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Kiana Lede announces details for debut album “Kiki”

14 Mar

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Kiana Lede has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer, songwriter, actress, and pianist christened her first studio collection “Kiki” and will release it on 03 April 2020 via The Heavy Group in partnership with Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Current promotional single “Forfeit” (featuring Lucky Daye) – which was written by Lede alongside Mike Woods, Kevin White, Reese Hinton, Patrick McManus, Derrick Milano, Michael McCall and Roark Bailey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project features additional guest appearances from Ari Lennox (“Chocolate”), 6LACK (“Second Chances”), Col3trane (“Good Girl”), Arin Ray (“Separation”) and Moneybagg Yo & Bia (“Labels”).

See the tracklisting for “Kiki” below.

(1) Cancelled / (2) Movin / (3) Mad at Me / (4) Chocolate / (5) Forfeit / (6) Second Chances / (7) Crazy / (8) Plenty More / (9) Skiterlude / (10) Labels / (11) Honest / (12) Feel a Way / (13) Good Girl / (14) Attention / (15) Separation / (16) Protection / (17) No Takebacks

Fredro teases new collaboration with Amanda Reifer

9 Mar

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Fredro has teased a new collaboration with Amanda Reifer.

“Vibes upon vibes with @amandareifer today,” the Swedish record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Sunday (March 08, 2020).

Fredro’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Ehlie Luna (“Industry of Cool”), Alessia Cara (“My Song”), Christina Milian (“When You Look at Me”), Mya (“Fabulous Life”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Ooh Ooh”) and Jessica Mauboy (“Can Anybody Tell Me”).

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Reifer’s most recent promotional single “Rich Bitch Juice” – which was produced by regular collaborator Charlie Heat – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Reifer’s upcoming debut project under The Heavy Group reportedly features additional contributions from Banx & Ranx, Diztortion, Boi-1da, Supa Dups , Deputy, Marcus James, Jonah Christian, and Midi Jones.

Watch the music video for “Rich Bitch Juice” below.

 

Paloma Faith teams up with Jonas Blue for new single “Mistakes”

28 Feb

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Paloma Faith has teamed up with Jonas Blue for his new single “Mistakes,” which is now available via is iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released under A Positiva / Virgin EMI Records, “Mistakes” was co-written by Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike and James “Boy Matthews” Norton and collectively produced by Jonas Blue and Aaron Zuckerman.

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is expected to release her fifth studio album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records Label UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly boasts songwriting contributions from Diane Warren, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Clarence Coffee Jr, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Cleo Tighe, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

On the production front, Faith has worked with Grades, Fred Ball, Starsmith, Dave Okumu, George Moore, Stephan Moccio, Detonate, Tre Jean-Marie, AC Burrell, Digital Farm Animals, Patrick Wimberley, Fred Ball, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Mistakes” below.

Sugababes enlist Sinead Harnett, Monro for new collaboration

26 Feb

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British group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have added Sinead Harnett and Ross “Monro” James to the list of contributors for their upcoming project.

Harnett previously teamed up with Monro on “Want It With You,” “Him Too,” “Walking Away,” “All That You Are” and “Too Good for a Bad Thing,” taken from her albums “Chapter One” (2017) and “Lessons in Love” (2019), respectively.

As a songwriter, Harnett co-wrote Little Mix’s “One I’ve Been Missing” (w/ Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie) and Louise’s “Breaking Back Together” (w/ Adam Argyle and Michael Angelo) and “Give You Up” (w/ Iain James and Phil Cook).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Sugababes are expected to release their next project later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned four singles in the shape of “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Aminata Kabba, Dan Caplen, Aston Rudi, Karen Poole, and Craigie Dodds.

Stream the audio clip for “Want It With You” below.

 

Alicia Keys records new music with IzyBeats, P2J

22 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has recorded new music with P2J and Izy Beats alongside Swizz Beatz and Jamaican recording artist Proteje. It is yet to be known whether this session is intended for a future Proteje release or Keys’ upcoming studio album, “ALICIA.”

IzyBeats production credits include Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Koffee’s “Rapture.” The Jamaican-born, Miami based producer has also contributed to the next projects by Kasai, Ne-Yo, and Claudia Valentina.

Meanwhile, P2J is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” Doja Cat’s “Addiction,” Jaz Karis’ “Summer Story,” Miraa May’s “Bad Behaviour,” Snoh Aalegra’s “Situationship,” and Justine Skye’s “Secrets.”

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her seventh studio album “ALICIA” on March 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Her current promotional single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Jimmy Napes, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.

 

Kara Marni drafts ADP, Daecolm for new collaboration

19 Feb

Kara Marni has drafted Amish “ADP” Patel and Daecolm for a new collaboration.

ADP recently co-produced and co-wrote “We Made It” for Louis Tomlinson alongside Levi Lennox, John Henry Ryan, and Julian Bunetta. The track appears on Tomlinson’s debut solo album, “Walls,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Daecolm’s songwriting credits include Chris Brown’s “Bite My Tongue” and Mario’s “Drowning.” His most recent project ‘Figures” – featuring eight new tracks in the shape of “Flashing Lights,” “Cadillac ’95,” “Swervin,” “Loud,” “Righteous,” “Three,” “Neon” and “Sex Birds” – is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni is currently working on her upcoming third project under Access Records, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Love Just Ain’t Enough” and 2019’s “No Logic.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features productions from Invisible Men, Cadenza, Phil Cook, Mojam, Che Pope, Grades, Loxe, Mike Woods, Goldfingers, Jay Mooncie, Mnek, Preditah, and Sons of Sonix.

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Dayyon Alexander, Sam Harper, Autumn Rowe, Nadine Samuels, Carmen Reece, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Philip Plested, and Chiara Hunter.

Stream “Figures” below.

Sam Smith announces details for new album “To Die For”

13 Feb

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Sam Smith has announced the details for her his new album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his third studio collection “To Die For” and will release it on May 1st via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “How Do You Sleep” – which was written by Smith alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill Of It All” boasts further songwriting contributions from Ryan Tedder, Louis Bell, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Two Inch Punch, Amy Allen, Kamille, and Steve Mac.

As a songwriter, Smith recently co-penned Celine Dion’s “For the Lover That I Lost” alongside regular collaborators Jimmy Napes and Stargate (aka Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen). The track appears on Dion’s latest studio album, “Courage,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.