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Leona Lewis teams with Lauren Aquilina, PLESTED, Mac & Phil for new collaboration

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has teamed up with Lauren Aqulina, PLESTED, and Mac & Phil for a new collaboration.

In addition to releasing her debut album “Isn’t it Strange” in 2016 via Island Records UK, Aqulina has also penned songs on the next releases by Taya, Kara Marni, Ella Henderson, Fleur East, Imani Williams, Liza Owen, Nina Nesbitt, Sarah Close, Tamera Foster, Kylie Minogue, and Etham.

Meanwhile, PLESTED’s current single “Habits” – which was co-written with Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Mac & Phil – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Composed of Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh, Mac & Phil are also responsible for co-writing and producing Emily Warren’s “Something To Hold On To,” The Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream,” Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plested’s “Habits,” Carys Selvey’s “Shallow,” and Lost Kings’ “Phone Down.”

On the follow-up to 2015’s “I Am,” which peaked to number twelve on the UK Albums Chart, Lewis has also worked with Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey), Autumn Rowe (Kacy Hill), Jake Gosling (Shawn Mendes), Isley Juber (Jessica Simpson), Chris Leonard (Shania Twain) and Ali Tamposi (Justin Bieber).

Watch the music video for “Ocean” below.

Nina Nesbitt liberates new single “The Moments I’m Missing”

15 Jul

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Scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt has liberated her new single online.

“The Moments I’m Missing” – featuring guest vocals from LA R&B singer Goody Grace – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Fully written and produced by Nesbitt, the track delivers additional production duties from Jordan Riley, whose recent credits include Tom Grennan’s “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” [Sony Music / Insanity Records] and Dan Caplen’s “Flat Champagne” f/ Ray BLK [Warner Music / Atlantic Records UK].

Nesbitt’s upcoming studio collection, which follows 2014’s “Peroxide,” is expected to arrive later this year via Cooking Vinyl Records.

Featuring tracks entitled “The Best You Had” and “Something Special,” the still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from LOSTBOY (Marlon Roudette), Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Chris Leonard (Shawn Mendes), Dan Muckala (LeAnn Rimes) and Red Triangle (James Arthur).

On the songwriting front, Nesbitt has worked with Sam Preston (Ella Eyre), Nicola Roberts (Tinashe), Ed Drewett (Craig David), Lauren Aquilina (Ella Henderson), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld), Negin Djafari (Mabel McVey), Tom Havelock (Aquilo) and Amy Wadge (Antigoni Buxton).

Listen to the audio clip for “The Moments I’m Missing” below.

Billy Raffoul drops new promotional single “Dark Four Door”

14 Jul

Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul has dropped his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ross Golan, whose other credits include Jasmine Thompson’s “Old Friends,” Charlie Puth’s “Then There’s You,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” Nelly’s “Sounds Good to Me,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” and Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love.”

Production duties on “Dark Four Door” were handled by Mike Crossey, whose resume boasts further works with Take That (“River”), Kaleo (“Way Down We Go”), The 1975 (“Love Me”), Wolf Alice (“Giant Peach”), Twenty One Pilots (“The Judge”), Imelda May (“Tribal”) and Amber Run (“Spark”).

Raffoul’s upcoming debut project – featuring the Simon Wilcox-assisted / Sir Nolan-produced “Driver” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jake Gosling, Ina Wroldsen, Chris Leonard, Julia Michaels, Paul O’Duffy, Hayley Warner, Matthew Friedman, Natalie Hemby, Wayne Hector, Ilsey Juber, Matt Morris, Audra Mae, Wrabel, Justin Tranter, and MoZella.

Watch Raffoul perform “Dark Four Door” below.

Leona Lewis reunites with Walter Afanasieff for new collaboration

4 Jul

Leona Lewis has reunited with Walter Afanasieff for a new collaboration.

“Singing with Walter A is like a dream come true, the most incredible pianist/composer/writer/ human!” the British singer, songwriter, and actress tweeted on Tuesday (July 04, 2017).

Afanasieff previously produced and co-wrote “Here I Am” alongside fellow musician Brett James, taken from Lewis’ debut studio collection, 2007’s “Spirit,” which topped both the UK and US Albums Chart.

The Grammy Award-winning record producer’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Mariah Carey (“Hero”), Celine Dion (“My Heart Will Go On”), Luther Vandross (“Endless Love”), Beyonce (“My Heart Still Beats”), Darren Hayes (“Insatiable”), Ricky Martin (“Nobody Wants to Be Lonely”), Allure (“Last Chance”) and Chante Moore (“One More Time”).

Meanwhile, Lewis is expected to release her next project, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “I Am,” later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters and producers expected to appear on the still-untitled collection are Jake Gosling (Dido, Ed Sheeran), Autumn Rowe (Kelis, Molly Kate Kestner), Chris Leonard (Nina Nesbitt, Shawn Mendes), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li, Ellie Goulding) and Ali Tamposi (Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan).

Listen to the audio clip for “Here I Am” below.

Shania Twain confirms details for new album

16 Jun

Shania Twain has confirmed the details for her upcoming fifth album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter christened her new studio collection “Now” and will release it on September 29 via UMG Recordings / Mecury Nashville.

Current promotional single “Life’s About to Get Good” – which was collectively produced by Ron Aniello and Matthew Koma – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2002’s “Up” boasts additional alliances with Jake Gosling (Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly), Chris Leonard (Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt) and James “JHart” Abrahart (Stephen Puth, Keith Urban).

Stream the audio clip for “Life’s About to Get Good” below.

Harry Styles unleashes debut solo single “Sign of the Times”

7 Apr

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Harry Styles has unleashed his debut solo single online.

“Sign of the Times” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Sign of the Times” were collectively handled by Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Kanye West), Alex Salibian (Ellie Goulding, Mikky Ekko) and Tyler Johnson (John Legend, Ed Sheeran).

Styles’ songwriting resume boasts works for artists/acts including Ariana Grande (“Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”), Michael Buble (“Someday”), Gavin DeGraw (“Not Our Fault”) and Alex & Sierra (“I Love You”).

His upcoming solo studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Erskine Records in partnership with Columbia Records.

Other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Max Martin, Shellback, Johnny McDaid, Dev Hynes, BURNS, Johan Carlsson, Gary Go, Kid Harpoon, Jake Gosling, Chris Leonard, Guy Chambers, and Bruno Mars.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sign of the Times” below.

Liv Dawson premieres music video for new single “Searching”

28 Feb

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Liv Dawson has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Searching” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 28, 2017).

“Searching” – now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Jimmy Napes alongside the song’s producers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Knightstarr, Phairo, Richard “Biffco” Stannard, Nexus, Two Inch Punch, GRADES, Fred Cox, Chris Leonard, and Mojam.

On the songwriting front, Dawson has worked with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Sam Romans, Frances, Levi Lennox, Amy Wadge, Bruno Major, Dayo Olatunji, Grace Barker, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Laura Dockrill.

Watch the music video for “Searching” below.