Archive | June, 2018

Teyana Taylor liberates sophomore album “K.T.S.E.”

23 Jun

Teyana Taylor has liberated her sophomore album online.

“K.T.S.E.” – which is an acronym for “Keep That Same Energy” – is now available is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “VII” marks the final of five weekly albums produced by Kanye West in the “Wyoming Sessions,” following Pusha T’s “Daytona,” West’s “Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts” with Kid Kudi, and Nas’ “Nasir.”

On the highly-anticipated project, Taylor has also worked with producers and songwriters including Rodney Jerkins, Eric Bellinger, Mike Dean, Che Pope, Noah Goldstein, Mark Batson, Uforo Ebong, BoogzDaBeast, and Nova Wav.

Stream “K.T.S.E.” below.

Normani Kordei enlists Justin Tranter, Caroline Ailin for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has enlisted Justin Tranter and Caroline Ailin for a new collaboration.

Tranter’s recent songwriting credits include Bebe Rexha’s “I’m a Mess,” Christina Aguilera’s “Right Moves,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Valentine,” Julia Michaels’ “Jump,” Shea Diamond’s “Keisha Complexion,” Cardi B’s “Thru Your Phone,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

Meanwhile, Ailin is responsible for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Grades’ “Crocodile Tears,” JKay’s “Danger,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Tayla Parx, August Rigo, James Fauntleroy, Starrah, Nija Charles, KiTo, Jude Demorest, Micah Powell, Bonnie McKee, and Jocelyn Donald.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

Trey Songz drafts Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Trey Songz has drafted Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Mariah Carey’s “Don’t Forget About Us,” Usher’s “Burn,” Janet Jackson’s “Nothing,” Chante Moore’s “Straight Up,” Monica’s “Love All Over Me,” and Tamar Braxton’s “Get None.”

Dupri and Cox have also worked with Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend”), Faith Evans (“Tru Love”), Tamia (“Still”), Whitney Houston (“Never Give Up”), Christina Milian (“Girl Like Me”), Nivea (“Parking Lot”) and 3LW (“Feeling You”).

Meanwhile, Songz – real name Tremaine Neverson – is expected to release his next studio collection later this year via Atlantic Records.

His previous album, 2017’s “Tremaine,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Nobody Else But You,” “Song Goes Off,” and “Animal.”

Watch the music video for “Nobody Else But You” below.

Justine Skye hits the studio with The Rascals, Talay Riley

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Justine Skye has enlisted the production and songwriting services of The Rascals and Talay Riley.

Composed of Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, The Rascals are responsible for co-writing and producing Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That” and RaVaughn’s “Best Friend.”

Meanwhile, Riley’s songwriting resume boasts works with Craig David (“Talk to Me”), H.E.R. (“Lights On”), Khalid (“Young, Dumb & Broke”), Chris Brown (“Rock Your Body”), Kelela (“All the Way Down”), Britney Spears (“Clumsy”), Nick Jonas (“Levels”) and Dua Lipa (“Last Dance”).

Skye’s debut album “Ultraviolet” – featuring singles “Back for More,” “Don’t Think About It” and “U Don’t Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Ultraviolet” below.

Bebe Rexha unleashes debut album “Expectations”

23 Jun

Bebe Rexha has unleashed her debut album online.

“Expectations” – featuring singles “I Got You,” “Meant to Be,” “Ferrari,” “2 Souls on Fire” and “I’m a Mess” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal 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.

Stream “Expectations” below.

Little Mix collaborate with Cheat Codes for new single “Only You”

22 Jun

Little Mix have collaborated with American DJ trio Cheat Codes for their new single “Only You,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Digital Farm Animal and Cheat Codes member Trevor Dahl alongside Richard Boardman and Pablo Bowman of The Six.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Little Mix are scheduled to release their fifth album later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly delivers contributions from Justin Tranter, Shungudzo, Michael Pollack, Kamille, Johan Fransson, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Jenna Andrews, Martin Sjolie, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Only You” below.

Demi Lovato unleashes new promotional single “Sober”

22 Jun

Demi Lovato has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Sober” – which was written Lovato alongside Sam Romans, Tushar Apte, and Mark “M-Phazes” Landon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track is slotted for inclusion on Lovato’s upcoming seventh album under Safehouse Records, Hollywood Records, and Island Records.

Her previous studio collection, 2017’s “Say You Love Me,” debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and peaked to number five on the UK Albums Chart.

She also provided guest vocals on the latest releases by Clean Bandit (“Solo”), Christina Aguilera (“Fall in Line”) and DJ Khaled (“I Believe”).

Stream the audio clip for “Sober” below.