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Jessie Ware enlists NAO, GRADES for new collaboration

28 Mar

Jessie Ware has enlisted the songwriting and production services of NAO and GRADES for a her upcoming third album.

“No filter can hide how tired I am but what an absolute TREAT to be in the studio with @this_nao & @grades,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (March 28, 2017).

NAO’s debut studio collection, 2016’s “For All We Know,” peaked to number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love,” “Girlfriend” and “In the Morning.”

Meanwhile, GRADES is responsible for producing singles NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” and WENS’ “Bleed.”

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” reportedly delivers further productions from Jamie Scott, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Henry Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Bastian Langebaek, and Ajay “STINT” Bhattacharyya.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Danny Parker, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Ed Drewett, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo “Shungudz” Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Sam Romans.

Stream NAO’s “For All We Know” below.

Jessie Ware hits the studio with Shungudzo Kuyimba, Danny Parter, Stint

21 Mar

British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware has teamed up with Shungudzo Kuyimba, Danny Parker, and Stint for a new collaboration.

Kuyimba and Parker are responsible for co-writing “Bad Behaviour” for Louisa Johnson alongside the song’s producers Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Peter “Merf” Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn of TMS.

Meanwhile, Stint’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Zara Larsson (“Make That Money Girl”), AlunaGeorge (“Jealous”), NAO (“Girlfriend”), Santigold (“Walking in a Circle”), BANKS (“In Your Eyes”), Gallant (“Skipping Stones”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“LA Hallucinations”).

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, and Bastian Langebaek.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Jamie Scott, MoZella, Ed Drewett, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maiday, James Newman, Amy Wadge, Sam Romans, Max McElligott, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Ware’s previous studio collection, 2014’s “Tough Love,” peaked to number nine on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Champagne Kisses,” “You and I (Forever),” and the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Say You Love Me.”

Watch the music video for “Champagne Kisses” 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.

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.

Selena Gomez reunites with Mattman & Robin for new album

11 Mar

Selena Gomez has reunited with Mattman & Robin for her upcoming album.

The Swedish production duo – composed of Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson – previously teamed up with Gomez on “Hands to Myself” and “Me & the Rhythm,” taken from the artist’s 2015 album, “Revival.”

Mattman & Robin’s extensive resume boasts further works with Taylor Swift (“All You Had to Stay”), Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”), DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Run Away with Me”), Tove Lo (“Moments”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), Britney Spears (“Do You Wanna Come Over?”) and Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”).

Meanwhile, Gomez is expected to release her new studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Stargate (Christina Aguilera), Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth), Benny Blanco (Katy Perry), Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato), The Futuristics (Camila Cabello), BloodPop (Lady GaGa), Leland (Rachel Platten) and The Arcade (Iggy Azalea).

On the songwriting front, Gomez has teamed up with Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran), Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons), Ammar Malik (Clean Bandit), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Albin Nedler (Jasmine Thompson) and Ross Golan (Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for “Hands to Myself” below.

Charlie Puth hits the studio with John Henry Ryan

8 Mar

Charlie Puth has recorded new music with John Henry Ryan.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer’s credits include Pitbull’s “Fireball,” Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle,” One Direction’s “Perfect,” Robin Schulz’s “Headlights,” Tiesto’s “Summer Nights,” Nick Jonas’ “Take Over,” Maroon 5’s “Cold,” and John Legend’s “Love Me Now.”

Ryan’s extensive resume boasts further works with fellow songwriters and producers Julian Bunetta, Wayne Hector, Ash Pournouri, Ed Drewett, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kid Harpoon, Emily Wright, DJ Frank-E, Ali Tamposi, Jamie Scott, Sean Douglas, Axident, Eric Bellinger, Ricky Reed, Justin Tranter, David “DQ” Quinones, Sam Martin, and Jonny Coffer.

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

The follow-up to 2016’s “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Jason Evigan (Kehlani, Rachel Platten), Cirkut (Rihanna, Hey Violet), Rami Yacoub (DNCE, Celine Dion) and Ammo (Jessie J, Fifth Harmony).

On the songwriting front, Puth has teamed up with Babyface (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Jacob Kasher (Usher, Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes), Eskeerdo (Rihanna, Fifth Harmony), Ilsey Juber (Mariah Carey, Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo, Enrique Iglesias).

Watch the music video for “One Call Away” below.

Julia Michaels premieres “Issues” music video

8 Mar

Julia Michaels has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Issues” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 07, 2016).

The track was co-written by Justin Tranter, who previously teamed up with Michaels on singles performed by other major artists including Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), John Legend (“What You Do to Me”), Pia Mia (“Touch”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”), Fifth Harmony (“Dope”) and Linkin Park (“Heavy”).

Production duties on “Issues” were collectively handled Stargate and Benny Blanco, who are also responsible for Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Jessie J’s “Thunder,” Lea Michele’s “Cannonball,” Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” Vance Joy’s “Straight Into Your Arms,” Katy Perry’s “It Takes Two,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michaels will release her debut studio project later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Steve Mac (Anne-Marie, Ed Sheeran), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten, Charlie Puth), Ammar Malik (Ariana Grande, James Blunt), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes, Jon Bellion) and Mattman & Robin (Dagny, Taylor Swift).

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Tinashe, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Zara Larsson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Lea Michele, Ellie Goulding, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Issues” below.