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Tinashe hits the studio with Mayila, Kaytranada

21 Feb

American singer/songwrite Tinashe Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has teamed up with Mayila and Kaytranda for a new collaboration.

Besides releasing her own promotional single “Me + Me,” Mayila is also known for co-writing two songs for Tinashe – “Me So Bad” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana) and “Throw a Fit.”

Meanwhile, Kaytranada’s production resume boasts works with Craig David (“Got it Good”), Cassie (“Don’t Play it Safe”), Alicia Keys (“Sweet Love”), Kali Uchis (“Only Girl”), VanJess (“Another Lover”), Mary J. Blige (“Telling the Truth”) and Sinead Harnett (“Say What You Mean”).

Prior to parting ways with Sony Music imprint RCA Records, Tinashe released her sophomore studio collection “Joyride,” which peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered productions from Stargate (“Faded Love”), J. White (“Ooh La La”), Tricky Stewart (“Superlove”), Joel Compass (“Fires and Flames”), Soundz (“No Contest”) and T-Minus (“He Don’t Want It”).

Watch the music video for “No Drama” below.

Arlissa taps James “Malay” Ho for new collaboration

20 Feb

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has tapped Malay for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born James Ho) has previously worked with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Fans of Malay’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jazmine Sullivan, Zhavia Ward, Fletcher, Lennon Stella, Kai, Ingrid Andress, and RuthAnne.

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming debut project under Def Jam Recordings reportedly yields further contributions from Jesse Shatkin, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Lostboy, Andre Harris, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, and Wrabel.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Mahalia drafts Sam Dew for new collaboration

19 Feb

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar, known mononymously as Mahalia, has drafted fellow recording artist Sam Dew for a new collaboration.

Dew’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelela (“Blue Light”), Lianne La Havas (“What You Don’t Do”), Santigold (“Before the Fire”), Jessie Ware (“Sweetest Song”), Mary J. Blige (“Self Love”), Rihanna (“Numb”), Bridget Kelly (“The Mouth”) and Marsha Ambrosius (“Night Time”).

Meanwhile, Mahalia’s current promotional single “Do Not Disturb” – which was co-written by Alastair O’Donnell, Felix Joseph, Aston Rudi, and Jonny Lattimer – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming sophomore album under Atlantic Records UK, Mahalia has also worked with Kuya Productions (Ella Henderson, Tamera Foster), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue), Grades (Nao, Paloma Faith), Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Diana Gordon) and Sam Romans (Raye, Craig David).

Watch the music video for “Do Not Disturb” below.

Ella Eyre hits the studio with DannyBoyStyles

19 Feb

Ella Eyre has teamed up with DannyBoyStyles for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born Daniel Schofield) has previously worked with Beyonce (“6 Inch”), Charie Puth (“Does it Feel”), Banks (“Judas”), Zara Larsson (“So Good”), Cassie (“Love a Loser”), Nicki Minaj (“Blow Ya Mind”) and The Weeknd (“Kiss Land”).

Meanwhile, Eyre recently provided guest vocals on Sigala’s “Just Got Paid” and Banx & Ranx’s “Answerphone,” which peaked to numbers 11 and 5 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively. She also co-wrote “Your Ex” for Paloma Faith alongside Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas Barnes of TMS.

Among the musicians expected to appear on Eyre’s sophomore album are Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, Grades, Moon Willis, Laconic, Tre Jean-Marie, Mojam, Elof Loelv, T-Collar, Jordan Riley, Di Genius, and MNEK.

Watch the music video for “If I Go” below.

Anne-Marie teams up with Louis Bell for new collaboration

17 Feb

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie Nicholson, professionally known as Anne-Marie, has teamed up with Louis Bell for a new collaboration.

The American record producer and songwriter is responsible for helming singles including “Havana” (Camila Cabello), “Rockstar” (Post Malone), “Wolves” (Selena Gomez), “I’ll Be There” (Jess Glynne), “Without Me” (Halsey), “Lost in Japan” (Shawn Mendes) and “Think About Us” (Little Mix).

Bell’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Justin Bieber (“Let Me Love You”), Selena Gomez (“It Ain’t Me”), Julia Michaels (“Into You”), Chris Brown (“Hands Up”), Bebe Rexha (“Steady”), Rita Ora (“Only Want You”), Cardi B (“Through Your Phone”) and 21 Savage (“All My Friends”).

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie’s current promotional single “Perfect to Me” – which was co-written by Jennifer Decilveo and Levi Lennox alonside Mike Woods and Kevin White of Rice n Peas – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2018’s “Speak Your Mind,” Anne-Marie has also worked with songwriters and producers Fred Ball (Madonna, Hailee Steinfeld), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Ella Eyre, Craig David), TMS (Era Istrefi, Dua Lipa) and Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Raye, Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for “Perfect to Me” below.

Hailee Steinfeld hits the studio with Fred Ball, Stephen Kozmeniuk

17 Feb

American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld has drafted producers Fred Ball and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk for a new collaboration.

Kozmeniuk is responsible for helming Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Lykke Li’s “Deep End,” Grace Carter’s “Heal Me,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous,” Lights’ “Kicks,” Nicki Minaj’s “Up in Flames,” and Madonna’s “Gang Bang.”

Meanwhile, Ball’s resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Mariah Carey (“One Mo ‘Gen”), Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Anne-Marie (“Some People”), Roses Gabor (“Turkish Delight”), Justine Skye (“Heaven”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”) and Jessie Ware (“Slow Me Down”).

Steinfeld’s current promotional single “Back to Life” – which was co-written by Kennedi Lykken and Michael Pollack and produced by Jorgen Odegard – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project under Republic Records, Steinfeld has also worked with TMS, Jin Jin, Noah Breakfast, Caroline Pennel, Rami Yacoub, Asia Whiteacre, Zach Skelton, Casey Smith, Ryan Tedder, Caroline Ailin, Dayyon Alexander, Whitney Phillips, Farrago, Ali Tamposi, Farrago, and Tayla Parx.

Stream the audio clip for “Back to Life” below.

 

Alina Baraz enlists Mary Weitz, Grades for new collaboration

17 Feb

American singer/songwriter Alina Baraz has enlisted Mary Weitz and Daniel “Grades” Traynor for a new collaboration.

Weitz is responsible for co-writing “Waves” for Normani alongside Felicia Ferraro and Jonah Christian. The 6lack-featuring track peaked to number nineteen on the US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, Grades’ recent production and songwriting credits include Ady Suleiman’s “Strange Roses,” TS Graye’s “Honestly,” Nao’s “Drive and Disconnect,” M.O.’s “Wondering,” Years & Years’ “Karma,” Cosha’s “U Better,” Sinead Harnett’s “Body,” and Four of Diamonds’ “Name on It.”

Baraz’s latest promotional single “Feels Right” – which was co-written by Cara Salimando and produced by Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “The Color of You” – featuring further contributions from The Stereotypes, Jeff Gitty, Michael Pollack, Hue Strother, J Mills, Skylar Grey, and Jason Evigan – is expected to arrive later this year.

Watch the music video for “Feels Right” below.