Tag Archives: Anita Blay

Arlissa signs new record deal with Def Jam Recordings

15 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is also home to artists including Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, and Alessia Cara.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” – which was remixed by Jonas Blue and co-written by fellow recording artist Senai Tedros – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project, Arlissa has reportedly teamed up with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Arlissa also co-wrote “Just Us” for Kara Marni alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of UK songwriting/production duo All About She. The track is slotted for inclusion on Marni’s next project under Access Records.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Imani Williams teases new collaboration with David Guetta

9 May

Imani Williams has teased a new collaboration with David Guetta.

“Writing for David Guetta today,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram Story on Tuesday (May 07, 2018).

Williams previously co-penned “Won’t Forget You” for Pixie Lott alongside Sarah Blanchard, Richard Boardman, and Pablo Bowman of songwriting/production collective The Six.

Her upcoming project under Sony Music UK reportedly boasts contributions from The Electric, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Maegan Cottone, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Natasha Bedingfield, Grades, Carla Monroe, Bless Beats, and Chelcee Grimes.

Guetta, on the other hand, is currently working on the follow-up to 2014’s “Listen” with songwriters Karen Poole, Chiara Hunter, Madison Love, Ali Tamposi, Scott Harris, Jin Jin, Kamille, Priscilla Renea, and JHart.

His current promotional single “Flames” – featuring Australian singer/songwriter Sia – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Don’t Need No Money” below.

Taya reunites with Karen Poole, Arnthor Birgisson for new collaboration

24 Mar

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, has reunited with Karen Poole and Arnthor Birgisson for a new collaboration.

Poole previously co-wrote “Sweet Waste of Time” for Taya alongside George Reid of AlunaGeorge. Meanwhile, Birgisson produced and co-wrote “When Ur Sober” alongside Wayne Hector and Emma Davidson-Dillon of Weslee.

Both tracks appear on Taya’s self-titled mini-album, out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taya’s upcoming project – featuring the Anita Blay-penned / Alan Sampson-produced “Skin” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection reportedly yields additional songwriting contributions from Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jin Jin, Caroline Ailin, Frances, Ina Wroldsen, Lauren Aquilina, Chiara Hunter, and Dyo.

On the production front, Taya has also worked with The Electric, Jason Gill, Lostboy, Mitch Allan, Ill Blu, Tre Jean-Marie, Ollie Green, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Carassius Gold, Laconic, Fred Cox, and Red Triangle.

Watch the music video for “Skin” below.

Taya unveils music video for new promotional single “Skin”

18 Feb

Taya has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Skin” – featuring Lotto Boyzz – was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (February 16, 2018).

Co-written by Anita Blay and produced by Alan Sampson; “Skin” is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Taya’s upcoming project – featuring further contributions from The Electric, Frances, Shae Jacobs, Lostboy, Chiara Hunter, Ollie Green, Dyo, Sacha Skarbek, Eyelar, Tre Jean-Marie, Lauren Aquilina, and Evan Bogart – is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

Watch the music video for “Skin” below.

Taya schedules release date for new promotional single “Skin”

15 Feb

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, is scheduled to release her new single “Skin” on February 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Anita Blay (better known by her stage name CocknBullKid), whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Hair”), Neon Jungle (“Future Ex Girl”), Lilly Ahlberg (“Bad Boys”), Arlissa (“Same Road”) and Caitlyn Scarlett (“Lost in Space”).

Production duties on “Skin” were handled by Alan Sampson, who is also responsible co-writing and producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Parade’s “Louder,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Taya is expected to release her next project – featuring further productions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Lostboy, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Ollie Green, Grades, Scribz Riley, Ill Blu, Fred Cox, ADP, Carassius Gold, and Tre Jean Marie – later this year via Atlantic Records.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated collection are Sophie “Frances” Cooke, Lauren Aquilina, Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji, Chiara Hunter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Caroline Ailin, Ina Wroldsen, Shae Jacobs, Jacob Attwooll, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Sebastian Kole, Plested, and James Newman.

Stream the audio clip for “5432” below.

Lilly Ahlberg releases new promotional single “Bad Boys”

7 Jan

Swedish/British singer-songwriter Lilly Ahlberg has released her new promotional single online.

“Bad Boys” – which was written by Ahlberg alongside Anita Blay, Matt “HUMN” Newman and Jonny Hockings – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Bad Boys” were handled by Hockings alongside HUMN and Future Cut, who are also responsible for Maxine Ashley’s “Happy,” Whinnie Williams’ “What About Me,” Matt Terry’s “Heartless,” Bakar’s “Small Town Girl,” and Alex Adair’s “Casual.”

Ahlberg’s debut project – featuring further contributions from Jim Eliot, Corey Sanders, Rachel Furner, Danny Shah, Sam Merrifield, Hannah Wilson, Michael Angelo, Will Simms, Zena Kitt, Andreas Soederlund, and Knightstarr – is expected to arrive later this year via Hot Hot Records / Polydor Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Bad Boys” below.

Hannah Jane Lewis hits the studio with Future Cut

27 Sep

Hannah Jane Lewis has teamed up with Future Cut for a new collaboration.

The British production and songwriting duo (composed of Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola) are known for their works with Lily Allen (“Smile”), Shakira (“Gypsy”), Laura Izibor (“Shine”), Foxes (“Let Go for Tonight”), Ella Eyre (“Forever”), Whinnie Williams (“Too Strong”) and Stooshe (“Black Heart”).

Future Cut have also worked with songwriters including Andrea Martin, James Fauntleroy, Nina Woodford, Ed Drewett, Amy Wadge, Claude Kelly, Joanna “Jo” Perry, Ian Dench, Amanda Ghost, Wayne Hector, Lindy Robbins, Justin Tranter, Chelcee Grimes, Iain James, Kara DioGuardi, and Sam Romans.

Meanwhile, Lewis’s upcoming debut project – featuring current promotional single “Raincheck” – is expected to arrive next year via Hot Hot Records in partnership with Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Lostboy (Maverick Sabre), Jordan Riley (Ray BLK), Dimitri Tikovoi (Mikky Ekko), Phil Cook (Jasmine Thompson), Bastian Langebaek (Jack Garratt), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), KIN (Calum Scott) and Mac & Phil (Leona Lewis).

On the songwriting front, Lewis has worked with Hannah Wilson (Fleur East), Karen Poole (Becky Hill), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Anita Blay (Little Mix), Lauren Aquilina (Imani Williams), Chiara Hunter (Paloma Faith), Max McElligott (Rita Ora) and Tom Aspaul (AlunaGeorge).

Stream the audio clip for “Raincheck” below.