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Bridget Kelly shares new song “Happy for Me”

4 Oct

Bridget Kelly has shared a new song online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Happy for Me” to her SoundCloud channel on Tuesday (October 03, 2017).

The track was co-written by Tiffany Fred, whose other credits include Zendaya’s “Replay,” Sevyn Streeter’s “Just Being Honest,” Tamar Braxton’s “King,” Fantasia Barrino’s “Supernatural Love,” La’Porsha Renae’s “Good Woman,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Invisible,” and Keri Hilson’s “Scream.”

Kelly’s current mixtape “Time Flies” – featuring 10 songs including “So Epic,” “Suffocates Me,” “Carry My Cross,” “Love You More” and “Afterlife” – is now available for streaming via online mixtape distribution platform DatPiff.

That collection also delivers contributions from Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis (Whitney Houston), Crystal Nicole (Mary J. Blige), Al Shux (Kelela), Stacy Barthe (Alicia Keys), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce), Lil Eddie (Charlie Wilson), Mansur Zafr (Ashanti) and Corey Chorus (Estelle Swaray).

In case you didn’t know, “When in Rome” – which appears on La’Porsha Renae’s debut album “Already All Ready” – was initially recorded by Bridget Kelly during her time with Roc Nation. The track was co-written by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels alongside Eric Bellinger and Courtney Harrell.

Stream the audio clip for “Happy for Me” below.

Beyonce celebrates ninth wedding anniversary with new song “Die With You”

4 Apr

In celebration of her ninth wedding anniversary, American singer, songwriter, and actress Beyonce has shared a new song online.

The studio version of 2015’s “Die With You,” along with the associated music video, is now streaming exclusively via Tidal.

Beyonce wrote “Die with you” alongside Roc Nation signee Kirby Lauryen, whose other credits include Keyshia Cole’s “She,” Brandy’s “Begging and Pleading,” Rihanna’s “Four Five Seconds,” Kanye West’s “Only One,” La’Porsha Renae’s “Will You Fight,” and Avery Wilson’s “If I Have To.”

Lauryen’s extensive resume baosts further works with Ariana Grande (“Break Your Heart Right Back”), Monica (“All Men Lie”), Jennifer Lopez (“Let it Be Me”), Fleur East (“Never Say When”), Elijah Blake (“Rockabye”), V. Bozeman (“Smile”), Alexa Goddard (“We Broke the Sky”) and BOOTS (“Aquaria”).

Among the producers Lauryen has collaborated with are Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Steve Mostyn, DJ Mustard, Harmony Samuels, Mike Dean, Alex Da Kid, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jonas Jeberg, Polow Da Don, Shea Taylor, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Chris Loco, Dallas Austin, and No ID.

Ria Ritchie teams with Jimmy Napes for new song “In My Blood”

18 Jan

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Ria Ritchie has shared a new song online.

The British singer-songwriter posted an exclusive performance clip for “In My Blood” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (January 18, 2017).

“In My Blood” was co-written by Jimmy Napes, who previously teamed up with Ritchie on the Youthonix-assisted “Something About You.”

Napes’ other songwriting and production credits include Madonna’s “Best Night,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” Ellie Goulding’s “Heal,” Alicia Keys’ “Chemical,” Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful,” Madeon’s “You’re On,” Tourist’s “I Can’t Keep Up,” Dillon Francis’ “Anywhere,” and Lapsley’s “Hurt Me.”

The Grammy Award-winning musicians – real names James Napier – also worked on the next projects by Sam Smith, Frances, Liv Dawson, RAYE, Karen Harding, Marlon Roudette, and Eliza Doolittle.

In addition to Napes and Youthonix, Ritchie’s resume boasts further works with Future Cut, Dee Adam, The Nexus, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Disclosure, Nathan Retro, Martina “Dragonette” Sorbara, Sam Frank, Blonde, John Beck, Steven Chrisanthou, Jim Eliot, and Craze & Hoax.

Her debut mini-collection “Wrong Side of Paradise” – featuring lead promotional single “Only One” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the performance video for “In My Blood” below.

Rita Ora confirms “Fifty Shades Darker” song title

17 Jan

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Rita Ora has announced the title of her new song.

“Kiss Me” will appear on the Target edition / international deluxe version of the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades Darker,” out on February 10 via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The star-studded compilation boasts further guest appearances from Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Corinne Bailey Rae (“The Scientist”), Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”), John Legend (“New Man”), The-Dream (“Code Blue”), JP Cooper (“Birthday”), Frances (“What is Love”) and Sia (“Helium”).

Ora, on the other hand, will release her sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Album producers and songwriters include Stargate, EYELAR, Jake Gosling, Chelcee Grimes, Digital Farm Animals, Ali Tamposi, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Brian Lee, Jin Jin, Andrew Watt, and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd.

Watch the music video for “Body on Me” below.

FKA twigs teams with Oneohtrix Point Never for new song “Trust in Me”

12 Jan

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FKA twigs has shared a new song online.

The self-directed Nike commercial entitled “Do You Believe in More?” – featuring the audio clip for “Trust in Me” – was posted to NikeWomen’s YouTube channel on Wednesday (January 11, 2017).

“Trust in Me” was written by FKA twigs alongside Joseph Williams and the song’s producer Daniel “Oneohtrix Point Never” Lopatin, who recently helmed several tracks on Anohni’s critically-acclaimed debut album, “HOPELESSNESS.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, the British singer/songwriter – real name Tahliah Barnett – is currently working on her upcoming sophomore studio collection under Young Turks Recordings.

The still-untitled project – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Sia and Rick Nowels – follows to 2014’s “LP1,” which peaked to number thirty on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the ad below to hear ‘Trust In Me’.

Alicia Keys drafts KAYTRANADA for new song “Sweet F-ing Love”

10 Jan

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Alicia Keys has unleashed a new song online.

The audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” was posted to rapper-producer Swizz Beatz’s SoundCloud channel on Monday (January 09, 2017).

Production duties on “Sweet F-ing Love” were handled by KAYTRANADA, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Sink or Swim,” Zak Abel’s “Say Sumthin,” Kali Uchis’ “Rush,” Anderson Paak’s “Lite Weight,” Talib Kweli’s “Butterfly,” Katy B’s “Honey,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Say What You Mean.”

Keys’ latest album “Here” – featuring singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sande, Jimmy Napes, Harold Lilly, Mark Batson, Tish Hyman, Illangelo, Billy Walsh, and Taylor Parks.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” below.

Little Mix unveil new promotional single “Nobody Like You”

16 Nov

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Little Mix have unveiled a new promotional single online.

“Nobody Like You” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Emily Warren, whose other credits include Ava Lily (“Painkiller”), Chris Lane (“Circles”), Becky Hill (“Back to My Love”), Melanie Martinez (“Soap”) and The Chainsmokers (“Don’t Let Me Down”).

Production duties on “Nobody Like You” were collectively handled by Steve Robson (Ella Eyre, Leona Lewis), Adam “Firstman” Midgley (Frances, Dua Lipa) and Tommy Baxter (CeeLo Green, Olly Murs).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Little Mix’s fourth studio collection “Glory Days” – featuring lead single “Shout Out to My Ex” – will arrive on November 18 via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Get Weird” delivers further songwriting contributions from Camille Purcell, Wayne Hector, Maegan Cottone, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Philip Plested, Ross Golan, Jin Jin, Alexander Kronlund, Iain James, James Abrahart, and Sam Romans.

On the production front, Little Mix have teamed up with Electric, Kuya, Johan Carlsson, Digital Farm Animals, Cutfather, Peter Wallevik, Daniel Davidsen, Youthonix, Patrik Patrikious, MNEK, and DJ Freedo.

Listen to the audio clip for “Nobody Like You” below.