Archive | February, 2018

Sabrina Claudio drafts Chris Loco for new collaboration

28 Feb

American singer/songwriter Sabrina Claudio has drafted British record producer Chris Loco for a new collaboration.

Loco (born Christopher Crowhurst) recently produced and co-wrote “Trigger” for Anne-Marie alongside Emily Warren and Scott Harris. The track appears on the artist’s debut album, “Speak Your Mind,” out on April 27 via Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

Fans of Loco’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jojo, Yebba Smith, Kamille, Louisa Johnson, Anna of the North, Raye, Kiana Lede, Bülow, Jocelyn Alice, Diana Gordon, Twinnie-Lee Moore, Erik Hassle, Jessie Reyez, Yxng Bane, Kara Marni, TYuS, Ray BLK, Molly Kate Kestner, and Wens.

Meanwhile, Claudio is expected to release her third project and follow-up to 2017’s “About Time” later this year via SC Entertainment in partnership with Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Sad Money, Maths Time Joy, Scribz Riley, Kurtis “K9” McKenzie, Two Inch Punch, Stint, Oren Yoel, Jean Baptiste Kouame, and AFTERHRS.

Claudio’s current single “Cross Your Mind” – which was co-written by Hayley Penner alongside Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of songwriting/production duo The Messengers – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Cross Your Mind” below.

Years & Years reunite with Kid Harpoon for new single “Sanctify”

28 Feb

Years & Years have confirmed the details for their new single.

The British synthpop band – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen – have christened “Sanctify” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore studio collection under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (UK).

The track was written by Olly Alexander alongside regular collaborator Thomas Hull (professionally known as Kid Harpoon), who previously teamed up with Years & Years on “Take Shelter,” “Worship,” “Desire” and “Meteorite.”

Years & Years’ second album and follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number forty-seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, is scheduled to arrive later this year.

The new project, tentatively entitled “Snactioned Human,” boasts further contributions from Justin Tranter, MNEK, Julia Michaels, Sarah Hudson, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Noonie Bao, Grades, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “Meteorite” below.

Jojo reunites with Billy Steinberg for new collaboration

27 Feb

American singer/songwriter Joanna Levesque, known mononymously as Jojo, has reunited with Billy Steinberg for a new collaboration.

Steinberg previously co-produced “Too Little, Too Late” for Jojo alongside Josh Alexander and Vincent Herbert. The RuthAnne-penned track peaked to number three on US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Steinberg’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Madonna (“Like a Virgin”), Whitney Houston (“So Emotional”), Cyndi Lauper (“True Colors”), Demi Lovato (“Give Your Heart a Break”), Leona Lewis (“Perfection”), Selena Gomez (“That’s More Like It”), Fefe Dobson (“Don’t Let it Go to Your Head”) and Nicole Scherzinger (“Don’t Hold Your Breath”).

Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Mad Love” reportedly boasts further productions from Chris Loco, D’Mile, Kyle Shearer, ADP, Digital Farm Animals, Big Taste, Nick Monson, Alex Hope, and Jussi “Jussifer” Karvinen.

Watch the music video for “Too Little, Too Late” below.

Jessie Reyez teams up with Lewis Capaldi for new single “Rush”

25 Feb

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez has teamed with fellow recording artist Lewis Capaldi for his new promotional single “Rush,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Rush” were handled by James “Malay” Ho, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Reyez is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Rascals, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jason Evigan, Chris Loco, Fredro, Salaam Remi, Chris Braide, Jason Boyd, HazeBanga, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Georgia Ku, Fred Ball, Jesse Shatkin, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Will IDAP.

Stream the audio clip for “Rush” below.

Bea Miller delivers sophomore album “Aurora”

25 Feb

American singer/songwriter Bea Miller has delivered her new album online.

“Aurora” – featuring promotional singles “Song Like You” and “S.L.U.T.” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Not an Apology” boasts songwriting contributions from Steph Jones, Cara Salimando, Sizzy Rocket, Paris Carney, Cole Citrenbaum, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter.

On the production front, Miller was worked with Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevorious, Zaire Kaolo, Ido Zmishlany, Jarrad Rogers, Spencer Bastian, Jintae Ko, Mike Sabath, Jesse Shatkin, Cole Citrenbaum, DJ Stanfill, Imad Royal, Dylan Bauld, Michel Heyaca, Gladius James, and Dreamlab.

Stream “Aurora” below.

Bebe Rexha hits the studio with Justin Tranter for new collection

25 Feb

American singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha has teamed up with Warner/Chappell signee Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

Tranter recently co-wrote “Make Me Feel” for Bad Boy recording artist Janelle Monae alongside Julia Michaels and Swedish production duo Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Mattman & Robin.

Tranter’s songwriting credits also include Camila Cabello’s “Into It,” Nick Jonas’ “Home,” Gwen Stefani’s “My Gift is You,” Britney Spears’ “Slumber Party,” Justin Bieber’s “Friends,” Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Fergie’s “Tension,” Jason Derulo’s “If I’m Lucky,” and Halsey’s “Bad at Love.”

Meanwhile, Rexha is expected to release her next project and follow-up to 2017’s “All Your Fault: Pt. 2” later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The highly-anticipated project, entitled “Expectations,” reportedly delivers additional contributions from Jason Evigan, Asia Whiteacre, Josh Miller, Lauren Christy, Andrew Watt, David Garcia, and Jussi “Jussifer” Karvinen.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Justin Tranter’s works below.

Victoria Monet releases new mini-album “Life After Love”

24 Feb

American singer-songwriter Victoria Monet has released her new project online.

“Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-album boasts productions and songwriting contributions from D’Mile (Rihanna, Mack Wilds), Shungudzo (Alina Baraz, Jessie Ware), Tommy Brown (Stanaj, Jennifer Lopez), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs, Zayn Malik) and AFTEHRS (Niall Horan, Liza Owen).

As a songwriter, Monet has co-penned songs for Ariana Grande (“Be Alright”), Chris Brown (“Drunk Texting”), Fifth Harmony (“Everlasting Love”), Shontelle (“Evacuate My Heart”), Jordin Sparks (“Double Tap”), Coco Jones (“Deja Vu”) and Diddy & Dirty Money (“I Hate That You Love Me”).

Monet’s extensive resume yields additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Rodney Jerkins, Shane Stevens, Jonas Jeberg, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Tayla Parx, Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood, Mickey Shiloh, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and The Rascals.

Stream “Life After Love, Pt. 1” below.