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Usher unleashes new single “Don’t Waste My Time” with Ella Mai

13 Dec

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Usher has unleashed his new single online.

“Don’t Waste My Time” – featuring Ella Mai – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by regular collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, who previously teamed up with Usher on singles “U Got It Bad,” “U-Turn” and “Confessions Part II,” taken from the albums “8701” (2001) and “Confessions” (2004), respectively.

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Usher’s upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” is expected to arrive early next year via Brand Usher / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Waste My Time” below.

Amber Mark teams up with Marlon Roudette, Trey Campbell for new collaboration

8 Dec

American singer/songwriter Amber Mark has teamed up with Marlon Roudette and Trey Campbell for a new collaboration.

Roudette’s songwriting resume boasts works with Mabel (“Finders Keepers”), Jax Jones (“Ring Ring”), Sinead Harnett (“Unconditional”), Alex Clare (“Crazy to Love You”), Louisa Johnson (“Roads to Rome”), Siobhan Donaghey (“Twist of Fate”), Nico Santos (“Say You Won’t Go”) and SBTRKT (“I Feel Your Pain”).

Meanwhile, Campbell is responsible for co-writing Ella Mai’s “Gut Feeling,” Bebe Rexha’s “Atmosphere,” Banks’ “Look What You’re Doing to Me,” Maad’s “Black Ice,” Noah Cyrus’ “Sadness,” Gallant’s “Sharpest Edges,” Adam Lamber’s “Two Fux,” and Marsha Ambrosius’ “Flood.”

Amber’s most recent single “What If” – which was co-written and produced by Jeffrey “Jeff Gitty” Gitelman – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming and currently-untitled debut album – featuring further contributions from Mark Ralph, Two Inch Punch, Sarah Aarons, and Noah Breakfast – is expected to arrive early next year via Virgin EMI Records.

Stream the audio clip for “What If” below.

 

Kara Marni drafts Cadenza for new collaboration

6 Dec

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Kara Marni has teamed up with Cadenza for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Oliver Rodigan) recently helmed Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” (featuring Burna Boy) alongside Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross.

Cadenza’s resume boasts additional works with Rita Ora (“Falling to Pieces”), Tala (“Alchemy”), Corella (“Talk”), RuthAnne (“Liquid”), Bad Gyal (“Santa Maria”), AJ Tracey (“Plan B”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Healed”).

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Meanwhile, Kara’s most recent EP “No Logic” – featuring 7 songs in the shape of “Lose My Love,” “Opposite,” “Caught Up,” “All Night, Pt. I,” “No Logic,” “Lay Your Blame,” and “All Night, Pt. II” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming project reportedly boasts additional contributions from Loxe, Carmen Reece, Mike Woods, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Che Pope, Jay Mooncie, Autumn Rowe, Dayyon Alexander, Chiara Hunter, and Sons of Sonix.

Watch the music video for “Caught Up” below.

Little Mix enlist Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Cass Lowe for new collaboration

4 Dec

British girl group Little Mix (composed of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall) have enlisted Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Cass Lowe for a new collaboration.

Besides previously working with Little Mix on “Grown,” taken from the group’s third studio album, “Get Weird,” Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Raye (“Love Me Again”), Craig David (“Do You Miss Me Much”), Jess Glynne (“All I Am”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”) and Rita Ora (“Proud”).

Meanwhile, Lowe recent songwriting and production credits include Labrinth’s “Where the Wild Things,” Sinead Harnett’s “No Pressure,” Rudimental’s “Walk Alone,” Jess Glynne’s “Nevermind,” Lily Allen’s “Pushing Up Daisies,” Ray BLK’s “Paradise, and Paloma Faith’s “Kings and Queens.”

Little Mix’s current single “One I’ve Been Missing” – which was written by group member Leigh-Anne Pinnock alongside Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Their upcoming sixth studio album reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Georgia Ku, Oak Felder, Tayla Parx, Sean Douglas, Boy Matthews, Nate Campany, Kamille, Chris Loco, and Goldfingers.

Stream the audio clip for “Grown” below.

Dua Lipa confirms title for sophomore studio album

1 Dec

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Dua Lipa has confirmed the title for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her second studio collection “Future Nostalgia” and will release it via Warner Bros. Records.

Lead single “Don’t Start Now” – which was written by Dua Lipa alongside Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and Ian Kirkpatrick – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Future Nostalgia” reportedly features additional songwriting contributions from from Julia Michaels, Sarah Hudson, Tove Lo, Kennedi, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Jozzy, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

On the production front, Dua Lipa has worked with Koz, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Grades, King Henry, Ilya, Max Martin, Jason Evigan, Joel Little, Fred Ball, Danja, Supa Dups, Metro Boomin’, John Ryan, and Sly.

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

Jorja Smith hits the studio with P2J for new collaboration

26 Nov

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Jorja Smith has teamed up with Richard “P2J” Isong for a new collaboration.

The record producer and songwriter recently co-helmed “Addiction” for Doja Cat alongside regular collaborator Ari PenSmith. The track appears on the artist’s latest studio album, “Hot Pink,” out now via Kemosabe / RCA Records.

P2J’s resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Brown Skin Girl”), Chris Brown (“Covered in You”), Jaz Karis (“Summer Story”), Gracey (“Fingers Crossed”), Snoh Aalegra (“Situationship”), Miraa May (“Bad Behaviour”), Justine Skye (“Secrets”) and Skylar Stecker (“Sleep On”).

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Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under FAMM. The still-untitled project follows 2018’s “Lost & Found,” which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “The One,” “Blue Lights,” “February 3rd,” and “On Your Own.”

Smith’s most recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Be Honest (Cadenza & Aod Remix)” below.

Tori Kelly teams up with Jeff Gitty for new collaboration

19 Nov

Tori Kelly has teamed up with Jeff Gitty for a new collaboration.

The American musician (born Jeffrey Gitelman) recently produced and co-wrote “Sweaters” for Allen Stone alongside Nasri Atweh of Magic.  The track is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Gitty’s resume boasts additional works with Jojo (“Joanna”), Brandy (“Freedom Rings”), H.E.R. (“As I Am”), Trey Songz (“She Lovin’ It”), Camila Cabello (“All These Years”), Dinah Jane (“SZNS”), Amber Mark (“What If”), Kali Uchis (“Gotta Get Up”) and Tommy Genesis (“Lucky”).

Meanwhile, Kelly is currently working on her next project with the likes of Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Marcus James, Hue Strother, Monro, and The Rascals (aka Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes).

Her latest album “Inspired By True Events” peaked to number 97 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Sorry Would Go a Long Way,” “Change Your Mind,” “Language” and “2 Places.”

Stream the audio clip for “Minute to Myself” below.