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Little Mix enlist Nicki Minaj for new single “Woman Like Me”

1 Oct

Little Mix have announced the details for their new single.

The British girl group – composed of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – christened “Woman Like Me” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (UK).

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track – which was written by Jess Glynne alongside Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac – will arrive on October 12 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days,” Little Mix have also worked with songwriters including Rachel Furner, Justin Tranter, Shungudzo, Michael Pollack, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Jenna Andrews, Iain James, Sarah Hudson, Plested, Nija Charles, JHart, Eyelar, Sam Romans, and Kamille.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Banx & Ranx, Youthonix, Martin Sjolie, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Electric, Captain Cuts, MNEK, Fred Ball, TMS, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, and Freedo.

Watch the music video for “Only You” below.

[Common Collaborators] Alicia Keys and Beyoncé

5 Jul

Since its a slow news day, I thought about writing this post, which has been on my mind for a while now. Its about songwriters/producers who worked with two artists that are frequently associated with one another. For this post, I have chosen Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.  In case you did not know, Keys was signed to Columbia Records (which is Beyoncé’s current label) before signing to Clive Davis’ J Records.  Here are the musicians that both artists have worked with:

  • Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson: Alicia Keys (“Tell You Something”) / Beyoncé (“My Body”)
  • Antonio Dixon: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had”)
  • Candice Nelson: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Resentment”)
  • Chad Hugo: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me” – Remix) / Beyonce (“I Care,” “Work it Out” and “My First Time”)
  • Dre & Vidal: Alicia Keys (“So Simple”) / Beyonce (“T-Shirt” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Frank Ocean: Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) / Beyoncé (“I Miss You” and “Superpower”)
  • Harold Lilly: Alicia Keys (“Teenage Love Affair,” “Wreckless Love,” “Saviour,” “Where Do We Go from Here,” “I Need You,” “Pawn it All,” “Illusion of Bliss,” “Girl Can’t Be Herself,” “More Than We Know,” “So Simple” and “Where Do We Begin Now”) / Beyoncé (“Ego”)
  • Jeff Bhasker: Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire,” “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea” and “Tears Always Win”) / Beyoncé (“I Care,” “Rather Die Young” and “Party”)
  • Jermaine Dupri: Alicia Keys (“Girlfriend” and “My Boo”) / Beyoncé (“With Me” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Justin Timberlake: Alicia Keys (“How Come You Don’t Call Me – Remix” and “Morning Light”) / Beyoncé (“Until the End of Time,” “Blow” and “Rocket”)
  • Kandi Burruss: Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”) / Beyoncé (“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “So Good,” “Bug a Boo,” “Hey Ladies” and “She Can’t Love” w/ Destiny’s Child)
  • Kanye West: Alicia Keys (“You Don’t Know My Name” and “Unbreakable”) / Beyoncé (“Party”)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds: Alicia Keys (“That’s When I Knew”) / Beyoncé (“Best Thing I Never Had” and “Broken Hearted Girl”).
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror”) / Beyoncé (“Scared of Lonely,” “World Wide Woman” and “Back Up”)
  • Miguel: Alicia Keys (“Where’s the Fun in Forever”) / Beyoncé (“Rocket”)
  • Noah “40” Shebib: Alicia Keys (“Unthinkable”) / Beyoncé (“Mine”)
  • Pharrell Williams: Alicia Keys (“Work on It,” “It’s On Again,” “Know Who Are” and “Apple”) / Beyoncé (“Work it Out,” “Green Light,” “Kitty Kat,” “Blow,” “Superpower” and “My First Time”)
  • Rich Harrison: Alicia Keys (“Ain’t No Reason” – performed by Christina Milian) / Beyoncé (“Crazy in Love,” “Be with You,” “Suga Mama,” “Freakum Dress” and Creole)
  • Rodney Jerkins: Alicia Keys (“Rear View Mirror” and “Listen to Your Heart”) / Beyoncé (“Déjà vu,” “Back Up,” “World Wide Woman” and “Scared of Lonely”)
  • Sean Garrett: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love”) / Beyoncé (“Ring the Alarm,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Check on It,” “Green Light,” “Diva,” “Video Phone” and “Lay Up Under Me”)
  • Swizz Beatz: Alicia Keys (“Waiting for Your Love,” “Put it in a Love Song,” “New Day,” “The Gospel,” “Pawn it All,” “She Don’t Really Care,” “Million Dollar Bill,” “Wait Til You See My Smile”) and “Illusion of Bliss”) / Beyoncé (“Get Me Bodied,” “Upgrade U,” “Ring the Alarm,” “Lost Your Mind” and “Check on It”)
  • Timbaland: Alicia Keys (“Heartburn”) / Beyoncé (“Partition,” “Drunk in Love” and “Rocket”)
  • Toby Gad: Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”) / Beyoncé (“If I Were a Boy”)

Stream the audio clip for “Put It in a Love Song” below.

Tinashe unleashes new album “Joyride”

13 Apr

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has delivered her new album online.

“Joyride” – featuring promotional singles “Me So Bad,” “Faded Love” and “No Drama” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Stargate, Joel Compass, Ritz Reynolds, Soundz, Felix Snow, T-Minus, Hit-Boy, Mario Lucciano, J. White, Todd Cooper, A1, Hitmaka, Dre Moon, Wavy, and BLWYRMIND.

On the songwriting front, Tinashe has teamed up with Amanda Ghost, Sarah Hudson, KStewart, Sidnie Tipton, Noonie Bao, Starrah, Sasha Sloan, Jocelyn “Jo’zzy” Donald, Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Brittany “Chi” Coney, Allen Ritter, Travis Scott, Jeremih, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream “Joyride” below.

Hailee Steinfeld drafts Noah Breakfast for new collaboration

16 Jan

American singer, songwriter, and actress Hailee Steinfeld has drafted record producer Noah Breakfast for a new collaboration.

Born Noah Beresin, the former member of Chiddy Bang previously helmed songs for Christine and the Queens (“No Harm is Done”), Tei Shi (“Keep Running”), Becky Hill (“Back to My Love”), Santigold (“Walking in a Circle”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Sitting Pretty”), Big Sean (“Light it Up”), Ellie Goulding (“Tessellate”), Tory Lanez (“Henny in Hand”) and Brooke Candy (“Opulence”).

Noah Breakfast’s resume boasts additional works with fellow producers and songwriters including Two Inch Punch, Asia Whiteacre, Diplo, Sia Furler, Robopop, Jesse Saint John, Sarah Aarons, DJ Dahi, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Patrik Berger, Natalie Dunn, Stint, Rostam Batmanglij, Diplo, Emily Warren, John Hill, and Sam Hollander.

Meanwhile, Steinfeld’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Let Me Go” and “Most Girls” – is expected to arrive later this year via Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting alliances with Leland, Allie X, Hayley Warner, Farrago, Ali Tamposi, Brandon Skeie, Kathryn Ostenberg, BURNS, Albin Nedler, Tayla Parx, Whitney Phillips, Rami Yacoub, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter.

Steinfeld’s current promotional single “Capital Letters” – which was co-written by Ellie Goulding, Rachel “Raye” Keen, Andrew Jackson, Ely Weisfeld, and Michael “BloodPop” Tucker – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Capital Letters” below.

Dan Caplen liberates new promotional single “Two Fingers”

6 Dec

British singer/songwriter Daniel Sebastian Caplen, professionally known as Dan Caplen, has shared his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Two Inch Punch, who is also responsible for Ella Eyre’s “Deeper,” Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” Moko’s “With You,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Anne-Marie’s “Boy,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” JP Cooper’s “Good Friend,” and Saya’s “Cold Fire.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – is expected to arrive early next year via Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Hannah Yadi, James Newman, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jennifer Decilveo, Frank Gamble, Amy Wadge, Jamie Hartman, Fraser T. Smith, Jamie Scott, Wayne Hector, and Jonny Coffer.

Stream the audio clip for “Two Fingers” below.

Kamille drafts Goldfingers for debut promotional single “Body”

28 Sep

Kamille has announced the details for her debut single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Camille Angelina Purcell) christened “Body” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming project and will release it on October 6th via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Kamille alongside Linus Nordstrom and Frank Nobel of Swedish production duo Goldfingers, who have also worked on the next projects by John Newman, Louisa Johnson, Mali-Koa, Charlotte OC, L Devine, Antigoni Buxton, Fleur East, Liza Owen, and Mic Lowry.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kamille’s forthcoming debut project is expected to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers furthers productions and songwriting contributions from Ritual (Dua Lipa), Chris Loco (Rita Ora), Two Inch Punch (Sinead Harnett), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys) and TMS (Paloma Faith).

Fans of Kamille’s songwriting should also keep an eye on the next releases by Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Ella Henderson, Louisa Johnson, Bebe Rexha, Rihanna, Jessie Ware, Era Istrefi, Lewis Capaldi, David Guetta, Calum Scott, Fleur East, Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, Louis Tomlinson, and Tamera Foster.

Stream the audio clip for “Get Some” below.

Alex Aiono announces new promotional single details

14 Sep

Alex Aiono has announced the details for his new single online.

The Maori/Samoan-American singer and songwriter (Martin Alexander Aiono) christened “Does it Feel Like Falling” – featuring Trinidad Cardona – as his next promotional single and will release it on September 15th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Does it Feel Like Falling” were handled by Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian of The Futuristics, who are also responsible for MGK & Camila Cabello’s “Bad Things,” Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody,” and Liz Huett’s “STFU and Hold Me.”

Aiono’s upcoming project, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Jin Jin (Raye), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Lisa Scinta (Fifth Harmony), Eskeerdo (Rihanna), Madison Love (Zara Larsson), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle) and Jesse Saint John (Nick Jonas).

On the production front, Aiono has worked with D’Mile (Raye), Jason Evigan (Britney Spears), Axident (Justin Bieber), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), JRY (Charlie Puth), Maestro Tha Baker (Imani Williams), Sermstyle (Dua Lipa), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), ADP (Ella Eyre) and Darhyl Camper (Ne-Yo).

Stream the audio clip for “Question” below.