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Rita Ora drafts Jimmy Napes for sophomore album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted James Napier, professionally known as Jimmy Napes, for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Sam Smith (“I’m Not the Only One”), Disclosure (“Latch”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“Nobody But You”), Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Liv Dawson (“Searching”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Lapsley (“Hurt Me”), Javeon (“Intoxicated”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Napes’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Noonie Bao, Toby Gad, Diplo, Rodney Jerkins, Francis “Eg” White, Matt Prime, James Draper, Youthonix, Naughty Boy, Mojam Music, Jonny Coffer, Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jr., MoZella, Craze & Hoax, MNEK, Philip Plested, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, Levi Lennox, James Ford, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring lead single “Your Song” as well as “Him & Me,” “Girls,” “Falling to Pieces” and “Velvet Rope” – later this year via Atlantic Records.

In addition to confirmed collaborators Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt and Sam Romans, the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, RAYE, Jake Gosling, Ammar Malik, Stargate, Eyelar, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Chelcee Grimes, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Meghan Trainor, Dallas K, and Jin Jin.

Stream the following the playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ work!

Rita Ora teams with Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac for new single “Your Song”

13 May

Rita Ora has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Your Song” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it on May 26 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran, whose other credits include Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Hilary Duff’s “Tattoo,” Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made for Loving You,” and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling.”

Production duties on “Your Song” were handled by Steve Mac, who is also responsible for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and Anne-Marie’s “Alarm.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s second studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Jin Jin, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Georgia Ku, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Max McElligott, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Sam Romans, Justin Tranter, and Ammar Malik.

Stream “ORA” below.

Mollie King teases new collaboration with Chiara Hunter

8 May

Mollie King has teased a new collaboration with Chiara Hunter.

“Monday got me feeling like… @thechiarahunter,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Monday (May 08, 2017).

Hunter’s songwriting credits include Sigma & Take That’s “Cry,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Don’t Want You Back,” Galantis’ “Rich Boy,” Conor Maynard’s “Lose Your Love,” Incognito’s “Deeper Still,” and Chloe Martini’s “Change of Heart.”

Her resume boasts further works with producers Goldfingers, Tre Jean-Marie, Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman, Phil Cook, Matt Prime, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonny “Ghostwriter,” Harris, Sam Romans, Levi Lennox, Fred Cox, Aeon “Step” Manahan, Paul Meehan, Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, and Laconic.

Meanwhile, King is expected to release her upcoming debut album – featuring lead single “Back to You” – later this year via Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Maegan Cottone, Chelcee Grimes, Tayla Parx, Grace Barker, Cara Salimando, Taneisha Jackson, Brittany Burton, Grace Tither, Jennifer Decilveo, Fiona Bevan, Nicola Roberts, Ed Drewett, Brian Lee, James Newman, and Patrick “J. Que” Smith.

Fans of Hunter’s work, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by David Guetta, Taya, Fleur East, Kiah Victoria, Mahalia Burkmar, Lao Ra, Paloma Faith, ALMA, Ella Henderson, Arlene Zelina, Felix Jaehn, Imani Williams, KStewart, and DAKOTA.

Stream Hunter’s 2016’s mini-collection “Strange Relationships” below.

Dua Lipa unwraps tracklisting for debut album “DL1”

20 Apr

Dua Lipa has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming debut album.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the British singer-songwriter will release the self-titled collection – featuring singles “Hotter Than Hell,” “Be the One,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Room for 2” and “Thinking About You” – on June 2 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional single “Lost in Your Light” – available from April 21 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Rick Nowels, whose credits include Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” FKA twigs’ “Good to Love,” Adele’s “Why Do You Love Me,” Tom Odell’s “Wrong Crowd,” Foxes’ “Wicked Love,” and Melanie C’s “Unravelling.”

Other songwriters backing Dua Lipa on the highly-anticipated project are Lindy Robbins, Autumn Rowe, Chelcee Grimes, Ilsey Juber, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Cara Salimando, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sarah Hudson, Lauren Christy, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Ferras Al-Qaisi, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Album producers include GRADES, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Digital Farm Animals, Emile Haynie, RITUAL, Jon Levine, Axident, Tom Neville, Ian Kirkpatrick, James Flannigan, Greg Wells, Andrew Wyatt, and TMS.

See the tracklisting for “DL1” below.

(1) Genesis / (2) Lost in Your Light (featuring Miguel) / (3) Hotter Than Hell / (4) Be the One / (5) IDGAF / (6) Blow Your Mind (Mwah) / (7) Garden / (8) No Goodbyes / (9) Thinking About You / (10) New Rules / (11) Begging / (12) Homesick / Deluxe Edition – (13) Dreams / (14) Room for 2 / (15) New Love / (16) Bad Together / (17) Last Dance

Dua Lipa shares acoustic performance of “Genesis”

16 Apr

Dua Lipa has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted an exclusive acoustic performance of “Genesis” to her YouTube channel on Saturday (April 16, 2017).

The track was co-written by Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Ella Henderson), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Ricky Martin), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Olly Murs, Jake Miller) and Andreas “Axident” Schuller (Justin Bieber, Thomas Rhett).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album will be released on June 2 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kenzie May, Chelcee Grimes, Laura Dockrill, Karen Poole, Emily Warren, Noonie Bao, Lindy Robbins, Camille Purcell, Whitney Phillips, Jin Jin, Ilsey Juber, Amy Wadge, MoZella, Jenna Andrews, Ed Drewett, Iain James, Jacob Attwooll, Andrew Jackson, and JHart.

Dua Lipa’s upcoming single “Lost in Your Light” – featuring guest vocals from fellow recording artist Miguel – will arrive on April 21 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa co-wrote “Used to You” for Annalisa alongside Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, as well as “Wake Up Alone” for The Chainsmokers alongside Emily Warren, Scott Harris, and Andrew Taggart.

Watch the acoustic performance of “Genesis” below.

Sigma hits the studio with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jean Baptiste Kouame

15 Mar

British drum and bass duo Sigma – composed of Joseph “Joe” Lenzie and Cameron “Cam” Edwards – have recorded new music with Eyelar Mirzazadeh and Jean Baptiste Kouame for their upcoming sophomore album.

Mirzazadeh previously featured on the track “Stay,” taken from Sigma’s debut album, 2015’s “Life.” She is also known for co-writing Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There,” Yellow Claw’s “Catch Me,” R3hab’s “Get Up,” Taya’s “Got Me Wondering,” and Redlight’s “Here with Me.”

Meanwhile, Kouame’s songwriting resume boasts works with Little Mix (“F.U.”), Kelis (“Scream”), AlunaGeorge (“Full Swing”), Rihanna (“Woo”), Nikki Minaj (“The Boys”), Madonna (“I’m a Sinner”), Rudimental (“Foreign World”), Leah McFall (“Home”), DJ Mustard (“Whole Lotta Lovin’”), Bonnie McKee (“Broken Record”), Laura Izibor (“Carousel”) and Sevyn Streeter (“It Won’t Stop”).

Sigma’s second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Independent UK dance record label, 3BEAT Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Sam Romans, Jamie Hartman, Cass Lowe, Paddy Byrne, Ollie Green, Shola Ama, Ed Drewett, Bryn Christopher, Chelcee Grimes, Jimmy Napes, Arrow Benjamin, Ina Wroldsen, Jamie Scott, Talay Riley, Chiara Hunter, Ed Thomas, Josh Record, Dantae Johnson, Max McElligott, and Jonny Harris.

Sigma’s debut album, 2015’s “Life,” peaked to number two on the UK Dance Albums Chart and spawned guest apperances from Jetta John-Hartley (“Slow Down”), Rita Ora (“Coming Home”), Labrinth (“Higher”), Ella Henderson (“Glitterball”) and Paloma Faith (“Changing”).

Watch the music video for “Find Me” below.

Tamera Foster teams with Lauren Aquilina for new collaboration

12 Mar

Tamera Foster has teamed with Lauren Aquilina for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter’s resume boasts works with acts/artists including Orla Gartland (“Expectations”), RAC (“3AM”), Kyan Kuatois (“Fading Star”) and Prides (“Strong Enough”).

In addition to contributing to the next projects by Kylie Minogue and Liza Owen, Aquilina has also worked with producers Daniel Goudie, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Greg Wells, Jason Evigan, Levvi Lennox, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonny Coffer, Sacha Skarbek, Jonas Quant, Philip Plested, Tim Powell, Jake Gosling, Phil Cook, Luke Fitton, Scott Effman, Ant Whiting, Mark Crew, Dan Priddy, and TMS.

Her debut studio collection “Isn’t it Strange” – featuring singles “Midnight Mouths,” “Way Too Good,” “Kicks” and “How Would You Like It?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Foster is expected to release her highly-anticipated debut album later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers songwriting alliances with Camille Purcell, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Hayley Warner, Chelcee Grimes, Dayo Olatunji, Maegan Cottone, Talay Riley, Iain James, and Tom Aspaul.

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are Parker Ighile, Kuya Productions, Naughty Boy, Mojam, Shakaveli, Chris Loco, Swizz Beatz, Future Cut, Komi Hakam, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Happy Perez, Steve Mac, Electric, Knightstarr, Joel Compass, MYKL, Jez Ashurst, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Isn’t it Strange” below.