Archive | January, 2019

Tori Kelly announces details for new single “Change Your Mind”

24 Jan

Tori Kelly has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer christened “Change Your Mind” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 25th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Kelly’s next album, which follows 2018’s “Hiding Place,” reportedly delivers further contributions from Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Warren Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Never Alone” below.

Grace Carter drafts Fabienne Holloway, Fred Cox for new single “Heal Me”

23 Jan

Grace Carter has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Heal Me” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 25th via all digital streaming outlets.

Carter co-wrote “Heal Me” alongside Fabienne Holloway and Fred Cox, who have also helmed cuts for Idris Elba (“Fires”), Kara Marni (“Skydive”), Tori Kelly (“Mellow”), Rosie Lowe (“So Human”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Janelle Monae (“Call the Lawd”) and Dakota (“Never Good Enough”).

Having signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, Carter is expected to release her upcoming project later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

In addition to regular collaborators The 23rd, Carter has also recorded new music with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Martin Sjolie, Om’mas Keith, Justin Parker, Digital Farm Animals, Francis “Eg” White, and Jordan Riley.

Watch the music video for “Why Her Not Me” below.

Ariana Grande reveals tracklisting, release date for new album “Thank U, Next”

23 Jan

Ariana Grande has revealed the tracklisting and release date for her upcoming fifth album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Thank U, Next” and will release it on February 8th via Republic Records.

Current promotional single “7 Rings” – which was collectively produced by Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2018’s “Sweetner,” Grande has also worked with Max Martin, Victoria Monet, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, Njomza, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kandi Burruss, Tom Parker, Kimberly Krysiuk, and Happy Perez.

See the tracklisting for “Thank U, Next” below.

(1) Imagine / (2) Needy / (3) NASA / (4) Bloodline / (5) Fake Smile / (6) Bad Idea / (7) Make Up / (8) Ghostin / (9) In My Head / (10) 7 Rings / (11) Thank U, Next / (12) Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored

Jason Derulo enlists Digital Farm Animals for a new collaboration

21 Jan

Jason Derulo has enlisted Digital Farm Animals for a new collaboration.

The British DJ, record producer and songwriter (born Nicholas Gale) has helmed songs for Rita Ora (“Falling to Pieces”), Olly Murs (“Feel the Same”), James Arthur (“Empty Space”), Cheat Codes (“Only You”), Louis Tomlinson (“Back to You”), Noah Cyrus (“Stay Together”) and Dua Lipa (“Be the One”).

Digital Farm Animals has also worked with fellow musicians including Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Brian Lee, Maegan Cottone, Sam Romans, Ali Tamposi, Ed Drewett, Gina Kushka, Scott Harris, Emily Warren, Jordan Riley, and Sarah Blanchard.

Meanwhile, Derulo is expected to release his upcoming fifth album, tentatively entitled “2Sides,” later this year via Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Everything is Four” reportedly features additional contributions from Jim Lavigne (G-Eazy, Kevin Gates), Ryan Tedder (Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift), Sermstyle (Adele, Demi Lovato), Happy Perez (Miguel, Camila Cabello) and Jeff Gitty (Chris Brown, Lianne La Havas).

Stream the audio clip for “Say My Name” below.

Camila Cabello hits the studio with Ilsey Juber, Mark Ronson

19 Jan

Cuban-American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello has teamed up with Ilsey Juber and Mark Ronson for a new collaboration.

Juber previously co-wrote “She Loves Control” for Cabello alongside the song’s producers Sonny “Skrillex” Moore, Adam “Frank Dukes” Feeney, and Louis Bell. The track appears on Cabello’s debut studio collection, “Camila,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Ronson’s production resume boasts works with Nikka Costa (“Like a Feather”), Lamya (“I Get Cravings”), Sean Paul (“International Affair”), Estelle (“Magnificent”), Christina Aguilera (“Slow Down Baby”), Amy Winehouse (“You Know I’m No Good”) and Adele (“Cold Shoulder”).

Camila, on the other hand, is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Syco Music / Epic Records.

Besides releasing Silk City’s “Electricity,” which is a collaborative project with fellow record producer Diplo, Ronson has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys and Yebba Smith.

Stream the audio clip for “Electricity” below.

Dua Lipa teams with Joel Little for new collaboration

17 Jan

Dua Lipa has teamed up with Joel Little for a new collaboration.

The New Zealand record producer and songwriter is responsible for Lorde’s “Royals,” Imagine Dragons’ “Whatever it Takes,” Shawn Mendes’s “Youth,” Ruth B’s “If This is Love,” Daya’s “Safe,” Kesha’s “This is Me,” Bebe Rexha’s “The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody),” and Khaled’s “Young, Dumb & Broke.”

Besides renewing his worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV; Little has also contributed to the next projects by Normani, OneRepublic, Ina Wroldsen, and Ella Eyre.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s next single “Swan Song” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Alitta: Battle Angel” – will arrive on January 25 via all digital streaming outlets. The track was co-written by Justin Tranter and Kennedi Lykken, with collective production duties handled by Junkie XL alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson (aka Mattman & Robin).

For her upcoming sophomore album, Dua Lipa has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Emily Warren, Jason Evigan, Lindy Robbins, King Henry, Sarah Hudson, Grades, Tove Lo, MNEK, Tayla Parx, Savan Kotecha, Caroline Ailin, Dayyon Alexander, Kamille, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Sasha Sloan, and Max Martin.

Watch the music video for “Electricity” below.

 

Usher enlists Mike Sabath for new collaboration

16 Jan

Usher has enlisted Mike Sabath for a new collaboration.

“@usher broooo. Beyond grateful to be able to work alongside the people who inspired me to do this in the first place. So excited for the world to hear what we got coooookin,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (January 15, 2019).

Sabath’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Liam Payne (“Familiar”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Hold Tight”), Little Mix (“Wasabi”), Madison Beer (“Hurts Like Hell”) and Jordan Fisher (“Mess”).

Sabath has also collaborated with fellow musicians including Rodney Jerkins, Fransisca Hall, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Olivia Waithe, Michael Pollack, Kate Pearlman, Sean Douglas, Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Meanwhile, Usher’s latest project “A” – which was entirely produced by Xavier “Zaytoven” Dotson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming ninth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love,” reportedly features further alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Verse Simmonds, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Danja, Uforo Ebong, Akil King, Ghoss, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Say What U Want” below.