Tag Archives: Capitol Records

Tori Kelly teams with Warren “Oak” Felder for new project

26 May

American singer/songwriter Victoria Loren Kelly, professionally known as Tori Kelly, has teamed with Warren “Oak” Felder for a new project.

Felder is known for co-writing and producing Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Chris Brown’s “Superhuman,” Toni Braxton’s “Hands Tied,” Mayer Hawthorne’s “Her Favorite Song,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Expertease,” Usher’s “Good Kisser,” Britney Spears’ “Clumsy,” Trey Songz’s “Unusual,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible,” Joe’s “Where You At,” and Ariana Grande’s “Break Your Heart Right Back.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters Frankie Storm, Ilsey Juber, Tiffany Fred, Ester Dean, Candice Nelson, Delisha Thomas, Heather Bright, Ayak Thiik, Bianca Atterberry, Kalenna Harper, Jessyca Wilson, Ursula Yancy, Stacy Barthe, Kirby Lauryen, Priscilla Renea, Jenna Andrews, Chasity Nwagbara, Lyrica Anderson, Nikeshia Briscoe, Kelly Sheehan, and Sia Furler.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile,” later this year via School Boy Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from Noel Zancanella (Ellie Goulding), Stephan Moccio (Skylar Grey), Neff-U (Demi Lovato), Kyle Shearer (Phoebe Ryan) and Fred Cox (Janelle Monae).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Charlie Puth), Tayla Parx (Alicia Keys), Nate Campany (Carly Rae Jepsen), Fabienne Holloway (Kiah Victoria), Daniel Nigro (Sky Ferreira) and Emily Warren (Dua Lipa).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Felder’s work!

Katy Perry joins forces with Nicki Minaj for new single “Swish Swish”

19 May

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry, has released her new promotional single online.

“Swish Swish” – which was produced by Duke Dumont alongside Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy and PJ “PromNite” Sledge – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track was also co-written by Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Charli XCX) and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Halsey).

In case you didn’t know, “Swish Swish” marks the second collaboration between Minaj and Perry, as the latter co-wrote “Get on Your Knees,” taken from Minaj’s 2014 album “The Pinkprint,” alongside Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Jacob “JKash” Kasher, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and Henry “CIRKUT” Walter.

Perry’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Witness,” on the other hand, will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” – featuring singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit” – delivers further contributions from Max Martin (Tori Kelly), Sia Furler (Camila Cabello), Ali Payami (Ellie Goulding), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin), Shellback (Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Swish Swish” below.

Liam Payne works with Ed Sheeran for debut album

10 May

Liam Payne has worked with Ed Sheeran for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer, songwriter, and record producer’s credits include Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” James Blunt’s “Make Me Better,” Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Hilary Duff’s “Tattoo,” Robbie Williams’ “Pretty Woman,” Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made for Loving You,” and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling.”

Sheeran’s latest album “Divide” – featuring singles “Shape of You,” “Castle on the Hill” and “Galway Girl” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Marlon Roudette (Louisa Johnson), Bibi Bourelly (Usher), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Mabel McVey), Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers), Scott Harris (Rachel Platten), Marlin “Hookman” Bonds (Jason Derulo), Sean Garrett (Chris Brown), Jaramye Daniels (Beyonce) and Samuel Preston (Nina Nesbitt).

Watch the music video for “Galway Girl” 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.

Niall Horan releases new single “Slow Hands”

4 May

Irish singer/songwriter Niall Horan has released his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Horan alongside Ruth-Anne “ROOTY” Cunningham (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Sam Smith, Kacy Hill) and Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo (Rihanna, Charlie Puth).

Production duties on “Slow Hands” were handled by Julian Bunetta (Hey Violet, Fifth Harmony) and John “JRY” Ryan (John Legend, Colbie Caillat).

Horan’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous single “This Town” – will arrive later this year via Neon Haze Music / Capitol Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Slow Hands” 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.

Mary J. Blige delivers new album “Strength of a Woman”

28 Apr

Mary J. Blige has delivered her new album online.

“Strength of a Woman” – featuring singles “Thick of It,” “Love Yourself” and “U + Me (Love Lesson)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The London Sessions” boasts productions from Darhyl Camper Jr., HIT-BOY, Teddy Riley, B.A.M., Cainon Lamb, Derrick Baker, Neff-U, William Tyler, Kaytranada, BadBadNotGood, and Raphael Saadiq.

On the songwriting front, Blige has worked with Jazmine Sullivan, Prince Charlez, Trey Songz, Rico Love, Priscilla Renea, Dwayne Nesmith, Vincent Berry, Eric Dawkins, Davion Farris, Benjamin Wright, Cortni Elisa Jordan, David Brown, and Elese Teyonie Russell.

Stream “Strength of a Woman” below.