Tag Archives: Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere

Little Mix reunite with Shungudzo for fifth album

9 May

Little Mix have reunited with Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) previously co-wrote “Touch” for Little Mix alongside Philip Plested, Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim and Patrick Patrikious. The MNEK-produced cut reached to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”), Mic Lowry (“Frustrations”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The highly-anticipated project reportedly yields further songwriting contributions from JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Stream the audio clip for “Come on Back” below.

Alina Baraz premieres music video for new single “I Don’t Even Know Why Though”

8 Apr

Alina Baraz has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “I Don’t Even Know Why Though” was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (April 06, 2018).

The track was co-written by Shungudzo, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Touch,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino,” Victoria Monet’s “Wish I Never Met You,” and Tinashe’s “Eat You Up.”

Production duties on “I Don’t Even Know Why Though” were collectively handled by Warren Felder (Sabrina Carpenter, Liam Payne), Trevor Brown (Kehlani, Maty Noyes) and Zaire Kaolo (Bea Miller, Madison Beer).

Baraz’s latest project “The Color of You” – featuring further contributions from Robin Hannibal, Asia Whiteacre, Noah Breakfast, Sarah Aarons, Michael Pollack, and Stint – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “I Don’t Even Know Why Though” below.

Tinashe unveils artwork, release date for new album “Joyride”

17 Mar

Tinashe has unveiled the artwork for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter will release her next studio collection “Joyride” on April 13th via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The Stargate-produced singles “No Drama,” featuring Offset and co-written with Starrah; and “Faded Love,” featuring Future and co-written with Noonie Bao and Sasha Sloan, are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nightride” reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, MNEK, Shungudzo, Fred Ball, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Arrow Benjamin, Julia Michaels, BloodPop, Justin Tranter, and NOVAWAV.

Watch the music video for “Faded Love” below.

Victoria Monet releases new mini-album “Life After Love”

24 Feb

American singer-songwriter Victoria Monet has released her new project online.

“Life After Love, Pt. 1” – featuring “Wish I Never Met You,” “Freak,” “No Good,” “Water Fall Out of Love,” “Ten New Friends” and “Let Her Go” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-album boasts productions and songwriting contributions from D’Mile (Rihanna, Mack Wilds), Shungudzo (Alina Baraz, Jessie Ware), Tommy Brown (Stanaj, Jennifer Lopez), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle, Chris Brown), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs, Zayn Malik) and AFTEHRS (Niall Horan, Liza Owen).

As a songwriter, Monet has co-penned songs for Ariana Grande (“Be Alright”), Chris Brown (“Drunk Texting”), Fifth Harmony (“Everlasting Love”), Shontelle (“Evacuate My Heart”), Jordin Sparks (“Double Tap”), Coco Jones (“Deja Vu”) and Diddy & Dirty Money (“I Hate That You Love Me”).

Monet’s extensive resume yields additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Rodney Jerkins, Shane Stevens, Jonas Jeberg, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Tayla Parx, Leon “RoccStar” Youngblood, Mickey Shiloh, Antonio Dixon, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and The Rascals.

Stream “Life After Love, Pt. 1” below.

Shungudzo unleashes new promotional single “Come On Back”

10 Feb

Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter Alexandra Govere, known mononymously Shungudzo, has unleashed her new single online.

“Come On Back” – which was co-written by Shungudzo alongside fellow recording artist Jenny Owen Youngs – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Come On Back” were handled by Jordan Palmer, whose resume boasts additional works with Andy Grammer (“This Ain’t Love”), Lights (“New Fears”), Allie X (“Paper Love”), Leland (“Mattress”), Liza Owen (“Don’t Call My Baby”), Prince Fox (“Fragile”) and Greyson Chance (“Afterlife”).

The track also appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Freed,” out now via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Having worked with top producers TMS, Scribz Riley, Grades and MNEK; fans of Shungudzo’s works should keep an eye on the next releases by Ella Henderson, Alina Baraz, Tinashe, Liza Owen, and Sabina Ddumba.

Her notable songwriting credits include Little Mix’s “Touch,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” Jessie Ware’s “Stay Awake, Wait for Me,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Mic Lowry’s “Frustrations,” Girli’s “Not That Girl,” and Whissell’s “Old Souls, Young Bodies.”

Stream the audio clip for “Come On Back” below.