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Cashmere Cat reveals release date for new album “9”

19 Apr

Cashmere Cat has revealed the release date for his upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian DJ and record producer – born Magnus Hoiberg – will release “9” on April 28 via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Current promotional single “9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other artists backing Cashmere Cat on “9” are Jhene Aiko (“Please Don’t Go”), Camila Cabello (“Love Invincible”), Selena Gomez (“Trust Nobody”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Infinite Stripes”), Ariana Grande (“Quit”), The Weeknd (“Wild Love”), Kacy Hill (“Europa Pools”) and Kehlani (“Night Night”).

The highly-anticipated project also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Halsey), Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears), SOPHIE (Charli XCX), Frank Dukes (Lorde), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Evian Christ (Tinashe) and Rock City (Keri Hilson).

Stream “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Cashmere Cat reveals title for debut album

4 Apr

Cashmere Cat has revealed the title of his upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist – born Magnus Hoiberg – christened his first studio collection “9” and will release it later this year via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Current promotional single “9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ and London-based electronic music producer SOPHIE – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the additional tracks slotted for inclusion on “9” are “Love Incredible (f/ Camila Cabello),” “Wild Love (f/ The Weeknd and Francis & the Lights),” “Trust Nobody (f/ Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez),” “Throw Myself a Party (f/ Starrah, 2 Chainz & Tory Lanez),” and “Please Don’t Go (f/ Jhene Aiko).”

On the production front, Cashmere Cat’s resume boasts works with The Weeknd (“True Colors”), Britney Spears (“Just Luv Me”), Travis Scott (“Way Back”), Ariana Grande (“Be My Baby”), Kanye West (“Wolves”), Tinashe (“All Hands on Deck”), Kid Ink (“Body Language”), Ryn Weaver (“OctaHate”), Miguel (“Going to Hell”), Justine Skye (“Save My Soul”) and Gwen Stefani (“Hell Yeah Baby”).

He also worked with songwriters and fellow producers including Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, RoboPop, Bebe Rexha, Stargate, Rock City, Charli XCX, Michael Angelakos, Two Inch Punch, Cathy Dennis, Mike Dean, Sia Furler, Ben Billions, Belly, Frank Dukes, Steve Mac, RoboPop, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rostam Batmanglij, Frank Ocean, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Happy Perez, and AMMO.

Listen to the audio clip for “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Cashmere Cat drafts MØ, SOPHIE for new single “9 (After Coachella)”

31 Mar

Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist Cashmere Cat has released his new single online.

“9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ and London-based electronic music producer SOPHIE – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by MØ – real name Karen Ørsted – alongside it’s producers Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Høiberg, Samuel “SOPHIE” Long, and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin.

Cashmere Cat’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Love Incredible,” “Wild Love,” “Trust Nobody,” “Adore” and “Throw Myself a Party” – is expected to arrive later this year via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Jessie Ware enlists NAO, GRADES for new collaboration

28 Mar

Jessie Ware has enlisted the songwriting and production services of NAO and GRADES for a her upcoming third album.

“No filter can hide how tired I am but what an absolute TREAT to be in the studio with @this_nao & @grades,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (March 28, 2017).

NAO’s debut studio collection, 2016’s “For All We Know,” peaked to number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love,” “Girlfriend” and “In the Morning.”

Meanwhile, GRADES is responsible for producing singles including NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” and WENS’ “Bleed.”

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” reportedly delivers further productions from Jamie Scott, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Henry Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Bastian Langebaek, and Ajay “STINT” Bhattacharyya.

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

Stream NAO’s “For All We Know” below.

Jessie Ware hits the studio with Shungudzo Kuyimba, Danny Parter, Stint

21 Mar

British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware has teamed up with Shungudzo Kuyimba, Danny Parker, and Stint for a new collaboration.

Kuyimba and Parker are responsible for co-writing “Bad Behaviour” for Louisa Johnson alongside the song’s producers Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Peter “Merf” Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn of TMS.

Meanwhile, Stint’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Zara Larsson (“Make That Money Girl”), AlunaGeorge (“Jealous”), NAO (“Girlfriend”), Santigold (“Walking in a Circle”), BANKS (“In Your Eyes”), Gallant (“Skipping Stones”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“LA Hallucinations”).

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, and Bastian Langebaek.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Jamie Scott, MoZella, Ed Drewett, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maiday, James Newman, Amy Wadge, Sam Romans, Max McElligott, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Ware’s previous studio collection, 2014’s “Tough Love,” peaked to number nine on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Champagne Kisses,” “You and I (Forever),” and the Ed Sheeran-assisted “Say You Love Me.”

Watch the music video for “Champagne Kisses” below.

Julia Michaels premieres “Issues” music video

8 Mar

Julia Michaels has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Issues” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (March 07, 2016).

The track was co-written by Justin Tranter, who previously teamed up with Michaels on singles performed by other major artists including Justin Bieber (“Sorry”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”), Gwen Stefani (“Make Me Like You”), Nick Jonas (“Close”), John Legend (“What You Do to Me”), Pia Mia (“Touch”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Love Myself”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Run”), Fifth Harmony (“Dope”) and Linkin Park (“Heavy”).

Production duties on “Issues” were collectively handled Stargate and Benny Blanco, who are also responsible for Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Jessie J’s “Thunder,” Lea Michele’s “Cannonball,” Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” Vance Joy’s “Straight Into Your Arms,” Katy Perry’s “It Takes Two,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michaels will release her debut studio project later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Steve Mac (Anne-Marie, Ed Sheeran), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten, Charlie Puth), Ammar Malik (Ariana Grande, James Blunt), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes, Jon Bellion) and Mattman & Robin (Dagny, Taylor Swift).

Fans of Michaels’ songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Tinashe, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Jasmine Thompson, Ella Henderson, Zara Larsson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Lea Michele, Ellie Goulding, and Snakehips.

Watch the music video for “Issues” below.

Selena Gomez drafts Kygo for new single “It Ain’t Me”

13 Feb

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Selena Gomez has announced the details for her new single.

The actress, singer, and songwriter christened “It Ain’t Me” – featuring Kygo – as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album and will release it on Thursday (February 16, 2017).

“It Ain’t Me” was co-written by Kygo – real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – alongside Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Fifth Harmony, Jude Demorest) and Andrew Watt (Justin Bieber, Rita Ora).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Gomez’s next studio collection will arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Revival” reportedly delivers productions from Stargate (Beyonce), Jonas Jeberg (Zara Larsson), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), The Futuristics (Halsey), BloodPop (Lady GaGa) and The Arcade (Iggy Azalea).

On The songwriting front, Gomez has worked with Ross Golan (Charli XCX), Julia Michaels (John Legend), Justin Tranter (Jojo), Albin Nedler (DNCE), Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes) and Jacob Kasher (Bebe Rexha).

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