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Bananarama record MKS song for new album “In Stereo”

31 Mar

British female pop duo Bananarama – composed of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward – have a recorded a song originally performed by MKS for their eleventh album, “In Stereo,” which will arrive on April 19 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Love in Stereo” was written by MKS members Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy alongside Hannah Robinson and Richard X, who are also responsible for Rachel Stevens’ “Some Girls,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Starlight,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Beat the Feeling.”

Originally formed in 1998 as Sugababes, MKS have released their last single “Flatline” (which was co-written and produced by Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes) in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Their highly-anticipated album featured further contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard (“Beat is Gone”), Shaznay Lewis (“Boys”), Tom Aspaul (“Burnt Out”), MNEK (“Drum”), Iain James (“Love Me Hard”), Sia (“Surrender”), Eliot James (“Summer of 99”) and Mojam (“Too in Love”).

Watch the music video for “Flatline” below.

 

Ciara confirms details for new album “Beauty Marks”

29 Mar

Ciara has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her seventh studio collection “Beauty Marks” and will release it on May 10 via Beauty Marks Entertainment.

Current promotional single “Thinkin Bout You” – which was co-written by Ester Dean and produced by Space Primates (aka Marc Sibley and Nathan Cunningham) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Other album contributors include Rodney Jerkins (Brandy, Toni Braxton), Jasper Cameron (Mario, Christina Aguilera), Theron Thomas (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande, Craig David), Sam Fischer (Arlissa, Lennon Stella) and Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Beauty Marks” below.

(1) I Love Myself (f/ Macklemore) / (2) Level Up / (3) Set / (4) Thinkin Bout You / (5) Trust Myself / (6) Girl Gang (f/ Kelly Rowland) / (7) Dose / (8) Na Na / (9) Freak Me (f/ Tekno) / (10) Greatest Love / (11) Beauty Marks

Connie Constance unleashes debut album “English Rose”

22 Mar

Connie Constance has unleashed her debut album online.

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

The new project features 11 songs in the shape of “English Rose,” “Fast Cars,” “I Want Out,” “Bloody British Me,” “Yesterday,” “Bad Vibes,” “Give & Take,” “Blooming in Solitude,” “Grey Area,” “Let Go,” and “End Credits (Outro).”

On the songwriting and production front, Constance has worked with Ben Baptie, Paul Weller, Luke Gomm, Oscar Scheller, Jim Abbiss, Paul White, Kwesi Darko, Tev’n, Dave Okumu, Mura Masa, and Alfa Mist.

Stream “English Rose” below.

Kelsey Lu announces details for debut album “Blood”

21 Mar

Kelsey Lu has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Blood” and will release it on April 19 via Columbia Records.

Featuring promotional singles “Shades of Blue” and “Due West,” the highly-anticipated project also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from  Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Adrian Younge, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

See the tracklisting for “Blood” below.

(1)  Rebel / (2) Pushin Against the Wind / (3) Due West / (4) Kindred I / (5) Why Knock for You / (6) Foreign Car / (7) Poor Fake / (8) Too Much / (9) I’m Not in Love / (10) Kindred II / (11) Atlantic / (12) Down2Ride / (13) Blood

Stream the audio clip for “Due West” below.

Solange unleashes new album “When I Get Home”

1 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer Solange Knowles, known mononymously as Solange, has unleashed her new studio collection online.

“When I Get Home” – featuring guest appearances from Cassie, Tyler the Creator, Devin the Dude, Playboi Carti, Sampha, Gucci Mane, and Scarface – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Seat At the Table” also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Raphael Saadiq, Dev Hynes, Metro Boomin, John Key, Steve Lacy, Chassol, John Carroll Kirby, Panda Bear, Jamire Williams, and Standing on the Corner.

Stream “When I Get Home” below.

Roses Gabor unleashes debut album “Fantasy & Facts”

23 Feb

Roses Gabor has unleashed her debut album online.

“Fantasy & Facts” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Current promotional single “Turkish Delight” was co-written and produced by Fred Ball, who is also responsible for Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Toni Braxton’s “Deadwood,” Anne-Marie’s “Some People,” Kevin Garrett’s “Don’t Rush,” and Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi.”

The highly-anticipated album boasts additional contributions from The Stereotypes (“I Could Be Yours”), MNEK (“Rush”), Greg Wells (“Perfect Magnitude”), Sampha (“Illusions”) and Kieron Mcintosh (“ETIT”).

Stream “Fantasy & Facts” below.

Marina confirms details for fourth album “Love + Fear”

17 Feb

Marina has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The Welsh singer/songwriter, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, has christened her fourth studio collection “Love + Fear” and will release it on April 26 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Lead promotional single “Handmade Heaven” – which was produced by New Zealand hitmaker Joel Little – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Captain Cuts, Noah Breakfast, James Flannigan, Alex Hope, Jason Evigan, Sarah Hudson, Joe Janiak, Big Taste, and Jesse St. John.

See the tracklisting for “Love + Fear” below.

Love (Disc One) – (1) Handmade Heaven / (2) Superstar / (3) Orange Trees / (4) Baby / (5) Enjoy Your Life / (6) True / (7) To Be Human / (8) End of The Earth / Fear (Disc Two) – (9) Believe in Love / (10) Life is Strange / (11) You / (12) Karma / (13) Emotional Machine / (14) Too Afraid / (15) No More Suckers (16) Soft To Be Strong