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Frances teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne

22 Sep

Frances has teased a new collaboration with Jess Glynne.

“Not a bad spot for a few days of writing with a group of crazy talented people!! Thank you @jessglynne ❤️,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Friday (September 22, 2017).

Born Sophie Cooke, Frances released her debut album “Things I’ve Never Said” earlier this year via Cookie Records and Capitol Records. That collection also spawned contributions from Greg Kurstin (“Say it Again”), Steve Fitzmaurice (“Don’t Worry About Me”) and Mojam Music (“No Matter”).

Having previously co-written Karen Harding’s “Open My Eyes;” Frances has also penned songs on the next projects by fellow recording artists Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Liv Dawson, Ella Henderson, Sody, and Kara Marni.

Meanwhile, Glynne’s second studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh” is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection boasts further songwriting alliances with Jin Jin (David Guetta), Kamille (Bebe Rexha), Carla Marie Williams (Craig David), Wayne Hector (Birdy), Sam Romans (John Legend), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Jamie Scott (Niall Horan) and Ed Sheeran (Anne-Marie).

On the production front, Glynne has worked with TMS (Zak Abel), Steve Mac (Pink), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Starsmith (Paloma Faith), Jonny Coffer (Kiesza), Bastian Langebaek (Jessie Ware), Grades (Nao), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande) and The Electric (Mabel McVey).

Watch the music video for “Hold My Hand” below.

Dan Caplen drafts Felix Joseph for new collaboration

21 Sep

Dan Caplen has drafted Felix Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph recently helmed the entirety of Elli Ingram’s debut album under Island Records, “Love You Really,” which features promotional singles “Stone Cold,” “Better Alone” and the Laura Dockrill-assisted “Table for Two.”

The British record producer, songwriter, photographer, and art director has also worked with the likes of Abi Ocia (“Konfyt”), Jorja Smith (“Beautiful Little Fools”), Aquilo (“Never Hurt Again”), Cosima (“Hymns for Him”), Kwabs (“Perfect Ruin”), Ray BLK (“50/50”), Professor Green (“Not Your Man”), Birdy (“Take My Heart”) and Kevin Garrett (“Pulling Me Under”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Jamie Hartman (Marlon Roudette), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Bastian Langebaek (Jack Garratt), Fred Ball (Prince Charlez) and MJ Cole (Sam Smith).

Stream Dan Caplen’s cover of Ray BLK’s “My Hood” below.

Mabel hits the studio with Pawws, The Electric

21 Sep

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has teamed with Pawws and The Electric for a new collaboration.

Pawws (born Lucy Helene Taylor) has previously penned songs that were performed by Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting), Danny L Harle (“Me4U”) and Annalisa (“Used to You”).

Meanwhile, The Electric (composed of Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen) are responsible for producing Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Fifth Harmony’s “Don’t Say You Love Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’s “Love You More,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

Mabel’s current mini-album “Bedroom” – featuring the Marlon Roudette-penned / John “JD” Reid-produced “Finders Keepers” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut studio collection under Polydor Records reportedly boasts alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Raye (Anne-Marie), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Grades (Ella Mai) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Finders Keepers” below.

Zak Abel enlists Fred Ball for new collaboration

20 Sep

Zak Abel has enlisted Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”), Nina Nesbitt (“Take You to Heaven”), Astrid S (“Does She Know”) and Una Sands (“Seventeen”).

Ball’s resume boasts additional alliances with songwriters including Shaznay Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Roses Gabor, Andrew Jackson, Natalia Hajjara, Arrow Benjamin, Bibi Bourelly, Iain James, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Joseph Angel, Livvi Franc, Sam Dew, Nina Woodford-Wells, and Ed Drewett.

Meanwhile, Abel is scheduled to release his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” on October 6th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Among the musicians backing Abel on the album are Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-wrote “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “Only When We’re Naked” below.

Ella Mai drafts Caroline Ailin, Grades for new collaboration

19 Sep

Ella Mai has drafted Norwegian singer/songwriter Caroline Ailin and British record producer Grades for a new collaboration.

Ailin is known for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Rachel Platten’s “Hey Hey Hallelujah,” and Tulecco’s “Creative.”

Meanwhile, Grades (born Daniel Traynor) is responsible for producing Nao’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Sinead Harnett’s “Still Miss You,” Khalid’s “Winter,” and Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark.”

Mai, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project – boasting further contributions from Diztortion and Tre Jean-Marie – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

Her current mini-album “Ready” – featuring the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “She Don’t” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “She Don’t” below.

Paloma Faith teases new collaboration with Sia Furler

19 Sep

Paloma Faith has teased a new collaboration with Sia Furler.

“Super happy that you are all loving my collaboration with the amazing @Sia #Warrior. Coming soon on my new album …” the British singer/songwriter posted on Twitter.

Sia’s recent songwriting credits include Zayn Malik’s “Dusk Till Dawn,” Camila Cabello’s “Crying in the Club,” Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Halsey’s “Devil in Me,” and Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud.”

The Australian artist’s last album, “This is Acting,” was released in 2016 via Puzzle Monkey Records in partnership with Sony Music’s RCA Records. That collection peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills.”

Meanwhile, Faith’s current promotional single “Cry Baby” – which was written with Cleo Tighe, Lindy Robbins, and Finlay “Starsmith” Dow-Smith – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming fourth studio collection, “The Architect,” is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), Francis T. Smith (Maverick Sabre), Jake Gosling (Nina Nesbitt), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Knox Brown (Jess Glynne) and TMS (Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Cry Baby” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart

19 Sep

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British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Snakehips and Evan “Kidd” Bogart for a new collaboration.

Composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter; Snakehips are known for their works with Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Malika (“Fall for You”), Anne-Marie (“Either Way”), Sinead Harnett (“Days with You”), Tinashe (“All My Friends”), MØ (“Don’t Leave”) and Anderson Paak (“Money on Me”).

On the songwriting front, Bogart is responsible for co-penning Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Britney Spears’s “Love Me Down,” ZZ Ward’s “Help Me Mama,” Leona Lewis’s’ “Happy,” Beyonce’s “Halo,” Jason Derulo’s “It Girl,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Black Heart,” and Rihanna’s “S.O.S.”

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Chris Loco (Diana Gordon), Moon Willis (Justine Skye), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Cass Lowe (Niia Rocco), MNEK (Demi Lovato), Jax Jones (Selena Gomez), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Courage (Foxes) and Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt).

Watch the music video for “Either Way” below.