Tag Archives: Charli XCX

Madison Beer unleashes new single “Hurts Like Hell”

10 Nov

Madison Beer has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Hurts Like Hell” – featuring Offset – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Charli XCX, whose other credits include Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love,” AlunaGeorge’s “Jealous,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Raye’s “I, U, Us,” MØ’s “Drum,” Neon Jungle’s “So Alive,” Alma’s “Phases,” James Blunt’s “When I Find Love Again,” and Ryn Weaver’s “OctaHate.”

Production duties on “Hurts Like Hell” were handled by The Invisible Men, who are also responsible for Cheryl’s “Love Made Me Do It,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Kara Marni’s “Move,” Bebe Rexha’s “Gateway Drug,” Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Britney Spears’ “Pretty Girls,” and Jonas Blue’s “On My Side.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Beer’s upcoming debut album – which reportedly features further contributions from Evan “Kidd” Bogart and Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt – will arrive next year via Access Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Hurts Like Hell” below.

Stargate celebrate 20 years in the music business

31 Oct

Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate, which is composed of members Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, have celebrated 20 years in the music business.

Alongside former member Hallgeir Rustan, and before relocating to the United States, Stargate have helmed hits for Samantha Mumba (“Always Come Back to Your Love”), Misteeq (“Scandalous”), Shola Ama (“Still Believe”), Blue (“All Rise”), Javine (“Real Things”), Atomic Kitten (“It’s OK”), Billie Piper (“Day & Night”), Fierce (“Sweet Love 2K”) and Ashley Ballard (“Hottie”).

Stargate’s recent credits include David Guetta’s “Light Headed,” Charli XCX’s “Girls Night Out,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Without You,” Tinashe’s “Faded Love,”  Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” and Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Under Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s management, Stargate have also worked with songwriters Johnta Austin, Frankie Storm, Claude Kelly, Starrah, Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Autumn Rowe, Justin Tranter, Ester Dean, Ross Golan, Amanda Ghost, James Fauntleroy, Kristal “Tyterwriter” Oliver, and Ryan Toby.

Stream the following playlists dedicated to Stargate’s works.

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.

Charli XCX unleashes new single “5 in the Morning”

31 May

Charli XCX has unleashed her new single online.

“5 in the Morning” – which was co-written by XCX alongside Cleo Tighe and Natalie Dunn – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “5 in the Morning” were handled by Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jonathan Shave of The Invisible Men, who previously teamed up with XCX on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” and “Beg for It.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, XCX’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The follow-up to 2017’s “Pop 2” reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Nate Campany, Ali Tamposi, Fred Ball, Noonie Ball, Andrew Watt, and The Stereotypes.

Stream the audio clip for “5 in the Morning” below.

Rita Ora drafts Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX for new single “Girls”

5 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted fellow recording artists Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX for her new promotional single “Girls.”

Scheduled to arrive on May 11 via all other digital streaming outlets; “Girls” was written by Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez), Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Justin Bieber) and Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande, Rag’n’Bone Man).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Anywhere,” “This Song” and “Proud” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields from songwriting contributions from Jason Boyd, Eyelar, Gabrielle Nowee, Sam Romans, Chelcee Grimes, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Ammar Malik, and Justin Tranter.

On the production front, Ora has worked with Stargate, Jason Evigan, King Henry, Mike Dean, Jake Gosling, Emile Haynie, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Freedo, Nolan Lambroza, Steve Mac, and Ritual.

Stream the audio clip for “Proud” below.

Alma releases new mixtape “Heavy Rules”

2 Mar

Finnish singer and songwriter Alma-Sofia Miettinen, professionally known as Alma, has released her new mixtape online.

“Heavy Rules” – featuring six new songs in the shape of “Legend,” “Dance for Me,” “Good Vibes, ” “Fake Gucci,” “BACK2U” and “Chit Chat” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The new project boasts guest appearances from Tove Styrke, Kiiara and MØ, as well as productions and songwriting contributions from Marco “MAG” Borrero, Priscilla Renea, Louis Schoorl, Noonie Bao, Hank Solo, Charli XCX, Johan Fransson, Andrei Kipahti, Sarah Hjellstrom, Jason Gill, and Axident.

Stream “Heavy Rules Mixtape” below.

Charli XCX reunites with Stargate for new collaboration

18 Jan

British singer/songwriter Charlotte Aitchison, professionally known as Charli XCX, has reunited with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate for a new collaboration.

Having previously collaborated with XCX on her own songs “Break the Rules,” “After the Afterparty” and “Track 10,” Stargate have also worked with XCX songs performed by other artists including Camila Cabello (“OMG”), Selena Gomez (“Same Old Love”) and James Blunt (“If I Find Love Again”).

Stargate’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Tinashe (“No Drama”), Sam Smith (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Daya (“New”), Rachel Platten (“Broken Glass”), Majid Jordan (“Body Talk”), Julia Michaels (“Issues”), Bebe Rexha (“I Got Time”) and OneRepublic (“No Vacancy”).

Meanwhile, XCX’s upcoming project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball, Noonie Bao, Andrew Watt, Nate Campany, and Ali Tamposi – is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records (US) and Asylum Records (UK).

Her current mixtape “Pop 2” – featuring lead promotional single “Out of My Head” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Track 10” below.