Tag Archives: Columbia Records

Awa hits the studio with Laura Welsh, Future Cut for new collaboration

12 Oct

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Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has teamed up with Laura Welsh and Future Cut for a new collaboration.

Welsh’s debut studio collection “Soft Control” was released in 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records. That collection features singles “Cold Front” and “Break the Fall,” as well as productions from Dev Hynes, Emile Haynie, Joel Compass, Robin Hannibal, and Greg Kurstin.

Meanwhile, Future Cut’s production resume boasts works with Lily Allen (“Smile”),  Stooshe (“Black Heart”), Olly Murs (“Please Don’t Let Me Go”), Little Mix (“How Ya Doin”), Shakira (“Gypsy”), Laura Izibor (“Shine”), Melanie Fiona (“Ayo”), Ella Eyre (“Together”) and Mae Muller (“Leave It Out”).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Negin Djafari, Luke Fitton, Joi Wynn, Kasper Larsen, Angela Beyince, Levi Lennox, Erika Nuri, Aston Rudi, Eyelar, Steve Booker, Autumn Rowe, Diztortion, and Lauren Aquilina.

Awa’s current promotional single “Comfortable” – which was produced by Aaron “Alias” Kleinstub and co-written by Justin Chaisson Smith – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Awa confirms details for debut single “Love Songs”

8 Aug

Awa has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut single.

The Swedish singer/songwriter (born Awa Santesson-Sey) christened “Love Songs” as her first promotional single and will release it this week via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

As per ASCAP’s ACE Repertory, “Love Songs” was co-written by Aaron Williams (Raye, Becky Hill) and Ebenezer Fabiyi (Craig David, Stefflon Don).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Awa’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional alliances with Eyelar, Levi Lennox, Nina Nesbitt, Steve Booker, Whitney Phillips, Aston Rudi, Lauren Aquilina, Kasper Larsen, Candace Shields, and Luke Fitton.

Lauren Jauregui drafts Ollie Green for new collaboration

18 Jul

Lauren Jauregui has enlisted Ollie Green for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter previously worked with artists including Jones (“Indulge”), Gavin James (“Always”), Freya Ridings (“Lost Without You”), Alex Newell (“Devilish”), Hamzaa (“London”), Jamie Lawson (“The Answer”) and Frances (“Love Me Again”).

Meanwhile, Jauregui’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Expectations” (produced by Kid Harpoon) and “More Than That” (co-written by Prince Charlez and Hue Strother and collectively produced by Charlie Handsome and Murda Beatz) – is expected to arrive later this year via Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere, D’Mile, Ed Drewett, Fred Ball, Nija Charles, Kurtis “K9” McKenzie, Tre Jean-Marie, Dayo Olatunji, Oak Felder, Rob Knox, Tushar Apte, Mayila Jones, DannyBoyStyles, Rami Yacoub, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “More Than That” below.

 

 

Raphael Saadiq announces new album “Jimmy Lee”

7 Jun

 

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Raphael Saadiq has announced the details for his upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Charles Ray Wiggins) has christened his fifth studio collection “Jimmy Lee” and will release it on August 23 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead promotional single “Something Keeps Calling” – featuring guitarist Rob Bacon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Saadiq’s last studio collection, 2011’s “Stone Rollin’,” debuted at number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Radio,” “Good Man” and “Stone Rollin’.”

As a songwriter and producer, Saadiq has worked with John Legend (“We Need Love”), Alicia Keys (“Lesson Learned”), Mary J. Blige (“So Lady”), Angie Stone (“Brotha”), Goapele (“Crushed Out”), Teedra Moses (“Take Me”), Mashonda (“Ask of You”), Joss Stone (“Tell Me Bout It”) and Kelis (“Attention”).

See the tracklisting for “Jimmy Lee” below.

(1) Sinners Prayer / (2) So Ready / (3) This World Is Drunk / (4) Something Keeps Calling / (5) Kings Fall / (6) I’m Feeling Love / (7) My Walk / (8) Belongs to God / (9) Dottie’s Interlude / (10) Glory to the Veins / (11) Rikers Island / (12) Rikers Island Redux / (13) Rearview

Darhyl “DJ” Camper teases new collaboration with John Legend

20 Apr

Darhyl “DJ” Camper has teased a new collaboration with John Legend.

“I still remember sending fan mail online in the seventh grade letting you know I play wishing to meet you,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (April 19, 2019).

Camper previously teamed up with Legend on “Open Your Eyes,” “Dreams” and “Angel,” taken from the artist’s fourth album, 2013’s “Love in the Future,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Camper’s resume boasts additional works with Tamar Braxton (“Love & War”), Mary J. Blige (“Thick of It”), Ne-Yo (“Good Man”), Jessie J (“Not My Ex”), Trey Songz (“Pretty Girl’s Lie”), Christina Aguilera (“Masochist”), Mariah Carey (“Dedicated”) and Keyshia Cole (“Trust & Believe”).

Meanwhile, Legend’s current single “Preach” – which was co-written by Sarah Aarons and produced by Greg Kurstin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming seventh studio collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Scott Storch, Cutfather, Warren “Oak” Felder, Stacy Barthe, Dan Wilson, Mr. Hudson, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, and Twice As Nice.

Stream the audio clip for “Preach” below.

Kelsey Lu delivers debut studio collection “Blood”

19 Apr

Kelsey Lu has delivered her debut studio collection online.

“Blood” – featuring singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project yields contributions from Rodaidh McDonald, Sarah Aarons, Jamie XX, Adrian Younge, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jeff Kleinman, Roofeo, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Stream “Blood” below.

Awa Santesson-Sey drafts Aston Rudi for new collaboration

13 Apr

Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has drafted Aston Rudi for a new collaboration.

Rudi recently co-wrote “Do Not Disturb” for Atlantic recording artist Mahalia alongside Alastair O’Donnell, Felix Joseph, Aston Rudi, and Jonny Lattimer. The track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Rudi’s resume boasts additional works with Sophie Faith’s “Bad Blood,” Hamzaa’s “Saving Grace,” Jaz Karis’s “Petty Lover,” Anais’s “Nina,” Elli Ingram’s “Table for Two,” Ray BLK’s “Gone,” and Abi Ocia’s “Konfyt.”

Meanwhile, Awa is expected to release her upcoming project later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Diztortion, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Levi Lennox, Nina Nesbitt, Steve Booker, Lauren Aquilina, Kasper Larsen, Molly Rainford, Luke Fitton, Candace Shields, Scott Effman, Linnea Sodahl, Marlon Roudette, Kelly Kiara, and Michael Angelo.

Stream the audio clip for “Obvious” below.