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Craig David confirms details for new album “The Time is Now”

15 Sep

Craig David has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” and will release it on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

Lead promotional single “Heartline” – which was co-written with Sam Romans and Jonas Blue – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has worked with Tre Jean-Marie (Marlon Roudette), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy) and Kaytranada (Sinead Harnett).

See the tracklisting for “The Time is Now” below.

(1) Magic / (2) Heartline / (3) Brand New / (4) Going On / (5) Love Me Like it’s Yesterday / (6) For the Gram / (7) Get Involved / (8) I Know You / (9) Live in the Moment / (10) Love will Come Around / (11) Somebody Like Me / (12) Focus / (13) Reload / (14) Talk to Me / (15) Talk to Me (Part 2)

Ray BLK reunites in the studio with Fraser T. Smith

9 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has reunited with Fraser T. Smith for Craig David’s upcoming seventh album under Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records.

The multi Grammy Award winning record producer, and songwriter previously teamed up with Ray BLK on the track “Baby Girlz,” taken from the artist’s critically-acclaimed debut mini-collection, 2016’s “Durt.”

Smith’s extensive resume boasts further works with Stormzy (“Big for Your Boots”), Dakota (“Long Hot Summer”), Cosmo Pyke (“Social Sites”), Grace (“Boyfriend Jeans”), DJ Snake (“Future, Pt. 2”), Fleur East (“Like That”), Sam Smith (“Not in That Way”) and Adele (“Set Fire to the Rain”).

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Gina Kushka, Tom Havelock and Jimmy Napes, who worked with BLK on “Doing Me;” Paul Epworth (Lianne La Havas), Chris Loco (Raleigh Ritchie), Jin Jin (Dido), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), RAYE (Louisa Johnson), Felix Joseph (Elli Ingram), MNEK (Jax Jones) and Courage (Liv Dawson) are among the other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled collection.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Fraser T. Smith’s works!

Craig David hits the studio with Carmen Reece, Dan Smith of Bastille

8 Aug

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Craig David
Celebrities at the ITV studios, London, Britain – 02 Oct 2014
Leaving the ITV studios following a guest appearance on ‘Lorraine’

British singer/songwriter Craig David has teamed with Carmen Reece and Dan Smith of Bastille for a new collaboration.

In addition to his role as the lead singer, primary songwriter, and founder of the British rock band Bastille; Smith has also written and produced songs for other artists including Foxes (“Better Love”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Lay My Body Down”), Ella Eyre (“Drop It”), Madeon (“La Lune”), Celeste Waite (“Day Dreaming”) and Naughty Boy (“No One’s Here to Sleep”).

Meanwhile, Reece’s songwriting resume boasts works with La’Porsha Renae (“Hideout”), Stanaj (“Bad Woman”), K. Michelle (“Make the Bed”), Nathan Sykes (“Over and Over Again”), Sabina Ddumba (“Not Too Young”), Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”) and Ariana Grande (“Right There”).

David, on the other hand, is expected to release his upcoming seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned contributions from TMS (“Change My Love”), Dave Tozer (“All We Needed”), Kaytranada (“Sink or Swim”), Ed Drewett (“Couldn’t Be Mine”) and Tre Jean-Marie (“One More Time”).

Stream “Following My Intuition” below.

Craig David taps Ella Mai for new collaboration

30 Jun

R&B singer/songwriter Craig David has tapped fellow UK recording artist Ella Mai for a new collaboration.

Mai is known for her DJ Mustard-produced singles “10,000 Hours;” co-written by Sam Romans, “Lay Up;” co-written by Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, and “Anymore;” co-written by Talay Riley.”

Her current EP “Ready” – featuring alliances with Twice As Nice, Sam Hook, Ronald “Flip” Colson, and Joelle James – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “When the Bassline Drops,” “One More Time,” “Ain’t Giving Up,” “Change My Love” and “All We Needed.”

Watch the music video for “Change My Love” below.

Craig David taps Jin Jin for new album

27 Jun

Craig David has tapped the songwriting services of Janee Bennett, professionally known as Jin Jin, for his upcoming seventh studio collection.

The British singer/songwriter is known for co-penning Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Little Mix’s “Grown,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” Bakermat’s “Don’t Want You Back,” Alex Newell’s “Keep it Moving,” Sub Focus’ “Love Divine,” Tinie Tempah’s “Mamacita,” Foxes’ “Scar,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” Aston Merrygold’s “Trudy,” and Krishane’s “Drunk & Incapable.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by RAYE, Dom McCallister, Taya, Jonas Blue, Sabrina Carpenter, HRVY, Rita Ora, Sigala, Bobii Lewis, YEBBA, David Guetta, Ray BLK, Conrad Sewell, Anne-Marie, Mullally, Jess Glynne, Starley, Ella Eyre, Blonde, Sean Paul, Dido, Jasmine Thompson, Astrid S, Vance Joy, Dakota, Era Istrefi, Stanaj, and Janelle Monae.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Rachel Furner (Frances), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Eyelar (Tinashe), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Usher), Ed Drewett (Britney Spears), Sam Dew (Zayn Malik), Max McElligott (Kiah Victoria), Claude Kelly (Jason Derulo) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jin Jin’s work!

Craig David hits the studio with JP Cooper, White N3rd

13 Jun

British singer/songwriter Craig David has recorded new music with fellow UK artist JP Cooper and regular collaborator White N3rd.

White N3rd (real name Scott Wild) previously teamed up with David on hit singles “When the Bassline Drops” and “One More Time,” taken from the artist’s 2016 album, “Following My Intuition.”

Cooper, on the other hand, is scheduled to release his debut album “Raised Under Grey Skies” on September 22 via Island Records. The highly-anticipated collection features contributions from Teemu Brunila (“Party”), Mike Spencer (“September Song”), Jamie Hartman (“Passport Home”) Two Inch Punch (“Good Friend”), Mark Taylor (“Wait”) and Nonfiction (“Masterpiece”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, David’s seventh studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers productions from Mojam Music (Plan B), Steve Robson (Olly Murs), Tre Jean-Marie (Jacob Banks), Diztortion (Taya), Nineteen85 (Jessie Ware), MNEK (Madonna), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Fraser T. Smith (Ray BLK), TMS (Roxanne Tatei), Martin Solveig (Madonna), Tyrell “169” Paul (Taio Cruz) and Daecolm (Andre Merritt).

Stream the audio clip for JP Cooper’s new single “The Only Reason” below.

Craig David reunites with Rachel Furner for new collaboration

9 Jun

Craig David has reunited with Rachel Furner for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter previously co-wrote “All We Needed” for David’s 2016 album “Following My Intuition.” The Dave Tozer-produced track peaked to number forty-two on the UK Singles Chart.

Other songs Furner co-wrote with the R&B crooner include the “Gone Tomorrow,” “Just Like Wonderful,” “Nothing’s Changed,” “Sing it Out (Rain),” “Unbreakable,” “Walk With Me,” “Be My Girl,” “Natural Love,” “What You Do to Me,” “Make Me Wanna,” “Don’t Turn Around,” and “Giving it Up.”

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Secret Love Song”), Liza Owen (“All of My Life”), Una Healy (“Grow Up Not Old”), Frances (“Under Our Feet”), Sam Smith (“All Rise”), Dakota (“Only Ever Been You”) and Sweet California (“Just One”).

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), Eyelar (Kylie Minogue), Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Zendaya), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Sam Dew (Bridgit Kelly), Max McElligott (John Newman), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “All We Needed” below.