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Rita Ora connects with Avicii for new single “Lonely Together”

11 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has connected with Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) for his new promotional single “Lonely Together,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Featuring co-production duties by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat; “Lonely Together” was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony) and Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber).

Preceded by the Steve Mac-produced / Ed Sheeran-penned “Your Song;” Ora’s upcoming sophomore album is scheduled arrive in 2018 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Stargate, Jonny Coffer, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, and RITUAL.

On the songwriting front, Ora has worked with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Max McElligott, Diana Gordon, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Chelcee Grimes, Justin Tranter, Georgia Ku, and Ammar Malik.

Stream the audio clip for “Lonely Together” below.

Jessie Ware reveals new song title from third album

30 Jul

British singer/songwriter Jessica Lois Ware, professionally known as Jessie Ware, has revealed a new song title from her upcoming third album.

“Selfish Love” was written by Ware alongside Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Ammar Malik (Zara Larsson), Ryan Tedder (James Blunt), Cashmere Cat (Ariana Grande), Benny Blanco (Justin Bieber) and Happy Perez (Halsey).

Ware’s current promotional single “Midnight” – which was co-written by Kiah Victoria, Jordan Thomas, Bastian Langebaek and Andrew “Pop” Wansel – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the studio sessions intended for follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” which is scheduled to arrive later this year via PMR / Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US), Ware has also reunited with Ed Sheeran (Jess Glynne), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Reyez), Jamie Scott (Ella Henderson) and Sacha Skarbek (Gavin James).

Listen to the audio clip for “Midnight” below.

Halsey announces new promotional single details

30 Jul

Halsey has announced the details for her new promotional single.

The American singer/songwriter (born Ashley Frangipane) christened “Bad at Love” as the next promotional cut from her sophomore album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” [Astralwerks / Capitol Records].

The track was written by Halsey alongside Justin Tranter (Kesha, Gwen Stefani), Eric “Ricky Reed” Frederic (Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX) and Roget Chahayed (Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar).

Featuring previous singles “Now or Never” and “Eyes Closed,” “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers further contributions from Peder Losnegård (Ariana Grande), Greg Kurstin (Sia), Chris Braide (Beth Ditto), Dan Wilson (Adele), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), Happy Perez (Camila Cabello), Benny Blanco (Rihanna) and Joshua “AMMO” Coleman (Fifth Harmony).

Stream the audio clip for “Bad at Love” below.

Julia Michaels unleashes debut mini-album “Nervous System”

28 Jul

American singer/songwriter Julia Carin Cavazos, professionally known as Julia Michaels, has unleashed her debut mini-album online.

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

In addition to hit promotional singles “Issues” and “Uh Huh,” the mini-collection features five new songs in the shape of “Worst in Me,” “Make it Up to You,” “Just Do It,” “Pink” and “Don’t Wanna Think.”

With the exception of the Stargate and Benny Blanco-produced “Issues,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, every other song on “Nervous System” was co-written by Justin Tranter alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin.

As a songwriter, Michaels recently co-penned Snakehips’ “Either Way,” Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” and Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by Tinashe, Charlie Puth, Raye, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Ellie Goulding, Years & Years, Billy Raffoul, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, and Ella Henderson.

Stream “Nervous System” below.

Jessie Ware confirms new promotional single “Midnight”

24 Jul

Jessie Ware has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Jessica Louis Ware) has christened “Midnight” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album under PMR Records and Island Records UK.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Kiah Victoria and Jordan Thomas alongside Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kandace Springs, Marsha Ambrosius) and Bastian Langebaek (Amber Simone, Jack Garratt).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” are Ross Golan, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., NAO, Sam Romans, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Kamille, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Sam Preston, and Ed Drewett.

On the production front, Ware has reportedly worked with Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez, Sacha Skarbek, GRADES, Ryan Tedder, Stephan Moccio, JRY, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, Adriano Buffone, Starsmith, Kid Harpoon, Julian Bunetta, Fred Cox, and STINT.

Watch the music video for “Running” below.

FKA twigs hits the studio with Levi Lennox for new collaboration

22 Jul

British singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, professionally known as FKA twigs, has teamed up with Levi Lennox for a new collaboration.

Lennox’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”), Lauren Aquilina (“Lie to Me”) and Koda Kumi (“Bangerang”).

Fans of his works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Sam Smith, RAYE, Mali-Koa, Liza Owen, KStewart, Bebe Rexha, Anne-Marie, LOVELLE, Mabel McVey, DAGNY, Becky Hill, Amber Mark, Era Istrefi, DAKOTA, Melissa Steel, Ellie Goulding, Dan Caplen, and Georgia Ku.

Meanwhile, FKA twigs is expected to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Good to Love” and “Trust in Me” – later this year via Young Turks Recordings.

In addition to confirmed contributors Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey) and Sia (Katy Perry), the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware) and Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher).

Watch the music video for “Good to Love” below.

Lana Del Rey reveals new album “Lust for Life” tracklisting

13 Jul

Photo Credit: Billboard Magazine

American singer/songwriter Elizabeth Grant, professionally known as Lana Del Rey, has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album, “Lust for Life,” which will arrive on July 21 via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

Current promotional singles “Groupie Love” and “Summer Bummer” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Honeymoon” boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin (Adele, Katy Perry), Benny Blanco (Sia, The Weeknd), Boi-1da (Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger), T-Minus (Bryson Tiller, Kelly Rowland) and Jahaan Sweet (Kehlani, Jessie Reyez).

For the highly-anticipated project, Del Rey has also reunited with Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Dido, Nelly Furtado), Justin Parker (Kiiara, Mikky Ekko), Emile Haynie (Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars) and Tim Larcombe (Celeste Waite, Gabriella Cilmi).

See the tracklisting for “Lust for Life” below.

(1) Love / (2) Lust for Life / (3) 13 Beaches / (4) Cherry / (5) White Mustang / (6) Summer Bummer / (7) Groupie Love / (8) In My Feelings / (9) Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind / (10) God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It / (11) When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing / (12) Beautiful People Beautiful Problems / (13) Tomorrow Never Came / (14) Heroin / (15) Change / (16) Get Free