Tag Archives: Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Zhavia Ward releases new promotional single “100 Ways”

12 Dec

Zhavia Ward has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Ward alongside Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere (Alina Baraz, Ella Henderson), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Nick Jonas, Liza Owen), Warren “Oak” Felder (Dinah Jane, Alessia Cara), Trevor Brown (Kehlani, Fleur East) and William Simmons (Demi Lovato, Bea Miller).

Ward’s upcoming debut project under Columbia Records reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Eyelar, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Sam Romans, and Amy Allen.

On the production front, Ward has worked with Benny Cassette, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, Malay, Doc McKinney, Illangelo, Rob Knox, Stint, Tushar Apte, Snakehips, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper.

Stream the audio clip for “100 Ways” below.

Noah Cyrus delivers debut mini-album “Good Cry”

21 Sep

Noah Cyrus has liberated her debut mini-album online.

“Good Cry” – featuring six new songs including “Mad at You,” “Punches,” “Sadness” and “Where Have You Been?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The new project delivers contributions from Jenna Andrews, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Sarah Aarons, Kid Harpoon, Tushar Apte, Melisa “E^ST” Bester, Joe Janiak, Ilsey Juber, Trey Campbell, and Rob Grimaldi.

Stream “Good Cry” below.

MØ releases new promotional single “Imaginary Friend”

21 Sep

Danish singer/songwriter Karen Ørsted, professionally known as MØ, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Noonie Bao alongside Billy Walsh and Illangelo, who are also responsible for Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Majid Jordan’s “Something About You,” and Emeli Sande’s “Starlight.”

MØ’s upcoming sophomore album “Forever Neverland” – featuring previous singles “Nostalgia,” “Sun in Our Eyes” and “Way Down” – is scheduled to arrive on October 19 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting contributions from Ilsey Juber, Jozzy, Cara Salimando, Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere, Sarah Aarons, Madison Love, Jaramye Daniels, and Charli XCX.

On the production front, MØ has worked with Stint, Frank Dukes, Scribz Riley, John Hill, Diplo, King Henry, Hudson Mohawke, What So Not, James Flannigan, MantraBeats, and Stargate.

Stream the audio clip for “Imaginary Friend” below.

Sinead Harnett hits the studio with Illangelo, Doc McKinney

13 Sep

British singer/songwriter Sinead Harnett has teamed up with Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese and Martin “Doc” McKinney for a new collaboration.

Illangelo is responsible for producing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Majid Jordan’s “Something About You,” Katy Perry’s “Pendulum,” and The Weeknd’s “Tell Your Friends.”

Meanwhile, Doc McKinney’s production resume boasts works with John Legend (“Wanna Be Loved”), Drake (“The Ride”), Santigold (“Outside the War”), The Weeknd (“Starboy”), Future (“Low Life”) and M.I.A. (“Exodus”).

Besides writing songs on the next projects by Little Mix and Louise Redknapp, Harnett is expected to release her next project – featuring the Grades-produced lead single “Body” – later this year via all digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Future Cut, Paul E. Phamous, Marlon Roudette, Alan Sampson, J Mills, Monro, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Michael Angelo, Hue “SoundzFire” Strother, Autumn Rowe, Maths Time Joy, Stint, and Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.

Diana Gordon reunites with Justin Tranter for new collaboration

30 Mar

American singer/songwriter Diana Gordon has reunited with fellow musician Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

Tranter and Gordon previously co-wrote “Tension” for Fergie alongside the song’s producer Alessandro “Alesso” Lindbald. The track appears on Fergie’s sophomore studio collection, “Double Dutchess,” which peaked to number nineteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Tranter’s credits also include Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel,” Billy Raffoul’s “Acoustic,” Julia Michaels’ “Are You,” Camila Cabello’s “Into It,” Nick Jonas’ “Home,” Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” and Britney Spears’ “Slumber Party.”

Gordon’s upcoming project – which reportedly features further contributions from Chris Loco and Devonte Hynes – is expected to arrive later this year.

As a songwriter, Gordon recently co-wrote “The Kids Are Alright” for Chloe x Halle alongside Tayla Parx. The track appears on the duo’s debut album of the same name, out now via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Gordon also provided guest vocals on Somewhere Else’s current promotional single “Uh Huh” and co-wrote it with group members Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese.

Stream the audio clip for “Uh Huh” below.

Emeli Sande liberates new mini-album “Kingdom Coming”

3 Nov

Emeli Sande has liberated her new mini-album online.

“Kingdom Coming” – featuring six new songs including “Soon,” “Love Not War,” “Higher,” “Deep” and “Starlight” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Long Live the Angels” also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Craze & Hugo (Ria Ritchie, Maverick Sabre), Rachet (Stormzy, Wretch 32), Shakaveli (Mary J. Blige, James Arthur), Billy Walsh (Raye, Camila Cabello) and Illangelo (Tinashe, Majid Jordan).

On the songwriting front, Sande recently co-penned Naughty Boy’s “Once Chance to Dance” alongside fellow recording artist Sam “RØMANS” Roman and UK production duo Mac & Phil (aka Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh).

Stream “Kingdom Coming” below.