Archive | May, 2020

Kelis teams up with Disclosure for new song “Watch Your Step”

24 May

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American singer/songwriter Kelis has teamed up with Disclosure on a new song entitled “Watch Your Step,” which is slotted for inclusion on the British production duo’s upcoming third studio album, “Energy.”

Scheduled to arrive on August 28 via Island Records UK, “Energy” features additional guest appearances from Kehlani (“Birthday”), Common (“Riverie”), Amine (“My High”),  Channel Tres (“Lavender”), Mick Jenkins (“Who Knew”), Blik Bassy (“Ce N’est Pas”) and Fatoumata Diawara (“Douha”).

Disclosure’s last studio album, 2015’s “Caracal,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Omen” (featuring Sam Smith), “Holding On” (featuring Gregory Portman) and “Magnets” (featuring Lorde).

Meanwhile, Kelis’s next project – which is expected to arrive later this year – reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson, and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji.

Watch the music video for “Energy” below.

Tamera enlists Future Cut, Oscar Scheller for new single “Flipside”

22 May

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British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster, known mononymously as Tamera, has delivered her new single online.

“Flipside” – which was written by Tamera alongside Oscar Scheller and Future Cut (aka Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Tamera’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Romeo” (produced by Parker Ighile) and “Don’t Phone” (produced by Aston Rudi) – is expected to arrive later this year via Moonshyne Music Limited.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional contributions from The Fanatix, Jin Jin, Marlon Roudette, Josh Crocker, Fred Cox, Jay Mooncie, Nadine Samuels, Maths Time Joy, Loxe, Dayyon Alexander, and Eyelar Mirzazadeh.

Stream “Flipside” below.

Izzy Bizu releases new single “Faded”

14 May

British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw (known professionally as Izzy Bizu) has released her new single online.

“Faded” – which was collectively produced by Alex Smith and Matt Furmidge – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu’s upcoming sophomore studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional contributions from Diane Warren, Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Fiona Bevan, Troy Miller, Kelli Leigh, Daniel Green, Laconic, Fred Cox, Zak Abel, and Dom McCallister.

Stream the audio clip for “Faded” below.

John Legend announces details for new album “Bigger Love”

13 May

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John Legend has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer (born John Roger Stephens) christened his seventh studio collection “Bigger Love” and will release it on 19 June 2020 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Bigger Love” – which was collectively produced by Legend alongside Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Di Genius, and Cautious Clay – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “A Legendary Christmas” reportedly features additional contributions from Jeff Gitty, Anderson Paak, Cutfather, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, Mr. Hudson, Scott Storch, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Raphael Saadiq, Stacy Barthe, Trey Campbell, Livvi Franc, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Watch the music video for “Bigger Love” below.

Yebba Smith unleashes new single “Distance”

10 May

American singer/songwriter Yebba Smith, known mononymously as Yebba, has unleashed her new single online.

“Distance” – which was written by Yebba alongside fellow recording artists Alana “The Last Artful Dodger” Chenevert and James Francies – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Distance” were collectively handled by Yebba alongside regular collaborator Mark Ronson, whose other credits include Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab,” Nikka Costa’s “Like a Feather,” Estelle’s “Magnificent,” Christina Aguilera’s “Slow Down Baby,” and Adele’s “Cold Shoulder.”

Yebba’s upcoming debut album – which reportedly featured additional productions and songwriting contributions from James Poyser, Diane Warren, Kurtis McKenzie, and Jonah Christian – is expected to arrive later this year.

Stream the audio clip for “Distance” below.

Kelly Kiara drops new single “Sex Faces”

8 May

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British singer/songwriter Kelly Mary Richardson, known professionally as Kelly Kiara, has dropped her new single online.

“Sex Faces” – which was co-written and co-produced by regular collaborator Harry James – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Kiara’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous singles “Set Me Up” (produced by Tyrell “169” Paul) and “Tornado” (produced by Harry James) – is expected to arrive later this year via Greater Heights Entertainment.

As a songwriter, Kiara is known co-writing Mabel’s “Roses,” “One Shot” and another four songs on the debut album ‘High Expectations’ – “Not Saying,” “FML,” “Stckhlm Syndrome” and “We Don’t Say.”

Stream the audio clip for “Sex Faces” below.

Ella Eyre releases new single “L.O.V.E.”

8 May

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Ella Eyre has released her new single online.

“L.O.V.E.” – which was written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “L.O.V.E.” were collectively handled by Shatkin alongside Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Banx & Ranx, who previously teamed up with Eyre on singles “Answerphone” and “Mama.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s upcoming sophomore studio album – featuring previous singles “Mama” and “New Me” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Di Genius, Linnea Sodahl, Jay Weathers, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Chiara Hunter, Laconic, Andrew Wells, Natalie Dunn, DannyBoyStyles, Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

Stream the audio clip for “L.O.V.E.” below.