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Dua Lipa connects with Flume, Sarah Aarons for new collabration

24 Jul

Dua Lipa has connected with Australian record producer Flume and Sony/ATV publishing signee Sarah Aarons for a new collaboration.

In addition to releasing his sophomore album “Skin” in 2016, which features international hit single “Never Be Like You,” Flume (born Harley Streten) has also produced songs for artists including AlunaGeorge (“I Remember”), Lourde (“The Louvre”) and Vince Staples (“Yeah Right”).

Meanwhile, Aarons, whose songwriting resume boasts works with Zedd & Alessia Cara (“Stay”) and Mabel McVey (“Bedroom”), has contributed to the next projects by Demi Lovato, Ella Eyre, and Amber Mark.

Dua Lipa’s upcoming project and follow-up to her self-titled debut album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive next year via Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with GRADES (Jess Glynne), Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Sarah Hudson (Ariana Grande) and Emily Warren (Molly Kate Kestner).

Watch the music video for “Be the One” below.

Alina Baraz hits the studio with GRADES, Scribz Riley, Shungudzo Kuyimba

24 Jul

American singer/songwriter has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Shungudzo Kuyimba, Daniel “GRADES” Traynor, and Mike “Scribz” Riley for her upcoming debut project.

Kuyimba (also known as Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-writing Little Mix’s “Touch,” Bantu’s “Holiday,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” GIRLI’s “Not that Girl,” and Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour.”

Meanwhile, GRADES and Scribz Riley have collectively produced songs for artists including Khalid (“Winter”), Gabi “H.E.R.” Wilson (“Lights On”) and Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”).

Baraz, on the other hand, is exected to release her upcoming debut project – featuring current promotional single “Electric” – later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys), Illangelo (Jorja Smith) and Maths Time Joy (Mahalia).

Stream the audio clip for “Electric” below.

RAYE teams with Julia Michaels, Bloodpop for new collaboration

23 Jul

British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, professionally known as RAYE, has teamed up with Julia Michaels and BloodPop for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” Britney Spears’ “Better,” Pia Mia’s “Touch,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Tinashe’s “Just Like You,” and Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.”

Michaels is also scheduled to release her debut EP “Nervous System” – featuring singles “Issues” and “Uh Huh” – on July 28 via Republic Records.

Meanwhile, RAYE’s current promotional single “The Line” – co-written with and produced by Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to prepping her next project under Polydor Records, the “You Don’t Know Me” star has also penned songs on the next projects by Ray BLK, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Mabel McVey, Era Istrefi, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Naughty Boy, Ellie Goulding, and Ray BLK.

RAYE’s previous songwriting credits include Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Tara Carosielli’s “Money,” Blonde’s “Just for One Night / All Cried Out,” M.O’s “Not in Love,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” SG Lewis’ “Yours,” Matoma’s “The Wave,” and Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave.”

Watch the music video for “Issues” below.

Jessica Simpson teases new collaboration with John Shanks

23 Jul

Jessica Simpson has teased a new collaboration with John Shanks.

“Getting the band back together #StudioWithShanks,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (July 23, 2017).

Shanks previously teamed up with Simpson on her sixth studio collection “Do You Know,” which spawned singles “Come on Over” and “Remember That.” Released in September 2008 via Epic Records / Columbia Nashville, “Do You Know” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other artists Shanks has co-written and produced songs for are Sheryl Crow (“Steve McQueen”), Celine Dion (“Taking Chances”), Kelly Clarkson (“You Found Me”), Michelle Branch (“All You Wanted”), Delta Goodrem (“In this Life”), Colbie Caillat (“Fallin’ for You”), Miley Cyrus (“The Climb”), Lindsay Lohan (“Over”) and Ashlee Simpson (“Pieces of Me”).

Meanwhile, Simpson is expected to release her next project, which follows 2010’s “Happy Christmas,” later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Linda Perry (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Christina Aguilera), Hayley Warner (John Legend), Isabella Summers (Ella Henderson), Chelsea Lena (Laura Marano) and Diana Gordon (Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Come on Over” below.

Dua Lipa reunites with Emily Warren for new collaboration

23 Jul

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has reunited with fellow recording artist Emily Warren for a new collaboration.

The pair previously co-wrote Sean Paul’s “Don’t Lie” and The Chainsmokers’ “Wake Up Alone,” as well as the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced/Caroline Ailin-assisted “New Rules,” taken from Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album.

Warren’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Alessia Cara (“The Other Side”), Noah Cyrus (“Stay Together”), Little Mix (“No More Sad Songs”), Molly Kate Kestner (“Good Die Young”), Ava Lily (“Painkiller”), Becky Hill (“Back to My Love”), Melanie Martinez (“Soap”) and Shawn Mendes (“Aftertaste”).

Her current promotional single “Something To Hold On To” – co-written with and produced by Mac and Phil – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Dua Lipa’s upcoming project, on the other hand, is expected to arrive next year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

On the still-untitled collection, the “Hotter Than Hell” star has also teamed up with Lindy Robbins (Paloma Faith, Ella Henderson), Sarah Hudson (Liza Owen, Era Istrefi) and GRADES (Alina Baraz, Gabi Wilson).

Stream the audio clip for “Something To Hold On To” below.

FKA twigs hits the studio with Levi Lennox for new collaboration

22 Jul

British singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, professionally known as FKA twigs, has teamed up with Levi Lennox for a new collaboration.

Lennox’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”), Lauren Aquilina (“Lie to Me”) and Koda Kumi (“Bangerang”).

Fans of his works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Sam Smith, RAYE, Mali-Koa, Liza Owen, KStewart, Bebe Rexha, Anne-Marie, LOVELLE, Mabel McVey, DAGNY, Becky Hill, Amber Mark, Era Istrefi, DAKOTA, Melissa Steel, Ellie Goulding, Dan Caplen, and Georgia Ku.

Meanwhile, FKA twigs is expected to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Good to Love” and “Trust in Me” – later this year via Young Turks Recordings.

In addition to confirmed contributors Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey) and Sia (Katy Perry), the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware) and Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher).

Watch the music video for “Good to Love” below.

Kylie Minogue enlists Amy Wadge for new album

22 Jul

Kylie Minogue has enlisted the songwriting services of Amy Wadge for her upcoming 14th album, which will arrive later this year via BMG Records.

Wadge’s extensive resume boasts works with Ed Sheeran (“Thinking Out Loud”), Jasmine Thompson (“Let Myself Try”), Molly Kate Kestner (“I Don’t Know”), Geri Halliwell (“If You Love Someone”), Una Healy (“Stay My Love”), Jamie Lawson (“Don’t Let Me Let You Go”) and James Blunt (“Paradise”).

Fans of her works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Janella Monae, Dakota, Zak Abel, Mahalia, Tom Grennan, Marlon Roudette, Nina Nesbitt, Jessie Ware, Keith Urban, Anne-Marie, Kacey Musgraves, Mullally, Dan Caplen, Ella Henderson, Dagny, James TW, Liv Dawson, Betsy, Aston Merrygold, Jorja Smith, Max George, Lily Moore, Conrad Sewell, and Gryffin.

Other songwriters and producers expected to appear on Minogue’s next project, which follows 2015’s “Kylie Christmas,” are Richard “Biff” Stannard, Karen Poole, Luke Fitton, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, The Invisible Men, Grace Barker, Chris DeStefano, Gina Kushka, Cutfather, Bonnie McKee, and Guy Chambers.

Watch the music video for “Spinning Around” below.