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Kamille teases new collaboration with Pharrell Williams

19 Mar

British singer/songwriter Camille Purcell, known mononymously as Kamille, has teased a new collaboration with Pharrell Williams.

“When @pharrell likes a song u wrote but u never got to tell him thank u,” Kamille posted to Instagram on Monday (March 18, 2019).

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

Meanwhile, Kamille is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “My Head’s a Mess” later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

She has also contributed to the next releases by Sam Smith, Tiesto, Lianne La Havas, Dan Caplen, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Stormzy, Liam Tomlinson, and Years & Years.

Besides Pharrell Williams, Kamille has also been in the studio with producers Goldfingers, Steve Mac, Fraser T. Smith, Invisible Men, Cass Lowe, Jamie Scott, T-Collar, Nana Rogues, Diztortion, Naughty Boy, Louis Bell, SG Lewis, Al Shux, Levi Lennox, Shama Joseph, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Emotional” below.

 

Dua Lipa enlists Billy Walsh for new collaboration

18 Mar

Dua Lipa has enlisted Billy Walsh for a new collaboration.

The Canadian songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer is known for co-writing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” The Weeknd’s “Die for You,” Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further songwriting contributions from Lindy Robbins, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sasha Sloan, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Kennedi, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Hudson, and Tove Lo – is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

On the production front, the “New Rules” singer has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Pharrell Williams, Joel Little, Grades, King Henry, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Nineteen85, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Fred Ball, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin.

Stream the audio clip for “Swan Song” below.

Alina Baraz hits the studio with Elof Loelv, Hayley Gene Penner

18 Mar

American singer/songwriter Alina Baraz has teamed up with Hayley Gene Penner and Elof Loelv for a new collaboration.

Penner’s songwriting resume boasts works with Charlotte Lawrence (“Keep Me Up”), Sabrina Claudio (“Cross Your Mind”), Lennon Stella (“Feelings”), Victoria Justice (“Shake”), Cody Simpson (“Paradise”), Magic (“Red Dress”), Snow Tha Product (“Nights”) and Prince Royce (“My Problem Is”).

Meanwhile, Loelv is responsible for co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Stay,” Katy Perry’s “Save As Draft,” Zara Larsson’s “Carry You Home,” Phoebe Ryan’s “Dark Side,” Tove Stryke’s “Say My Name,” Galantis’ “Call If You Need Me,” Backstreet Boys’ “New Love,” and Pentatonix’s “Can’t Sleep Love.”

Baraz’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “The Color of You” – featuring the Cara Salimando-penned/Stint-produced lead single “Feels Right” – is expected to arrive later this year via Mom + Pop Music.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from from The Stereotypes, Michael Pollack, Grades, Mary Weitz, Jeff Gitty, Mayila, Hue Strother, J Mills, Skylar Grey, Jason Evigan, SG Lewis, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Stream the audio clip for Hayley Gene Penner’s “Talking to Myself” below.

Arlissa hits the studio with Fredro for new collaboration

15 Mar

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has teamed up with Fredro for a new collaboration.

The Swedish record producer and songwriter (born Fredrik Odesjo) has recently helmed the entirety of Ehlia Luna’s EP “Black Girl Music,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Fredro’s extensive resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“When You Look at Me”), Mya (“Fabulous Life”), Vitamin C (“Busted”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Ooh Ooh”), Shontelle (“Ghetto Lullabye”), Jessica Mauboy (“Can Anybody Tell Me”) and Melodi Brown (“Skin”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Let This Go” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers alliances with Malay, Jesse Shatkin, Anita Blay, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Sinai Tedross, Martin Sjolie, Andre Harris, MoZella, Jonny Hockings, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, Wrabel, and Jeff Kleinman.

Stream the acoustic version of “Let This Go” below.

Liza Owen teams with Olivia Waithe for new collaboration

13 Mar

Liza Owen has teamed up with Olivia Waithe for a new collaboration.

Formerly known as Livvi Franc, Waithe has previously penned songs for Rihanna (“What Now”), Britney Spears (“Trouble for Me”), Demi Lovato (“Two Pieces”), Selena Gomez (“Save the Day”), Leona Lewis (“Shake You Up”), Ciara (“Overdose”) and Kelly Clarkson (“The War is Over”).

Under her former management team Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong and Allison Hunte, Waithe signed a recording contract with now-defunct Jive Records and worked with top producers for her debut album “Underground Sunshine” including Future Cut (“Hummingbird”), Greg Kurstin (“She Loves Love”), RedOne (“Automatic”) and Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (“My Window”).

Meanwhile, Owen’s current promotional single “Room Full of Boxes” – which was co-written by Sean Myer alongside London Jackson and Jacob Ames of X Lovers – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Besides regular collaborators Andrew Haas and Ian Franzino of AfterHrs, Owen has also been in the studio with Banx & Ranx, Chloe Angelides, Teddy Geiger, Emily Weisband, Jesse Saint John, Shungudzo, Big Taste, Steph Jones, Danny Parker, Tayla Parx, Steve Mac, and The Monsters & Strangerz.

Stream the audio clip for “Room Full of Boxes” below.

 

 

John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.

Sam Smith hits the studio with Kamille, Steve Mac for new collaboration

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has teamed up with fellow recording artist Kamille and music producer Steve Mac for a new collaboration.

Kamille and Steve Mac have collectively helmed singles for Ella Henderson (“Glow”), Mabel (“Don’t Call Me Up”) and Little Mix (“Love Me Like You”).

Besides working on her upcoming project under Virgin EMI, Kamille has also contributed to the next releases by Tiesto, Lianne La Havas, Dan Caplen, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Stormzy, Liam Tomlinson, and Years & Years.

Meanwhile, Mac’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Ed Sheeran (“Shape of You”), Anne-Marie (“Alarm”), Craig David (“Brand New”), Jess Glynne (“Thursday”), Nick Jonas (“Right Now”) and Rita Ora (“Your Song”).

Smith’s current promotional single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

His forthcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” which topped both the US and UK albums chart, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

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