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Maroon 5 release new studio collection “Red Pill Blues”

3 Nov

American pop rock band Maroon 5 – composed of members Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine, Matt Flynn, PJ Morton, and Sam Farrar – have released their sixth studio collection online.

“Red Pill Blues” – featuring singles “Don’t Wanna Know,” “Cold,” “What Lovers Do” and “Help Me Out” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “V” was executive-produced by Jacob “JKash” Kasher, whose recent songwriting credits include Charlie Puth’s “How Long,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Jason Derulo’s “Swalla,” Zara Larsson’s “So Good,” Kristian Galva’s “Wrong 4 This,” and PRETTYMUCH’s “Would You Mind.”

Other producers backing Maroon 5 on “Red Pill Blues” are Julian Bunetta (Niall Horan), Cirkut (Ava Max), Noah Passovoy (Katy Perry), Diplo (Madonna), John Ryan (Colbie Caillat), TMS (Emeli Sande), Ben Billions (Alina Baraz), Jason Evigan (Kehlani), Ricky Reed (Alessia Cara) and Benny Blanco (Halsey).

On the songwriting front, Maroon 5 have worked with Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo (Alex Aiono), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Camila Cabello), Justin Tranter (Nick Jonas), Julia Michaels (Tinashe) and Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes).

Stream “Red Pill Blues” below.

Maroon 5 confirm new promotional single details

29 Aug

American pop rock band Maroon 5 have teamed up with R&B singer/songwriter SZA for their new promotional single “What Lovers Do,” which will arrive on September 1st via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose recent credits include Era Istrefi’s “No I Love Yous,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels,” Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears,” DJ Khalid’s “Don’t Quit,” Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” 2 Chainz’s “Realize,” Kid Ink’s “No Strings,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Production duties on “What Lovers Do,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by regular collaborator Jason Evigan (Macklemore, Rita Ora) and Ben Billion$ (The Weeknd, Kelly Rowland).

Maroon 5’s upcoming sixth studio collection – featuring previous singles “Don’t Wanna Know” and “Cold” – will arrive later this year via 222 Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “V,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Maps,” “Animal” and “Sugar.”

Watch the music video for “Don’t Wanna Know” below.

Maroon 5 release new single “Don’t Wanna Know”

12 Oct

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Maroon 5 have released their new single online.

“Don’t Wanna Know” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Lead vocalist Adam Levine wrote the track alongside Jacob Kasher Hindlin (Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez), Ammar Malik (James Blunt, The Weeknd) and John Henry Ryan (Colbie Caillat, Louisa Johnson).

Production duties on “Don’t Wanna Know” were collectively handled by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), The Arcade (Nicola Roberts, Rita Ora) and Louie Lastic (GoldLink, Snakehips).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Maroon 5’s next studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via 222 Records and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “V,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Sugar,” “Maps” and “Animals.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Don’t Wanna Know” below.

Maroon 5 draft Kendrick Lamar for new single “Don’t Wanna Know”

11 Oct

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Maroon 5 have announced the details for their new single.

The American pop rock band christened “Don’t Wanna Know” – featuring Kendrick Lamar – as the lead single from their upcoming sixth album and will officially release it at midnight ET.

“Don’t Wanna Know” was co-written by Adam Levine alongside Jacob Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), John Henry Ryan (John Legend) and The Arcade (Rita Ora).

Maroon 5’s next studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via 222 Records and Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “V,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Sugar,” “Maps” and “Animals.”

Watch the music video for “Sugar” below.

[Musician’s Galore] Meleni “Polly A.” Smith

8 Jul

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Meleni Smith, also known by her stage name Polly A., is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She is known for her singles “The Brooklyn Sun,” “Denial,” “Pick Your Poison,” “Nature,” “Meet Me in the Bathroom” and “Happy,” which was featured on the original motion picture soundtrack “Hitch” and later on covered by Natasha Bedingfield.

On the songwriting front, Smith has co-penned tracks for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Nadine Coyle (“Feels Like Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Satellite”), and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

She also collaborated with top producers and fellow songwriters including Soulshock & Karlin, Frankie Storm, Toby Gad, Priscilla Renea, Salaam Remi, Crada, Kwame Holland, Syience, Jonas Jeberg, Fernando Garibay, Happy Perez, Boi-1da, Quiz & Larossi, Dave Tozer, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Her latest single “Ghetto Gold Dream” – which was produced by regular collaborator Synematik – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Hope you enjoy the Spotify playlist dedicated to Meleni “Polly A.” Smith below.

Polly A. releases new single “The Brooklyn Sun”

12 Mar

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Polly A. has released her new single online.

“The Brooklyn Sun” – produced by Gabe Lambrinth – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The track marks the first promotional cut from Polly A.’s upcoming project under 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Polly A.’s recent credits as a songwriter include Jordin Sparks’ “Left … Right” [Louder Than Life], Kat Dahlia’s “Clocks” [Epic], Angel Haze’s “No Bueno” [Republic] and Ben Stevenson’s “Summer Dealer” [Culvert Music].

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Happy”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”) and J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”).

She also collaborated with top producers such as Soulshock & Karlin, Toby Gad, Reginald “Syience” Perry, Happy Perez, Christian “Crada” Kalla, Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Salaam Remi, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Listen to “The Brooklyn Sun” below.

Rozzi Crane, Angel Taylor share acoustic performance of new single “Jealous”

16 Oct

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Rozzi Crane has shared a new performance video online.

The singer/songwriter posted an acoustic performance of “Jealous” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (October 15, 2015).

“Jealous” was written by Crane along with fellow songbird Angel Taylor, who’s currently working on her upcoming project under Interscope Records.

Crane’s second mini-collection “Time” – featuring “The Thought of You,” “Space & Time” and “Young & Foolish” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 222 Records and Interscope Records.

On the songwriting front, Crane co-penned “Collect My Love” for electronic music duo The Knocks along with Autumn Rowe and group members Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson.

Watch the acoustic performance of “Jealous” below.