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Jorja Smith records new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson

16 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has recorded new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson.

The American record producer’s resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Numb”), Chris Brown (“Bassline”), Nicki Minaj (“Right By My Side”), Usher (“Good Kisser”), K. Michelle (“Something About the Night”), Miguel (“Leaves”), H.E.R. (“Take You There”) and YBN Cordae (“Have Mercy”).

Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under FAMM. The still-untitled project follows 2018’s “Lost & Found,” which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “The One,” “Blue Lights,” “February 3rd,” and “On Your Own.”

Smith’s most recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Be Honest” below.

Keri Hilson enlists Andre Harris for new collaboration

15 Oct

Keri Hilson has enlisted Andre Harris for a new collaboration.

As one half of songwriting and production duo Dre & Vidal, Harris has helmed songs for Usher (“Caught Up”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Alicia Keys (“So Simple”), Chris Brown (“Excuse Me Miss”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”), Fantasia (“I Nominate U”) and Bobby Valentino (“Slow Down”).

Harris’ most recent credits include Earthgang’s “Wings,” Kash Doll’s “Kitten,” Chris Brown’s “Troubled Waters,” BJ the Chicago Kid’s “Time Today,” Estelle’s “Lights Out,” Ro James’ “Outside the Box,” H.E.R’s “Wait for It,” Bryson Tiller’s “Teach Me a Lesson,” LeToya’s “Grey,” and Sir’s “Summer in November.”

Meanwhile, Hilson is currently working on her upcoming third album, for which a title and release date is yet to be announced. The highly-anticipated project follows 2010’s “No Boys Allowed,” which spawned three singles in the shape of “Pretty Girl Rock,” “One Night Stand” and “Lose Control.”

As a songwriter, Hilson has penned songs for Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Ciara (“Ooh Baby”), Mary J. Blige (“Take Me As I Am”), Toni Braxton (“Supposed to Be”), Usher (“Red Light”), Omarion (“Ice Box”), Jennifer Lopez (“Wrong When You’re Gone”) and Megan Rochell (“It’s On You”).

Watch the music video for “Pretty Girl Rock” below.


Craig David hits the studio with Jin Jin, KingJet, John the Blind for new collaboration

15 Oct

British singer/songwriter Craig David has enlisted Janee “in Jin” Bennett, KingJet, and John the Blind for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin previously co-wrote “When You Know What Love Is” and “Do You Miss Me Much” for David alongside Gary Barlow and Fraser T. Smith. Both tracks are slotted for inclusion on David’s upcoming album under Insanity Records.

Meanwhile, KingJet and John the Blind have collectively produced songs for Rita Ora, Mac Miller, Jess Glynne, Vic Mensa, Jessie Ware, Duckwrth, Harry Styles, and Far East Movement. Their most recent releases, “Travel” and “Bottle of Pills,” are now available via all digital streaming outlets, respectively.

David’s last studio collection, 2016’s “The Time Is Now,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Heartline,” “I Know You” (featuring Bastille) and “Magic.”

Other musicians expected to appear on the “Fill Me In” hitmaker’s forthcoming eighth album are Hit-Boy, Lionchld, Max Wolfgang, Cathy Dennis, Ed Drewett, Rachel Furner, Tre Jean-Marie, Grace Barker, ADP, Naughty Boy, Oliver Heldens, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Do You Miss Me Much” below.


Awa hits the studio with Laura Welsh, Future Cut for new collaboration

12 Oct


Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has teamed up with Laura Welsh and Future Cut for a new collaboration.

Welsh’s debut studio collection “Soft Control” was released in 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records. That collection features singles “Cold Front” and “Break the Fall,” as well as productions from Dev Hynes, Emile Haynie, Joel Compass, Robin Hannibal, and Greg Kurstin.

Meanwhile, Future Cut’s production resume boasts works with Lily Allen (“Smile”),  Stooshe (“Black Heart”), Olly Murs (“Please Don’t Let Me Go”), Little Mix (“How Ya Doin”), Shakira (“Gypsy”), Laura Izibor (“Shine”), Melanie Fiona (“Ayo”), Ella Eyre (“Together”) and Mae Muller (“Leave It Out”).


As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Negin Djafari, Luke Fitton, Joi Wynn, Kasper Larsen, Angela Beyince, Levi Lennox, Erika Nuri, Aston Rudi, Eyelar, Steve Booker, Autumn Rowe, Diztortion, and Lauren Aquilina.

Awa’s current promotional single “Comfortable” – which was produced by Aaron “Alias” Kleinstub and co-written by Justin Chaisson Smith – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Diane Warren teases new collaboration with Jojo

10 Oct

Diane Warren has teased a new collaboration with Jojo.

“Reunited with one of the best singers in the game @iamjojo. Can’t wait till everyone hears this song!!! I told Toni Braxton after she sang “Unbreak My Heart” she was winning a Grammy for it and she did and Jojo will win one for this,” the legendary American songwriter posted to Instagram.

The pair previously teamed up on the tracks “Exceptional” and “Note to God,” taken from Jojo’s sophomore studio collection, “The High Road,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Celine Dion (“Because You Loved Me”), Whitney Houston (“I Learned from the Best”), Christina Aguilera (“I Turn to You”), Britney Spears (“When Your Eyes Say It”), Beyonce (“I Was Here”), Rita Ora (“Grateful”) and Jennifer Hudson (“I’ll Fight”).

Meanwhile, Jojo is currently working on her upcoming fourth album, which will be released via Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Mad Love” reportedly features additional songwriting contributions from Lowell, Isabella Kearney Nurse, Jesse Thomas, Sebastian Kole, Lil Eddie, Stacy Barthe, Max Wolfgang, Diana Gordon, J. Que, Natalie Nunn, Caroline Ailin, Iain James, Steph Jones, and Myah Marie.

Stream the audio clip for “Exceptional” below.


Livvi Franc reunites with Parker Ighile for new collaboration

9 Oct

Bajan singer/songwriter Olivia Waithe, known professionally as Livvi Franc, has reunited with Parker Ighile for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on international hit single “What Now,” taken from Rihanna’s seventh studio collection, “Unapologetic,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Ighile’s production resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“Piano”), Jessie J (“Do It Like a Dude”), Nicki Minaj (“Four Door Avantador”), Angel (“Wonderful”), Tamera Foster (“Romeo”) and Dyo (“Arena”).

Meanwhile, Franc has currently penned “Babygirl” for Roc Nation recording artist Maeta alongside Norwegian record producer Fred Ball. The track is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Formerly signed to Sony Music imprint Jive Records, Franc has also penned songs for Britney Spears (“Trouble for Me”), Ciara (“Overdose”), Selena Gomez (“Save the Day”), Leona Lewis (“Shake You Up”), Kelly Clarkson (“The War is Over”) and Zara Larsson (“What They Say”).

Stream the audio clip for “Automatik” below.


Anne-Marie hits the studio with Emily Warren, Chris Loco, Jimmy Napes

8 Oct

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie has enlisted Emily Warren, Chris Loco and Jimmy Napes for a new collaboration.

Warren and Loco previously co-wrote Anne-Marie’s “Trigger,” which appears on the artist’s debut studio collection, “Speak Your Mind.”

Meanwhile, Napes’ songwriting/production credits include Sam Smith’s “Dancing With a Stranger,” Tori Kelly’s “Sorry Would Go a Long Way,” Mary J. Blige’s “Right Now,” Ray BLK’s “I’m Doing Me,” and Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Anne-Marie is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Major Tom’s Music / Asylum Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional alliances with Jussifer, Tia Scola, Louis Bell, Jennifer Decilveo, Fred Ball, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, TMS, Chloe George, Jonas Jeberg, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

Stream the audio clip for “Trigger” below.