Tag Archives: Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin

Jessie Ware reunites with Kid Harpoon for new album

27 May

Jessie Ware has reunited with Kid Harpoon for her upcoming third album.

The British singer, songwriter, and record producer – born Thomas Hull – previously teamed up with Ware on “Wildest Moments”, “Night Light”, and “Taking in Water,” taken from 2012’s “Devotion,” and “Desire,” taken from 2014’s “Tough Love.”

Other credits by Kid Harpoon include Florence & the Machine’s “Ship to Wreck,” Mabel’s “Bedroom,” Harry Styles’ “Sweet Creature,” Lea Michele’s “Heavy Love,” Shawn Mendes’ “Roses,” AlunaGeorge’s “Wanderlust,” Lily Allen’s “Bass Like Home,” Christina Perry’s “Burning Gold,” and Years & Years’ “Desire.”

Meanwhile, Ware is expected to release her next studio collection, which follows 2014’s “Tough Love,” later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions from Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Fred Ball, Stint, John “JRY” Ryan, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Starsmith, Emile Haynie, Stephan Moccio, Bastian Langebaek, Jamie Scott, Samuel Dixon, and GRADES.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Ed Drewett, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, Ammar Malik, Amy Wadge, Tobias Jesso Jr., Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Sam Romans, Julia Michaels, Max McElligott, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Danny Parker, Neo “NAO” Joshua, and James Newman.

Stream the following playlist dedicate to Kid Harpoon’s work!

Camila Cabello releases new single “I Have Questions”

22 May

Camila Cabello has released her new single online.

“I Have Questions” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Cabello alongside fellow recording artist Bibi Bourelly, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Selena Gomez’s “Camouflage,” and Usher’s “Need U.”

Production duties on “I Have Questions” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, who is also responsible for Sia’s “Chandelier,” Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once,” Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” and One Direction’s “Perfect.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello is scheduled to drop her debut album “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” – featuring previous single “Cyring in the Club” – later this year via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection boasts further songwriting contributions from Sia Furler (Britney Spears), Charli XCX (RAYE), Noonie Bao (Dua Lipa), Sasha Sloan (Anne-Marie), Madison Love (Jason Derulo), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Rickard Goransson (Nick Jonas) and Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys).

Album producers include Pharrell Williams (Ciara), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Ryan Tedder (Kesha), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Halsey), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown), Frank Dukes (Lorde), Max Martin (Katy Perry), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Skip Marley) and Stargate (Tiwa Savage).

Stream the audio clip for “I Have Questions” below.

Camila Cabello unleashes debut solo single “Crying in the Club”

19 May

Cuban-born American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello has unleashed her debut solo single online.

“Crying in the Club” – which samples Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” – 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 Sia, whose other credits include Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Blondie’s “Best Day Ever,” Kygo’s “Oasis,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Boy Problems,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible,” and Katharine McPhee’s “Round Your Little Finger.”

Production duties on “Crying in the Club,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Cashmere Cat (Miguel, Bebe Rexha), Happy Perez (Halsey, Frank Ocean) and Matthew Beckley (Britney Spears, Machine Gun Kelly).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello is scheduled to release her debut album “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Epic Records.

Watch the music video for “Crying in the Club” below.

Halsey liberates new single “Eyes Closed”

6 May

American singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, professionally known as Halsey, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Halsey alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “6 Inch,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder,” and Drake’s “Crew Love.”

Production duties on “Eyes Closed” were handled by Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Ciara, Ed Sheeran), Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Hoiberg (Kacy Hill, Jhene Aiko) and Nathan “Happy” Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” – featuring previous single “Now or Never” – will arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Christoper Braide (Jessie Reyez), Lido (ASAP Ferg), Sia (Beyonce), Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Dan Wilson (Adele), Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), and AMMO (Jessie J).

Listen to the audio clip for “Eyes Closed” below.

Selena Gomez works with Charli XCX, Hazebanga for new album

30 Apr

Selena Gomez has worked with Hit-Boy and Hazebanga for her upcoming album.

Hit-Boy (born Chauncey Hollis) previously teamed up with Gomez on “Body Heat” and “Rise,” taken from the artist’s 2015 album, “Revival.”

Other notable production credits by Hit-Boy include Rihanna’s “Woo,” Kelly Rowland’s “Lay it on Me,” Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Gone,” Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty,” Beyonce’s “Sorry,” Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger,” and John Legend’s “Caught Up.”

Meanwhile, Hazebanga (real name Rashad Muhammad) has previously helmed songs for Beyonce (“Flawless”), Santigold (“Big Boss Big Time Business”), Jessie Reyez (“Fools Gold”), Stanaj (“Goddess”), Jordan Fisher (“More Than That”), Chloe x Halle (“Red Lights”) and June Diary (“L.A.N.C.E.”).

Gomez, on the other hand, is expected to release her next studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Mattman & Robin (Hailee Steinfeld), Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth), Stargate (Demi Lovato), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Jonas Jeberg (Meghan Trainor), The Futuristics (Halsey), BloodPop (Ellie Goulding) and The Arcade (Rita Ora).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Jacob Kasher (Kylie Minogue), Lisa Scinta (Chris Brown), Ross Golan (Jasmine Thompson), Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Charli XCX (RAYE), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), Leland (Troye Sivan) and Albin Nedler (DNCE).

Stream “Revival” below.

Halsey unwraps tracklisting for sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”

29 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey – born Ashley Frangipane – has unwrapped the trackliting for her upcoming sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” out on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

Current single “Now or Never” – which was co-written by Starrah and collectively produced by Benny Blanco, Happy Perez, and Cashmere Cat – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Lido (Ariana Grande), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Sia Furler (Labrinth), Ricky Reed (Kesha), Dan Wilson (Noah Cyrus), Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez), Rogét Chahayed (Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd (Rihanna) and AMMO (Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” below.

(1) The Prologue / (2) 100 Letters / (3) Eyes Closed / (4) Heaven in Hiding / (5) Alone / (6) Now or Never / (7) Sorry / (8) Good Morning / (9) Lie / (10) Walls Could Talk / (11) Bad at Love / (12) Don’t Play / (13) Strangers / (14) Angel on Fire / (15) Devil in Me / (16) Hopeless

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

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.