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Amaal Nuux hits the studio with Grades, Loxe for new collaboration

19 Nov

Somali-Canadian singer songwriter Amaal Nuux has teamed up with Daniel “Grades” Traynor and Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson for a new collaboration.

Grades songwriting and production resume boasts works with H.E.R. (“Lights On”), Dua Lipa (“No Goodbyes”), Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”), Fantasia (“Wait for You”), Sinead Harnett (“If You Let Me”), Hamzaa (“Hard to Love”), Raleigh Ritchie (“Time in a Tree”) and Khalid (“Winter”).

Meanwhile, Loxe had previously co-written and produced songs for Nao (“Love Supreme”), Jaz Karis (“Doubt My Love”), Chelou (“Out of Sight”), Jvck James (“Fears”), Vanessa Elisha (“Butter”) and MAAD (“Y.O.U”).

Amaal is currently working on her next project under Universal Music Canada. Her debut mini-collection “Black Dove” – featuring contributions from Jason Pounds, Hayley Gene Penner, JP Saxe, and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals – is now available via all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream “Black Dove” below.


Paloma Faith enlists Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Fred Ball for new collaboration

19 Nov

British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith has enlisted Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo recently helmed Raye’s last single “Love Me Again,” which peaked to number fifty-five on the UK Singles Chart.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Craig David (“Do You Miss Me Much”), Sigala (“We Got Love”), Jess Glynne (“All I Am”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Rita Ora (“Proud”), Don Diablo (“Brave”) and Jonas Blue (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Fred Ball’s production credits include Toni Braxton’s “Please,” Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Harloe’s “Rivers Run Dry,” Justine Skye’s “Heaven,” Maeta’s “Babygirl,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Roses Gabor’s “Turkish Delight,” and Jessie Ware’s “Slow Me Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is currently working on her upcoming fifth studio album under Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly features additional contributions from Diane Warren, AC Burrell, Grades, Dave Okumu, Mnek, Tre Jean-Marie, Starsmith, Cleo Tighe, Stephan Moccio, Clarence Coffee Jr., RuthAnne, George Moore, BullySongs, Detonate, and Patrick Wemberley.

Watch the music video for “Lullaby” below.


Tori Kelly enlists The Rascals for new collaboration

17 Nov

Tori Kelly has enlisted The Rascals for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo – composed of Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas – recently helmed Kehlani’s “You Know Wassup” alongside regular collaborator Antonio Dixon.

Other notable credits by The Rascals include Arin Ray’s “Change,” Chris Brown’s “Emerald,” G-Eazy’s “Scary Nights,” Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Ariana Grande’s “Tattooed Heart,” JP Saxe’s “Women Who Look Like You,” Rick Ross’ “Gold Roses,” Zendaya’s “Something New,” and Kevin Abstract’s “Baby Boy.”

Meanwhile, Tori Kelly’s re-released her latest studio album “Inspired By True Events” with two additional songs in the shape of “Until Forever” and “Minute to Myself” (both produced by Jimmy Napes).

The follow-up to 2018’s “Hiding Place” peaked to number ninetey-seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Sorry Would Go a Long Way,” “Change Your Mind,” “Language” and “2 Places.”

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Sorry Would Go a Long Way” below.

Tamera Foster enlists Future Cut for new collaboration

14 Nov

Tamera Foster has enlisted Future Cut for a new collaboration.

The British production and songwriting duo (composed of Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola) recently helmed four songs – “Honest Man,” “The Vow”,” “Take My Place” and “Love Again” – on Irish singer/songwriter RuthAnne’s debut album, “Matters of The Heart.”

Future Cut’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Lily Allen (“Smile”), Whinnie Williams (“Too Strong”), Stooshe (“Black Heart”), Mae Muller (“Leave It Out”), Sky Ferreira (“On the Wire”), Alesha Dixon (“Nothing On You”), Mahalia (“Show Me How”) and Little Mix (“How You Doing?”).

Meanwhile, Tamera’s debut single “Romeo” – which was produced by regular collaborator Parker Ighile – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming project is expected to feature additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Josh Crocker, Oscar Scheller, Maths Time Joy, Loxe, Dayyon Alexander, Eyelar, and Aston Rudi.

Stream the audio clip for “Romeo” below.

Melanie Fiona teases new collaboration with Babyface

12 Nov

Melanie Fiona has teased a new collaboration with Babyface.

“Let me tell ya’ll how my 11/11 is magic every year. Thank you Universe for placing me in these moments with LEGENDARY people and experiences that are nothing short of life changing. I am humbled with infinite gratitude,” the Canadian singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Babyface’s recent credits include Arin Ray’s “Always,” Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Toni Braxton’s “My Heart,” Kenny Lattimore’s “Falling for You,” Foxes’ “Scar,” Jordin Sparks’ “They Don’t Give,” and Ariana Grande’s “Baby I.”

His last studio collection, 2015’s “Return of the Tender Lover,” peaked to number five on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned singles “We’ve Got Love” and “Exceptional.”

Fiona is currently working on her third album, tentatively entitled “Next Train,” which is expected to arrive next year via BMG Rights Management.

The follow-up to 2012’s “The MF Life” reportedly features additional contributions from Andre Harris, Lil Eddie, Mike Woods, Scott Storch, Chris N Teeb, Fredro, Sebastian Kole, Audra Mae, and Jesse Shatkin.

Watch the music video for “Give It To Me Right” below.


Mabel reunites with Kamille for new collaboration

12 Nov

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has reunited with fellow recording artist Kamille for a new collaboration.

Kamille previously co-wrote hit singles “Don’t Call Me Up” and “Mad Love,” taken from Mabel’s debut album, “High Expectations.” The Steve Mac-produced tracks peaked to numbers 3 and 8 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

Fans of Kamille’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Little Mix, Sam Smith, Louis Tomlinson, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Mullally, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Rihanna, and Lianne La Havas.

Meanwhile, Mabel’s upcoming project under Polydor Records reportedly features further contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David, Jacob Banks) and MNEK (Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue).

Kamille’s new single “Santa x4” – which was co-produced by Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom of Goldfingers and features RCA recording group Next Town Down – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Santa x4” below.


Cory Rooney teases new collaboration with Brandy

8 Nov


Cory Rooney has teased a new collaboration with Brandy.

“Always music to my ears every time she sings. The whole world should get ready for the next level of BRANDY🙌🏾👸🏾. @4everBrandy you are truly on your game right now, and the sky is the limit from here on,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Thursday (November 07, 2019).

Rooney’s extensive resume boasts works with Jennifer Lopez (“Ain’t It Funny”), Mariah Carey (“The Roof”), Destiny’s Child (“Independent Women”), Toni Braxton (“Stupid”), Mary J. Blige (“Real Love”), Janet Jackson (“Days Go By”), Thalia (“I Want You”) and Christina Milian (“Someday One Day”).

Meanwhile, Brandy’s current promotional single “Freedom Rings” – which was co-written by Jeff Gitty alongside Ryan M. Tedder and Sebastian Kole – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming album under eOne Music reportedly boasts further contributions from Antonio Dixon, Stacy Barthe, Angel, Prince Charlez, J. Que, Kaydence, Delisha Thomas, Kristal Oliver, DJ Camper, Big Shiz, and Harvey Mason Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “Freedom Rings” below.