Tag Archives: Anita Blay

Marina Diamandis enlists Big Taste, Jesse Saint John for new collaboration

19 Apr

Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, has enlisted Big Taste and Jesse Saint John for a new collaboration.

Saint John’s songwriting credits include Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down,” Charli XCX’s “Secret (Shh),” Brooke Candy’s “Rubber Band Stacks,” Erika Jayne’s “Xxxpen$ive,” Lola Blanc’s “Slay,” and Harloe’s “All in My Feelings.”

Meanwhile, Big Taste is known for his productions works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”) and Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”).

Diamandis, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via Neon Gold Records and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Froot” reportedly delivers further productions from Noah Breakfast (Kanye West), James Flannigan (Kodaline), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith) and Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Anita Blay (Little Mix), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue), Sarah Hudson (Santigold), Diana Gordon (Beyonce) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Stream “Froot” below.

Little Mix premieres music video for new single “Hair”

20 Apr

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Little Mix have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British female quartet posted the visual clip for “Hair” – featuring Sean Paul – to their Vevo channel on Wednesday (April 20, 2016).

“Hair” was co-written by Anita “CocknBullKid” Blay of along with Camille Purcell (Sigma, Olly Murs), Iain James (Becky Hill, Craig David), Edvard Erfjord (Fleur East, Ben Haenow) and Henrik Michelsen (Imani, Ella Henderson).

Video treatment was handled by Director X, who is also behind Rihanna’s “Work” [Roc Nation], Drake’s “Hotline Bling” [Cash Money], Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” [Def Jam] and Ciara’s “Body Party” [Epic].

Little Mix’s latest album “Get Weird” – featuring previous singles “Black Magic,” “Love Me Like You” and “Secret Love Song” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Syco Music and Columbia Records.

Watch the music video for “Hair” below.

Little Mix unveils artwork for new single “Hair”

12 Apr

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Little Mix have unveiled the artwork for their new single.

“Hair” marks the fourth promotional cut from the British female quartet’s latest album, “Get Weird,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music and Columbia Records.

The track – boasting a new verse from Dancehall star Sean Paul – was co-written by Anita “CocknBullKid” Blay of along with Camille Purcell (Olly Murs, Ella Henderson) and Iain James (Emeli Sande, Craig David).

Production duties on “Hair” were handled by Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen of Norwegian duo Electric, who previously teamed up with Little Mix on “Salute” track “Towers” and international hit single “Black Magic.”

“Get Weird” – featuring previous singles “Love Me Like You” and “Secret Love Song” – debuted at number two on the UK Album Charts and peaked to number thirteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Secret Love Song” below.

Little Mix drafts Pop & Oak for third album “Get Weird”

25 Aug

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Little Mix have drafted Pop & Oak for their upcoming third album.

The production and songwriting duo – composed of Warren Felder and Andrew Wansel – recently helmed “Here” for Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara along with fellow recording artist Sebastian Kole.

Other notable credits by Pop & Oak include Tamia (“Sandwich and a Soda”), Nicki Minaj (“Right By My Side”), Ariana Grande (“Break Your Heart Right Back”), Jessie J (“Seal Me with a Kiss”) and Alicia Keys (“Fire We Make”).

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release their next studio collection “Get Weird” on November 6 through Syco Music and Columbia Records.

Lead single “Black Magic” – out now via iTunes – was produced and written by Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Cover Drive), Ed Drewett (Craig David, One Direction) and Electric (Cheryl, Ronan Keating).

Other musicians backing Little Mix on “Get Weird” Iain James (Leona Lewis, Emeli Sande), Anita Blay (MNEK, Neon Jungle), Jin Jin (Aston Merrygold, Janelle Monae) and Jess Glynne (Rudimental, Clean Bandit).

Watch the music video for “Black Magic” below.

Little Mix announces new single “Hair”

21 Aug

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Little Mix have announced the details for their new single.

The British group – consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson – christened “Hair” as the second promotional cut from their upcoming third album “Get Weird.”

“Hair” – available for download from August 28 via iTunes – was co-written by Iain James (Dua Lipa, Craig David), Camille Purcell (Ella Henderson, Rita Ora) and Anita “CocknBullKid” Blay (MNEK, Neon Jungle).

Production duties were handled by Edvard Forre Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen of Electric, who previously teamed with Little Mix on hit single “Black Magic.” The Ed Drewett-assisted track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Get Weird” is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets on November 6th through Syco Music and Columbia Records.

Other musicians backing Little Mix on the follow-up to 2013’s “Salute” are Jin Jin (AlunaGeorge, Lion Babe), Maegan Cottone (Britney Spears, Fleur East), Jess Glynne (Rudimental, Clean Bandit) and Jessie J (Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus).

Watch the music video for “Black Magic” below.

Iris Gold debuts new single “Goldmine”

20 Jun

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Iris Gold has debuted her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Goldmine” to her official SoundCloud page on Friday (June 19, 2015).

“Goldmine” was written by Irish Gold – real name Mercedes Seecooomar – along with Dan McDougal, whose other credits include Will Young [RCA], Wrabel [Island], Ellie Goulding [Polydor] and Rae Morris [Atlantic].

Gold is currently working on her debut project with the likes of Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko), Nicola Roberts (Conor Maynard, Little Mix), MNEK (Becky Hill, Karen Harding) and Anita Blay (Neon Gold, A*M*E).

The still-untitled collection is expected to hit stores later this year.

Listen to the audio clip for “Goldmine” below.