Tag Archives: Charli XCX

Camila Cabello reunites with Shawn Mendes for new single “Senorita”

21 Jun

Camila Cabello has reunited with Shawn Mendes for his new single “Senorita,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Charli XCX alongside Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha), Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber), Jack Patterson (Zara Larsson, David Guetta), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Halsey, Ed Sheeran) and Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Hoiberg (Tinashe, Ariana Grande).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further contributions from Sam Romans, Amy Wadge, and Jordan Reynolds – is expected to arrive later this year via Syco Music / Epic Records.

Her debut studio collection, 2018’s “Camila,” topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Havana,” “Never Be the Same,” “Real Friends” and “Consequences.”

Watch the Dave Meyers-directed clip for “Senorita” below.

Charli XCX unwraps details for third studio collection

13 Jun

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Charli XCX has unwrapped the details for her upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Charlotte Aitchison) has dubbed her third studio collection “Charli” and will release it on September 13 via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

Current promotional single “Blame It On Your Love” – featuring Lizzo – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

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Executive-produced by regular collaborator AG Cook, the follow-up to 2014’s “Sucker” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Noonie Bao, Oscar Holter, Sasha Sloan, and Leland.

The highly-anticipated project also yields guest appearances from Christine and the Queens (“Gone”), Sky Ferreira (“Cross You Out”),  Troye Sivan (“2009”), Kim Petras (“Click”) and Brooke Candy (“Shake It”).

Stream the audio clip for “Blame It On Your Love” below.

Clean Bandit release sophomore album “What is Love?”

30 Nov

British electronic music group Clean Bandit – consisting of members Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson – have released their sophomore studio collection via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

“What is Love?” – which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts guest appearances from Zara Larsson, Marina Diamandis, Craig David, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato, Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Julia Michaels, and Louisa Johnson.

On the songwriting and production front, Clean Bandit have worked with Steve Mac, Ina Wroldsen, Mark Ralph, Kamille, Jason Evigan, Noonie Bao, Sam Romans, Ilsey Juber, Fred Gibson, Caroline Ailin, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Emily Warren, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Cara Salimando, and Jonny Price.

Stream “What is Love?” below.

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.