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Kat Dahlia delivers new promotional single “Manipulator”

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katriana Huguet, better known by her stage name Kat Dahlia, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Manipulator” were handled by J-Roc (born Jerome Harmon), who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dahlia is expected to release her sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Friday Night Majic” and “Sirens” – later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden” boasts additional alliances with Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Akon), Scott Harris (Rachel Platten), Meleni Smith (Selena Gomez) and Digital Farm Animals (Noah Cyrus).

Listen to the audio clip for “Manipulator” below.

Lorde delivers new single “Perfect Places”

2 Jun

New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, professionally known as Lorde, has released her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Perfect Places” were handled by Lorde alongside Jack Antonoff (Carly Rae Jepsen, Rachel Platten), Frank Dukes (Camila Cabello, Kanye West) and Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher, Sky Ferreira).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lorde’s upcoming sophomore album “Melodrama” – featuring previous singles “Liability” and “Green Light” – will arrive on June 16 via Lava Records and Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection follows 2013’s “Pure Heroine,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Royals,” “Tennis Court” and “Court.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Perfect Places” below.

Alice Chater teams with MoZella for new collaboration

26 May

British singer/songwriter Alice Chater has teamed up with Maureen McDonald, professionally known as MoZella, for a new collaboration.

MoZella’s songwriting credits include Madonna’s “Bitch I’m Madonna,” Tinashe’s “Feels Like Vegas,” One Direction’s “Perfect,” Mary Lambert’s “Secrets,” Rachel Platten’s “Speechless,” Ellie Goulding’s “Don’t Panic,” Lea Michele’s “Anything’s Possible,” Rihanna’s “Dancing in the Dark,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Take You High,” Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” and Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with producers Max Martin, Stargate, Toby Gad, Ariel Rechtshaid, Sir Nolan, Greg Kurstin, Diplo, Stephan Moccio, Jason Evigan, Matt Rad, Sacha Skarbek, Harmony Samuels, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, MNEK, Benny Cassette, Sermstyle, Ricky Reed, DJ Dahi, Syience, Rodney Jerkins, Jamie Scott, BloodPop, Dr. Luke, and Cirkut.

Chater, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “My WonderL.A.N.D.,” later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa, Leona Lewis), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Brandy, Carly Rae Jepsen), Lisa Scinta (Chris Brown, Selena Gomez), Rachel Furner (Frances, Sam Smith) and Jaramye Daniels (Beyonce, Teyana Taylor).

On the production front, Chater has reportedly teamed up with Red Triangle (James Arthur), Klas Ahlund (Robyn, Britney Spears), Mac & Phil (Emeli Sande, The Chainsmokers), Knightstarr (Craig David, Ella Eyre), Danja (Ciara, Andy Grammer) and Kuya Productions (Mahalia, Alessia Cara).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to MoZella’s work!

Amber Mark releases new single “Can You Hear Me?”

8 May

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Amber Mark has released her new promotional single online.

“Can You Hear Me?” – which was penned and produced by Mark – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The artist’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous single “Lose My Cool” – is expected to arrive later this year via Jasmine Music / PMR Records.

Among the musicians backing Mark on the still-untitled collection are Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Rag’n’Bone Man), Noah Breakfast (Marina Diamandis, Kanye West) and Mark Ralph (Craig David, Zara Larsson).

Stream “Can You Hear Me?” below.

Jessie Ware enlists NAO, GRADES for new collaboration

28 Mar

Jessie Ware has enlisted the songwriting and production services of NAO and GRADES for a her upcoming third album.

“No filter can hide how tired I am but what an absolute TREAT to be in the studio with @this_nao & @grades,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (March 28, 2017).

NAO’s debut studio collection, 2016’s “For All We Know,” peaked to number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love,” “Girlfriend” and “In the Morning.”

Meanwhile, GRADES is responsible for producing singles including NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” and WENS’ “Bleed.”

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” reportedly delivers further productions from Jamie Scott, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Henry Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Bastian Langebaek, and Ajay “STINT” Bhattacharyya.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Danny Parker, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Ed Drewett, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo “Shungudz” Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Sam Romans.

Stream NAO’s “For All We Know” below.

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.