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MØ delivers new single “Nights with You”

22 Apr

Danish singer/songwriter Karen Orsted, professionally known as MØ, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ryan Tedder, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “Halo,” Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love,” Natasha Bedingfield’s “Love Like This,” Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.”

Production duties on “Nights with You” were collectively handled by SOPHIE (Madonna, Charli XCX), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber) and Cashmere Cat (Jhene Aiko, Selena Gomez).

As mentioned in earlier posts, MØ’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Drum” and “Final Song,” – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Victor / Chess Club Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Nights with You” below.

Lana Del Rey unleashes new single “Lust for Life”

19 Apr

Lana Del Rey has unleashed her new single online.

“Lust for Life” – featuring Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer The Weeknd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Max Martin, born Martin Sandberg, whose recent credits include Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Lust for Life” were collectively handled by Del Rey alongside Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Nelly Furtado, John Legend) and Dean Reid (Lykke Li, Marina Diamandis).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Del Rey’s upcoming album of the same name – featuring previous single “Love” – will arrive later this year via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2015’S “Honeymoon” delivers further alliances with Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), John Hill (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mark Ronson (Lily Allen) and Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding).

Stream “Lust for Life” below.

Halsey liberates new single “Now or Never”

5 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey has liberated her new single online.

“Now or Never” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Halsey – real name Ashley Frangipane – alongside Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose other credits include Calvin Harris’ “Heatstroke,” Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears,” Charli XCX’s “Dreamer,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” and Ella Mai’s “Lay Up.”

Production duties on “Now or Never” were collectively handled by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), Cashmere Cat (Gwen Stefani, Ryn Weaver) and Happy Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” is scheduled to arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Greg Kurstin (Beyonce, Kylie Minogue), Captain Cuts (Phoebe Ryan, Carly Rae Jepsen), Tim Anderson (BANKS, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Reed (Kesha, Meghan Trainor).

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Halsey drafts Greg Kurstin for sophomore album

29 Mar

American singer/songwriter Halsey has enlisted Greg Kurstin for her upcoming sophomore album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.”

The Grammy award-winning record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” Gwen Stefani’s “Rare,” and Frances’ “Say it Again.”

Kurstin’s extensive resume boasts further works with Adele (“Hello”), Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), Kylie Minogue (“Wow”), Britney Spears (“Rock Me In”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Charli XCX (“Famous”), Ellie Goulding (“Burn”), Sky Ferreira (“Red Lips”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” is scheduled to arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Captain Cuts (Kesha, Bebe Rexha), Tim Anderson (BANKS, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (Chris Brown, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Reed (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo).

Halsey’s current single “Not Afraid Anymore” – which was co-written by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers alongside Canadian record producer Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Greg Kurstin’s work below!

Halsey schedules release date for sophomore album

26 Mar

Halsey has scheduled the release date for her upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer/songwriter – real name Ashley Frangipane – will release “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Tim Anderson (BANKS, Dia Frampton), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran, Tory Lanez), Captain Cuts (Phoebe Ryan, Carly Rae Jepsen) and The Futuristics (Kid Ink, Trey Songz).

Halsey’s debut studio collection, 2015’s “Badlands,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Ghost,” “New Americana,” “Castle” and “Colors.”

Her current single “Not Afraid Anymore” – which was co-written by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers alongside Canadian record producer Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Listen to the audio clip for “Not Afraid Anymore” below.

Julia Michaels confirms title for debut mini-album

22 Mar

Julia Michaels has confirmed the title for her debut EP.

The American singer-songwriter – born Julia Carin Cavazos – christened her first mini-album “Nervous System” and will release it later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Lead single “Issues” – which was co-written by Justin Tranter and collectively produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Nervous Breakdown” reportedly features additional alliances with Stephan Moccio (Meghan Trainor), Jason Evigan (Charlie Puth), Ammar Malik (James Blunt), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne) and Mattman & Robin (Taylor Swift).

Michaels’ recent songwriting credits include Zara Larsson’s “One Missisipi,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” Bea Miller’s “I Can’t Breathe,” Linkin Park’s “Heavy,” Sofia Carson’s “Back to Beautiful,” John Legend’s “Surefire,” Britt Nicole’s “Better,” Fifth Harmony’s “Dope,” and Olivia Holt’s “In the Dark.”

She also contributed to the next projects by Tinashe, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Lea Michele, Ellie Goulding, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Issues” below.

Selena Gomez reunites with Mattman & Robin for new album

11 Mar

Selena Gomez has reunited with Mattman & Robin for her upcoming album.

The Swedish production duo – composed of Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson – previously teamed up with Gomez on “Hands to Myself” and “Me & the Rhythm,” taken from the artist’s 2015 album, “Revival.”

Mattman & Robin’s extensive resume boasts further works with Taylor Swift (“All You Had to Stay”), Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”), DNCE (“Cake By the Ocean”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Run Away with Me”), Tove Lo (“Moments”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), Britney Spears (“Do You Wanna Come Over?”) and Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”).

Meanwhile, Gomez is expected to release her new studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Stargate (Christina Aguilera), Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth), Benny Blanco (Katy Perry), Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato), The Futuristics (Camila Cabello), BloodPop (Lady GaGa), Leland (Rachel Platten) and The Arcade (Iggy Azalea).

On the songwriting front, Gomez has teamed up with Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran), Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons), Ammar Malik (Clean Bandit), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Albin Nedler (Jasmine Thompson) and Ross Golan (Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for “Hands to Myself” below.