Archive | June, 2020

Claudia Valentina releases debut single “Seven”

26 Jun

British singer/songwriter Claudia Valentina has released her debut single online.

“Seven” – which was written by Valentina alongside Sophie “Frances” Cooke, James Newman, and Joe Rubel – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Valentina’s upcoming debut EP is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

Among the songwriters who worked with Valentina are Nova Wav, Sarah Hudson, Jessica Agombar, Arrow Benjamin, Hannah Yadi, Janee Bennett, Marlon Roudette, Dayo Olatunji, and Kelly Kiara.

On the production front, Valentina has teamed up with Future Cut, Joel Compass, Izy Beats, Fred Ball, Levi Lennox, Two Inch Punch, Chris Loco, Fred Cox, TMS, Jay Mooncie, Fraser T. Smith, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Seven” below.

Usher teams up with Nasri Atweh for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actor Usher has teamed up with Nasri Atweh of Magic! for a new collaboration.

Nasri recently co-wrote “Never Break” for John Legend alongside Greg Wells and Mr. Hudson. The track appears on Legend’s latest studio collection, “Bigger Love,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Nasri’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Justin Bieber (“Changes”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Judge Me”), Tinashe (“Flame”), Sabrina Claudio (“Don’t Let Me Down”), Shakira (“Cut Me Deep”) and Chloe x Halle (“Don’t Make It Harder on Me”).

Meanwhile, Usher’s latest single “California” – which was co-written by Ester Dean and produced by Mel & Mus (aka Melvin Hough and Rivelino Wouter) – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Usher’s upcoming ninth album reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “California” below.

Teyana Taylor delivers third studio collection “The Album”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actress Teyana Taylor has released her third studio collection online.

“The Album” – featuring singles “How You Want It?,” “Morning,” “We Got Love,” “Made It,” “Bare with Me” and “Wake Up Love” –  is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2018’s “K.T.S.E.” boasts songwriting contributions from APLUS (aka Anesha and Antea Birchett), Eric Bellinger, Nija Charles, Bibi Bourelly, and Nova Wav (aka Denisia Andrews and Brittany Coney).

Album producers include Ayo & Keyz, DJ Camper, Cardiak, Swiff D, Murda Beatz, Louis Gold, Tune Da Rula, Scribz Riley, BongoByTheWay, Wallis Lane, Sean Momberger, Bizness Boi, Timbaland, Hitmaka, Seven Aurelius, Johan Lennox, Boogz Da Beast, Mike Dean, and Kanye West.

Stream “The Album” below.

John Legend releases new album “Bigger Love”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has released his seventh studio album online.

“Bigger Love” – featuring singles “Conversations in the Dark,” “Bigger Love” and “Actions” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album songwriters include Trey Campbell, Sebastian Kole, Ester Dean, Cautious Clay, Tayla Parx, Sam Romans, Toby Gad, Julia Michaels, Wayne Hector, Teddy Geiger, Kirby Lauryen Dockery, and Nasri Atweh.

On the production front, Legend has teamed up with Raphael Saadiq, Oak Felder, Alex Niceforo, Digi, Charlie Puth, Anderson Paak, Jeff Gitty, TMS, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skeleton, Eric Hudson, Di Genius, Ricky Reed, Nate Mercereau, Steve Wyreman, DJ Camper, Mr. Hudson, and Greg Wells.

Stream “Bigger Love” below.

Alicia Keys reunites with Sebastian Kole for new single “Perfect Way to Die”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has released her new single online.

“Perfect Way to Die” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written and co-produced by Sebastian Kole, who previously teamed up with the artist on the Rob Knox-assisted “Time Machine.”

Keys’ upcoming seventh studio album “Alicia” – featuring previous singles “Show Me Love,” “Underdog” and “Good Job” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional contributions from Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Lewis Sky, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Jimmy Napes, Ed Sheeran, Jonny Coffer, Amy Wadge, Foy Vance, Avenue Beatz, and Hit-Boy.

Stream the audio clip for “Perfect Way to Die” below.

Awa unleashes debut project “Cry.Baby”

19 Jun

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

“Cry.Baby” – featuring singles “Love Songs,” “Comfortable,” “Like I Do” and “Too Late for That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Shakka Philip, Tre Jean-Marie, ISM Beats, Aston Rudi, Ebenezer Fabiyi, Aalias, and Show N Prove.

Stream “Cry.Baby” below.

Tiana Major9 releases new single “Lucky”

19 Jun

British singer/songwriter Tiana Thomas, known professionally as Tiana Major9, has released her new single online.

“Lucky” – which was written by Tiana Major9 alongside Jeffrey “Jeff Gitty” Gitelman and Kassa “Prgrshn” Alexander – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets.

Tiana’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous single “Think About You” – is expected to arrive later this year via Motown Records.

The still-untitled project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Benn Good, Kaveh Rastegar, D’Mile, Bizness Boi, P2J, Ari PenSmith, Felix Joseph, and Aston Rudi.

Stream the audio clip for “Lucky” below.

Teyana Taylor unwraps artwork, tracklisting for new album

16 Jun

Teyana Taylor has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for her new album.

The American singer/songwriter will release her third studio collection, “The Album,” on 19 June 2020 via Def Jam Recordings.

Current single “Wake Up Love” – which was collectively produced by Carl “Cardiak” Cormick and Steve “Swiff D” Thornton II – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “K.T.S.E.” features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Kanye West, Boogz Da Beast, Nija Charles, Johan Lennox, Bizness Boi, Nova Wav, Mike Dean, Seven Aurelius, Tune Da Rula, Louis Gold, Hitmaka, and Ayo & Keyz.

See the tracklisting for “The Album” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Come Back to Me / (3) Wake Up Love / (4) Low Key / (5) Let’s Build / (6) 1-800-One-Nite / (7) Mornin’ / (8) Boomin’ / (9) 69 / (10) Killah / (11) Bad / (12) Wrong Bitch / (13) Shoot It Up / (14) Bare with Me / (15) Lose Each Other / (16) Concrete / (17) Still / (18) Ever Ever / (19) Try Again / (20) Friends / (21) How You Want It / (22) Made It / (23) We Got Love

John Legend reveals artwork, traclisting for new album “Bigger Love”

12 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming album, “Bigger Love,” which will arrive on 19 June 2020 via 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.

See the tracklisting for “Bigger Love” below.

(1) Ooh Laa / (2) Actions / (3) I Do / (4) One Life / (5) Wild / (6) Bigger Love / (7) U Move, I Move / (8) Favorite Place / (9) Slow Cooker / (10) Focused / (11) Conversations in the Dark / (12) Don’t Walk Away / (13) Remember Us / (14) I’m Ready / (15) Always / (16) Never Break