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Jessie Ware confirms new promotional single “Midnight”

24 Jul

Jessie Ware has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Jessica Louis Ware) has christened “Midnight” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album under PMR Records and Island Records UK.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Kiah Victoria and Jordan Thomas alongside Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kandace Springs, Marsha Ambrosius) and Bastian Langebaek (Amber Simone, Jack Garratt).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2016’s “Tough Love” are Ross Golan, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., NAO, Sam Romans, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Kamille, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Sam Preston, and Ed Drewett.

On the production front, Ware has reportedly worked with Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez, Sacha Skarbek, GRADES, Ryan Tedder, Stephan Moccio, JRY, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, Adriano Buffone, Starsmith, Kid Harpoon, Julian Bunetta, Fred Cox, and STINT.

Watch the music video for “Running” below.

Julia Michaels schedules release date for debut mini-album “Nervous System”

19 Jul

American singer/songwriter Julia Michaels has unveiled the artwork and release date for her upcoming debut mini-album.

Featuring singles “Issues” and “Uh Huh,” the highly-anticipated EP entitled “Nervous System” will arrive on July 28 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to regular songwriting partner Justin Tranter, “Nervous System” reportedly delivers further contributions from Ian Kirkpatrick (Bebe Rexha), Stephan Moccio (Andy Grammer), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith), Jason Evigan (Madonna), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas) and Steve Mac (Clean Bandit).

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Tinashe, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Ella Henderson, Billy Raffoul, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Snakehips.

Her recent credits include Selena Gomez’s “Liar,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Bea Miller’s “I Can’t Breathe,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We,” and Bleachers’ “Hate That You Know Me.”

Watch the stripped version of “Uh Huh” below.

Vance Joy announces new single “Lay it On Me”

10 Jul

Vance Joy has announced the details for his new single.

The Australian singer/songwriter – born James Gabriel Keogh – christened “Lay it On Me” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was written by Vance Joy alongside American Grammy nominated multi-platinum musician Dave Bassett, whose credits also include Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s,” Shinedown’s “Second Chance,” Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” Daughtry’s “Torch,” and Halestorm’s “Love Bites (So Do I).”

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2014’s “Dream Your Life Away” are Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Jin Jin (RAYE), Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes), Ryn Weaver (Jojo), Danny Parker (Jessie Ware), Charli XCX (Ricky Reed), Justin Tranter (Nick Jonas) and Julia Michaels (Labrinth).

On the production front, Joy has reportedly worked with Jason Evigan (Andy Grammer), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), Nolan Lambroza (Jason Derulo), Teddy Geiger (Christina Aguilera), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Happy Perez (Demi Lovato) and Justin Parker (Conrad Sewell).

Watch the music video for “Fire and the Flood” below.

Rita Ora collaborates with Chris Martin for new album

6 Jul

Rita Ora has collaborated with fellow recording artist Chris Martin for her upcoming sophomore album.

The co-founder and lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay recently co-penned “Homesick” for Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album under Warner Bros. Records, out now via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

His resume boasts additional songwriting credits including Brandy’s “I Tried,” Nelly Furtado’s “All Good Things Come to An End,” Jamelia’a “See it a Boy’s Eyes,” Kylie Minogue’s “Every Day’s Like Christmas,” Natalia Imbruglia’s “Want,” K’naan’s “Better,” and Beverley Knight’s “First Time.”

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring the Ed Sheeran-penned / Steve Mac-produced “Your Song” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Other musicians expected to appear on the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” are Digital Farm Animals, Chelcee Grimes, Jimmy Napes, Diana Gordon, Leon Thomas, Jin Jin, Sam Romans, Max McElligott, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Eyelar, Andrew Watt, Julia Michaels, Dallas K, Charli XCX, Jake Gosling, RAYE, Ammar Malik, MØ, Justin Tranter, Louis Bell, and Stargate.

Watch the music video for “Your Song” below.

Charlie Puth confirms title for sophomore album

1 Jul

Charlie Puth has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer – born Charles Otto Puth Jr. – christened his second studio collection “VoiceNotes” and will release it later this year via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

Current single “Attention” – which was written by Puth alongside regular collaborator Jacob “JKash” Kasher – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (Jasmine Thompson), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Breyan Isaac (Britney Spears), Eskeerdo (Alex Aiono), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li) and Babyface (Alicia Keys).

Among the producers expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Johan Carlsson (Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Prince Royce), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Demi Lovato), JRY (Nick Jonas), Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande) and AMMO (Halsey).

Watch the music video for “Attention” below.

Raphael Saadiq graces new album by Chromeo

19 Jun

Chromeo have teased a new collaboration with Raphael Saadiq.

“The god @raphael_saadiq laced us too. People don’t even know how incredible of a bass player he is. We got a bunch some of our idols on this album,” the Canadian electro-funk duo posted on Instagram on Saturday (June 17, 2017).

Saadiq’s recent songwriting and production credits include Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky,” Usher’s “Champions,” Andra Day’s “Cheers to the Fall,” Miguel’s “Flesh,” and Adrian Marcel’s “Eyes Don’t Lie.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with Joss Stone (“Tell Me ‘Bout It”), D’Angelo (“Lady”), TLC (“So So Dumb”), Kelis (“80s Joint”), Mary J. Blige (“Color”), Kelly Price (“So Sweet”), Teedra Moses (“Take Me”), Alicia Keys (“Lesson Learned”) and Whitney Houston (“Fine”).

Meanwhile, Chromeo – consisting of David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel – are expected to drop their new album later this year via Last Gang Records / Big Beat Records / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “White Women” reportedly delivers further productions from Jason Evigan (Enrique Iglesias), Digital Farm Animals (Rita Ora), Kaytranada (Craig David), Ian Kirkpatrick (Selena Gomez), Illangelo (Emeli Sande), Ariel Rechtshaid (Kylie Minogue) and MNEK (Dua Lipa).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo), Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Priscilla Renea (Nick Jonas), Sean Douglas (Big Boi), Andrew Jackson (Sean Paul), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys), Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers) and Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Raphael Saadiq’s work!

Hey Violet release debut album “From the Outside”

16 Jun

American rock band Hey Violet – consisting of Rena Lovelis, Miranda Miller, Nia Lovelis, Casey Moreta, and Iain Shipp – have release their debut album online.

“From the Outside” – featuring singles “Brand New Moves,” “Guys My Age” and “Break My Heart” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Julian Bunetta (Harry Styles), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Picard Brothers (Major Lazer), Jussifer (Jason Derulo), Cory Enemy (Snakehips), Jason Evigan (Kehlani), Cook Classics (Trey Songz), Dallas K (Fifth Harmony), Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes) and Afterhrs (Liam Payne).

On the songwriting front, Hey Violet have worked with Ross Golan (Meghan Trainor), Ilsey Juber (Jessica Simpson), Daniel “Robopop” Omelio (Lana Del Rey), Asia Whiteacre (Rachel Platten), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Fiona Bevan (Ed Sheeran), Ammar Malik (Shawn Hook), Ruth-Anne “Rooty” Cunningham (Leona Lewis), John “JRY” Ryan (John Legend) and Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Pia Mia).

Stream “From the Outside” below.