John Legend releases new album “Bigger Love”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has released his seventh studio album online.

“Bigger Love” – featuring singles “Conversations in the Dark,” “Bigger Love” and “Actions” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album songwriters include Trey Campbell, Sebastian Kole, Ester Dean, Cautious Clay, Tayla Parx, Sam Romans, Toby Gad, Julia Michaels, Wayne Hector, Teddy Geiger, Kirby Lauryen Dockery, and Nasri Atweh.

On the production front, Legend has teamed up with Raphael Saadiq, Oak Felder, Alex Niceforo, Digi, Charlie Puth, Anderson Paak, Jeff Gitty, TMS, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skeleton, Eric Hudson, Di Genius, Ricky Reed, Nate Mercereau, Steve Wyreman, DJ Camper, Mr. Hudson, and Greg Wells.

Stream “Bigger Love” below.

Alicia Keys reunites with Sebastian Kole for new single “Perfect Way to Die”

19 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written and co-produced by Sebastian Kole, who previously teamed up with the artist on the Rob Knox-assisted “Time Machine.”

Keys’ upcoming seventh studio album “Alicia” – featuring previous singles “Show Me Love,” “Underdog” and “Good Job” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts additional contributions from Swizz Beatz, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Lewis Sky, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Jimmy Napes, Ed Sheeran, Jonny Coffer, Amy Wadge, Foy Vance, Avenue Beatz, and Hit-Boy.

Stream the audio clip for “Perfect Way to Die” below.

Awa unleashes debut project “Cry.Baby”

19 Jun

Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has released her debut EP online.

“Cry.Baby” – featuring singles “Love Songs,” “Comfortable,” “Like I Do” and “Too Late for That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Shakka Philip, Tre Jean-Marie, ISM Beats, Aston Rudi, Ebenezer Fabiyi, Aalias, and Show N Prove.

Stream “Cry.Baby” below.

Tiana Major9 releases new single “Lucky”

19 Jun

British singer/songwriter Tiana Thomas, known professionally as Tiana Major9, has released her new single online.

“Lucky” – which was written by Tiana Major9 alongside Jeffrey “Jeff Gitty” Gitelman and Kassa “Prgrshn” Alexander – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets.

Tiana’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous single “Think About You” – is expected to arrive later this year via Motown Records.

The still-untitled project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Benn Good, Kaveh Rastegar, D’Mile, Bizness Boi, P2J, Ari PenSmith, Felix Joseph, and Aston Rudi.

Stream the audio clip for “Lucky” below.

Teyana Taylor unwraps artwork, tracklisting for new album

16 Jun

Teyana Taylor has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for her new album.

The American singer/songwriter will release her third studio collection, “The Album,” on 19 June 2020 via Def Jam Recordings.

Current single “Wake Up Love” – which was collectively produced by Carl “Cardiak” Cormick and Steve “Swiff D” Thornton II – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “K.T.S.E.” features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Kanye West, Boogz Da Beast, Nija Charles, Johan Lennox, Bizness Boi, Nova Wav, Mike Dean, Seven Aurelius, Tune Da Rula, Louis Gold, Hitmaka, and Ayo & Keyz.

See the tracklisting for “The Album” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Come Back to Me / (3) Wake Up Love / (4) Low Key / (5) Let’s Build / (6) 1-800-One-Nite / (7) Mornin’ / (8) Boomin’ / (9) 69 / (10) Killah / (11) Bad / (12) Wrong Bitch / (13) Shoot It Up / (14) Bare with Me / (15) Lose Each Other / (16) Concrete / (17) Still / (18) Ever Ever / (19) Try Again / (20) Friends / (21) How You Want It / (22) Made It / (23) We Got Love

John Legend reveals artwork, traclisting for new album “Bigger Love”

12 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer John Legend has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming album, “Bigger Love,” which will arrive on 19 June 2020 via Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Bigger Love” – which was collectively produced by Legend alongside Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Di Genius, and Cautious Clay – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “A Legendary Christmas” reportedly features additional contributions from Jeff Gitty, Anderson Paak, Cutfather, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, Mr. Hudson, Scott Storch, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Raphael Saadiq, Stacy Barthe, Trey Campbell, Livvi Franc, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

See the tracklisting for “Bigger Love” below.

(1) Ooh Laa / (2) Actions / (3) I Do / (4) One Life / (5) Wild / (6) Bigger Love / (7) U Move, I Move / (8) Favorite Place / (9) Slow Cooker / (10) Focused / (11) Conversations in the Dark / (12) Don’t Walk Away / (13) Remember Us / (14) I’m Ready / (15) Always / (16) Never Break

Kelis teams up with Disclosure for new song “Watch Your Step”

24 May

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American singer/songwriter Kelis has teamed up with Disclosure on a new song entitled “Watch Your Step,” which is slotted for inclusion on the British production duo’s upcoming third studio album, “Energy.”

Scheduled to arrive on August 28 via Island Records UK, “Energy” features additional guest appearances from Kehlani (“Birthday”), Common (“Riverie”), Amine (“My High”),  Channel Tres (“Lavender”), Mick Jenkins (“Who Knew”), Blik Bassy (“Ce N’est Pas”) and Fatoumata Diawara (“Douha”).

Disclosure’s last studio album, 2015’s “Caracal,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Omen” (featuring Sam Smith), “Holding On” (featuring Gregory Portman) and “Magnets” (featuring Lorde).

Meanwhile, Kelis’s next project – which is expected to arrive later this year – reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson, and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji.

Watch the music video for “Energy” below.

Tamera enlists Future Cut, Oscar Scheller for new single “Flipside”

22 May

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British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster, known mononymously as Tamera, has delivered her new single online.

“Flipside” – which was written by Tamera alongside Oscar Scheller and Future Cut (aka Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Tamera’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Romeo” (produced by Parker Ighile) and “Don’t Phone” (produced by Aston Rudi) – is expected to arrive later this year via Moonshyne Music Limited.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional contributions from The Fanatix, Jin Jin, Marlon Roudette, Josh Crocker, Fred Cox, Jay Mooncie, Nadine Samuels, Maths Time Joy, Loxe, Dayyon Alexander, and Eyelar Mirzazadeh.

Stream “Flipside” below.

Izzy Bizu releases new single “Faded”

14 May

British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw (known professionally as Izzy Bizu) has released her new single online.

“Faded” – which was collectively produced by Alex Smith and Matt Furmidge – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu’s upcoming sophomore studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional contributions from Diane Warren, Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Fiona Bevan, Troy Miller, Kelli Leigh, Daniel Green, Laconic, Fred Cox, Zak Abel, and Dom McCallister.

Stream the audio clip for “Faded” below.

John Legend announces details for new album “Bigger Love”

13 May

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John Legend has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer (born John Roger Stephens) christened his seventh studio collection “Bigger Love” and will release it on 19 June 2020 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Bigger Love” – which was collectively produced by Legend alongside Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Di Genius, and Cautious Clay – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2018’s “A Legendary Christmas” reportedly features additional contributions from Jeff Gitty, Anderson Paak, Cutfather, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, Mr. Hudson, Scott Storch, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Raphael Saadiq, Stacy Barthe, Trey Campbell, Livvi Franc, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Watch the music video for “Bigger Love” below.