Archive | September, 2017

Kelela unleashes music video for new single “LMK”

30 Sep

Kelela has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the Andrew Thomas Huang-directed clip for “LMK” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

The track – which was written by Kelela alongside Asma Maroof of Nguzunguzu and Jeremiah “Sad Pony” Raisen – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kelela’s upcoming debut album “Take Me Apart” – which was executive produced by regular collaborators Ariel Rechtshaid and Jam City – will arrive on October 7th via Warp Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting alliances with fellow recording artists including Mocky (“Enough”), Romy Madley Croft (“Jupiter”), Nia Andrews (“Blue Light”) and Sabina Sciubba (“Altadena”).

Other musicians backing Kelela on “Take Me Apart” are Arca (Frank Ocean), Sam Dew (Taylor Swift), Kingdom (Dawn Richard), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Boots (FKA twigs) and Al Shux (Lianne La Havas).

Watch the music video for “LMK” below.

Zak Abel enlists Cass Lowe for new single “The River”

30 Sep

Zak Abel has unveiled his new promotional single online.

“The River” 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 Cass Lowe, whose other credits include Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Snakehips’ “All My Friends,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” Astrid S’ “Such a Boy,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” and Niia’s “Girl Like Me.”

Zak Abel’s upcoming debut album “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring previous singles “All I Ever Do (Is Say Goodbye),” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – will arrive on October 7th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated projects boasts additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Mollie King) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “The River” below.

Niia liberates new promotional single “Nobody”

30 Sep

American singer/songwriter Niia Rocco, known mononymously as Niia, has liberated her new promotional single online.

“Nobody” – featuring Goldlink – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Niia alongside Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas, Britney Spears), Alexandra “Sasha Sloan” Yatchenko (Camila Cabello, Louis Tomlinson) and Robin Hannibal (Jacob Banks, Kacy Hill).

Niia’s debut studio collection “I” – featuring further contributions from Kid Harpoon, Mikky Ekko, Cass Lowe, and August Rosenbaum – is out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Nobody” below.

Molly Kate Kestner premieres music video for new single “Footprints”

30 Sep

Molly Kate Kestner has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Footprints” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (September 28, 2017).

The track – which was co-written with Ingrid Andress and Michael Pollack – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Kestner’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous singles “Compromise,” “It’s You,” “I Don’t Know,” “Good Die Young” and “Prom Queen” – is expected to arrive in 2018 via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jez Ashurst (Little Mix), BloodPop (Justin Bieber), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Chris Loco (Emeli Sande), Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Jim Duguid (Ella Eyre) and Mac & Phil (Jacob Banks).

On the songwriting front, Kestner co-penned “Move You” for Kelly Clarkson alongside Amy “AMES” Kuney and Nick Ruth. The track appears on Clarkson’s eighth album, “Meaning of Life,” out on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

Watch the music video for “Footprints” below.

Kelly Clarkson unwraps tracklisting for new album “Meaning of Life”

30 Sep

Kelly Clarkson has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming eighth album “Meaning of Life,” which will arrive on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

Featuring current singles “Love So Soft” and “Move on You;” the follow-up to 2015’s “Piece By Piece” boasts songwriting contributions from MoZella (Charlie Puth), Audra Mae (Fantasia), Priscilla Renea (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Beyonce), Harloe (Nick Jonas) and Michael Pollack (Charli XCX).

On the production front, Clarkson has worked with Greg Kurstin (Katy Perry), Jesse Shatkin (Sia), Mick Schultz (Kelly Clarkson), Jonathan Rotem (Usher), Nova Wav (Britney Spears), Jussi Illmari (Alma), Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko), Diztortion (Rihanna) and Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara).

See the tracklisting for “Meaning of Life” below.

(1) A Minute (Intro) / (2) Love So Soft / (3) Heat / (4) Meaning of Life / (5) Move You / (6) Whole Lotta Woman / (7) Medicine / (8) Cruel / (9) Didn’t I / (10) Would You Call That Love / (11) I Don’t Think About You / (12) Slow Dance / (13) Don’t You Pretend / (14) Go High

Jasmine Thompson shares music video for new single “Words”

30 Sep

Jasmine Thompson has shared the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Words” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (September 28, 2017).

The track was written by Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani, Rita Ora), Justin Tranter (Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez), Oscar Holter (Adam Lambert, Katy Perry) and Oscar Gorres (Ellie Goulding, Tori Kelly).

Thompson’s current EP “Wonderland” – featuring previous promotional singles “Old Friends,” “Someone’s Somebody” and “Wanna Know Love” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection boasts further songwriting contributions Maegan Cottone (Era Istrefi), Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Hayley Warner (Jessica Simpson), Tom Havelock (Sinead Harnett) and Madison Love (Camila Cabello).

On the production front, Thompson has worked with Isa Machine (Ella Henderson), Johan Carlsson (Colbie Caillat), BloodPop (Justin Bieber), Phil Cook (Birdy), Erik Rosse (Conrad Sewell) and Ritual (Dua Lipa).

Watch the music video for “Words” below.

Tori Kelly teams with Chris Lane for new single “Take Back Home Girl”

29 Sep

American singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has teamed with fellow recording artist Chris Lane for his new single “Take Back Home Girl,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track – which was written by Hillary Lindsey alongside David Garcia and Miller Josh – marks the first promotional cut from Lane’s upcoming sophomore studio collection under Big Loud Records.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her second album and follow-up 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via Schoolboy Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts productions from Mojam Music (Anne-Marie), Warren “Oak” Felder (Liam Payne), Noel Zancanella (Ellie Goulding), Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd), Neff-U (Demi Lovato), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith), Kyle Shearer (Jojo) and Fred Cox (Zak Abel).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Natasha Bedingfield (Brandy), James “JHart” Abrahart (Stephen Puth), Tayla Parx (Janelle Monae), Nate Campany (Adam Lambert), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae) and Daniel Nigro (Sky Ferreira).

Stream the audio clip for “Take Back Home Girl” below.