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Alicia Keys records new music with IzyBeats, P2J

22 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has recorded new music with P2J and Izy Beats alongside Swizz Beatz and Jamaican recording artist Proteje. It is yet to be known whether this session is intended for a future Proteje release or Keys’ upcoming studio album, “ALICIA.”

IzyBeats production credits include Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Koffee’s “Rapture.” The Jamaican-born, Miami based producer has also contributed to the next projects by Kasai, Ne-Yo, and Claudia Valentina.

Meanwhile, P2J is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” Doja Cat’s “Addiction,” Jaz Karis’ “Summer Story,” Miraa May’s “Bad Behaviour,” Snoh Aalegra’s “Situationship,” and Justine Skye’s “Secrets.”

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her seventh studio album “ALICIA” on March 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Her current promotional single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Jimmy Napes, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.

 

Jorja Smith enlists Dre Skull for new collaboration

14 Dec

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Jorja Smith has enlisted Dre Skull for a new collaboration.

The American musician (born Andrew Hershey) recently produced and co-wrote “Bad Behaviour” for Polydor recording artist Mabel McVey. The track appears on Mabel’s debut studio album, “High Expectations,” which peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart.

Dre Skull’s resume boasts additional works with Burna Boy (“Show & Tell”), Drake’s (“Too Much”), PartyNextDoor (“Not Nice”), Justine Skye (“Maybe”), Santigold (“Crashing Your Party”), Lily Allen (“What You Waiting For”), Wiz Kid (“Daddy Yo”), Tkay Maidza (“Follow Me”) and Popcaan (“Silence”).

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Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Jeff Gitty (Tori Kelly, Lianne La Havas), Marlon Roudette (Jada Kingdom, Zara Larsson) and P2J (Jaz Karis, Tanika Bailey).

Her recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Be Honest” below.

Jorja Smith records new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson

16 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has recorded new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson.

The American record producer’s resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Numb”), Chris Brown (“Bassline”), Nicki Minaj (“Right By My Side”), Usher (“Good Kisser”), K. Michelle (“Something About the Night”), Miguel (“Leaves”), H.E.R. (“Take You There”) and YBN Cordae (“Have Mercy”).

Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under FAMM. The still-untitled project follows 2018’s “Lost & Found,” which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “The One,” “Blue Lights,” “February 3rd,” and “On Your Own.”

Smith’s most recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Be Honest” below.

Jorja Smith unleashes new single “Be Honest” featuring Burna Boy

16 Aug

Jorja Smith has unleashed her new single online.

“Be Honest” – featuring Burna Boy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur alongside Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan (Kara Marni, Rita Ora) and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross (Kasai, Claudia Valentina).

Smith’s debut studio collection, 2018’s “Lost & Found,” debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “The One,” “Goodbyes,” “Blue Lights,” “February 3rd,” “On Your Own” and “Teenage Fantasy.”

Smith also provided guest vocals on the track “Slow Down,” taken from Maverick Sabre’s latest album, “When I Wake Up.” The track was produced by regular collaborators Charlie Perry and Prashant “Engine Earz” Mistry.

Stream the audio clip for “Be Honest” below.