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Jorja Smith teams up with Burna Boy for new single “Be Honest”

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has teamed up with Burna Boy for her new single “Be Honest,” which will arrive on August 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Miraa May and collectively produced by Cadenza (Rita Ora, Louis Mattrs) and IzyBeats (Koffee, Tory Lanez).

Smith’s debut studio collection, 2018’s “Lost & Found,” debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “The One,” “Goodbyes,” “Blue Lights,” “February 3rd,” “On Your Own” and “Teenage Fantasy.”

Smith also provided guest vocals on the track “Slow Down,” taken from Maverick Sabre’s latest album, “When I Wake Up.” The track was produced by regular collaborators Charlie Perry and Prashant “Engine Earz” Mistry.

Stream the audio clip for “Gum Body” below.


Arin Ray teases new collaboration with Kehlani

12 Aug

Arin Ray has teased a new collaboration with Kehlani.

“This is a few years in the making, always been a big fan of everything this woman does. aside from the records, I just love who she is and what she stands for. this my homie for real for real lol. very excited to announce our record “Change” is droppin on friday 8/16. yeah…..we did that shit. ❤️ @Kehlani,” the American singer, songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram.

“Change” was produced by Arin Ray and Camden Bench alongside Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Reckless” and the Babyface-assisted “Always,” taken from his 2018 album under Interscope Records, “Platinum Fire.”

Ray’s most recent single, “Roses,” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting and production front, the Cincinnati-raised musician helmed songs for K. Michelle (“Ain’t You”), Jason Derulo (“Love Like That”), Justine Skye (“Back for More”) and Jeremih (“Feel Like Phil”).

Stream the audio clip for “Roses” below.


Arlissa reveals artwork for new single “Running”

12 Aug

Arlissa has revealed the artwork for her new single online.

“Guys, I’ve had the craziest journey with music since I was 14 writing my first songs. I’ve had so so so so many obstacles and people try to get in the way but here we are! Running is out Friday 16th! Thanks for being on this journey with me and believing in me! I love you all,” the American-German singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Sunday (August 11, 2019).

As per BMI Repertoire, “Running” was written by Arlissa alongside Martin Terefe (Shawn Mendez, Aloe Blacc) and Matt Schwartz (Cheryl, Kylie Minogue).

Arlissa’s upcoming debut album – featuring current promotional single “Let This Go” – is expected to arrive later this year via Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly features contributions from Mighty Mike, Shungudzo, Oak Felder, Mayila Jones, Sebastian Kole, Fredro, Natt Dunn, Sam Fischer, Wrabel, Jesse Shatkin, Stint, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Andre Harris, MoZella, Rykeyz, Senai Tedross, and Martin Sjolie.

Stream the audio clip for “Let This Go” below.


Dua Lipa drafts Jozzy, Metro Boomin for new collaboration

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has drafted Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne for a new collaboration.

Jozzy is known for co-writing Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Monica’s “Just Right for Me,” Little Mix’s “Bounce Back,” usher’s “Birthday,” Dinah Jane’s “Pass Me By,” Fergie’s “M.I.L.F,” Chris Brown’s “Discover,” and Tinashe’s “Ooh La La.”

Meanwhile, Metro Boomin’s production resume boasts works with Nicki Minaj (“Chun Swae”), 21 Savage (“No Heart”), Solange (“Stay Flo”), Gucci Mane (“Droptopwop”), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (“Get to You”) and Lana Del Rey (“God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album early next year via Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional productions from Max Martin, Ilya, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Supa Dups, Danja, Fred Ball, Joel Little, Grades, and Stephen Kozmeniuk.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has worked with Sarah Hudson, Tove Lo, Kennedi, Casey Smith, Jenna Andrews, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

Stream the audio clip for “Be the One” below.

Kelis hits the studio with Dyo for new collaboration

8 Aug

Kelis has teamed up with Dyo for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born Dayo Olatunji) previously co-wrote songs for Fifth Harmony (“Lonely Night”), Maroon 5 (“What Lovers Do”), Fleur East (“Favourite Thing”), M.O (“Bad Vibe”), Four of Diamonds (“Name On It”), Jacob Banks (“Love Ain’t Enough”) and Iggy Azalea (“Bounce”).

Dyo’s debut single “Arena” – which was collectively produced by Jay Weathers and Parker Ighile and co-written by Alastair O’Donnell – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Kelis is expected to release her next project – featuring further contributions from Grades (Nao, Lianne La Havas), MNEK (Becky Hill, Kate Stewart) and Loxe (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) – later this year.

Fans of Dyo’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by David Guetta, Lauren Jauregui, Louise Redknapp, Ryn Weaver, Zara Larsson, Claudia Valentina, and Dan Caplen.

Watch the music video for “Arena” below.


Snoh Aalegra reveals tracklisting for debut album “Ugh, Those Feelings Again”

4 Aug

Swedish singer/songwriter Snoh Aalegra has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming debut album, “Ugh, Those Feelings Again,” which will arrive on August 16 via Artium Recordings.

Current promotional single “Situationship” – which was produced by P2J and written by Aalegra alongside Ari PenSmith and Nathaniel J. Warner – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further contributions from NO ID, Harold Lilly, Marcus James, D’Mile, Jonah Christian, Matthew Burnett, Riley Bell, Johan Lenox, Maneesh, Joel Compass, Doctor O, Nes, Rob Holladay, Cam O’bi, Dee Lilly, Luke James, and Steve Wyreman of Cocaine 80s.

See the tracklisting for “Ugh, Those Feelings Again” below.

(1) Here Now (Intro) / (2) I Want You Around / (3) Situationship / (4) Whoa / (5) Find Someone Like You / (6) Toronto / (7) Love Like That / (8) Be Careful / (9) Chareville 9200, Pt. II / (10) You / (11) Njoy / (12) Nothing To Me / (13) I Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love / (14) Peace


Joy Crookes teams with Shea Taylor for new collaboration

3 Aug

Joy Crookes has teamed up with Shea Taylor for a new collaboration.

The American record producer and songwriter is known for her helming Beyonce’s “Love On Top,” Mariah Carey’s “A No No,” Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You,” Ne-Yo’s “Lazy Love,” K. Michelle’s “Love ‘Em All,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Happily Never After,” and Bridget Kelly’s “Street Dreaming.”

Taylor’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Rihanna (“James Joint”), Lianne La Havas (“Midnight”), Daley (“Blame the World”), Rita Ora (“Uneasy”), Janet Jackson (“Discipline”), Solange (“Told You So”), Brooke Candy (“Pop Rock”) and Paula DeAnda (“When It Was Me”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Crookes is expected to release her upcoming project later this year via Speakerbox Recordings / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional contributions from Laconic (Olivia Holt, Zak Abel), Hannah Yadi (Claudia Valentina, Dan Caplen), Jay Mooncie (Mullally, Kara Marni) and Future Cut (Kate Stewart, Mae Muller).

Crookes’ latest EP “Perceptions” – including singles “London Mine,” “Since I Left You” and “No Hands” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Let Me Down” below.