteenth album “Strength of a Woman” – featuring previous singles “Thick of It” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – on April 28 via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Yourself” below.

Benny Cassette drops new single “Sunrise Sunset”

31 Mar

Benny Cassette has dropped his new single online.

“Sunrise Sunset” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Cassette’s upcoming project under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

Fans of the American record producer, singer, and songwriter’s work should keep an eye on the next projects by Lily Allen, Kai, Marsha Ambrosius, Pussy Riot, Tinashe, Astrid S, Bebe Rexha, Keri Hilson, Elle Varner, Sevyn Streeter, Becky Hill, Pia Mia, Jacob Banks, and Chloe x Halle.

His previous credits include The Band Perry’s “Live Forever,” Mary Lambert’s “Secrets,” Wynter Gordon’s “Bleeding Out,” Stacy Barthe’s “Live for Today,” Allen Stone’s “Barbwire,” Moxie’s “Dirty Lights,” Dev’s “Honey Dip,” Lil Debbie’s “California Sweetheart,” and Miguel’s “NWA.”

The G.O.O.D. Music signee’s resume boasts further works with fellow producers and songwriters such as Ricky Reed, MoZella, Eric Rosse, Jenna Andrews, Talay Riley, Chelsea Lena, Jennifer Decilveo, RedOne, Sarah Hudson, Freddy Wexler, Tim Anderson, Chris Spilfogel, D’Mile, Micah Powell, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sunrise Sunset” below.

Lea Michele unveils new single “Run to You”

31 Mar

Lea Michele has unveiled a new promotional single online.

“Run to You” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora, Justin Bieber), Wrabel (Kesha, Prince Royce) and Afrojack (Sevyn Streeter, David Guetta).

Production duties on “Run to You” were handled by John Shanks, whose other credits include The Corrs’ “Only When I Sleep,” Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere,” Ashlee Simpson’s “Pieces of Me,” Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances,” Natasha Bedingfield’ s “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” Hilary Duff’s “Come Clean,” and Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michele will release her upcoming sophomore album “Places” – featuring singles “Anything’s Possible” and “Love is Alive,” as well as the Ellie Goulding-penned “Heavenly” – will arrive on April 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Run to You” below.

Louisa Johnson premieres music video for new single “Best Behaviour”

31 Mar

Louisa Johnson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Best Behaviour” to her Vevo channel on Friday (March 31, 2017).

The track – now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms – was co-written by Johnson alongside Shungudzo “Shungudz” Kuyimba (Jessie Ware, Ella Henderson) and Daniel “Danny” Parker (Shawn Mendes, Jasmine Thompson).

Production duties on “Best Behaviour” were handled by Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS, who reportedly contributed to the next projects by Craig David, Taya, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Madcon, Fleur East, Mollie King, Aloe Blacc, The Vamps, Imani Williams, Era Istrefi, Dua Lipa, Liv Dawson, RAYE, Paloma Faith, Hey Violet, and Bebe Rexha.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Johnson’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring previous promotional single “So Good” – will arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Watch the music video for “Best Behaviour” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

ZZ Ward delivers new single “Hey Mama”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter ZZ Ward has delivered her new single online.

“Help Me Mama” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Charlie Puth, Nick Jonas) and Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Ella Henderson, Britney Spears).

Production duties on “Help Me Mama” were handled by Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, whose other credits include Train’s “Drink Up,” Fantasia Barrino’s “When I Met You,” Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You,” Mary J. Blige’s “Work That,” Natalia Kills’ “If I Was God,” and Michael Jackson’s “Hollywood Tonight.”

ZZ Ward’s upcoming still-untitled project, which follows 2012’s “Till the Casket Drops,” is expected to arrive later this year via Hollywood Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Help Me Mama” below.