Tag Archives: Aqualung

Lianne La Havas announces details for new album

4 May

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Lianne La Havas has announced the details for her upcoming third album.

The British singer/songwriter will release the self-titled project on 17 July 2020 via Warner Music Group / Warner Records.

Current promotional single “Paper Thin” – which was co-written by regular collaborator Matt “Aqualung” Hales – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Blood” features additional contributions from Beni Giles, Homer Steinweiss, Joe Harrison, Bruno Major, Kito, Jeff Gitty, Kamille, Sam Crowe, Nao, Mark Guilina, Loxe, Andy Vickery, Oscar Scheller, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Paper Thin” below.

Lianne La Havas unleashes new single “Bittersweet”

26 Feb

Lianne La Havas has unleashed her new single online.

“Bittersweet” – which was collectively produced by Havas alongside Beni Giles and Matt “Aqualung” Hales – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Havas’ upcoming third studio album is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Records UK.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Blood” reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Bruno Major, Kito, Jeff Gitty, Kamille, Sam Crowe, Nao, Mark Guilina, Loxe, Andy Vickery, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Bittersweet” below.

Lianne La Havas shares music video for “Tokyo”

10 Aug

Lianne La Havas has shared a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Ravi Dhar-directed clip for “Tokyo” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, whose resume boasts further works with Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Birdy (“Blown Apart”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”), Kandace Springs (“Chosen”), Pixie Geldof (“Escape Route”), Lea Michele (“Don’t Look Down”), Paloma Faith (“Flood”) and Bat for Lashes (“In Your Bed”).

Havas’ current studio collection “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” boasts additional contributions from Al Shux (Kelela), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Di Genius (Tanika), Shea Taylor (Bridget Kelly), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Howard Lawrence (Frances) and Mark Batson (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Kacy Hill confirms details for debut album

23 May

Kacy Hill has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Like a Woman” and will release it on June 30 via Getting Out of Your Dreams (GOOD Music) / Def Jam Recordings.

Current promotional singles “Like a Woman,” which was produced by DJ Mustard alongside Terrace Martin and DJ Rodger Stadium, and “Hard to Love,” which was produced by Stuart Price and Oskar “Sikow” Engstrom, are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Kanye West-executive produced album reportedly delivers additional productions from Fraser T. Smith, Luke Laird, Kid Harpoon, Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, Two Inch Punch, BURNS, Jon Levine, Bastian Langebaek, Fred Ball, Matt Parad, BloodPop, Jamie Hartman, and Alex Hope.

Watch the music video for “Like a Woman” below.

Kacy Hill unleashes two new singles “Hard to Love” and “Like a Woman”

12 May

British singer, songwriter, and fashion model Kacy Hill has unleashed two new promotional singles online.

“Hard to Love,” and “Like a Woman” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Like a Woman” were collectively handled by DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Ella Mai), Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco) and DJ Dodger Stadium (Khalid, Kanye West).

“Hard to Love,” on the other hand, was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, Robbie Williams) alongside the song’s co-writer Oskar “Sikow” Engstrom (Erik Hassle, Giorgio Moroder).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill is expected is to release her first studio collection – featuring previous single “Lion” – later this year via Getting Out of Your Dreams (GOOD Music) / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith), BURNS (Charli XCX), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan), Matt Parad (Kenzie May), Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Fred Ball (Rihanna), BloodPop (HAIM) and Matthew Hales (Lianne La Havas).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis), Isa Machine (Maxine Ashley), Natalie Hemby (Labrinth), Andrew Wyatt (Dua Lipa), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

Stream the audio clips for “Hard to Love” and “Like a Woman” below.

Pixie Geldof releases debut album “I’m Yours”

5 Nov

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Pixie Geldof has released her debut studio collection online.

“I’m Yours” – featuring singles “Sweet Thing,” “Escape Route,” “Woman Go Wild” and “So Strong” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album boasts productions from Liam Howe, whose resume boasts further credits with Foxes (“All I Need”), Laura Welsh (“Soft Control”), Marina Diamandis (“Fear and Loathing”) and Lana Del Rey (“Lolita”).

Other musicians backing Geldof on “I’m Yours” are Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Matt “Aqualung” Hales (Lianne La Havas), Bruno Major (Liv Dawson), FRYARS (Rae Morris) and Tony Hoffer (KT Tunstall).

Listen to “I’m Yours” in its entirety below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Matt “Aqualung” Hales

11 Aug

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Matt Hales is an English songwriter, musician, producer who has been performing professionally under the name Aqualung since the early 2000s.

Aqualung’s single “Strange and Beautiful (“I’ll Put a Spell on You),” peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart. Singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson also covered the track for her debut album, “Heaven.”

As a songwriter and record producer, Matt has collaborated with Lianne La Havas (“Lost and Found”), The Fray (“Hurricane”), Jason Mraz (“Everything is Sound”), Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Diane Birch (“UNFKD”), Paloma Faith (“Just Be”), and James Blunt (“Next Time I’m Seventeen”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Leona Lewis, Christina Perri, Kandace Springs, Alex Clare, Birdy, Mikky Ekko, Kacy Hill, Josef Salvat, Wrabel, Ginny Blackmore, Katharine McPhee, Laleh, Disclosure, and others.

Amongst the songwriters Matt has collaborated with are Sam Dew, Chantal Kreviazuk, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Anne Preven, Joergen Eloffson, Melanie Blatt, Ali Tamposi, Jimmy Napes, Eric Bellinger, Joe Janiak, and Shelley Poole.

He also teamed up with fellow producers including Al Shux, Noel Zancanella, Fraser T. Smith, Sacha Skarbek, Dan Wilson, Guy Chambers, Mark Batson, Dave Tozer, Christopher Braide, Warren “Oak” Felder, and SOHN.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Aqualung’s work!

Lianne La Havas unveils new single “Green and Gold” music video

3 Nov

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Lianne La Havas has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Green & Gold” to her YouTube channel on Monday (November 02, 2015).

“Green & Gold” was written and produced by Havas and Jamie Lidell along with Matthew Hales, whose other credits include Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”) and Andreya Triana (“Giants”).

Havas’ latest studio collection “Blood” – featuring previous singles “Unstoppable” an “What You Don’t Do” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Nonesuch Records and Warner Bros Records.

Other album contributors include Shea Taylor (Mack Wilds), Mark Batson (India Arie), Di Genius (Maverick Sabre), Al Shux (Lana Del Rey), Sam Dew (Alicia Keys) and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure (Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Green & Gold” below.

Andreya Triana debuts new single “Playing with Fire”

23 Aug

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Andreya Triana has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Playing with Fire” to her official YouTube channel on Friday (August 21, 2015).

“Playing with Fire” was written by Triana along with Carl Ryden (Nabiha, The Saturdays) and Marc Nelkin (Kesha, Corinne Bailey Rae).

Triana’s sophomore album “Giants” – featuring previous promotional cuts “That’s Alright with Me,” “Song for a Friend” and “Everything You Never Had” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Counter Records.

That collection also boasts contributions from Matthew “Aqualung” Hales (Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz), Dee Adam (Ria Ritchie, Alexandra Burke), Paul O’Duffy (Ella Eyre, Marlon Roudette) and Alan Nglish (Livvi Franc, CeeLo Green).

Listen to the audio clip for “Playing with Fire” below.

Lianne La Havas shares new song “Tokyo”

29 Jul

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Lianne La Havas has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Lianne Charlotte Barnes – posted the audio clip for “Tokyo” to her YouTube channel on Tuesday (July 28, 2015).

“Tokyo” is lifted from the artist’s upcoming sophomore album, “Blood,” scheduled for release on July 31 through Warner Bros Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” also features previous promotional cuts “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do.”

Album contributors include Matthew “Aqualung” Hales (Sara Bareilles, Rebecca Ferguson), Paul Epworth (John Legend, FKA twigs), Di Genius (Nelly Furtado, Melissa Steel) and Shea Taylor (Beyonce, Janet Jackson).

Listen to the audio clip for “Tokyo” below.