Archive | February, 2018

Julia Michaels enlists Jimmy Napes for new collaboration

17 Feb

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavacos, professionally known as Julia Michaels, has enlisted Jimmy Napes for a new collaboration.

The British songwriter and record producer has previously helmed songs for Sam Smith (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“When You’re Gone”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”), Rita Ora (“Velvet Rope”), Gregory Porter (“Holding On”), Ray BLK (“Doing Me”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”) and Jessie Ware (“Pieces”).

Napes’ debut mini-album “The Making of Me” – featuring the Jacob Banks-penned / Disclosure-produced “Keep You to Myself” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Michaels, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Nervous System” later this year via Republic Records.

Her current promotional singles “Heaven” (co-written with MNEK and Tayla Parx) and “Are You” (co-written with Justin Tranter and produced by Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson Mattman & Robin) appear on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Stream the audio clip for “Are You” below.

Paloma Faith premieres music video for new single “Til I’m Done”

17 Feb

Paloma Faith has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Til I’m Done” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (February 16, 2018).

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist John Newman alongside Wayne Hector, whose latest credits include Emeli Sande’s “Highs & Lows,” Little Mix’s “Nothing Else Matters,” Sunrise Avenue’s “I Help You Hate Me,” The Veronicas’ “On Your Side,” and Steps’ “You Make Me Whole.”

Production duties on “Til I’m Done” were handled by Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS, who have also contributed to the next projects by Rihanna, Astrid S, Nick Jonas, Raye, Louis Tomlinson, Mabel, Ella Henderson, Imani Williams, Ellie Goulding, Sabina Ddumba, Taya, Era Istrefi, Wens, Liv Dawson, Sigrid, Ryn Weaver, and Kranium.

Faith’s latest studio collection “The Architect” – featuring previous promotional singles “Crybaby” and “Guilty” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Til I’m Done” below.

Jacob Banks hits the studio with Stargate, Hue Strother

17 Feb

British singer/songwriter Jacob Banks has teamed up with Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate and Hue Strother for a new collaboration.

Stargate’s recent production and songwriting credits include Tinashe’s “Faded Love,” Daya’s “New,” Charli XCX’s “Track 10,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” and Bebe Rexha’s “I Got Time.”

Meanwhile, Strother’s songwriting resume boasts works with Mack Wilds (“Night Time”), Kiana Lede (“One of Them Days”), Ledisi (“Add to Me”), Cassie (“Radio”) and H.E.R. (“Every Kind of Way”).

Banks, on the other hand, is expected to release his upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Francis “Eg” White, Charlie Handsome, Bibi Bourelly, Two Inch Punch, Jonny Lattimer, Sam Romans, and Benny Cassette – is expected to arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

His current promotional single “Unknown (To You)” – which was produced by Robin Hannibal and co-written by John Newman and Zane Lowe – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Unknown (To You) [Timbaland Remix]” below.

Ella Mai premieres music video for new single “Naked”

16 Feb

Ella Mai has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Naked” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (February 15, 2018).

Co-written by Samuel “Sam Hook” Jean and produced by Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane; “Naked” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mai’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Ready” is expected to arrive later this year via 10 Summers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna, Sean Paul), Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David, Dionne Bromfield), Grades (Alina Baraz, Jessie Ware) and Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson).

Watch the music video for “Naked” below.

Shamir delivers new promotional single “Room”

16 Feb

American singer/songwriter Shamir Bailey, known mononymously as Shamir, has delivered his new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Room” were handled by Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt, who is also responsible for Justin Bieber’s “Company,” Madison Beer’s “Home with You,” Dua Lipa’s “Genesis,” Adam Lambert’s “Two Fux,” Jake Miller’s “Superhuman,” and Phoebe Ryan’s “Forgetting All About You.”

Shamir’s upcoming project, which follows 2017’s “Revelations” and 2015’s “Ratchet,” is scheduled to arrive on March 9th via Father/Daughter Records.

Meanwhile, fans of Big Taste’s songwriting and production works should keep an eye on the next projects by Rachel Platten, Noah Cyrus, Yuna, Lennon Stella, Jojo, Marina Diamandis, and Alma.

Stream the audio clip for “Room” below.

Taya schedules release date for new promotional single “Skin”

15 Feb

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, is scheduled to release her new single “Skin” on February 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Anita Blay (better known by her stage name CocknBullKid), whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Hair”), Neon Jungle (“Future Ex Girl”), Lilly Ahlberg (“Bad Boys”), Arlissa (“Same Road”) and Caitlyn Scarlett (“Lost in Space”).

Production duties on “Skin” were handled by Alan Sampson, who is also responsible co-writing and producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Parade’s “Louder,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Taya is expected to release her next project – featuring further productions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Lostboy, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Ollie Green, Grades, Scribz Riley, Ill Blu, Fred Cox, ADP, Carassius Gold, and Tre Jean Marie – later this year via Atlantic Records.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated collection are Sophie “Frances” Cooke, Lauren Aquilina, Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji, Chiara Hunter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Caroline Ailin, Ina Wroldsen, Shae Jacobs, Jacob Attwooll, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Sebastian Kole, Plested, and James Newman.

Stream the audio clip for “5432” below.

Normani unveils new promotional single “Love Lies” with Khalid

14 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani has unveiled her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid online.

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

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

Having signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, which also houses artists including Sam Smith and Grace Carter, Normani is expected to release her debut solo project later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Bonnie McKee, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Lies” below.