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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

GRADES teases new collaboration with Kwabs

14 Apr

GRADES has teased a new collaboration with KWABS.

“Man like @kwabs 🎸 this guy’s talent is unreal,” the British electronic dance music producer and DJ posted to his Instagram profile.

GRADES’ recent credits include Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Khalid’s “Winter,” Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark,” WENS’ “Bleed,” Tom Aspaul’s “Never Complaining,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” and Fantasia’s “Wait for You.”

Fans of his work should also keep an eye on the next projects by Ella Henderson, NAO, Jess Glynne, Bonzai, Sinead Harnett, Neiked, Jessie Ware, Birdy, Gabi Wilson, Mahalia, Jasmine Thompson, Wafiaa, and Natalie La Rose.

Meanwhile, Kwabs – born Kwabena Adjepong – is expected to release his sophomore album later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2015’s “Love + War,” which peaked to number 26 on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including the Jonny Lattimer-assisted “Walk” and the Felix Joseph-produced “Perfect Ruin.”

Stream “Love + War” below.

Birdy hits the studio with GRADES, Jennifer Decilveo

11 Apr

British singer/songwriter Birdy – born Jasmine Van den Bogaerde – has teamed up with Jennifer Decilveo and GRADES for a new collaboration.

Decilveo’s songwriting/production credits include Beth Ditto’s “Fire,” Michelle Branch’s “Temporary Feeling,” Anne-Marie’s “Ciao Adios,” Wynter Gordon’s “Bleeding Out,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Without a Woman,” Melanie Martinez’s “Play Date,” Andra Day’s “Rise Up,” and Rixton’s “Wait on Me.”

Meanwhile, GRADES is responsible for producing/co-writing singles such as NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” and WENS’ “Bleed.”

He also contributed to the next projects by Jessie Ware, Cosima, Kyla, Ava Lily, Bonzai, Liv Dawson, Starley, Dua Lipa, Jasmine Thompson, Mahalia, Ella Henderson, Taya, Jess Glynne, Kenzie May, Neiked, Becky Hill, WAFIA, Natalie La Rose, Georgia Ku, Wolfie, Gabi Wilson, and Imani Williams.

Birdy, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Her previous studio collection, 2016’s “Beautiful Lies,” peaked to number four on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Wild Horses,” “Keeping Your Head Up,” “Words” and “Hear You Calling.”

Stream “Beautiful Lies” below.

Mahalia Burkmar reunites Amy Wadge for a new collaboration

1 Apr

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar has reunited with Amy Wadge for a new collaboration.

Wadge previously co-wrote “Boomerang Boy,” “Show Me How,” “Real Girls,” “Bring on the Rain,” “Ain’t No Movie,” “New Best Friend,” “Little Bird,” “Generation,” and “Bring You Down” for Mahalia alongside producers Future Cut, Dominic Betmead, Craze & Hoax, and Josh Crocker, respectively.

Other notable songwriting credits by Wadge include Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Let Myself Try,” Jamie Lawson’s “Don’t Let Me Let You Go,” Ben Haenow’s “Make it Back to Me,” Geri Halliwell’s “If You Love Someone,” Matt Terry’s “When Christmas Comes Around,” Una Healy’s “Stay My Love,” Zak Abel’s “Broken,” and James Blunt’s “Paradise.”

Fans of Wadge’s works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Anne-Marie, Ella Eyre, Marlon Roudette, Janelle Monae, Zak Abel, KStewart, Dua Lipa, Jason Mraz, Betsy, Aston Merrygold, Jessie Ware, Ella Henderson, Camila Cabello, Liv Dawson, Eliza Doolittle, Kara Marni, DAKOTA, Molly Kate Kestner, Rae Morris, and Lennon & Maisy.

Mahalia, on the other hand, is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US) with the likes of Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara, Tamera Foster), GRADES (Jess Glynne, Gabi Wilson) and Sam Romans (John Legend, Alicia Keys).

Her debut studio collection “Diary of Me” – featuring promotional singles “Back Up Plan” and “Silly Girl” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Diary of Me” below.

Jessie Ware enlists NAO, GRADES for new collaboration

28 Mar

Jessie Ware has enlisted the songwriting and production services of NAO and GRADES for a her upcoming third album.

“No filter can hide how tired I am but what an absolute TREAT to be in the studio with @this_nao & @grades,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (March 28, 2017).

NAO’s debut studio collection, 2016’s “For All We Know,” peaked to number seventeen on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love,” “Girlfriend” and “In the Morning.”

Meanwhile, GRADES is responsible for producing singles including NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” Sinead Harnett’s “If You Let Me,” and WENS’ “Bleed.”

Ware, on the other hand, is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via PMR Records and Island Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” reportedly delivers further productions from Jamie Scott, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Julian Bunetta, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Emile Haynie, John Henry Ryan, Stephan Moccio, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Bastian Langebaek, and Ajay “STINT” Bhattacharyya.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Danny Parker, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Ed Drewett, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo “Shungudz” Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Sam Romans.

Stream NAO’s “For All We Know” below.

Ella Henderson hits the studio with MNEK

16 Mar

Ella Henderson has recorded new music with MNEK.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer – real name Uzoechi Emenike – is known for his works with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”), Sabina Ddumba (“Time”), Becky Hill (“Warm”), Madonna (“Hold Tight”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), MØ (“Final Song”), Little Mix (“Nothing Feels Like You”) and Beyonce (“Hold Up”).

MNEK fans should also keep an eye on the next projects by Ray BLK, Akon, Christina Aguilera, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Bebe Rexha, Diztortion, Melissa Steel, Tamera Foster, KStewart, Camille Purcell, Terri Walker, Brandon Skeie, Wolfie, Charli XCX, Shift K3Y, and TYNI.

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Other hitmakers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are TMS, Jason Evigan, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, The Rascals, Johan Carlsson, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Parker Ighile, Josh Record, Electric, Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Adam Argyle, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Steve Mac, Jamie Scott, Kuya Productions, Robopop, Isa Machine, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Steve Robson, Patrik Patrikious, Youthonix, Joe Janiak, MYKL, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, and Mac & Phil.

Watch the music video for “The Rhythm” below.

Tinashe unleashes new single “Flame”

16 Mar

American singer/songwriter Tinashe has unleashed her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus, Ellie Goulding), Simon Wilcox (Gallant, Betty Who) and Nasri Atweh (Shakira, Tove Lo).

Production duties on “Flame” were handled by Sir Nolan, whose other credits include Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On,” Nick Jonas’ “Jealous,” Selena Gomez’s “Good for You,” Rita Ora’s “Poison,” Demi Lovato’s “Body Say,” Rachel Platten’s “Speechless,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Tinashe’s sophomore studio collection “Joyride” – featuring previous single “Supelove” – will arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Joyride” reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani), Ester Dean (Charli XCX), Justin Tranter (Britney Spears) and Sam Hook (Miley Cyrus).

Among the producers expected to appear on the highly-anticipated album are Max Martin (Camila Cabello), Jonas Jeberg (Zara Larsson), BloodPop (Madonna), Benny Cassette (Keri Hilson), GRADES (Dua Lipa), Komi Hakam (Tamera Foster) and Stargate (Bebe Rexha).

Listen to the audio clip for “Flame” below.