Archive | May, 2018

Charli XCX unleashes new single “5 in the Morning”

31 May

Charli XCX has unleashed her new single online.

“5 in the Morning” – which was co-written by XCX alongside Cleo Tighe and Natalie Dunn – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “5 in the Morning” were handled by Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jonathan Shave of The Invisible Men, who previously teamed up with XCX on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and “Beg for It.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, XCX’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The follow-up to 2017’s “Pop 2” reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Nate Campany, Ali Tamposi, Fred Ball, Noonie Ball, Andrew Watt, and The Stereotypes.

Stream the audio clip for “5 in the Morning” below.

All Saints reunite with William Orbit for new album “Testament”

30 May

British girl group All Saints – consisting of members Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt, Nicole Appleton and Natalie Appleton – have reunited with William Orbit for their upcoming album fifth studio collection “Testament.”

Orbit previously teamed up with All Saints on hit singles “Pure Shores” and “Black Coffee.” Taken from the group’s sophomore album “Saints and Sinners” (2000), both tracks topped the UK Albums Chart.

Among the other artists Orbit has collaborated with are Madonna (“Frozen”), Britney Spears (“Alien”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Wake Me Up”), Pink (“Feel Good Time”), Melanie C (“Go”), Ricky Martin (“Be Careful”), Nadine Coyle (“Unbroken”), Betty Boo (“24 Hours”) and Robbie Williams (“Summertime”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, All Saints are scheduled to release their new album “Testament” on July 13th via AS Recordings / London Records.

Lead single “Love Lasts Forever” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Karl Gordon – will arrive on May 31st via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Red Flag” yields further productions from George Moore (Paloma Faith, Yebba Smith), Fred Ball (Nina Nesbitt, Jessie Ware) and Peter “Hutch” Hutchings (Raye, Matt Cardle).

Watch the music video for “Black Coffee” below.

Zara Larsson hits the studio with Bastian Langebaek for new collaboration

30 May

Zara Larsson has enlisted Bastian Langebaek for a new collaboration.

The Danish record producer and songwriter (also known as Carassius Gold) is responsible for helming Jessie Ware’s “Midnight,” taken from the artist’s third album, “Glasshouse,” which peaked to number seven on the UK Albums Chart.

Langebaek’s resume boasts further works with Aquilo (“Now & Here”), Albin Lee Meldau (“The Weight is Gone”), Guy Sebastian (“Drink Driving”), Rationale (“Vessels”), Jack Garratt (“Worry”), Kiah Victoria (“I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”), Sabrina Carpenter (“I’m Fine”) and Jess Glynne (“All I Am”).

Meanwhile, Larsson is scheduled to release her and next studio collection and follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with The Futuristics, Grades, Andrew Wells, Digital Farm Animals, MNEK, Cass Lowe, Rami Yacoub, TMS, Fred Ball, Jack Patterson, Will IDAP, Jim Lavigne, Sermstyle, Hit Impulse, Kid Joki, and The Electric.

Watch the music video for “Lush Life” below.

Paloma Faith returns to the studio with Grades, George Moore

30 May

Paloma Faith has returned to the studio with George Moore and Grades.

Having signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music after co-writing and producing Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin” and Yebba Smith’s “Evergreen,” Moore has also helmed four songs on All Saints’ upcoming album “Testament” – “Who Do You Love,” “No Issues,” “I Would,” and “Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder.”

Meanwhile, Grades recently produced and co-wrote M.O’s “Bad Vibe” alongside Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji and Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman. The Lorna Blackwood-co-produced track peaked to number twenty on the UK Singles Chart.

Faith’s latest studio collection, “The Architect,” featuring singles “Cry Baby,” “Guilty” and the “Til I’m Done,” is is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She also provided guest vocals on Sigala’s “Lullaby,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart. The track was co-written by Jess Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, and Josh Record.

Watch the music video for “Lullaby” below.

All Saints unveil artwork, tracklisting, release date for new album “Testament”

29 May

All Saints have unveiled the details for their new album.

The British group – composed of Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt, Nicole Appleton and Natalie Appleton – have christened their fifth studio collection “Testament” and will release it on July 13th via AS Recordings.

Lead single “Love Lasts Forever” – which was produced by regular collaborator Karl Gordon – will arrive on May 31st via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Red Flag” yields further productions from George Moore (Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin” and Yebba Smith’s “Evergreen”) and Fred Ball (Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain” and Toni Braxton’s “Deadwood”).

See the tracklisting for “Testament” below.

(1) Who Do You Love / (2) Three Four / (3) Love Lasts Forever / (4) Nowhere to Hide (Interlude) / (5) No Issues / (6) After All / (7) I Would / (8) Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder / (9) Fumes / (10) Testament in Motion / (11) Breathe and Let Go (Interlude) / (12) Glorious / (13) Footprints

Lennon Stella teams up with Mojam Music for new collaboration

29 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Lennon Stella has teamed up with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production duo are responsible for singles including Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Sam Smith’s “Like I Can,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Do It Anyway.”

Mojam have also contributed to the next projects by Rak-Su, Yungen, Zak Abel, Mack Wilds, Wens, Tori Kelly, Ben Platt, Kah-Lo, Rozzi Crane, Nstasia, Ella Henderson, Kranium, Bobii Lewis, Nina Nesbitt, Elderbrook, Christian Leave, Bugzy Malone, JP Cooper, Dolapo, Bibi Bourelly, and L Devine.

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Timbaland, Joe Janiak, Benny Cassette, Alex Hope, Jason Evigan, Big Taste, MNEK, Jesse Shatkin, Two Inch Punch, Stint, Joel Little, Robopop, and Jonny Lattimer.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Mojam Music’s works!

Lianne La Havas enlists Jeff Gitty for new collaboration

26 May

Lianne La Havas has enlisted Jeff Gitty for a new collaboration.

The record producer and songwriter (born Jeffrey Gitelman) is known for his works with Trey Songz (“She Lovin’ It”), Kirby Lauryen (“Loved By You”), Camila Cabello (“All These Years”), Tommy Genesis (“Lucky”), Kali Uchis (“Gotta Get Up”), Snoh Aalegra (“Walls”) and K. Michelle (“Takes Two”).

Fans of Gitty’s songwriting and production efforts should also keep an eye on the next projects by H.E.R., Cosima, Kelsey Lu, Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Nstasia, Jason Derulo, Amber Mark, and Cosha.

Meanwhile, Havas is scheduled to release her third studio collection later this year via Warner Brothers Records and Nonesuch Records.

The still-untitled collection follows 2015’s “Blood,” which peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Unstoppable” (produced by Paul Epworth) and “What You Don’t Do” (produced by Matt Hales and Al Shux).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Hailee Steinfeld teams up with MNEK for new single “Colour”

25 May

Hailee Steinfeld has teamed up with MNEK for his new single “Colour,” which will arrive on June 1 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was written by MNEK (real name Uzoechi Emenike) alongside fellow recording artist Anne-Marie Nicholson and Dutch record producer Raoul Chen (known professionally as Diztortion).

MNEK’s debut album – featuring current single “Tongue” – is scheduled for release later this year via Digital Teddy / Virgin EMI Records.

He also produced and co-wrote “Deserve” for Christina Aguilera alongside Julia Michaels. The track appears on Aguilera’s upcoming eighth album, “Liberation,” out on June 15 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Meanwhile, Steinfeld’s next project reportedly yields contributions from TMS, Caroline Ailin, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Casey Smith, Billboard, Asia Whiteacre, Rissi Rissi, Noah Breakfast, Ali Tamposi, Rami Yaqoub, Tayla Parx, Albin Nedler, Whitney Phillips, Justin Tranter, and Julia Michaels.

Watch the music video for “Tongue” below.

Bebe Rexha reveals tracklisting for debut album “Expectations”

25 May

Bebe Rexha has revealed the tracklisting for her debut album, “Expectations,” which will arrive on June 22 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional singles “Ferrari” and “2 Souls on Fire” (featuring Quavo) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Rexha on “Expectations” are Lauren Christy, Justin Tranter, Asia Whiteacre, Scott Harris, Emily Warren, Jacob Kasher, Nathalia Marshall, Lance Shipp, Rachel Kennedy, and Josh Miller.

Album producers are The Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evigan, Hit-Boy, Andrew Wells, David Garcia, Captain Cuts, Jussifer, Aaron Zuckerman, Louis Bell, Ali P, Robot Scott, Dre Pinckney, Willshire, and The Stereotypes.

See the tracklisting for “Expectations” below.

(1) Ferrari / (2) I’m a Mess / (3) 2 Souls on Fire / (4) Shining Star / (5) Knees / (6) I Got You / (7) Self Control / (8) Sad / (9) Mine / (10) Steady / (11) Don’t Get Any Closer / (12) Grace / (13) Pillow / (14) Meant to Be

Purple Ferdinand releases new single “Left to Fight”

25 May

British singer/songwriter Vanessa Ferdinand, known professionally as Purple Ferdinand, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Paul Herman and Justin Broad, who previously teamed up with Ferdinand on “Wasn’t Taught to Love” (co-penned by Raleigh Ritchie), “Birds” (co-penned by Ed Thomas) and “Speak True.”

Ferdinand also co-penned Niia’s “California” alongside the song’s producer Robin Hannibal. The track appears on Niia’s debut album, “I,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Left to Fight” below.