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Halsey schedules release date for sophomore album

26 Mar

Halsey has scheduled the release date for her upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer/songwriter – real name Ashley Frangipane – will release “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Tim Anderson (BANKS, Dia Frampton), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran, Tory Lanez), Captain Cuts (Phoebe Ryan, Carly Rae Jepsen) and The Futuristics (Kid Ink, Trey Songz).

Halsey’s debut studio collection, 2015’s “Badlands,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “New Americana,” “Castle” and “Colors.”

Her current single “Not Afraid Anymore” – which was co-written by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers alongside Canadian record producer Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Listen to the audio clip for “Not Afraid Anymore” below.

Fifth Harmony works with Captain Cuts for new album

17 Mar

Fifth Harmony have worked with Captain Cuts for their upcoming album.

The LA-based songwriting and production trio – composed of Ryan McMahon, Ben Berger, and Ryan Rabin – are known for helming tracks performed by artists/acts including Bebe Rexha (“I Got You”), Halsey (“Roman Holiday”), Grouplove (“Tongue Tied”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Two Young Hearts”), Tove Lo (“Crave”) and Walk the Moon (“Shut Up and Dance”).

Their promotional single “Love Like We Used To” – featuring guest vocals from Nateur – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Jason Evigan (Charlie Puth), Gian Stone (Rachel Platten), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna), Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo (Stanaj) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Nick Jonas).

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have teamed with Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara), Dayo Olatunji (Jonas Blue), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle), Candy Shields (Brave Williams) and Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Estelle).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Like We Used To” below.

Mahalia Burkmar hits the studio with GRADES, Kuya Productions

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar has recorded new music with electronic dance music producer GRADES and Bobby Brass and Sammy G of Canadian pop production duo Kuya Productions.

GRADES – born Daniel Traynor – is responsible for producing Khalid Robinson’s “Winter,” Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” DJ Snake’s “Here Comes the Night,” Fantasia’s “Wait for You,” Tom Aspaul’s “Never Complaining,” Karen Harding’s “Those Girls,” and NAO’s “Bad Blood.”

Meanwhile, notable credits by Kuya Productions include Little Mix’s “F.U.,” Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Kandi Burruss’ “I Just Know,” Kreesha Turner’s “There,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Blow,” Keshia Chante’s “Together,” Jesse McCartney’s “Rock You,” and Shawn Desman’s “Shook.”

Mahalia’s debut studio collection “Diary of Me” – featuring promotional singles “Back Up Plan” and “Silly Girl” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

That album also boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Alicia Keys, Craig David), Richard Woodcraft (Michael Kiwanuka, Christine and the Queens), Boi-1da (Drake, John Legend) and Nineteen85 (Jessie Ware, Majid Jordan).

Stream “Diary of Me” below.

Louisa Johnson liberates new single “Best Behaviour”

10 Mar

Louisa Johnson has liberated her new single online.

“Best Behaviour” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Johnson alongside Shungudzo Kuyimba (Little Mix, Ella Henderson) and Daniel “Danny” Parker (Shawn Mendes, James Blunt).

Production duties on “Best Behaviour” were handled by Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS, who reportedly worked on the next projects by Craig David, Taya, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Madcon, Fleur East, Mollie King, Aloe Blacc, The Vamps, Imani Williams, Era Istrefi, Dua Lipa, Liv Dawson, RAYE, Paloma Faith, Hey Violet, and Bebe Rexha.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Johnson’s debut studio collection – featuring previous promotional single “So Good” – will arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Toby Gad (Daya), BURNS (Hailee Steinfeld), Tre Jean-Marie (Christina Aguilera), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Joe Janiak (Snakehips), Arnthor Birgisson (Leona Lewis), Dallas Austin (Macy Gray) and Jason Evigan (Ella Eyre).

On the songwriting front, Johnson has teamed up with MoZella (Pia Mia), Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez), Jacob Kasher (Charlie Puth), Sam Romans (John Legend), Ina Wroldsen (Anne-Marie), Emma Rohan (Freemasons), Negin Djafari (Mabel McVey), Wayne Hector (Jess Glynne) and Marlon Roudette (Sinead Harnett).

Listen to the audio clip for “Best Behavior” below.

Julia Michaels premieres “Issues” music video

8 Mar

Julia Michaels has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Issues” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 07, 2016).

The track was co-written by Justin Tranter, who previously teamed up with Michaels on singles performed by other major artists including Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), John Legend (“What You Do to Me”), Pia Mia (“Touch”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”), Fifth Harmony (“Dope”) and Linkin Park (“Heavy”).

Production duties on “Issues” were collectively handled Stargate and Benny Blanco, who are also responsible for Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Jessie J’s “Thunder,” Lea Michele’s “Cannonball,” Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” Vance Joy’s “Straight Into Your Arms,” Katy Perry’s “It Takes Two,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michaels will release her debut studio project later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Steve Mac (Anne-Marie, Ed Sheeran), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten, Charlie Puth), Ammar Malik (Ariana Grande, James Blunt), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes, Jon Bellion) and Mattman & Robin (Dagny, Taylor Swift).

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Tinashe, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Zara Larsson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Lea Michele, Ellie Goulding, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Issues” below.

Ella Henderson teams with Maegan Cottone, Kuya Productions for new collaboration

8 Mar

Ella Henderson has teamed up with British songwriter/vocal producer Maegan Cottone and Canadian production duo Bobby Brass and Sammy G of Kuya Productions for a new collaboration.

Cottone is known for co-writing Little Mix’s “Move,” Ferras’ “Closer,” Britney Spears’ “Pretty Girls” (featuring Iggy Azalea), Olly Murs’ “Up” (featuring Demi Lovato), Fleur East’s “Know Your Name,” Medina’s “Good Enough,” and Jax Jones’ “This is Real” (featuring Selena Gomez).

Meanwhile, notable credits by Kuya Productions include Little Mix’s “F.U.,” Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Kandi Burruss’ “I Just Know,” Kreesha Turner’s “There,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Blow,” Keshia Chante’s “Together,” Jesse McCartney’s “Rock You,” and Shawn Desman’s “Shook.”

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Camille Purcell, Grace Barker, Jessica Ashley, Caroline Ailin, Frances, Julia Michaels, Rachel Rohan, Amy Wadge, Shungudzo Kuyimba, MoZella, Emily Warren, JHart, Claude Kelly, Benjamin Arrow, Sam Romans, Joseph Angel, Evan Bogart, Philip Plested, Trey Campbell, Max McElligott, and Justin Tranter.

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are TMS, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, Parker Ighile, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Jason Evigan, Warren “Oak” Felder, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Josh Record, Noel Zancanella, Jamie Scott, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Isabella Summers, Johan Carlsson, Mac & Phil, Steve Mac, Julian Bunetta, Electric, Adam Argyle, John Henry Ryan, MYKL, Joe Janiak, Patrik Patrkious, Youthonix, Steve Robson, Robopop, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Yours” below.

Gabi Wilson teases new collaboration with Emeli Sande

2 Mar

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American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, who also goes by the stage name H.E.R., has teamed up with Emeli Sande for a new collaboration.

Sande’s resume boasts songwriting works with Alicia Keys (“Kill Your Mama”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), Gabrielle (“It Takes Time”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Elle Varner (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”).

The Scottish artist’s second album “Long Live the Angels” – featuring singles “Hurts,” “Garden,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Wilson is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Shola Ama (Taya), Jaramye Daniels (Teyana Taylor), Kirby Lauryen (Fleur East), Samuel Dew (Zayn Malik) and Eric Bellinger (Usher).

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are GRADES (NAO), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Mike Riley (Tove Lo), The Arcade (Iggy Azalea), Illangelo (Jorja Smith), Harmony Samuels (Brandu), Mike Dean (Kanye West), Bryan Michael Cox (Ciara), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), Metro Boomin (The Weeknd), The Rascals (Zendaya) and Da Internz (Big Sean).

As a songwriter, Wilson co-wrote “Boyfriend Material” for Ariana Grande alongside Alex Cantrall, Jeff Hoeppner, and Dwight Watson.

Stream H.E.R’s debut mini-collection “Volume 1” below.