Archive | July, 2017

Julia Michaels unleashes debut mini-album “Nervous System”

28 Jul

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavazos, professionally known as Julia Michaels, has unleashed her debut mini-album online.

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

In addition to hit promotional singles “Issues” and “Uh Huh,” the mini-collection features five new songs in the shape of “Worst in Me,” “Make it Up to You,” “Just Do It,” “Pink” and “Don’t Wanna Think.”

With the exception of the Stargate and Benny Blanco-produced “Issues,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, every other song on “Nervous System” was co-written by Justin Tranter alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin.

As a songwriter, Michaels recently co-penned Snakehips’ “Either Way,” Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” and Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by Tinashe, Charlie Puth, Raye, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Ellie Goulding, Years & Years, Billy Raffoul, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Ella Henderson.

Stream “Nervous System” below.

Anne-Marie connects with Snakehips for new single “Either Way”

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie Nicholson, mononymously known as Anne-Marie, has connected with Oliver Lee and James Cartner of electronic music production duo Snakehips for their new single “Either Way,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Julia Michaels, whose recent credits include Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” and Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We.”

Production duties on “Either Way,” which also features rapper Joey Badass, were collectively handled by Snakehips alongside Warren “Oak” Felder and Cass Lowe, who is also responsible for Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Gryffin’s “Love in Ruins,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” and Astrid S’s “About a Boy.”

Fans of Anne-Marie, on the other hand, should keep an eye on her upcoming debut album, which is expected to hit stores and online outlets later this year via Major Tom’s Music / Asylum Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions from Chris Loco (Emeli Sande), Moon Willis (Chris Brown), Fraser T. Smith (Jess Glynne), Greg Wells (Keith Urban), Rick Nowels (FKA twigs), Digital Farm Animals (Marlon Roudette), Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Bless Beats (Sean Paul), Jonas Jeberg (Ella Eyre) and Mojam Music (Tom Walker).

Stream the audio clip for “Either Way” below.

Mahalia premieres music video for new single “Sober”

28 Jul

Mahalia has premiered the music video for new single online.

The British singer/songwriter (born Mahalia Rose Burkmar) posted the visual clip for “Sober” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (July 27, 2017).

Co-written with Jessy Rose and produced by Maths Time Joy, the track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

For her next project under Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US), which follows 2016’s “Diary of Me,” Mahalia has also worked with Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara), Sam Romans (Louis Tomlinson), Amy Wadge (Kylie Minogue), Felix Joseph (Abi Ocia) and GRADES (Jessie Ware).

Watch the music video for “Sober” below.

Sabrina Claudio liberates new promotional single “Belong to You”

28 Jul

Sabrina Claudio has liberated her new single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Canadian musician STINT (born Ajay Bhattacharyya), whose resume boasts further works with Jacob Banks (“Chainsmoking”), Santigold (“Walking in a Circle”), Gallant (“Open Up”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“LA Hallucinations”), AlunaGeorge (“Wanderlust”), Zara Larsson (“Make That Money Girl”) and NAO (“Girlfriend”).

Meanwhile, Claudio’s next project – featuring previous promotional single “Unravel Me” – is expected to arrive later this year via SC Entertainment in partnership with Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

On the follow-up to “Confidently Lost,” Claudio has also worked Nasri Atweh (Shakira), Adam Messinger (Justin Bieber), Oren Yoel (Keri Hilson), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Sevyn Streeter), Kurstis “K9” McKenzie (Rita Ora) and Mike “Scribz” Riley (Tove Lo).

Stream the audio clip for “Belong to You” below.

Leona Lewis teams with Lauren Aquilina, PLESTED, Mac & Phil for new collaboration

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has teamed up with Lauren Aqulina, PLESTED, and Mac & Phil for a new collaboration.

In addition to releasing her debut album “Isn’t it Strange” in 2016 via Island Records UK, Aqulina has also penned songs on the next releases by Taya, Kara Marni, Ella Henderson, Fleur East, Imani Williams, Liza Owen, Nina Nesbitt, Sarah Close, Tamera Foster, Kylie Minogue, and Etham.

Meanwhile, PLESTED’s current single “Habits” – which was co-written with Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Mac & Phil – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Composed of Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh, Mac & Phil are also responsible for co-writing and producing Emily Warren’s “Something To Hold On To,” The Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream,” Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plested’s “Habits,” Carys Selvey’s “Shallow,” and Lost Kings’ “Phone Down.”

On the follow-up to 2015’s “I Am,” which peaked to number twelve on the UK Albums Chart, Lewis has also worked with Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey), Autumn Rowe (Kacy Hill), Jake Gosling (Shawn Mendes), Isley Juber (Jessica Simpson), Chris Leonard (Shania Twain) and Ali Tamposi (Justin Bieber).

Watch the music video for “Ocean” below.

Jessie Ware releases new promotional single “Midnight”

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Jessica Lois Ware, professionally known as Jessie Ware, has released her new promotional single online.

“Midnight” – which was co-written by Ware alongside fellow recording artists Kiah Victoria and Jordan Thomas – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Midnight” were collectively handled by Bastian Langebaek alongside Andrew “Pop” Wansel, whose recent credits include Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” Usher’s “Missin U,” Kehlani’s “Distraction,” Monica’s “Alone in Your Heart,” and K. Michelle’s “Sleep Like a Baby.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ware’s upcoming third studio collection – featuring “Selfish Love” – is expected to arrive later this year via PMR / Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Listen to the audio clip for “Midnight” below.

RAYE hints at new collaboration with Illangelo, Billy Walsh

26 Jul

RAYE has hinted at a new collaboration with Billy Walsh and Illangelo.

“S/O to my GS @illangelo @billywalsh,” the British singer/songwriter (born Rachel Agatha Keen) has posted to her InstaStory on Wednesday (July 26, 2017).

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Elijah Blake’s “Live Till We Die,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Their promotional single “Move Together,” which features guest vocals from Majid Joran and released under the duo’s stage name Somewhere Else, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, RAYE’s upcoming still-untitled project – featuring current single “The Line” – is expected to arrive later this year via Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, the “I, U, Us” star has contributed to the next releases by Rihanna, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Mabel McVey, Era Istrefi, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Naughty Boy, Ellie Goulding, and Ray BLK.

Stream the audio clip for “Move Together” below.