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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

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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

Vance Joy announces new single “Lay it On Me”

10 Jul

Vance Joy has announced the details for his new single.

The Australian singer/songwriter – born James Gabriel Keogh – christened “Lay it On Me” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album under Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was written by Vance Joy alongside American Grammy nominated multi-platinum musician Dave Bassett, whose credits also include Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s,” Shinedown’s “Second Chance,” Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” Daughtry’s “Torch,” and Halestorm’s “Love Bites (So Do I).”

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2014’s “Dream Your Life Away” are Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Jin Jin (RAYE), Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes), Ryn Weaver (Jojo), Danny Parker (Jessie Ware), Charli XCX (Ricky Reed), Justin Tranter (Nick Jonas) and Julia Michaels (Labrinth).

On the production front, Joy has reportedly worked with Jason Evigan (Andy Grammer), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), Nolan Lambroza (Jason Derulo), Teddy Geiger (Christina Aguilera), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Happy Perez (Demi Lovato) and Justin Parker (Conrad Sewell).

Watch the music video for “Fire and the Flood” below.

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.