Tag Archives: Amy Allen

Sam Smith hits the studio with Amy Allen, Two Inch Punch

20 Mar

Sam Smith has recorded new music with Amy Allen and Two Inch Punch.

Born Benjamin Ash, Two Inch Punch previously co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” which topped the UK Singles Chart in 2014. The pair also worked on two additional songs – “Life Support” and “Safe With Me.”

Meanwhile, Allen is responsible for co-writing Fletcher’s “Undrunk,” Shawn Mendes’s “When You’re Ready,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” Matoma’s “Losing It Over You,” Selena Gomez’s “Back to You,” and Dinah Jane’s “Pressure.”

Smith’s current single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming third album and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Kamille and Steve Mac – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Money on My Mind” below.

Rak-Su release new mini-album “Rome”

23 Feb

British group Rak-Su – composed of Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Mustafa Rahimtulla and Myles Stephenson – have released their new EP online.

“Rome” – featuring four new songs in the shape of “Into It,” “Thunder,” “Stick Around” and “Blood Ties” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The new project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Banx & Ranx (Ella Eyre), Lil Eddie (Prince Royce), Chris Loco (Sabrina Claudio), RyKeyz (Fantasia Barrino), Amy Allen (Halsey), Tre Jean-Marie (Joy Crookes), Andrew Wells (Bebe Rexha) and Jacob Manson (Craig David).

Stream “Rome” below.

Zhavia Ward releases new promotional single “100 Ways”

12 Dec

Zhavia Ward has released her new single online.

“100 Ways” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ward alongside Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere (Alina Baraz, Ella Henderson), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Liza Owen), Warren “Oak” Felder (Dinah Jane, Alessia Cara), Trevor Brown (Kehlani, Fleur East) and William Simmons (Demi Lovato, Bea Miller).

Ward’s upcoming debut project under Columbia Records reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Eyelar, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Sam Romans, and Amy Allen.

On the production front, Ward has worked with Benny Cassette, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, Malay, Doc McKinney, Illangelo, Rob Knox, Stint, Tushar Apte, Snakehips, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper.

Stream the audio clip for “100 Ways” below.

Shawn Mendes releases new self-titled album

25 May

Shawn Mendes has released his third album online.

The self-titled collection – featuring singles “In My Blood,” “Lost in Japan,” “Youth,” “Where Were You in the Morning,” and “Nervous” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate,” Mendes has reunited with regular collaborators Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton.

Other musicians backing Mendes on the album are Joel Little, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Julia Michaels, Ian Kirkpatrick, Nate Mercereau, Amy Allen, Louis Bell, Fred Gibson, and John Mayer.

Stream “Shawn Mendes (Album)” below.

Shawn Mendes delivers new promotional single “Youth”

4 May

Shawn Mendes has delivered his new promotional single online.

“Youth” – featuring fellow recording artist Khalid – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Joel Little; “Youth” was also co-written by Mendes alongside Teddy Geiger, Geoffrey Warburton, Scott Harris and Nolan Lambroza.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mendes is scheduled to release his third album – featuring previous promotional singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan” – on May 24 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The self-titled collection yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Amy Allen, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, and Zach Skelton.

Stream the audio clip for “Youth” below.

Shawn Mendes enlists Khalid for new promotional single “Youth”

2 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has enlisted fellow recording artist Khalid for his new promotional single “Youth,” which will arrive on May 3rd via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Production duties on “Youth” were handled by Joel Little, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Reminds Me of You”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Lorde (“Green Light”), Ellie Goulding (“Paradise”), Kesha (“This is Me”), Ruth B (“In My Dreams”) and Jarryd James (“Give Me Something”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mendes is scheduled to release his self-titled third album – featuring current promotional singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan” – on May 24 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate” yields additional alliances with Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger, Geoffrey Warburton, Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Amy Allen, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, and Zach Skelton.

Stream the audio clip for “Lost in Japan” below.

Shawn Mendes unwraps artwork, release date, tracklisting for third album

27 Apr

Shawn Mendes has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter is scheduled to release his third studio collection on May 24 via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The self-titled project is preceded by lead promotional singles “In My Blood” and “Lost in Japan,” which are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Having reunited with regular collaborators Scott Harris, Teddy Geiger and Geoffrey Warburton; Mendes has also worked with Julia Michaels, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, Louis Bell, Frank Dukes, Amy Allen, John Mayer, Ryan Tedder, and Zach Skelton on the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate.”

See the tracklisting for “Shawn Mendes – The Album” below.

(1) In My Blood / (2) Nervous / (3) Lost In Japan / (4) Where Were You In The Morning? / (5) Like To Be You / (6) Fallin’ All In You / (7) Particular Taste / (8) Why / (10) Because I Had You / (10) Queen / (11) Youth / (12) Mutual / (13) Perfectly Wrong / (14) When You’re Ready