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.

Chloe x Halle confirm details for debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

23 Feb

Chloe x Halle have confirmed the details for their upcoming debut album.

The American contemporary R&B duo – composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey – dubbed their first studio collection “The Kids Are Alright” and will release it on March 23 via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The title track – which was co-written alongside fellow recording artists Diana Gordon and Tayla Parx – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers productions from NOVA WAV, Mike Dean, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, Happy Perez, Malay, Benny Cassette, Naughty Boy, MeLo-X, and Kane “KIN” Parfitt.

On the songwriting front, Chloe x Halle have also worked with Katie Pearlman, Natalie Sims, Chelsea Lena, Bibi Bourelly, James Fauntleroy, Kirby Lauryen, Shane Stevens, Lisa Scinta, Emeli Sande, and Michelle Buzz.

See the tracklisting for “The Kids Are Alright” below.

(1) Hello Friend / (2) The Kids Are Alright / (3) Grown / (4) Hi Lo / (5) Everywhere / (6) FaLaLa / (7) Fake / (8) Baptize / (9) Down / (10) Galaxy / (11) Happy Without Me / (12) Babybird / (13) Warrior / (14) Cool People / (15) Baby on a Place / (16) If God Spoke / (17) Drop / (18) Fall

KIN releases new promotional single “It’s Cool”

23 Feb

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Kane Parfitt (known mononymously as KIN) has released his new promotional single online.

“It’s Cool” – which was produced/mixed by KIN, co-written with fellow recording artist Carys Selvey, and mastered by Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

KIN’s resume boasts works with The Chainsmokers (“Bloodstream”), Naughty Boy (“One Chance to Dance”), Grace Ackerman (“Hold Me”), Carys Selvey (“Shallow”), Plested (“Habits”) and Calum Scott (“If Our Love is Wrong”).

Fans of his songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Chloe x Halle, Taya, Sarah Close, Mali-Koa, Tamera Foster, Ray BLK, Dakota, Lily Moore, Grace Carter, Molly Kate Kestner, Ella Henderson, Raye, Sam Fischer, Mahalia, Alice Chater, LEIO, and Hannah Jane Lewis.

Stream the audio clip for “It’s Cool” below.

Anne-Marie reveals details for debut album “Speak Your Mind”

23 Feb

Anne-Marie has revealed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Speak Your Mind” and will release it on April 27 via Rudimental’s label Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

Current promotional single “Friends” – which was co-written by Natalie Dunn and produced by Marshmello – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Speak Your Mind” boasts further contributions from TMS, Jennifer Decilveo, Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran, Levi Lennox, Mojam Music, Ina Wroldsen, Wayne Hector, MNEK, Tash Phillips, Iain James, Caroline Ailin, MdL, Tom Meredith, Chris Loco, Emily Warren, Moon Willis, Kamille, and The Invisible Men.

See the tracklisting for “Speak Your Mind” below.

(1) Cry / (2) Ciao Adios / (3) Alarm / (4) Trigger / (5) Then / (6) Perfect / (7) Friends / (8) Bad Girlfriend / (9) Heavy / (10) 2002 / (11) Can I Get Your Number? / (12) Machine