Frances premieres “Grow” music video

20 Mar

Frances has premiered a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Sophie Cooke – posted the visual clip for “Grow” to her Vevo channel on Sunday (March 19, 2017).

This video was helmed in collaboration with Domestic Abuse Charity, “Refuge,” to help raise awareness of domestic violence and the work that “Refuge” does to help and support victims.

Frances’ debut album “Things I’ve Never Said” – featuring singles “Don’t Worry About Me,” “Don’t Matter” and “Say it Again” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes (Clean Bandit), Rachel Furner (Little Mix), Ollie Green (JONES), Jonny Lattimer (Izzy Bizu) and Dan McDougall (Bruno Major).

Album producers include Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Greg Kurstin (Adele), Mojam Music (Fleur East), Dave McCracken (Elle King), RITUAL (Dua Lipa), Mark Ralph (AlunaGeorge), Howard Lawrence (Liv Dawson) and Craze & Hoax (Maverick Sabre).

Watch the music video for “Grow” below.

Clean Bandit teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne, Jimmy Napes

20 Mar

Clean Bandit have reunited in the studio with Jess Glynne and Jimmy Napes.

“MC Emotional Banger and DJ Vibrancy jamming @jessglynne @jimmynapes,” the British electronic music group – composed of Grace Chatto and siblings Jack and Luke Patterson – posted to their Instagram profile.

Clean Bandit previously teamed with Glynne and Napes on international hit single “Rather Be,” which topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Glynne also provided guest vocals on Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” which peaked to number two on the UK Singles Chart, and Napes co-wrote “Extraordinary,” which delivered guest vocals from UK singer-songwriter Sharna Bass.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the upcoming sophomore album by Clean Bandit – featuring singles “Tears,” “Rockabye” and “Symphony” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Craig David), Mark Ralph (AlunaGeorge), Ina Wroldsen (Janelle Monae), Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez) and Steve Mac (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Toby Gad (Beyonce), Natasha Bedingfield (Tori Kelly), Labrinth (Noah Cyrus), Priscilla Renae (Rihanna), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Eyelar (Diztortion), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), MNDR (Charli XCX) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Symphony” below.

Daye Jack joins forces with Donmonique for new single “Supernatural”

20 Mar

American hip hop artist Daye Jack has released his new single online.

“Supernatural” – featuring up and coming Brooklyn rapper Donmonique – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Supernatural” were handled by Klas Ahlund, whose credits include Charli XCX’s “Roll With Me,” Ellie Goulding’s “Devotion,” Tove Lo’s “Timebomb,” Katy Perry’s “Walking on Air,” Madonna’s “Some Girls,” Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Speakerphone.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Jack’s first studio collection “No Data” – featuring previous singles “Casino,” “Raw,” “Deep End” and “Finish Line” – will arrive on March 24 via Warner Brothers Records.

Other album contributors include Mike Elizondo (Ed Sheeran, Raleigh Ritchie), D’Mile (Mary J. Blige, Diana Gordon), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas, Alicia Keys) and Marco “MAG” Borrero (Zara Larsson, Colbie Caillat).

Listen to the audio clip for “Supernatural” below.

Becky Hill announces details for new single

18 Mar

Becky Hill has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer-songwriter christened “Rude Love” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on March 31 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Hill alongside Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson) and Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, Nicola Roberts).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill’s first studio collection – featuring previous promotional singles “Back to My Love” and “Warm” – will arrive later this year via her own label, Eko Records.

On the songwriting front, the “False Alarm” star has reportedly contributed to the next projects by Ella Eyre, Terri Walker, Liv Dawson, Chloe Leone, Imani Williams, DAKOTA, Louisa Johnson, Professor Green, and Blonde.

Her previous credits include Wilkinson’s “Afterglow,” Bondax’s “All I See,” KStewart’s “Be Without You,” Felon’s “Bittersweet,” Katy B’s “Freak Like Me,” Shift K3Y’s “Gone Missing,” Andrea Faustini’s “It’ll All End in Tears,” Watermat’s “All My Love,” Tough Love’s “Touch,” Rudimental’s “Powerless,” Oliver Heldens’ “Last All Night (Koala),” Lindsey Stirling’s “Love’s Just a Feeling,” Marc Kinchen’s “Piece of Me,” and Simulation’s “Special Request.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Warm” below.

Charlotte OC releases acoustic rendition of “Darkest Hour”

17 Mar

British singer/songwriter Charlotte OC has released a new song online.

The acoustic rendition of “Darkest Hour” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Charlotte OC alongside Jarrad Rogers (Demi Lovato, Rita Ora) and Sean Foreman (Kesha, Ariana Grande).

Production duties on “Darkest Hour” were handled by Tim Anderson, whose other credits include BANKS’ “Mind Games,” Sam Sparrow’s “Yellow Orange Rays,” Halsey’s “Hurricane,” and Solange’s “Sleep in the Park.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Charlotte OC will release her sophomore studio collection “Careless People” on March 31 via Harvest Records.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further songwriters contributions from Tom Aspaul (Celeste Waite), Andrew Jackson (Ellie Goulding), Nate Campany (Tori Kelly), Daniel Nigro (Sky Ferreira) and Laura “LP” Pergolizzi (Becky Hill).

On the follow-up to 2011’s “For Kenny,” Charlotte OC has also worked with Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena), Jone Levine (Bebe Rexha), Sacha Skarbek (Lana Del Rey) and Adam Argyle (Ella Henderson).

Listen to the audio clip for “Darkest Hour” 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.

Charlie Puth reunites with Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson for new album

17 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has reunited with Ross Golan and Johan Carlsson for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo previously teamed with Puth on “Then There’s You,” taken from the artist’s debut album, 2016’s “Nine Track Mind.”

Other notable credits by Golan and Carlsson include Colbie Caillat’s “Live it Up,” Little Mix’s “You Gotta Not,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Gavin DeGraw’s “Fire,” Michael Buble’s “Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” One Direction’s “If I Could Fly,” Flo Rida’s “My House,” and Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman.”

Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Nelly Furtado), Toby Gad (Madonna), Jason Evigan (Fifth Harmony), Cirkut (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Enrique Iglesias), John Henry Ryan (John Legend) and Ammo (Beyonce).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Alicia Keys), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo (Rihanna), Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo).

Side Note – Make sure you subscribe to Ross Golan’s audio podcast “And the Writer Is …,” where he sits down every week with an acclaimed songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. Among the fellow songwriters interviewed so far are Benny Blanco, Savan Kotecha, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, and LunchMoney Lewis.

Listen to the audio clip for “Then There’s You” below.