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Rita Ora drafts Jimmy Napes for sophomore album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted James Napier, professionally known as Jimmy Napes, for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Sam Smith (“I’m Not the Only One”), Disclosure (“Latch”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“Nobody But You”), Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Liv Dawson (“Searching”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Lapsley (“Hurt Me”), Javeon (“Intoxicated”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Napes’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Noonie Bao, Toby Gad, Diplo, Rodney Jerkins, Francis “Eg” White, Matt Prime, James Draper, Youthonix, Naughty Boy, Mojam Music, Jonny Coffer, Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jr., MoZella, Craze & Hoax, MNEK, Philip Plested, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, Levi Lennox, James Ford, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring lead single “Your Song” as well as “Him & Me,” “Girls,” “Falling to Pieces” and “Velvet Rope” – later this year via Atlantic Records.

In addition to confirmed collaborators Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt and Sam Romans, the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, RAYE, Jake Gosling, Ammar Malik, Stargate, Eyelar, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Chelcee Grimes, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Meghan Trainor, Dallas K, and Jin Jin.

Stream the following the playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ work!

Rita Ora teams with Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac for new single “Your Song”

13 May

Rita Ora has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Your Song” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it on May 26 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran, whose other credits include Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Hilary Duff’s “Tattoo,” Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made for Loving You,” and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling.”

Production duties on “Your Song” were handled by Steve Mac, who is also responsible for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and Anne-Marie’s “Alarm.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s second studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Jin Jin, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Georgia Ku, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Max McElligott, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Sam Romans, Justin Tranter, and Ammar Malik.

Stream “ORA” below.

Selena Gomez announces details for new single

12 May

Selena Gomez has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress has christened “Bad Liar” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming album and will release it on May 19 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by regular collaborators Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, who previously teamed up with Gomez on “Revival,” “Good for You,” “Me & the Rhythm,” “Perfect” and “Hands to Myself.”

Production duties on “Bad Liar” were handled by Ian Kirkpatrick, whose other credits include Sage the Gemini’s “Bachelor Party,” Jason Derulo’s “If It Ain’t Love,” Britney Spears’ “Hard to Forget Ya,” Chris Brown’s “Fine By Me,” Nick Jonas’ “Levels,” and Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Gomez’s next studio collection is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Lisa Scinta (Alice Chater), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Maroon 5), Charli XCX (AlunaGeorge) and Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran).

Among the producers expected to appear on the follow-up to 2015’s “Revival” are The Arcade (Rita Ora), Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland), The Futuristics (Halsey), Hazebanga (Santigold), Jonas Jeberg (Meghan Trainor), Leland (Fleur East), Rami Yacoub (Demi Lovato) and Mattman & Robin (DNCE).

Listen to the audio clip for “Perfect” below.

Selena Gomez works with Charli XCX, Hazebanga for new album

30 Apr

Selena Gomez has worked with Hit-Boy and Hazebanga for her upcoming album.

Hit-Boy (born Chauncey Hollis) previously teamed up with Gomez on “Body Heat” and “Rise,” taken from the artist’s 2015 album, “Revival.”

Other notable production credits by Hit-Boy include Rihanna’s “Woo,” Kelly Rowland’s “Lay it on Me,” Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Gone,” Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty,” Beyonce’s “Sorry,” Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger,” and John Legend’s “Caught Up.”

Meanwhile, Hazebanga (real name Rashad Muhammad) has previously helmed songs for Beyonce (“Flawless”), Santigold (“Big Boss Big Time Business”), Jessie Reyez (“Fools Gold”), Stanaj (“Goddess”), Jordan Fisher (“More Than That”), Chloe x Halle (“Red Lights”) and June Diary (“L.A.N.C.E.”).

Gomez, on the other hand, is expected to release her next studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Mattman & Robin (Hailee Steinfeld), Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth), Stargate (Demi Lovato), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Jonas Jeberg (Meghan Trainor), The Futuristics (Halsey), BloodPop (Ellie Goulding) and The Arcade (Rita Ora).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Jacob Kasher (Kylie Minogue), Lisa Scinta (Chris Brown), Ross Golan (Jasmine Thompson), Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Charli XCX (RAYE), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), Leland (Troye Sivan) and Albin Nedler (DNCE).

Stream “Revival” below.

Charlie Puth reunites with Jacob Kasher for new single “Attention”

21 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has released his new single online.

The self-produced “Attention” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Puth wrote “Attention” alongside Jacob Kasher Hindlin, professionally known as JKash, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Does it Feel,” “I Won’t Tell a Soul” and the Selena Gomez-featuring “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”

Other notable credits by JKash include Maroon 5’s “Cold,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Zara Larsson’s “So Good,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You,” Trey Songz’s “Priceless,” Jason Derulo’s “Swalla,” and Meghan Trainor’s “No.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Puth is expected to drop his sophomore album later this year via Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (James Blunt), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Eskeerdo (Rihanna), Breyan Isaac (Britney Spears), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Ilsey Juber (Ellie Goulding) and Babyface (Toni Braxton).

Among the producers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Johan Carlsson (Harry Styles), Toby Gad (Madonna), Jason Evigan (Kehlani), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), John Ryan (Nick Jonas), Rami Yacoub (Celine Dion), AMMO (Sean Paul), Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande) and Detail (Beyonce).

Listen to the audio clip for “Attention” below.

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 including 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.