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Alicia Keys drafts Arrow Benjamin for new collaboration

15 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has drafted fellow recording artist Arrow Benjamin for a new collaboration.

Signed to Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records, Benjamin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Freedom”), Naughty Boy (“Runnin'”), James Arthur (“Kryptonite”) and Sigrid (“Working Alone”).

His promotional singles “Love and Hate” (co-written with Iain Archer and Steve McEwan) and “Look at Me” (co-written with Shazelle Gobin and Alan Nglish) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Rag’n’Bone Man), Andrew Wyatt (Kacy Hill), Kaytranada (Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Look at Me” below.

Fred Ball teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

30 Jun

Fred Ball has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Piano lesson with Alicia Keys – Thank you for the magic and the madness,” the Roc Nation signee posted to Instagram on Friday (June 30, 2017).

Notable songwriting and production credits by Fred Ball include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” All Saints’ “Summer Rain,” Una Sand’s “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Petite Meller’s “America,” Little Mix’s “See Me Now,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Synchronized,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

He has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Pixie Lott, Wens, Kevin Garrett, Raye, Tamera Foster, Saya, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Maad, Joy Crookes, Arlissa, Emeli Sande, Dagny, Fanny Anderson, Taya, Grace Carter, Era Istrefi, L Devine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tinashe, and Paloma Faith.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Kanye West).

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Foy Vance for new collaboration

26 Jun

Alicia Keys has teamed up with Foy Vance for a new collaboration.

The Northern-Irish singer/songwriter’s resume boasts previous works with Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Odetta”), Ed Sheeran (“Nancy Mulligan”), Rudimental (“Never Let You Go”), Miranda Lambert (“Pushing Time”) and Sawyer Fredericks (“Bittersweet”).

Vance’s latest studio collection “The Wild Swan,” which was executive-produced by Elton John and released via Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (Halsey, The Weeknd), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher, Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige, Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Jay-Z, Kanye West).

Stream “The Wild Swan” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Daheala

20 May

Alicia Keys has recorded new music with DaHeala.

The Canadian record producer and songwriter, born Jason Quenneville, is known for his works with The Weeknd (“Starboy”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Belly (“Die Alone”), Mia Martina (“Chasing the Rush”), Future (“Low Life”), Rick Ross (“In Vein”), Alyssa Reid (“The Game”) and Massari (“So Long”).

DaHeala’s resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Illangelo, Savan Kotecha, DannyBoyStyles, Max Martin, Ben Billions, Ali Payami, Doc McKinney, Metro Boomin’, Stephan Moccio, Mike Dean, CIRKUT, LunchMoney Lewis, Moon Willis, Nasri Atweh, and Adam Messinger.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project – featuring the Kaytranada-produced “Sweet Fucking Love” – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection follows 2016’s “Here,” which spawned contributions from Swizz Beatz (“Illusion of Bliss”), Tayla Parx (“In Common”), Jimmy Napes (“Hallelujah”), Billy Walsh (“Holy War”), Emeli Sande (“Kill Your Mama”), Pharrell Williams (“Work on It”) and Tish Hyman (“Blended Family”).

Stream “Vault Playlist, Volume 1” below.

Alicia Keys drafts KAYTRANADA for new song “Sweet F-ing Love”

10 Jan

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Alicia Keys has unleashed a new song online.

The audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” was posted to rapper-producer Swizz Beatz’s SoundCloud channel on Monday (January 09, 2017).

Production duties on “Sweet F-ing Love” were handled by KAYTRANADA, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Sink or Swim,” Zak Abel’s “Say Sumthin,” Kali Uchis’ “Rush,” Anderson Paak’s “Lite Weight,” Talib Kweli’s “Butterfly,” Katy B’s “Honey,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Say What You Mean.”

Keys’ latest album “Here” – featuring singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sande, Jimmy Napes, Harold Lilly, Mark Batson, Tish Hyman, Illangelo, Billy Walsh, and Taylor Parks.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” below.

Alicia Keys delivers new album “HERE”

4 Nov

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Alicia Keys has delivered her new album online.

“HERE” – featuring singles “In Common,” “Blended Family (What You Do for Love” and “Holy War” – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo), Latisha “Tish” Hyman (Kanye West), Harold Lilly (Toni Braxton) and Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan).

On the production front, Keys has teamed up with Swizz Beatz (Mariah Carey), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake).

Stream “HERE” in its entirety below.

Alicia Keys reveals new album “HERE” tracklist

30 Oct

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Alicia Keys has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer-songwriter-record producer will release “HERE” on November 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Holy War” – which was written by Keys alongside Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Swizz Beatz (Angie Stone), Harold Lily (Christina Milian), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Tish Hyman (Kelly Rowland), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Taylor Parks (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on “HERE” are Pharrell Williams (Lion Babe), Sam Romans (John Legend), Emeli Sande (Rihanna), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius).

Peep the tracklisting below.

(1) The Beginning (Interlude) / (2) The Gospel / (3) Pawn It All / (4) Elaine Brown (Interlude) / (5) Kill Your Mama / (6) She Don’t Really Care_1LUV / (7) Elevate (Interlude) / (8) Illusion of Bliss / (9) Blended Family (What You Do for Love) / (10) Work on It / (11) Cocoa Butter (Interlude) / (12) Girl Can’t Be Herself / (13) Your Glow (Interlude) / (14) More Than We Know / (15) Where Do We Begin Now / (16) Holy War / International Edition – (17) In Common / (18) Hallelujah