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Raye covers Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me”

17 Feb

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Raye has shared a new cover video online.

The British singer-songwriter posted her rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s “Sing About Me” to YouTube on Tuesday (February 16, 2016).

Raye’s upcoming major-label debut project – featuring the BloodPop-produced “Tell Me” – will be released later this year through Polydor Records.

Moreover, she collaborated with top songwriters and producers including Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Bless Beats, Jin Jin, Wayne Wilkins, Jimmy Napes, MNEK, Chris Loco, Arnthor Birgisson, and Knox Brown.

On the songwriting front, Raye co-penned “All Cried Out” for Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield of UK house production duo Blonde along with Cass Lowe and Lucas Secon. The Alex Newell-featuring track peaked to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Sing About Me” below.

JONES covers “How Deep is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples

15 Jan

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JONES has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Cherie Jones – posted her rendition of “How Deep is Your Love” to SoundCloud on Thursday (January 14, 2016).

“How Deep is Your Love” was originally performed by Calvin Harris & Disciples. The Ina Wroldsen-assisted track peaked to number twenty seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, JONES is scheduled to release her first studio collection “New Skin” – featuring singles “Hoops” and “Indulge” – later this year 37 Adventures.

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers alliances with Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Laura Dockrill (Dua Lipa), Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding), SG Lewis (Jessie Ware), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre) and Rodaidh McDonald (Adele).

Listen to Jones’ rendition of “How Deep is Your Love” below.

Craig David covers Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”

7 Jan

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Craig David has shared a new performance video online.

The British singer/songwriter’s rendition of “Love Yourself” has been posted to BBC Radio 1Xtra’s YouTube channel on Wednesday (January 6, 2016).

“Love Yourself” was written by Ed Sheeran (Tori Kelly, Christina Perri) and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Rihanna, Katy Perry).

The track also appears on Justin Bieber’s latest album, “Purpose,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, David’s current single “When the Bassline Drops” is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

His upcoming studio collection “Following My Intuition” will be released later this year through Insanity Records.

The keenly-awaited project reportedly delivers contributions from Toby Gad (John Legend), Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Ed Drewett (Little Mix), Tre Jean-Marie (Vanessa White), and Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande).

Watch Craig David’s rendition of “Love Yourself” below.

Ava Lily covers “Do It Again” by Pia Mia

3 Oct

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Ava Lily has shared a new performance video online.

The British singer, songwriter and pianist posted her rendition of “Do It Again” by Pia Mia to her YouTube channel on Friday (October 02, 2015).

Production duties on “Do It Again” – now available for download via iTunes – were handled by Nicholas “Nic Nac” Balding, whose other credits include Chris Brown’s “Loyal” and Tinashe’s “Watch Me Work.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lily will release her upcoming EP later this year through Naughty Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project is executive-produced by Naughty Boy, who also worked on the next releases by Emeli Sande [Capitol], Rihanna [Roc Nation], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Nico & Vinz [Warner Bros].

Other musicians associated with the mini-collection are Mojam (Jess Glynne), Iain James (Craig David), Josh Record (Ella Henderson), MNEK (Little Mix), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware) and Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre).

Watch Lily’s rendition of “Do It Again” below.

Ava Lily covers “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” by Naughty Boy

20 Sep

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Ava Lily has shared a new cover video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted her rendition of “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” to YouTube on Friday (September 18, 2015).

“Runnin’ (Lost it All)” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Naughty Boy and Arrow Benjamin along with Carla Marie Williams (Alesha Dixon, Kylie Minogue) and Jonny Coffer (Sam Smith, Jess Glynne).

The Beyonce-assisted track also marks the first promotional cut from Naughty Boy’s upcoming second album and follow-up to 2013’s “Hotel Cabana.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lily is currently working on her debut EP under Naughty Records in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features contributions from Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Iain James (Little Mix), Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Laura Dockrill (Karen Harding), Jim Eliot (Leona Lewis) and Mojam (Emeli Sande).

Watch Ava Lily’s rendition of “Runnin’ (Lose it All)” below.

Melissa Steele, Krishane cover “American Boy” by Estelle

28 Sep

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Melissa Steel and Krishane have dropped a new performance video online.

BBC Radio 1 posted the duo’s rendition of Estelle’s hit single “American Boy” to its official YouTube page on Saturday (September 27, 2014).

The Kanye West-assisted / will.i.am-produced track is taken from Estelle’s second album, “Shine,” which peaked at number six on the UK Albums Chart.

Krishane recently released the music video for his new single “Young and Incapable.” The track – featuring vocals from Melissa Steele – will be available for download from October 19 via iTunes (UK).

The full length debut albums of both artists are expected to hit stores and digital outlets in 2015 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Watch Melissa Steele & Krishane’s performance of “American Boy” below.

Kandace Springs covers Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst”

20 Jun

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Kandace Springs has unleashed a new cover video online.

The singer, songwriter and pianist posted her rendition of Jhene Aiko’s “The Worst” to her official YouTube page on Wednesday (June 18, 2014).

The track was produced by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken, who have also worked with artists including Rihanna [Roc Nation Records], Livvi Franc [Warner Bros. Records] and Christina Aguilera [RCA Records].

Springs is currently working on her as-yet-untitled debut album with Universal Music Group / Capitol Records / Blue Note Records / SRP Records.

The highly-anticipated LP will boast productions from Brandon Hodge (Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius), Andre Harris (Usher, Justin Timberlake), Warren Felder (Rihanna, Ella Henderson) and Andrew Wansel (Trey Songz, Elle Varner).

Watch the Julie “Crown Jules” Vastola-directed clip below.