Archive | April, 2020

Alina Baraz unleashes debut album “It Was Divine”

24 Apr

Alina02

Alina Baraz has unleashed her debut album online.

“It Was Divine” – featuring singles “To Me,” “Trust,” “Morocco,” “Endlessly,” “More Than Enough” and “Off the Grid” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album also yields productions and songwriting contributions from Spencer Stewart, Al Shux, Roget Chahayed, Hayley Gene Penner, Dante Jones, Shea Taylor, Jeff Gitty, Mary Weitz, Trey Campbell, Yonatan “xSDTRK” Ayal, Robin Hannibal, Kaydence, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, and Troy “R8dio” Johnson.

Stream “It Was Divine” below.

Alicia Keys delivers new single “Good Job”

23 Apr

Alicia02

Alicia Keys has delivered her new single online.

“Good Job” – which is dedicated to the everyday heroes of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as part of the new CNN “Heroes” campaign – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was written by Keys alongside fellow recording artist Terius “The-King” Nash – who also had a hand in her 2019 single “Raise a Man” – and regular collaborator Kaseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean.

Alicia’s upcoming seventh studio album “ALICIA” – featuring previous singles “Underdog,” “Time Machine” and “Show Me Love” – has reportedly been pushed back and will be released on 06 January 2021 via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah “Lewis Sky” Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Jimmy Napes, and Hit-Boy.

Stream the audio clip for “Good Job” below.

Awa releases new single “Too Late for That”

23 Apr

Awa01

Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has released her new single online.

“Too Late for That” – featuring BJ The Chicago Kid – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track – which samples Mase’s 1998 hit single “Tell Me What You Want” (featuring Total) – was co-written by fellow recording artist Dayton James and produced by Show N Prove, whose other credits include Anne-Marie’s “Do It Right,” Jacob Banks’ “Monster,” Lily Allen’s “Cake,” and Plan B’s “Heartbeat.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Love Songs,” “Comfortable” and “Like I Do” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Too Late for That” below.

Morgan announces details for new single “Sanctuary”

21 Apr

Morgan has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Morgan Connie Smith) christened “Sanctuary” as her next promotional cut and will release it on 24 April 2020 via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Sarah “Shells” Sheldrake and produced by Maestro The Baker, who previously worked with J Hus (“Fortune Teller”), Lovelle (“Issues”), Jvck James (“Full Speed”) and Shae Jacobs (“Joko”).

Morgan’s upcoming debut project – featuring lead single “My Year” (which was co-written by L Devine and produced by Barney Lister) – is expected to arrive later this year via Rudimental’s label Major Tom’s Music.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “My Year” below.

Jojo confirms details for new single “Lonely Hearts”

20 Apr

Jojo12

Jojo has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter – born Joanna Levesque – dubbed “Lonely Hearts” as her next promotional cut and will release it on 24 April 2020 via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Lonely Hearts” was written by Jojo and fellow recording artists Merna Bishouty and Elizabeth “Lowell” Boland alongside producers Dylan “Sir Dylan” Wiggins and Martin “Doc” McKinney.

As mentioned earlier posts, Jojo’s upcoming fourth studio album “Good To Know” – featuring previous single “Man” – is scheduled to arrive on 1 May 2020 via Warner Music Group / Warner Records.

Watch the music video for “Man” below.

Amanda Reifer enlists Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for new collaboration

18 Apr

Amanda01

Amanda Reifer has enlisted Sak Pase Joseph for a new collaboration.

The Haitian hitmaker (born Shama Joseph) is known co-writing and producing singles including Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” Verse Simmond’s “Boo Thang,” Busta Rhymes’ “Why Stop Now,” and Kanye West’s “New Slaves.”

Sak Pase’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Jennifer Lopez (“Emotions”), Nicki Minaj (“Win Again”), Tank (“Thanking You”), Elle Varner (“Where Your Man Is”), Iggy Azalea (“Can’t Lose”), Kid Ink (“No Miracles”), Taliwhoah (“Sweet Sweet”) and Bibi Bourelly (“Wet”).

Shama01

Reifer’s current promotional single “Shitty Day” – which was produced by regular collaborator Charlie Heat – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Spotify and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut project is expected to feature additional productions and songwriting contributions from Banx & Ranx, Diztortion, Boi-1da, Supa Dups , Deputy, Marcus James, Jonah Christian, Fredro, and Midi Jones.

Stream the audio clip for “Shitty Day” below.

Lila Ike teams up with IzyBeats for new single “I Spy”

18 Apr

Lila01

Jamaican singer/songwriter Lila Ike has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by UMPG signee IzyBeats (real name Andron Cross), whose other credits include Koffee’s “Toast,” Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Alicia Keys’ “Underdogs (Remix).”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Ike’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via In.Digg.Nation Collective / Six Course Music / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “I Spy” below.

Alina Baraz reveals tracklist for debut album “It Was Divine”

16 Apr
Alina04

Photo Credit: Dana Trippe

Alina Baraz has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming debut album, “It Was Divine,” which will arrive on 05 May 2020 via Mom+Pop.

Current promotional single “Endlessly” – which was written by Baraz alongside Hayley Gene Penner, Spencer Stewart and DJDS (aka Jerome Potter and Sam Griesemer) – is now available via all other digital streaming outlets.

“It Was Divine” reportedly features additional contributions from D’Mile, Kaydence, Al Shux, Roget Chahayed, Shea Taylor, Grades, Stint, Elof Loelv, SG Lewis, Oak Felder, Mayila Jones, Jeff Gitty, Skylar Grey, Jason Evigan, Michael Pollack, R8DIO, Trey Campbell, Akil King, and The Stereotypes.

See the tracklisting for “It Was Divine” below.

(1) My Whole Life / (2) Morocco / (3) Frank / (4) Endlessly / (5) Gimme the Wheel / (6) Off the Grid / (7) Night and Morning / (8) More Than Enough / (9) To Me / (10) Memo Blue / (11) Who Got Me / (12) Say You Know / (13) Take It Home / (14) Be Good / (15) Until I Met You / (16) The Beginning

Tiana Major9 announces details for new single “Think About You”

15 Apr

Tiana01

Tiana Major9 has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Think About You” (Notion Mix) as her next promotional cut and will release it on 17 April 2020 via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Think About You” were collectively handled by Benny Cassette (Keri Hilson, Elle Varner) and WavsDntDie (Kara Marni, Wretch 32).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tiana’s upcoming debut project under Motown Records is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional productions from Prgrshn, D’Mile, Jeff Gitty, Bizness Boi, P2J, Ari PenSmith, Felix Joseph, and Aston Rudi.

Tiana’s previous single “Collide” – which was co-written by Stacy Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Kaveh Rastegar, Akil King, and Benny Cassette – was featured on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Queen & Slim.”

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Think About You” below.

Kelly Rowland confirms details for new single “Coffee”

15 Apr

Kelly01

Kelly Rowland has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter dubbed “Coffee” as her next promotional cut and will release it in on 17 April 2020 via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Rowland’s upcoming fifth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game” is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Jeff Gitty, Nasri Atweh, Mick Schultz, J. Que, The Stereotypes, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Darhyl Camper, Prince Charlez, Ray BLK, Nana Rogues, Black Coffee, Raye, Mike Sabath, Sounwave, Eric Hudson, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Motivation” below.