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Camila Cabello confirms title for debut album

15 May

Camila Cabello has confirmed the title for her upcoming debut solo album.

The Cuban-born American singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” and will release it later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The yet-to-be-announced first single is scheduled to arrive on May 19 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the producers expected to appear on “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving.” are Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Ryan Tedder (Hailee Steinfeld), Frank Dukes (Zayn Malik), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kehlani), Max Martin (Katy Perry), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez) and Stargate (Rihanna).

On the songwriting front, Cabello has teamed up with Charli XCX (Rita Ora), Noonie Bao (Carly Rae Jepsen), Sasha Sloan (Louis Tomlinson), Madison Love (Jason Derulo), Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Rickard Goransson (Nick Jonas) and Billy Walsh (The Weeknd).

Watch the music video for “Bad Things” below.

HAIM announce details for sophomore album

10 May

HAIM have announced the details for their sophomore album.

The American pop rock band – composed of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim – christened their second studio collection “Something to Tell You” and will release it on July 7th via Columbia Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

Current promotional single “Want You Back” – which was collectively produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and BloodPop – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna, Kylie Minogue), Rostam Batmanglij (Santigold, Charli XCX) and Justin Tranter (Tinashe, Britney Spears).

HAIM’s debut studio collection, 2013’s “Days Are Gone,” peaked to number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “If I Could Change Your Mind,” “My Song 5,” “The Wire” and “Don’t Save Me.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Want You Back” below.

Denai Moore confirms details for sophomore album

10 May

Denai Moore has confirmed the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her second studio collection “We Used to Bloom” and will release it on June 16 via Because Music.

Current promotional singles “Trickle” and “Does it Get Easier?” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project, which was entirely produced Steph Marziano, with additional contributions from Fred Cox and Kwabs, serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Elsewhere,” which spawned productions and songwriting contributions from Rodaidh McDonald (“Piano Song”), Kid Harpoon (“Absent”), TIEKS (“Flaws”), Blue May (“Last Time”) and Plan B (“Feeling”).

See the tracklisting for “We Used to Bloom” below.

(1) Let it Happen / (2) Desolately Devoted / (3) Trickle / (4) Twilight / (5) Do They Care? / (6) Leave it Up to You / (7) Bring You Shame / (8) Does It Get Easier? / (9) Poor Person / (10) All the Way (featuring Kwabs)

Niia liberates debut album “I”

6 May

American singer, songwriter and Pianist Niia Bertino, professionally known as Niia, has liberated her debut studio collection online.

“I” – featuring “Nobody,” “Hurt You First,” “Last Night in Los Feliz” and the Jazmine Sullivan-featuring “Sideline” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album was entirely produced by regular collaborator Robin Hannibal, whose resume boasts further works with Kendrick Lamar (“Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”), Yuna (“Falling”), Laura Welsh (“Breathe Me In”), Quadron (“Hey Love”), Erik Hassle (“No Words”) and Chairlift (“Ch-Ching”).

Other musicians backing Niia on “I” are Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Simon Wilcox (Demi Lovato), Mikky Ekko (Christina Aguilera), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), August Rosenbaum (Rhye), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas) and Purple Ferdinand (Raleigh Ritchie).

Stream “I” below.

Halsey unwraps tracklisting for sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”

29 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey – born Ashley Frangipane – has unwrapped the trackliting for her upcoming sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” out on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

Current single “Now or Never” – which was co-written by Starrah and collectively produced by Benny Blanco, Happy Perez, and Cashmere Cat – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Lido (Ariana Grande), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Sia Furler (Labrinth), Ricky Reed (Kesha), Dan Wilson (Noah Cyrus), Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez), Rogét Chahayed (Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd (Rihanna) and AMMO (Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” below.

(1) The Prologue / (2) 100 Letters / (3) Eyes Closed / (4) Heaven in Hiding / (5) Alone / (6) Now or Never / (7) Sorry / (8) Good Morning / (9) Lie / (10) Walls Could Talk / (11) Bad at Love / (12) Don’t Play / (13) Strangers / (14) Angel on Fire / (15) Devil in Me / (16) Hopeless

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Lea Michele delivers new album “Places”

28 Apr

Lea Michele has delivered her new album online.

“Places” – featuring singles “Love is Alive,” “Anything’s Possible,” “Run to You” and “Getaway Car” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” delivers songwriting contributions from Ali Tamposi, Ellie Goulding, Allie X, Julia Michaels, Chantal Kreviazuk, Fransisca Hall, Anjulie Persaud, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Chloe Angelides, MoZella, Dana Parish, Alexandra Savior, Wrabel, Tim Myers, and Michael Fitzpatrick.

Michele has also worked with producers John Shanks, Toby Gad, Andrew Hollander, Jon Levine, Kyle Moorman, Jesse Shatkin, Xandy Barry, Linda Perry, Nathan Chapman, Christopher Braide, Kid Harpoon, Stephan Moccio, Afrojak, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ash Howes.

Stream “Places” below.

Mary J. Blige delivers new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Apr

Mary J. Blige has delivered her new album online.

“Strength of a Woman” – featuring singles “Thick of It,” “Love Yourself” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” boasts productions from Darhyl Camper Jr., HIT-BOY, Teddy Riley, B.A.M., Cainon Lamb, Derrick Baker, Neff-U, William Tyler, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and Raphael Saadiq.

On the songwriting front, Blige has worked with Jazmine Sullivan, Prince Charlez, Trey Songz, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea, Dwayne Nesmith, Vincent Berry, Eric Dawkins, Davion Farris, Benjamin Wright, Cortni Elisa Jordan, David Brown, and Elese Teyonie Russell.

Stream “Strength of a Woman” below.