Tag Archives: Craig David

Ella Mai delivers new promotional single “Naked”

3 Nov

Ella Mai has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Naked” – which was co-written by Samuel “Sam Hook” Jean and produced by Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Mai’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Ready” is expected to arrive early next year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna, Sean Paul), Tre Jean-Marie (Becky Hill, Christina Aguilera), Grades (Alina Baraz, Jess Glynne) and Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Ella Henderson).

Mai has also provided guest vocals on the track “Talk to Me, Pt. II,” which appears on Craig David’s upcoming album “The Time is Now,” scheduled to arrive on January 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Naked” below.

Craig David reunites with Fraser T. Smith for acoustic version of new single “Heartline”

22 Oct

British singer/songwriter Craig David has reunited with regular collaborator Fraser T. Smith for the acoustic version of his new promotional single “Heartline,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On David’s upcoming seventh studio collection “The Time is Now,” which is scheduled to arrive on 26 January via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records; Smith also co-wrote and produced four songs in the shape of “Going On,” “Love Me Like It’s Yesterday,” “I Know You” and “Somebody Like Me.”

In addition to the Sam Roman-penned/Jonas Blue-produced “Heartline;” the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Kaytranada (Alicia Keys), Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes), Steve Mac (Rita Ora) and Talay Riley (Nick Jones).

Meanwhile, fans of Fraser T. Smith’s works should keep an eye on the next releases by Raye, Amber-Simone, Dan Caplen, Angel Haze, Cosmo Pyke, Anne-Marie, Tom Grennan, Ella Henderson, Stanaj, Dakota, Melissa Steel, Gabrielle, Liv Dawson, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, and Phoebe Ryan.

Stream the acoustic version of “Heartline” below.

Craig David premieres music video for new promotional single “Heartline”

19 Oct

Craig David has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The visual clip for the Jonas Blue-produced “Heartline” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (October 18, 2017).

Now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets; “Heartline” was co-written by David alongside fellow recording artist RØMANS, whose recent credits include Little Mix (“If I Get My Way”), Justine Skye (“Don’t Think About It”), Noah Cyrus (“I’m Stuck”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Fade to Nothing”).

Born Samuel Elliot Roman, the Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Sigma, Louis Tomlinson, Jennifer Hudson, X Ambassadors, Cosima, Jax Jones, Kristian Galva, Sigala, Louisa Johnson, Gavin James, Kali Uchis, James Morrison, Rixton, Tom Walker, Noah Cyrus, Era Istrefi, Rita Ora, Fleur East, Alan Walker, Calum Scott, Jess Glynne, and Rudimental.

Meanwhile, David’s seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” – featuring the Diztortion-produced “For the Gram” – will arrive on January 26 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” David has also worked with Chase & Status (“Reload”), Fraser T. Smith (“Love Me Like It’s Yesterday”), Steve Mac (“Brand New”), Kaytranada (“Live in the Moment”), Tre Jean-Marie (“Talk to Me”) and Blonde (“Somebody Like Me”).

Watch the music video for “Heartline” below.

Craig David selects “For the Gram” as new promotional single

4 Oct

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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’

Craig David has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter dubbed “For the Gram” as the second promotional cut from his upcoming seventh album “The Time is Now” and will release it on October 5th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “For the Gram” were handled by Diztortion (real name Raoul Chen), whose resume boasts additional works with Taya (“When You’re Sober”), Sigma (“Redemption”), Melissa Steel (“I’ll Be There”), Ina Wroldsen (“Mad Love”) and Sasha Keable (“Put Your Love on Me”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “The Time is Now” – featuring the Sam Romans-assisted / Jonas Blue-produced lead promotional single “Heartline” – will arrive on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Tamar Braxton), Ed Drewett (Sinead Harnett), Rachel Furner (Frances) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has also worked with Chase & Status (Emeli Sande), Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne), MNEK (Kylie Minogue), Fraser T. Smith (Bebe Rexha) and Kaytranada (Alicia Keys).

Stream the audio clip for “Heartline” below.

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.