Archive | August, 2017

Camila Cabello drafts Ricky Reed for new collaboration

31 Aug

Camila Cabello has drafted Ricky Reed for a new collaboration.

Born Eric Burton Frederic; the American record producer and songwriter is responsible for singles performed by Jason Derulo (“Talk Dirty”), Meghan Trainor (“No”), Fifth Harmony (“Bo$$”), Jessie J (“Burnin’ Up”), Kesha (“Hymn”) and Far East Movement (“Turn Up the Love”).

Ricky Reed’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Fitz & the Tantrums (“Handclap”), Christina Aguilera (“Unless it’s With You”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), Thomas Rhett (“Vacation”), Mary Lambert (“Secrets”), Pussy Riot (“Make America Great Again”) and Lizzo (“Water Me”).

Meanwhile, Cabello is expected to release her upcoming debut studio collection “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving” – featuring promotional singles “Crying in the Club,” “I Have Questions,” “Havana” and “OMG” – later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music and Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Max Martin (Tinashe), Ed Sheeran (Zara Larsson), Billy Walsh (Kali Uchis), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Jessie Ware), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Katy Perry), Ryan Tedder (Adele) and Shellback (Taylor Swift).

Stream the audio clip for “Havana” below.

Kali Uchis releases new single “Nuestro Planeta”

31 Aug

Colombian-American singer/songwriter Karly Loaiza, professionally known as Kali Uchis, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The Reykon-featuring track was produced by Sony/ATV signees Rude Boys (aka Kevin Jimenez and Bryan Lezcano), who are also responsible for Maluma’s “El Perdedor” and Shakira’s “Chantaje.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Uchis’ upcoming debut album – featuring the Jorja Smith-assisted / Sounwave-produced “Tyrant” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Linda Perry (Pink, Miley Cyrus), Sam Romans (AlunaGeorge, Ella Henderson), Autumn Rowe (Pitbull, Leona Lewis), Billy Walsh (Raye, Camila Cabello) and Illangelo (Drake, Alicia Keys).

Stream the audio clip for “Nuestro Planeta” below.

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Sky Adams

31 Aug

Kylie Minogue has teamed up with Sky Adams for a new collaboration.

The African German record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Zak Abel (“All I Ever Do is Say Goodbye”), Effie (“Pressure”), Rizzle Kicks (“Always Late”), Koda Kumi (“Hurricane”), Rochelle (“You Got Something”) and Yellow Claw & Yade Lauren (“Love and War”).

Adams’ resume boasts additional alliances with fellow songwriters including Amy Wadge, Knightstarr, Maegan Cottone, Tebey Ottoh, Victoria Horn, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Ali Tennant, Fiona Bevan, Tom Aspaul, Grace Tither, Danny Shah, Guy Chambers, Pam Sheyne, Ki Fitzgerald, and Gina Kushka.

Minogue, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourteenth album and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson), Steve McEwan (Carrie Underwood), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Sam Smith), Cutfather (Olly Murs), Luke Fitton (Tom Grennan), Guy Chambers (Marlon Roudette), Sigala (Craig David), DJ Fresh (Elle Eyre) and The Invisible Men (Rita Ora).

Watch the music video for “Come Into My World” below.

Dan Caplen reunites with Fred Cox for new collaboration

29 Aug

Dan Caplen has reunited with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on the unreleased track “Creeping Around,” which was co-written with Amy Wadge.

Cox’s resume boasts further songwriting and production works with Joel Compass (“Back to Me”), Lion Babe (“Impossible”), Rosie Lowe (“So Human”), Chloe Leone (“Comfortably Me”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave it Up to You”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Two Inch Punch, Levi Lennox, Jamie Hartman, Max McElligott, Fraser T. Smith, GRADES, Dave Tozer, Bastian Langebaek, Fred Ball, and MJ Cole.

Fred Cox’s fans should also keep an eye on the next releases by Tanika, Dionne Bromfield, Raye, Kara Marni, Tori Kelly, Anne-Marie, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae, Conrad Sewell, Dakota, Kenzie May, Lily Moore, Becky Hill, Craig David, KStewart, Izzy Bizu, Ady Suleiman, Grace Carter, and VanJess.

Stream the audio clip for “Blinded by the Lights” below.

Carly Rae Jepsen writes new music with Asia Whiteacre

29 Aug

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Carly Rae Jepsen has recorded new music with Asia Whiteacre.

The Warner/Chappell signee’s resume boasts songwriting works with Astrid S (“Breathe”), Laura Marano (“Hot Mess”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”), Liza Owen (“Somebody New”), Sofia Carson (“When I Was Your Girl”), Hey Violet (“ODD”) and Liz Huett (“Love Me More”).

Whiteacre has also worked with fellow songwriters and producers including Electric, Laura “LP” Pergolizzi, Red Triangle, Diana Gordon, Captain Cuts, Kara DioGuardi, Illangelo, Taylor Parks, Happy Perez, Kate Nash, Dallas K, Lisa Scinta, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Stephenie Jones, and Ross Golan.

Meanwhile, Jepsen is expected to release her next album and follow-up to 2015’s “E.MO.TION” later this year via School Boy Records and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Chloe Angelides (Era Istrefi), Nate Campany (Raye), MNDR (Charli XCX), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Beyonce), Noonie Bao (Dua Lipa), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele), Phoebe Ryan (Britney Spears) and Nate Cyphert (Rachel Platten).

Stream the audio clip for “Cut to the Feeling” below.

Mario hits the studio with Jake Gosling, Carla Marie Williams

29 Aug

American singer/songwriter Mario Dewar Barrett, known mononymously as Mario, has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Carla Marie Williams and Jake Gosling for an upcoming project.

Williams is known for co-writing Girls Aloud’s “The Promise,” Alesha Dixon’s “The Boy Does Nothing,” The Saturdays’ “Never Giving Up,” Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose it All),” Beyonce’s “Freedom” (featuring Kendrick Lemar), Britney Spears’ “Private Show,” and Craig David’s “Better with You.”

Meanwhile, Gosling’s production resume boasts works with Ed Sheeran (“Lego House”), Nina Nesbitt (“Stay Out”), Shawn Mendes (“Ruin”), Hilary Duff (“Tattoo”), James Bay (“Incomplete”), Shania Twain (“Poor Me”), One Direction (“Little Things”) and Christina Perri (“Be My Forever”).

Mario, on the other hand, is expected to release his fifth studio collection, tentatively entitled “Cosmo 17,” later this year via his new independent recording label, New Citizen LLC.

The highly-anticipated project follows 2009’s “D.N.A.” (previously known as And Then There Was Me), which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including the Sean Garrett-penned/Bangladesh-produced “Break Up” and “Thinkin’ About You.”

Watch the music video for “Thinkin’ About You” below.

Maroon 5 confirm new promotional single details

29 Aug

American pop rock band Maroon 5 have teamed up with R&B singer/songwriter SZA for their new promotional single “What Lovers Do,” which will arrive on September 1st via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose recent credits include Era Istrefi’s “No I Love Yous,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels,” Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears,” DJ Khalid’s “Don’t Quit,” Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” 2 Chainz’s “Realize,” Kid Ink’s “No Strings,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Production duties on “What Lovers Do,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by regular collaborator Jason Evigan (Macklemore, Rita Ora) and Ben Billion$ (The Weeknd, Kelly Rowland).

Maroon 5’s upcoming sixth studio collection – featuring previous singles “Don’t Wanna Know” and “Cold” – will arrive later this year via 222 Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “V,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Maps,” “Animal” and “Sugar.”

Watch the music video for “Don’t Wanna Know” below.

Era Istrefi taps Jonas Jeberg for new collaboration

27 Aug

Era Istrefi has tapped Jonas Jeberg for a new collaboration.

The Danish record producer recently helmed singles for Selena Gomez (“Fetish”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Why”), Daya (“Words”), Shawn Hook (“Reminding Me”) and Dirty Heads (“Vacation”).

Jeberg’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters including Ammar Malik, Cara Salimando, Danny Parker, Fransisca Hall, Ed Drewett, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Iain James, Makeba Riddick, Claude Kelly, Julia Michaels, Ross Golan, Taylor Parks, Andre Merritt, and Cathy Dennis.

Meanwhile, Istrefi is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

Her next single “No I Love Yous” – featuring French Montana – was co-written by Chloe Angelides (Lea Michele, Ariana Grande), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Halsey, Camila Cabello), Lukas “Lulou” Loules (Tori Kelly, Fifth Harmony) and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund (Ella Eyre, Adam Lambert).

Other songwriters and producers backing Estrefi on the still-untitled collection are Sam Romans, HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Big Taste, Raye, Jesse Saint John, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Jin Jin, TMS, Sarah Hudson, and Felix Snow.

Watch the music video for “Redrum” below.

Mollie King reunites with Xenomania’s Brian Higgins for new single “Hair Down”

27 Aug

Mollie King has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Hair Down” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on September 1st via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written and produced by Brian Higgins of Xenomania, who previously teamed up with King as part of The Saturdays on “All Fired Up,” which peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Some of his other notable credits include Girls Aloud’s “Something New,” Alesha Dixon’s “The Boy Does Nothing,” Sugababes’ “Red Dress,” Melanie Blatt’s “Do Me Wrong,” Little Mix’s “Pretend It’s Okay,” Kylie Minogue’s “Giving You Up,” and Rebecca Ferguson’s “Mr. Bright Eyes.”

King’s first studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Jonny Lattimer (Sinead Harnett), Knightstarr (Pixie Lott), The Rascals (Kelly Rowland), Electric (Imani Williams), Red Triangle (Fleur East), Cutfather (Ella Henderson), KIN (Tamera Foster) and Mac & Phil (Leona Lewis).

On the songwriting front, King has worked with Chelcee Grimes (Kesha), Tayla Parx (Liza Owen), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Chiara Hunter (Paloma Faith), Fiona Bevan (Antigoni Buxton), Grace Barker (Rita Ora), Cara Salimando (Dua Lipa), Britt Burton (Jessie J) and Nina Nesbitt (Olivia Holt).

Watch the music video for “Back to You” below.

Foxes drafts Captain Cuts for new collaboration

27 Aug

British singer/songwriter Louisa Rose Allen, known mononymously as Foxes, has drafted Captain Cuts for a new collaboration.

The LA-based songwriting and production team (composed of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin) are known for their works with Bebe Rexha (“I Got You”), The Chainsmokers (“Break Up Every Night”), Halsey (“Roman Holiday”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Two Young Hearts”) and Neon Trees (“Feels Good”).

Additionally, Captain Cuts’ current promotional single “Cocaina” – featuring Rich The Kid & Daniels – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Foxes is expected to release her third studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “All I Need,” later this year via Sign of the Times in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware), Courage (Ray BLK), Jonny Harris (Ella Eyre), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Linus Wiklund (Paloma Faith), Kid Harpoon (Denai Moore) and Starsmith (Jess Glynne).