MNEK teases new collaboration with Years & Years

21 Jan

British singer, songwriter, and record producer MNEK has teased a new collaboration with electronic music group Years & Years.

“We got high and talked bwois @ollyyears,” MNEK posted to his Instagram profile on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

MNEK’s recent songwriting/production credits include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Jax Jones’ “Breathe,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Sub Focus’ “Don’t You Feel It,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Little Mix’s “Touch.”

Meanwhile, Years & Years are expected to release their upcoming sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Grades, Noonie Bao, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Sarah Hudson, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Fans of MNEK’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on on the next projects by Dua Lipa, Tinashe, Zara Larsson, Lennon Stella, Tameka Foster, Melissa Steel, Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Chromeo, Mullally, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Stream the audio clip for “Paradise” below.

Tamera Foster hits the studio with Naughty Boy, Fancy Hagood for new collaboration

21 Jan

British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy and fellow recording artist Fancy Hagood for a new collaboration.

Having previously collaborated with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on his own single, the Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem-produced “Boys Like You,” Hagood’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Christina Aguilera (“Change”), Lucy Hale (“You Sound Good to Me”), Goldhouse (“Over”), Niykee Heaton (“Skin Tight”) and Ben Bradford (“Tequila Makes the World Go Round”).

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy is known for his production works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Cheryl (“Craziest Things”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Charli XCX (“So Over You”), Tanika (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

Foster, on the other hand, who recently co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Bakermat & Kiesza alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam, is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Parker Ighile, Carla Marie Williams, The Electric, Lauren Aquilina, Kuya Productions, Chelcee Grimes, Future Cut, Hayley Warner, Arrow Benjamin, Kamille, Happy Perez, Ray BLK, Talay Riley, Knightstarr, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Rita Ora liberates new promotional single “Proud”

20 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has liberated her new single online.

“Proud” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Rachel “Raye” Keen alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous promotional singles “Anywhere” and “This Song” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jason Evigan, Gabrielle Nowee, Sam Romans, Chelcee Grimes, Jonny Coffer, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Jimmy Napes, Ammar Malik, Justin Tranter, Mike Dean, Emile Haynie, Jason Boyd, Digital Farm Animals, Leon Thomas, and Jake Gosling.

Stream the audio clip for “Proud” below.

Madonna reunites with Billboard for new collaboration

20 Jan

American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman Madonna Louise Ciccone, known mononymously as Madonna, has reunited with Billboard for a new collaboration.

The Canadian hitmaker previously co-produced “Ghosttown” for Madonna alongside Jason Evigan. Co-written with Sean Douglas and Evan “Kidd” Bogart, the track topped the US Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

Born Mathieu Jomphe, Billboard songwriting/production resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“Thinking Bout You”), Erik Hassle (“TKO”), Zara Larsson (“Rooftop”), Elliphant (“You’re Gone”), Shakira (“La La La”), Ferras (“Speak in Tongues”), Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”), Kesha (“Cannibal”), Ellie Goulding (“In My City”) and Mika (“Popular Song”).

Meanwhile, Madonna is expected to release her upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard – later this year via Boy Toy / Live Nation / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2015’s “Rebel Heart,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Living for Love,” “Ghosttown” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.”

Stream the audio clip for “Ghosttown” below.

Tom Grennan drafts Jonny Lattimer, Fraser T. Smith for new promotional single “Sober”

19 Jan

British singer/songwriter Tom Grennan has released his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jonny Lattimer, whose other credits include Caitlyn Scarlett’s “Happy When,” Bruno Major’s “Second Time,” Zak Abel’s “Rock Bottom,” Frances’ “Let it Out,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Backtrack,” Kwabs’ “Walk,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Foxes’ “Amazing.”

Production duties on “Sober” were handled by Fraser T. Smith, who is also responsible for Raye’s “Decline,” Craig David’s “I Know You,” Calum Scott’s “You Are the Reason,” Stormzy’s “Blinded by Your Grace,” Ray BLK’s “Baby Girlz,” Jon Bellion’s “Maybe IDK,” and Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill.”

Grennan’s upcoming debut album “Lighting Matches” – featuring previous singles “Found What I’ve Been Looking For,” “I Might” and “Royal Highness” – will arrive on May 18 Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further ontributions from Laconic, Diane Warren, Peter Stengaard, Jordan Riley, Adriano “Adj” Buffone, Danny Connors, Amy Wadge, Jimmy Hogarth, and Patrick “Paddy” Byrne.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sober” below.

Keith Urban delivers new promotional single “Parallel Line”

19 Jan

New Zealand-born Australian country music singer/songwriter Keith Urban has delivered his new promotional single online.

“Parallel Line” – which was written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Julia Michaels, and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in various medial outlets, Urban’s upcoming tenth album “Graffiti U” – featuring previous promotional single “Female” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Capitol Nashville / Hit Red Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Ripcord” reportedly yields additional alliances with Jason Evigan, Chris Wallace, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Matthew Radosevich, Francis “Eg” White, Shy Carter, Hillary Lindsey, and Greg Wells.

Stream the audio clip for “Parallel Line” below.

Justin Timberlake unleashes new promotional single “Supplies”

19 Jan

American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Justin Timberlake has unleashed his new promotional single online.

“Supplies” – which was co-written and co-produced by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Timberlake’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Man of the Woods” – featuring previous promotional single “Filthy” – is scheduled to arrive on February 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields further contributions from Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, James Fauntleroy, Nathaniel “Danja” Hills, Eric Hudson, Robin “Rob Knox” Tadross, Larrance Dopson, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

Stream the audio clip for “Supplies” below.