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Julia Michaels enlists Jimmy Napes for new collaboration

17 Feb

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavacos, professionally known as Julia Michaels, has enlisted Jimmy Napes for a new collaboration.

The British songwriter and record producer has previously helmed songs for Sam Smith (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“When You’re Gone”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”), Rita Ora (“Velvet Rope”), Gregory Porter (“Holding On”), Ray BLK (“Doing Me”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”) and Jessie Ware (“Pieces”).

Napes’ debut mini-album “The Making of Me” – featuring the Jacob Banks-penned / Disclosure-produced “Keep You to Myself” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Michaels, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Nervous System” later this year via Republic Records.

Her current promotional singles “Heaven” (co-written with MNEK and Tayla Parx) and “Are You” (co-written with Justin Tranter and produced by Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson Mattman & Robin) appear on the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades Freed.”

Stream the audio clip for “Are You” below.

Jacob Banks hits the studio with Stargate, Hue Strother

17 Feb

British singer/songwriter Jacob Banks has teamed up with Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate and Hue Strother for a new collaboration.

Stargate’s recent production and songwriting credits include Tinashe’s “Faded Love,” Daya’s “New,” Charli XCX’s “Track 10,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” and Bebe Rexha’s “I Got Time.”

Meanwhile, Strother’s songwriting resume boasts works with Mack Wilds (“Night Time”), Kiana Lede (“One of Them Days”), Ledisi (“Add to Me”), Cassie (“Radio”) and H.E.R. (“Every Kind of Way”).

Banks, on the other hand, is expected to release his upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Francis “Eg” White, Charlie Handsome, Bibi Bourelly, Two Inch Punch, Jonny Lattimer, Sam Romans, and Benny Cassette – is expected to arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

His current promotional single “Unknown (To You)” – which was produced by Robin Hannibal and co-written by John Newman and Zane Lowe – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Unknown (To You) [Timbaland Remix]” below.

Normani Kordei announces release date for Khalid-duet “Love Lies”

13 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and dancer Normani Kordei has announced the release date for her new duet with fellow recording artist Khalid.

“Love Lies” is scheduled to arrive on February 14 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taken from the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Love, Simon;” the track was co-written by Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks alongside Ryan “Charlie Handsome” Vojtesak and Jamil “Digi” Chammas.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kordei has signed a new publishing deal with Timmy Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs and is expected drop her debut solo project later this year.

For the still-untitled collection, the Fifth Harmony star has teamed up with Stargate (Camila Cabello, Zara Larsson), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora), August Rigo (Kehlani, Chris Brown), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Bridget Kelly), Starrah (Madonna, Katy Perry) and Boi-1da (Drake, Nicki Minaj).

Lennon Stella drafts Timbaland for new collaboration

11 Feb

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress Lennon Stella has drafted American record producer Timbaland for a new collaboration.

Timbaland recently produced “Filthy,” “Say Something,” “Young Man” and “Sauce,” taken from Justin Timberlake’s latest studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records, “Man of the Woods.”

Timbaland’s other credits include Aaliyah’s “Try Again,” Sam Smith’s “Pray,” Nelly Furtado’s “Maneater,” Rihanna’s “Rehab,” Demi Lovato’s “All Night Long,” Keri Hilson’s “Return the Favor,” Madonna’s “Miles Away,” Missy Elliot’s “Work It,” Beyonce’s “Partition,” and Chris Brown’s “Paper, Scissors, Rock.”

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions from Joel Little, Alex Hope, Robopop, Two Inch Punch, Jonny Lattimer, Stint, Pip Kembo, Tommy English, MNEK, Jesse Shatkin, Big Taste, Jason Evigan, Steve Mostyn, Alex Niceforo, Benny Cassette, and The Monsters & Strangerz.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Timnaland’s works!

Stanaj teams up with Afrojack for new promotional single “Bed of Roses”

10 Feb

American singer/songwriter Stanaj has teamed up with Dutch DJ/record producer Afrojack (born Nick van de Wall) for his new promotional single “Bed of Roses,” out on February 14 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Stanaj and fellow recording artist Molly Kate Kestner alongside Thomas Troelsen (Charlie Puth, Jason Derulo) and Giorgio Tuinfort (David Guetta, Gwen Stefani).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Stanaj’s upcoming project – featuring the Simon Wilcox-assisted / Nadir “RedOne” Khayat-produced “The Way I Love Her” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Eric Hudson, Diane Warren, Cass Lowe, RuthAnne, Mick Schultz, Chloe Angelides, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Tayla Parx, Stephan Moccio, Koko LaRoo, Danja, Liza Owen, Stephen Puth, Delacey, Mike Posner, Tommy Brown, and Jonny Price.

Stream the audio clip for “The Way I Love Her” below.

Zara Larsson drafts The Electric for new collaboration

10 Feb

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen of The Electric for new collaboration.

The Norwegian songwriting and production duo are responsible for singles including Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’s “Love You More,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

The Electric have also worked with songwriters including Wayne Hector, Natalia Hajjara, Max McElligott, Raye, Sam Romans, Tayla Parx, Nate Cyphert, Steph Jones, Talay Riley, Kamille, Lisa Scinta, Iain James, Eyelar, Michael Pollack, Whitney Phillips, RuthAnne, Nina Woodford, Jamie Scott, and Shungudzo.

Meanwhile, Larsson is expected to release her upcoming studio collection and follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via TEN Music Group in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jack Patterson, Caroline Ailin, Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Brittany “Delacey” Amaradio, Hit Impulse, Madison Love, Jamie “Sermstyle” Sanderson, Jim Lavigne, and William “IDAP” Larsen.

Fans of The Electric’s songwriting and production works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Louis Tomlinson, Ina Wroldsen, Taya, Mollie King, Dagny, Ella Henderson, Mabel, Imani Williams, Jess Glynne, Tamera Foster, Sigrid, and Dua Lipa.

Stream the following playlist dedicated The Electric’s works below.

Dua Lipa teams with Whethan for new promotional single “High”

10 Feb

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has teamed up with American DJ and music producer Whethan (born Ethan Snoreck) for her new promotional single “High,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Dua Lipa and John Hill alongside Sarah Aarons, whose resume boasts additional works with Zedd x Alessia Cara (“Stay”), Mabel McVey (“Bedroom”), Demi Lovato (“Lonely”), Jessie Ware (“Alone”), Guy Sebastian (“Home”) and Seal (“Luck Be a Lady”).

“High” also appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Freed,” out now via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album with songwriters/producers including Max Martin, Lindy Robbins, Savan Kotecha, Emily Warren, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, Sasha Sloan, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Clarence Coffee Jr., King Henry, Sarah Hudson, and GRADES.

Her self-titled debut studio collection debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles “Be the One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Lost in Your Light,” “New Rules” and “IDGAF.”

Stream the audio clip for “High” below.