Mabel pushes back release date for debut album “High Expectations”

12 May

Swedish-British singer and songwriter Mabel has pushed back the released date for her upcoming debut studio collection, “High Expectations,” from July 12 to August 2 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current promotional single “Don’t Call Me Up” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Kamille and produced by Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album also features contributions from Marlon Roudette (Zara Larsson, Claudia Valentina), Jordan Riley (Ella Henderson, Nina Nesbitt), Tre Jean-Marie (Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith), Joel Compass (Tinashe, FKA twigs), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Craig David) and Jimmy Napes (Normani, Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Fine Line” below.

Ciara liberates new studio collection “Beauty Marks”

12 May

American singer, songwriter Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, has liberated her seventh studio collection online.

“Beauty Marks” – featuring singles “Level Up,” “Dose,” Greatest Love,” “Thinkin Bout You” and “Freak Me” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Benny Cassette, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Maejor, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jasper Cameron, and Skylar Grey.

On the songwriting front, Ciara has worked with Ester Dean, Carmen Reece, Theron Thomas, Janine the Machine, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Kaveh Rastegar, Tiwa Savage, Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry.

Watch the music video for “Thinkin Bout You” below.

Rotimi confirms tracklisting for upcoming “Walk With Me” EP

12 May

Rotimi has confirmed the tracklisting for his upcoming EP online.

The Nigerian-American singer-actor, born Olurotimi Akinosho, will release his upcoming mini-album “Walk With Me” on May 24 via FrontRo Music Group / EMPIRE.

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

The track was written by Rotimi alongside Al Sherrod Lambert (Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige), Varren Wade (Jennifer Lopez, Ella Mai), Colby O’Donnis (Lady Gaga, Kelly Rowland), Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Chris Brown, Ariana Grande) and Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne (Ciara, Janet Jackson).

Other tracks that will appear on the highly-anticipated project are “Legend,” “Decisions,” “Sip Slow,” “I Can’t Blame You,” “Summertime” and “Push Button Start (featuring Vanessa Bing).”

Stream the audio clip for “Love Riddim” below.

Madonna unleashes new promotional single “Crave”

10 May

Madonna has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Crave” – with Swae Lee – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Starrah, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels,” Tinashe’s “No Drama,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Production duties on “Crave” were collectively handled by Mike Dean and Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, whose resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“Thinking Bout You”), Zara Larsson (“Rooftop”), Shakira (“La La La”), Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”) and Ellie Goulding (“In My City”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Madonna’s upcoming fourteenth album “Madame X” – featuring previous promotional singles “Medeliin” and “I Rise” – is scheduled to arrive on June 14 via Interscope Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Crave” below.

Grace Carter delivers new promotional single “Don’t Hurt Like it Used To”

10 May

Grace Carter has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Don’t Hurt Like it Used To” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by regular collaborators George and Henry Flint of The 23rd alongside Jamil “Digi” Chammas, whose other credits include Khalid’s “Better,” Ariana Grande’s “Step On Up,” Chance the Rapper’s “Held it Down,” Arlissa’s “Let This Go,” and Jay Sean’s “Luckiest Man.”

Carter’s upcoming project – featuring previous promotional single “Heal Me” (which was co-written by Fabienne Holloway and Fred Cox) – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Hurt Like it Used To” below.

 

Yuna confirms new promotional single “Blank Marquee”

9 May

Malaysian singer/songwriter Yunalis Zarai, professionally known as Yuna, has confirmed “Blank Marquee” as her next promotional single.

The G-Eazy-featuring track was co-written by Chloe Angelides, whose other credits include Demi Lovato’s “Ruin the Friendship,” Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” Era Istrefi’s “No I Love Yous,” and Tinashe’s “Player.”

Production duties on “Blank Marquee” were handled by Robin Hannibal, who is also responsible for Niia’s “Face,” Jacob Banks’ “Unknown (To You),” Kacy Hill’s “Am I,” Erik Hassle’s “No Words,” Kimbra’s “Human,” Lion Babe’s “Where Do We Go,” and DNCE’s “TV in the Morning.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Yuna’s upcoming fourth international studio album – featuring previous promotional single “Forevermore” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Verve Records.

Watch the music video for “Forevermore” below.

Dinah Jane releases new promotional single “Retrograde”

8 May

Dinah Jane has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by YMTK (Young Murph the Kidd) alongside Karin Thornton (Elley Duhe, Skylar Stecker), Theron Thomas (Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj) and Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Rihanna, Britney Spears).

Jane’s upcoming project – which reportedly features contributions from Electric, Amy Allen, Rob Knox, MoZella, Oak Felder, Priscilla Renea, Jussifer, Victoria Monet, and Michael Pollack – is expected to arrive later this year via HITCO.

Stream the audio clip for “Retrograde” below.