Archive | June, 2019

Johnta Austin enlists Troy Taylor, Jerren Spruill for new single “Love Angel”

29 Jun

American singer/songwriter Johnta Austin has released his new single online.

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

Taken from Austin’s debut album “Love, Sex & Religion,” which will arrive on August 2nd via Empire, “Love Angel” was produced by Troy Taylor (Brian McKnight, Trey Songz) and Jerren “J-Kits” Spruill (Tank, K. Michelle).

As a songwriter, Austin is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” Toni Braxton’s “Just Be a Man About It,” Aaliyah’s “Miss You,” Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You,” Janet Jackson’s “Call on Me,” Fantasia’s “Hood Boy,” Jessica Simpson’s “A Public Affair,” and Melanie Fiona’s “This Time.”

Austin’s extensive resume boasts additional works with top producers including Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Teddy Bishop, No I.D., Jazze Pha, Warryn Campbell, Greg Kurstin, Oak Felder, Pop Wansel, Swizz Beatz, Rodney Jerkins, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Rich Harrison, Eric Hudson, and Stargate.

Stream the audio clip for “Love Angel” below.


Tori Kelly reveals details for new album “Inspired By True Events”

28 Jun


Tori Kelly has revealed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Victoria Loren Kelly) christened her next studio collection “Inspired by True Events” and will release it on August 9 via Schoolboy Records / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Sorry Would Go A Long Way” – which was co-written by Bruno Major and produced by Jimmy Napes – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly yields additional alliances with Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Oak Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne Holloway, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, and Mojam Music.

Stream the audio clip for “Sorry Would Go a Long Way” below.

Ellie Goulding unleashes Juice WRLD-assisted single “Hate Me”

27 Jun

Ellie Goulding has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Hate Me” – featuring Juice WRLD – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Goulding alongside Starrah (Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry) and Andrew Watt (Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes).

Production duties on “Hate Me” were handled by Jason Evigan and The Monsters & Strangerz, who are also responsible for Fifth Harmony’s “Lonely Night,” Jason Derulo’s “Cheyenne,” Selena Gomez’s “Forget Forever,” Demi Lovato’s “Never Been Hurt,” and Zendaya’s “Butterflies.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Goulding’s upcoming fourth studio collection – featuring previous singles “Close to Me” (with Diplo) and “Sixteen” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Delirium” reportedly yields additional alliances with Steve Mac, Kamille, Jamie Hartman, MoZella, Nate Campany, Starsmith, Ilsey Juber, Justin Tranter, Noel Zancanella, and The 23rd.

Stream the audio clip for “Hate Me” below.

Madonna premieres Jonas Akerlund-directed video for new single “God Control”

27 Jun

Madonna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “God Control” was posted to the American singer, songwriter and record producer’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 26, 2019).

It was helmed by Swedish music video director Jonas Akerlund, whose previous credits include Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Beyonce’s “Hold Up,” Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics,” Kesha’s “Praying,” Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me,” and David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over.”

Produced by Mirwais Ahmadzaï and Mike Dean, “Gid Control” appears on Madonna’s latest studio collection, “Madame X,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Having debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, “Madame X” features further productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Starrah, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Jason Evigan, and Billboard.

Watch the music video for “God Control” below.

Nina Nesbitt records new music with Samuel Preston, Youthonix

27 Jun

Nina Nesbitt has recorded new music with Samuel Preston and Youthonix.

Preston previously co-wrote “Is It Really Me You’re Missing” for Nesbitt alongside George Tizzard and Richard Parkhouse of UK songwriting/production duo Red Triangle. Preston’s other credits include Olly Murs’ “Heart Skips a Beat,” Liam Payne’s “Slow,” and Arlissa’s “Hard to Love Somebody.”

Meanwhile, Youthonix previously co-wrote and produced songs for Craig David (“Talking About”), Matoma (“One in a Million”), Little Mix (“Touch”), Olivia Holt (“Distance”), Raleigh Ritchie (“I Can Change”), Tanika (“Uphill Battle”), Leona Lewis (“Headlights”) and HRVY (“I Wish You Were Here”).

Nesbitt’s sophomore studio collection, “The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change,” peaked to number twenty-one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “The Moments I’m Missing,” “The Best You Had,” “Somebody Special,” “Loyal to Me” and “Colder.”

On the songwriting front, Nesbitt’s resume boasts works with Jessie Ware (“Slow Me Down”), Olivia Holt (“Phoenix”), L2M (“Living for the Rhythm”), Don Diablo (“Put It On for Me”), Matoma (“Heartbeats”), Conor Maynard (“Living”) and Jasmine Thompson (“Love for the Lonely”).

Stream the audio clip for “Is It Really Me You’re Missing?” below.


Diana Gordon teams with Billy Walsh for new collaboration

27 Jun

Diana Gordon has teamed with Billy Walsh for a new collaboration.

Gordon previously provided guest vocals on the track “Uh Huh,” which was released in 2017 by music duo Somewhere Else (composed of Walsh and Canadian record producer Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese).

Walsh is also responsible for co-writing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” The Weeknd’s “Die for You,” Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Meanwhile, Gordon’s most recent promotional single “The Hard Way” – which was co-written by Jennifer Decilveo and collectively produced by Tim Anderson and Chris Spilfogel – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

As a songwriter, Gordon has penned songs for Beyonce (“Sorry”), Mary J. Blige (“Gonna Breakthrough”), Dua Lipa (“Electricity”), Ciara (“Livin’ It Up”), Fergie (“Tension”), David Guetta (“Toyfriend”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”) and Danity Kane (“Two of You”).

Watch the music video for “Uh Huh” below.


Demi Lovato reunites with Oak Felder for new collaboration

27 Jun

Demi Lovato has reunited with Oak Felder for a new collaboration.

Felder previously produced and co-wrote “Sorry Not Sorry” for Lovato alongside Sean Douglas, Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo. Taken from Lovato’s sixth studio collection, 2017’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” the track peaked to number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Felder’s recent credits include Sabrina Carpenter’s “Pushing 20,” Lizzo’s “Like a Girl,” The Chainsmokers’ “Who Do You Love,” Alina Baraz’s “I Don’t Even Know Why Though,” Oliver Heldens’ “Fire in My Soul,” Calum Scott’s “Stop Myself (Only Human),” and Alessia Cara’s “Growing Pains.”

Having signed a new management deal with Scooter Braun, Lovato is expected to release her upcoming seventh album later this year via Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features further contributions from Chris Loco (Diana Gordon, Justine Skye), Harloe (Fletcher, Kara Marni), Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Rita Ora), Sebastian Kole (Usher, Kelly Rowland).

Watch the music video for “Sorry Not Sorry” below.

Mariah Carey teases new collaboration with Usher

27 Jun

Mariah Carey has teased a new collaboration with Usher.

“Have you ever felt so enamored baby (that’s how much I love you)” If you don’t know it, listen to Rainbow! @Usher,” the American singer, songwriter and producer posted to Instagram on Wednesday (June 27, 2019).

The pair previously teamed up on the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox-produced “How Much,” taken from Carey’s seventh album, 1999’s “Rainbow,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Carey’s most recent studio collection “Caution” – featuring singles “GTFO,” “The Distance,” With You,” “A No No” – is now available via Epic Records.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” later this year via RCA Records.

Besides Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “How Much?” below.


Julia Michaels reveals tracklisting for new project “Inner Monologue Part 2”

27 Jun

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavazos, known professionally as Julia Michaels, has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming project, “Inner Monologue Part 2,” which will arrive on June 28 via Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to “Inner Monologue Part 1,” which featured productions from Ian Kirkpatrick (“Anxiety”), Frank Dukes (“Into You”), Benjamin Rice (“Deep”) and RKCB (“What a Time”).

On the new collection, Michaels has collaborated with Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Katy Perry), Louis Bell (Halsey, Post Malone), Justin Tranter (Ariana Grande, Sara Bareilles), Scott Harris (Jason Mraz, Alec Benjamin) and Jorgen Odegard (Pink, Imagine Dragons).

As a songwriter, Michaels’ recent credits include Lady Gaga’s “Heal Me,” James Bay’s “Peer Pressure,” Rita Ora’s “Keep Talking,” Jonas Blue’s “Desperate,” Christina Aguilera’s “Deserve,” Keith Urban’s “Parallel Line,” Anne-Marie’s “2002,” and Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel.”

See the tracklisting for “Inner Monologues Part 2” below.

(1) 17 / (2) Falling for Boys / (3) Hurt Again / (4) Work Too Much / (5) Body / (6) Priest / (7) Fucked Up Kinda (featuring Role Model) / (9) Shouldn’t Have Said It


Njomza releases new promotional single “No One is Spared”

27 Jun

Kosovar-American singer-songwriter Njomza Vitia, known mononymously as Njomza, has released her new promotional single online.

“No One is Spared” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “No One is Spared” were collectively handled by Blair Taylor (2 Chainz, Travis Scott) and Dot Da Genius (Kid Cudi, Jhene Aiko).

Njomza’s upcoming project – which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Vacation” – is expected to arrive later this year via Since the 80s / Motown Records.

As a songwriter, Njomza recently co-wrote “7 Rings” for Ariana Grande alongside Victoria Monet, Tayla Parx and Kimberly “Kaydence” Krysiuk. The track- which was collectively produced by Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster – topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “No One is Spared” below.