Archive | Collaborations RSS feed for this section

Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Usher enlists Sebastian Kole for new collaboration

11 Nov

American singer/songwriter Usher Raymond IV, known mononymously as Usher, has enlisted Sebastian Kole for a new collaboration.

Born Coleridge Tillman; Kole is responsible for co-writing Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Goin’ In,” Stanaj’s “Ain’t Love Stranger,” Fifth Harmony’s “Bridges,” Ledisi’s “Hello,” and Kara Marni’s “Golden.”

Distributed through Universal Music Group / Motown Records; Kole’s debut studio collection “Soup” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” in early 2018 via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Ashanti, Mariah Carey), Rico Love (Beyonce, Keri Hilson), Bryan Michael Cox (Solange, Alicia Keys), Sean Garrett (Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz) and Danja (Ciara, Justin Timberlake).

Stream Sebastian Kole’s debut album “Soup” below.

Nstasia teams with Mojam Music for new collaboration

11 Nov

American singer/songwriter Ashley “Nastasia” Griffin, known mononymously as NSTASIA, has teamed up with Mustafa Omer and James Omer of Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production duo are responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” and James Arthur’s “Get Down.”

Having previously worked with songwriters including Wayne Hector, Jonny Coffer, Ed Drewett, James Fauntleroy, Eric Dawkins, and Iain James; Mojam also contributed to the next projects by L Devine, Tori Kelly, Bobii Lewis, Anne-Marie, Fleur East, Ella Henderson, and Eve.

Meanwhile, NSTASIA’s current promotional single “Parachute” – which was collectively produced by Skrillex and Alex Teamer – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The North Carolina songstress’ upcoming mini-album “New Religion” – featuring previous promotional singles “Hell of a Time” and “Trap or Die” – is scheduled to arrive on November 17.

Stream the audio clip for “Parachute” below.

Mullally hits the studio with Utters, Ed Thomas for new collaboration

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Connor Mullally-Knight, known mononymously as Mullally, has enlisted Ed Thomas and Utters for a new collaboration.

Thomas is responsible for co-writing Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind,” Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Meanwhile, Utters’ production resume boasts works with AlunaGeorge (“Last Kiss”), Chronixx (“I Know Love”), Raleigh Ritchie (“In Too Deep”), All Saints (“One Woman Man”), Foxes (“Beauty Queen”), Ella Eyre (“Home”), Selah Sue (“Feel”) and Purple Ferdinand (“Through Your Eyes”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mullally’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “She Don’t Know Me” – is expected to arrive early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Two Inch Punch, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, ADP, Jordan Riley, Cook Classics, Scott Hoffman, Robopop, Will Simms, MNEK, Jonny Coffer, Grades, Scribz Riley, and Cool & Dre.

On the songwriting front, Mullally has also worked with Amy Wadge, Jason Boyd, Danny Parker, Grace Tither, Ali Tennant, Max McElligott, Ari PenSmith, Danny Shah, Jordan Thomas, Levi Lennox, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Know Me” below.

Shawn Mendes works with Ryan Tedder for third album

10 Nov

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has worked with Ryan Tedder of American rock pop band OneRepublic for his upcoming third album.

Alongside regular collaborator Zach Skelton; Tedder recently co-wrote and produced for other artists including Rachel Platten (“Labels”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”), James Blunt (“Lose My Number”) and Grace Mitchell (“Riiich”).

Tedder’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Kygo (“Kids in Love”), Jessie Ware (“Selfish Love”), Ed Sheeran (“Happier”), MØ (“Nights With You”), Ellie Goulding (“Keep on Dancing”), Demi Lovato (“Wildfire”), Adele (“Remedy”) and Taylor Swift (“I Know Places”).

Meanwhile, Mendes is expected to release his next studio collection – featuring further contributions from Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton – early next year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Mercy” and “Treat You Better.”

Stream OneRepublic’s latest album “Oh My My” below.

Jess Kent drafts Justin Tranter for new collaboration

8 Nov

Jess Kent has drafted Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

The Warner/Chappell Music signee recently co-wrote “Home” for Nick Jonas alongside regular collaborator Nick Monson. The track is taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Ferdinand.”

Tranter’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Maroon 5 (“Help Me Out”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), Julia Michaels (“Issues”), Gwen Stefani (“Used to Love You”), Fergie (“Tension”), Jason Derulo (“If I’m Lucky”), Kesha (“Finding You”), Justin Bieber (“Friends”) and Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar”).

Meanwhile, Kent is expected to release her next project early next year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Billy Steinberg, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Chelsea Lena, Jesse Saint John, Ido Zmishlany, Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt, Negin Djafari, Justin Raisen, Trey Campbell, Patrick Patrikious, and Jeremiah Raisen.

Stream “My Name is Jess Kent” below.

Kehlani works with Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox for new project

7 Nov

American singer/songwriter Kehlani Parrish, known mononymously as Kehlani, has worked with Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for a new project.

The R&B songwriting and production duo recently worked on Mariah Carey’s latest promotional single “I Don’t,” which peaked to number thirty-five on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart.

Dupri and Cox have also helmed songs for Usher (“Burn”), Faith Evans (“Tru Love”), 3LW (“Feeling You”), Tamia (“Still”), Janet Jackson (“Nothing”), Nivea (“Parking Lot”), Leah LaBelle (“What Do We Got to Lose”), Christina Milian (“A Girl Like Me”), Nodesha (“That’s Crazy”), Chante Moore (“Straight Up”), Whitney Houston (“Never Give Up”) and Monica (“Love All Over Me”).

Meanwhile, Kehlani is expected to release the follow-up to “SweetSexySavage” – featuring contributions from Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Geoffro Cause, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes – early next year via Atlantic Records.

Current promotional single “Touch” – which was co-written by Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Brent Kutzle, and Jeremy “JMIKE” Coleman – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Touch” below.