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Khalid confirms details for new single “Know Your Worth”

24 Jan

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Khalid has confirmed the details for his new single.

The American singer/songwriter dubbed “Know Your Worth” as his next promotional cut and will release it on January 30 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Know Your Worth” was collectively helmed by Jimmy Napes alongside siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, who have previously worked with Sam Smith (“Latch”), Mary J. Blige (“Right Now”), The Weeknd (“Nocturnal”), Miguel (“Good Intentions”) and Lion Babe (“Hourglass”).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Khalid’s upcoming third studio collection – featuring previous singles “Up All Night” and “Eleven” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2019’s “Free Spirit,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles four singles in the shape of “Better,” “My Bad,” “Talk” and “Right Back.”

Stream the audio clip for “Eleven” below.

Dua Lipa announces details for new single “Physical”

24 Jan

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Dua Lipa has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Physical” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 30 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Dua Lipa alongside Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Rita Ora), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Justin Bieber, Chris Brown) and Jason Evigan (David Guetta, Nick Jonas).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album “Future Nostalgia” – featuring lead single “Don’t Start Now” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly features additional songwriting contributions from from Julia Michaels, Tove Lo, Kennedi Lykken, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Jozzy, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

On the production front, Dua Lipa has worked with Koz, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Grades, King Henry, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Max Martin, Joel Little, Fred Ball, Danja, Supa Dups, Metro Boomin’, John Ryan, and Sly.

Stream the audio clip for “Future Nostalgia” below.

Lianne La Havas teases completion of new album

15 Jan

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Lianne La Havas has teased the completion of her upcoming album.

“It’s finished :-)” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Wednesday (15 January 2020).

The highly-anticipated project follows 2015’s “Blood,” which peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Unstoppable” (produced by Paul Epworth) and “What You Don’t Do” (produced by Matt Hales and Al Shux).

On her third studio album, Havas has worked with songwriters and producers Bruno Major, Kito, Jeff Gitty, Kamille, Sam Crowe, Nao, Mark Guilina, Loxe, Andy Vickery, and Grades.

Watch the music video for “What You Don’t Do” below.

Sugababes enlist MNEK, KABBA for new collaboration

15 Jan

British girl group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghy) have enlisted MNEK and KABBA for a new collaboration.

Besides co-writing Neon Jungle’s “Future X Girl” and Ryan Ashley’s “Familiar,” Kabba’s latest promotional single “My Work is Done” is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, MNEK previously teamed up with the Sugababes on “Drum,” which was intended for their shelved comeback album under Polydor Records. MNEK has also contributed to the next projects by Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Kara Marni, Hamzaa, Lennon Stella, Ella Eyre, Samantha Mumba, and H.E.R.

Sugababes are expected to release new music later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned singles “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

The trio recently covered UK garage duo Sweet Female Attitude’s 2000 hit single “Flowers” for DJ Spoony’s compilation album, “Garage Classics,” which peaked to number forty-eight on the UK Albums Chart.

Stream “Flowers” below.

 

Ella Eyre confirms new single “New Me”

13 Jan

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Ella Eyre has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “New Me” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Eyre alongside Pablo Bowman of The Six (Little Mix, James Arthur) and Peter “Lostboy” Rycroft (Becky Hill, Claudia Valentina).

Eyre’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring the Banx & Ranx and Kiana Lede-assisted lead single “Mama” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Di Genius, Linnea Sodahl, Jay Weathers, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Chiara Hunter, Laconic, Andrew Wells, Natalie Dunn, DannyBoyStyles, Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

Watch the music video for “Tell Your Mama” below.

 

Amerie teases new album in 2020

1 Jan

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Amerie has teased a new album in 2020.

“Thank you so much for all the love. ‘1 Thing’ has been named one of the past decade’s best songs (although it came out in 2005 but hey!), & I’m happy it still makes you happy.🎈🎈🎈 And #AMarines get ready, bc a new album is in the works (in the vein of my first 2 albums) ✨ May God bless you & all your dreams,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Amerie’s last studio album, 2009’s “In Love and War,” peaked to number three on the US Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart and spawned contributions from Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barrias (“Flowers”), Bryan Michael Cox (“Red Eye”), M-Phazes (“Different People”), Warryn Campell (“Higher”), Jonas Jeberg (“Dangerous”) and The Buchanans (“Why R U”).

In October 2018, Amerie dropped double project “4AM Mulholland” and “After 4AM” via Feeniix Rising Entertainment. The LPs have been called a “two-sided concept album draped in late-night vibes and musings on love.”

Watch the music video for “1 Thing” below.

Jorja Smith enlists Dre Skull for new collaboration

14 Dec

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Jorja Smith has enlisted Dre Skull for a new collaboration.

The American musician (born Andrew Hershey) recently produced and co-wrote “Bad Behaviour” for Polydor recording artist Mabel McVey. The track appears on Mabel’s debut studio album, “High Expectations,” which peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart.

Dre Skull’s resume boasts additional works with Burna Boy (“Show & Tell”), Drake’s (“Too Much”), PartyNextDoor (“Not Nice”), Justine Skye (“Maybe”), Santigold (“Crashing Your Party”), Lily Allen (“What You Waiting For”), Wiz Kid (“Daddy Yo”), Tkay Maidza (“Follow Me”) and Popcaan (“Silence”).

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Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Jeff Gitty (Tori Kelly, Lianne La Havas), Marlon Roudette (Jada Kingdom, Zara Larsson) and P2J (Jaz Karis, Tanika Bailey).

Her recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Be Honest” below.