Archive | April, 2018

Diana Gordon drafts Mark Ronson, Ilsey Juber for new collaboration

30 Apr

American singer/songwriter Diana Gordon has drafted fellow musicians Mark Ronson and Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

Ronson’s production resume boasts works with Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”), Lady Gaga (“Perfect Illusion”), Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Christina Aguilera (“Slow Down”), Estelle (“Magnificent”), Leon Jean Marie (“Bed of Nails”), Adele (“Lay Me Down”) and Lily Allen (“My One”).

Meanwhile, Juber is responsible for co-writing Lykke Li’s “Deep End,” Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” Demi Lovato’s “Only Forever,” Noah Cyrus’ “Almost Famous,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” Tinashe’s “Flame,” and Britney Spears’ “Man on the Moon.”

Gordon’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2015’s “Five Needle” – featuring current promotional single “Woman” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Chris Loco (Anne-Marie, Kara Marni), Dev Hynes (Solange, FKA twigs), Justin Tranter (Bebe Rexha, Janelle Monae) and Diplo (Sia, Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Stimela” below.

Kara Marni confirms details for debut mini-album “Love Just Ain’t Enough”

30 Apr

Kara Marni has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut EP.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first mini-album “Love Just Ain’t Enough” and will release it on May 10 via Access Records.

Current promotional single “Curve” – which was co-written by Talay Riley and produced by the Invisible Men – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to MNEK and Sebastian Kole, who co-wrote “Love Just Ain’t Enough,” the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Chris Loco, Frances, All About She, Arlissa, Fred Cox, Fabienne, Ollie Green, Harloe, Pantha, and Andrea Martin.

Watch the music video for “Curve” below.

Janelle Monae delivers new album “Dirty Computer”

27 Apr

American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, and model Janelle Monae has delivered her new studio collection online.

“Dirty Computer” – featuring singles “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane,” “Pynk” and “I Like That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Having reunited with Nate “Rocket” Wonder, Chuck Lightning and Roman GianArthur; Monae has also worked with Mattman & Robin, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, Pharrell Williams, Tayla Parx, Mr. Hudson, Nana Kwabena, Jon Brion, and Organized Noize on the follow-up to 2013’s “The Electric Lady.”

Watch the emotion picture “Dirty Computer” below.

Anne-Marie liberates debut album “Speak Your Mind”

27 Apr

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie Nicolson, known mononymously as Anne-Marie, has liberated her debut album online.

“Speak Your Mind” – featuring singles “Alarm,” “Ciao Adios,” “Heavy,” “Then,” “Friends” and “2002” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from TMS, Steve Mac, Fraser T. Smith, Chris Loco, Moon Willis, Levi Lennox, Bradford Ellis, Nick Monson, Lostboy, Fred Ball, Teddy Geiger, MNEK, and The Invisible Men.

On the songwriting front, Anne-Marie has worked with Jennifer Decilveo, Wayne Hector, Ina Wroldsen, Fred Falke, Emily Warren, Iain James, Laura Dockrill, Scott Harris, Ilsey Juber, Ed Sheeran, and Julia Michaels.

Stream “Speak Your Mind” below.

Tamia reunites with Alicia Renee, Salaam Remi for new single “Leave it Smokin'”

27 Apr

Canadian singer/songwriter Tamia has unleashed her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Alicia Renee, who previously teamed up with Tamia on “Love Life” cuts “Chase Lounge” (produced by Lil Ronnie and Brandon “BAM” Alexander”), “Sandwich and a Soda” and “Love Falls Over Me” (produced by Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel).

Production duties on “Leave it Smokin'” were handled by legendary musician Salaam Remi, who is also responsible for the Claude Kelly-penned “Beautiful Surprise,” taken from Tamia’s 2012 album of the same name.

Tamia’s upcoming seventh studio collection – featuring further contributions from Shep Crawford and Sheri Hauck – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Plus One Music Group in partnership with eOne Canada.

Stream the audio clip for “Leave it Smokin'” below.

Shawn Mendes unwraps artwork, release date, tracklisting for third album

27 Apr

Shawn Mendes has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter is scheduled to release his third studio collection on May 24 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The self-titled project is preceded by lead promotional singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan,” which are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Having reunited with regular collaborators Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger and Geoffrey Warburton; Mendes has also worked with Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Amy Allen, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, and Zach Skelton on the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate.”

See the tracklisting for “Shawn Mendes – The Album” below.

(1) In My Blood / (2) Nervous / (3) Lost In Japan / (4) Where Were You In The Morning? / (5) Like To Be You / (6) Fallin’ All In You / (7) Particular Taste / (8) Why / (10) Because I Had You / (10) Queen / (11) Youth / (12) Mutual / (13) Perfectly Wrong / (14) When You’re Ready

Diana Gordon reunites with Diplo for new collaboration

27 Apr

Diana Gordon has reunited with Diplo for a new collaboration.

The American singer/songwriter (formerly known as Wynter Gordon) previously co-wrote and provided guest vocals on the track “Keep Cool,” taken from Major Lazer’s sophomore album “Free the Universe.”

Born Thomas Wesley Pentz; Diplo is also known for producing cuts performed by Beyonce (“All Night Long”), Sia (“Elastic Heart”), Britney Spears (“Passenger”), The Weeknd (“Nothing Without You”), Madonna (“Unapologetic Bitch), Chris Brown (“X”) and Justin Bieber (“Where Are U Now?”).

Meanwhile, Gordon’s next project – featuring further contributions from Chris Loco, Dev Hynes and Justin Tranter – is expected to arrive later this year.

Her current promotional single “Woman” – which was co-written by Kevin Cossom and Jaramye Daniels and collectively produced by Illangelo and Noise Club – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Gordon’s resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Sorry”), Mary J. Blige (“Gonna Breakthrough”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Ciara (“Livin’ it Up”), David Guetta (“Toyfriend”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”), Somewhere Else (“Uh Huh”) and Chloe x Halle (“The Kids Are Alright”).

Watch the music video for “Woman” below.