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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.

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.

Brandy reveals artwork, title for new album

7 May

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Brandy has revealed the artwork and title for her new album.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress christened her seventh studio collection “B7” and will release it later this year via eOne Music.

Current promotional single “Baby Mama” (featuring Chance the Rapper) – which was co-written by Kimberly “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Akil King and produced by Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Two Eleven” boasts additional contributions from LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Jeff Gitty, Sebastian Kole, Cory Rooney, Antonio Dixon, Stacy Barthe, Angel, Prince Charlez, J. Que, Delisha Thomas, Kristal Oliver, DJ Camper, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Watch the music video for “Baby Mama” below.

Lianne La Havas announces details for new album

4 May

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Lianne La Havas has announced the details for her upcoming third album.

The British singer/songwriter will release the self-titled project on 17 July 2020 via Warner Music Group / Warner Records.

Current promotional single “Paper Thin” – which was co-written by regular collaborator Matt “Aqualung” Hales – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Blood” features additional contributions from Beni Giles, Homer Steinweiss, Joe Harrison, Bruno Major, Kito, Jeff Gitty, Kamille, Sam Crowe, Nao, Mark Guilina, Loxe, Andy Vickery, Oscar Scheller, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Paper Thin” below.

Alina Baraz unleashes debut album “It Was Divine”

24 Apr

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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.

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

16 Apr
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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

Kiana Lede delivers debut album “KIKI”

3 Apr

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Kiana Lede has delivered her debut album online.

“KIKI” – featuring lead single “Mad at Me” (which samples Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean”) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also boasts guest appearances from Lucy Daye (“Forfeit”), Ari Lennox (“Chocolate”), 6LACK (“Second Chances”), Col3trane (“Good Girl”), Arin Ray (“Separation”) and Moneybagg Yo & Bia (“Labels”).

On the songwriting and production front, Lede has worked with Mike Woods, Kevin White, Michael McCall, Derrick Milano, Amanda Reifer, Mayila Jones, Chelsea Lena, Ash Leone, Reese Hinton, Pierre Jameson, Anton Goransson, Mr. Franks, Tommy Brown, Archer, Patrick McManus, and Roark Bailey.

Stream “KIKI” below.