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Justin Timberlake enlists Sarah Aarons for new collaboration

17 Jul

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Justin Timberlake has enlisted Sarah Aarons for a new collaboration.

The Australian songwriter is responsible for co-penning Zedd’s “The Middle,” Kelsey Lu’s “Due West,” John Legend’s “Preach,” Demi Lovato’s “Lonely,” Khalid’s “Free Spirit,” Alina Baraz’s “Tainted,” David Guetta’s “Don’t Leave Me Alone,” Mabel’s “Bedroom,” and Jonas Brothers’ “Happy When I’m Sad.”

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Meanwhile, Timberlake’s current promotional single “Soulmate” – which was co-written by James Fauntleroy and produced by Nineteen85 – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

His most recent studio collection, 2018’s “Man of the Woods,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Filthy,” “Supplies” and “Say Something” (featuring Chris Stapleton).

Stream the audio clip for “Soulmate” below.

Banks releases new studio collection “III”

13 Jul

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American singer/songwriter Jillian Banks, known mononymously as Banks, has delivered her new studio collection online.

“III” – featuring promotional singles “Gimme,” “Look What You’re Doing to Me” and “Contaminated” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts contributions from Tim Anderson, Hudson Mohawke, Kito, BJ Burton, Paul Epworth, Sohn, Trey Campbell, Kevin Garrett, Alejandro Chal, Miguel, Aaron Forbes, Simon Christensen, and Tala.

Stream “III” below.

Scott Storch teases new collaboration with Charlie Puth

13 Jul

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Scott Storch has teased a new collaboration with Charlie Puth.

“Who wants to see this collab ? @charlieputh,” the American record producer posted to Instagram on Friday (July 12, 2019).

Storch’s extensive production credits include Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Maluma’s “How I Like It,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Justin Timberlake’s “(And She Said) Take Me Now,” Christina Aguilera’s “Fighter,” 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop,” and Lil Kim’s “Lighters Up.”

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Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his upcoming third album – featuring further contributions from Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, and Louis Bell – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

His most recent studio collection, 2018’s “Voicenotes,” debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Attention,” “How Long,” “Done for Me,” “Change” and “The Way I Am.”

Stream Scott Storch’s “Select Discography” below.

Tori Kelly reveals details for new album “Inspired By True Events”

28 Jun

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Tori Kelly has revealed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Victoria Loren Kelly) christened her next studio collection “Inspired by True Events” and will release it on August 9 via Schoolboy Records / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Sorry Would Go A Long Way” – which was co-written by Bruno Major and produced by Jimmy Napes – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly yields additional alliances with Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Oak Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne Holloway, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, Nate Campany, Kyle Shearer, and Mojam Music.

Stream the audio clip for “Sorry Would Go a Long Way” below.

Jojo hits the studio with Malay for new collaboration

8 Jun

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American singer/songwriter Joanna Levesque, known mononymously as Jojo, has teamed up with Malay for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born James Ho) recently helmed “About You” for Capitol recording artist Fletcher alongside Kara DioGuardi, Ingrid Andress, Andrew Jacob Pruis, and Derrick Sutherland.

Malay’s resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Lorde (“Sober”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”), Lykke Li (“Deep End”), Goapele (“Break of Dawn”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

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In addition to contributing to Louise’s upcoming album, “Heavy Love,” Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project, which follows 2016’s “Mad Love,” reportedly delivers further productions from Doc McKinney, Jamie Hartman, Stint, Oak Felder, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, D’Mile, Chris Loco, Kyle Shearer, Lido, Digital Farm Animals, Big Taste, ADP, Nick Monson, and Jussifer.

Watch the music video for “Say Love” below.

Raphael Saadiq announces new album “Jimmy Lee”

7 Jun

 

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Raphael Saadiq has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Charles Ray Wiggins) has christened his fifth studio collection “Jimmy Lee” and will release it on August 23 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead promotional single “Something Keeps Calling” – featuring guitarist Rob Bacon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Saadiq’s last studio collection, 2011’s “Stone Rollin’,” debuted at number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Radio,” “Good Man” and “Stone Rollin’.”

As a songwriter and producer, Saadiq has worked with John Legend (“We Need Love”), Alicia Keys (“Lesson Learned”), Mary J. Blige (“So Lady”), Angie Stone (“Brotha”), Goapele (“Crushed Out”), Teedra Moses (“Take Me”), Mashonda (“Ask of You”), Joss Stone (“Tell Me Bout It”) and Kelis (“Attention”).

See the tracklisting for “Jimmy Lee” below.

(1) Sinners Prayer / (2) So Ready / (3) This World Is Drunk / (4) Something Keeps Calling / (5) Kings Fall / (6) I’m Feeling Love / (7) My Walk / (8) Belongs to God / (9) Dottie’s Interlude / (10) Glory to the Veins / (11) Rikers Island / (12) Rikers Island Redux / (13) Rearview

Elle Varner confirms details for new project “Ellevation”

7 Jun

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Elle Varner has confirmed the details for her new collection.

The American singer/songwriter christened her next project “Ellevation” and will release it on July 12 via Entertainment One Music.

Current promotional single “Kinda Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Varner’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Perfectly Imperfect,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Only Wanna Give It To You” (featuring J. Cole), “Refill” and “I Don’t Care.”

Among the songs that were slotted for inclusion on her shelved sophomore album, “4 Letter Word,” are “Personal” (co-written with Jenna Andrews and Will IDAP / re-recorded by Jessie J) and “Runaway” (co-written with Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy / re-recorded by Tanika Bailey).

See the tracklisting for “Ellevation” below.

(1) Coffee On the Roof / (2) Pour Me (Thinkin Bout You) / (3) 1 To 10 / (4) Wishing Well / (5) Number One Song / (6) Loving U Blind / (7) Kinda Love / (8) Casanova / (9) Be Encouraged