Tag Archives: Daniel “Grades” Traynor

Diane Warren teases new collaboration with Ella Mai

15 Jul

Diane Warren has teased a new collaboration with Ella Mai.

“With amazing new artist @ellamai and her adorable dog friend in the studio last nite creating something epic!!,” the legendary songwriter posted to Instagram.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts works with Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Whitney Houston (“I Learned from the Best”), LeAnn Rimes (“How Do I Live?”), Monica (“For You, I Will”), Christina Aguilera (“I Turn to You”), Brandy (“Have You Ever”) and Lady Gaga (“Til It Happens To You”).

Meanwhile, Mai is expected to release her debut album – featuring contributions from Grades, Caroline Ailin, Tre Jean-Marie, and Diztortion – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

Warren has also contributed to the next projects by Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Stanaj, Kelly Rowland, Yebba Smith, Lukas Graham, Ally Brooke, Seinabo Sey, Max George, Louisa Johnson, Antigoni Buxton, and Ben Platt.

Watch the music video for “Boo’d Up” below.

Sinead Harnett premieres “Body” music video

12 Jul

Sinead Harnett has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Johnny Mourgue-directed clip for “Body” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (July 12, 2018).

Co-written and produced by regular collaborator Daniel “Grades” Traynor; “Body” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Harnett’s next project reportedly yields further alliances with Maths Time Joy, J Mills, Alan Sampson, Marlon Roudette, Hue Strother, Ari PenSmith, P2J, Michael Angelo, Rodney Jerkins, Autumn Rowe, and Stint.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.

Years & Years unleash sophomore album “Palo Santo”

6 Jul

British synthpop band Years & Years – composed of members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Türkmen – have released their sophomore studio collection online.

“Palo Santo” – featuring singles “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” Years & Years have reunited with producers Mark Ralph, Greg Kurstin, Kid Harpoon, and Two Inch Punch.

Other album contributors are Grades, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Alex Hope, Jesse Shatkin, Steve Mac, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream “Palo Santo” below.

NAO teams up with Grades, Stint for new single “Another Lifetime”

14 Jun

British singer/songwriter Neo Joshua, professionally known as Nao, has released her new promotional single online.

“Another Lifetime” – which was co-written and collectively produced by Daniel “Grades” Traynor and Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

NAO’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from The Stereotypes, Whitney Phillips, George Moore, Sasha Sloan, King Henry, and Bastian Langebaek – is expected to arrive later this year via Little Tokyo Recordings and RCA Records.

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

Stream the audio clip for “Another Lifetime” below.

Paloma Faith reunites with Starsmith for new collaboration

5 Jun

Paloma Faith has reunited with Starsmith for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with Faith on “Crybaby,” “I’ll Be Gentle,” “Still Around” and “My Body,” taken from the artist’s 2017 album, “The Architect.”

Starsmith’s recent credits also include Jess Glynne’s “I’ll Be There,” Jessie Ware’s “First Time,” Cloves’ “Bringing the House Down,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “I Don’t Know,” and Rae Morris’ “Dancing with Character.”

For her next project under Sony Music Entertainment UK / RCA Records, Faith has also teamed up with Grades (Nao, Alina Baraz), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Dua Lipa, Olly Murs), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes, The Weeknd), RuthAnne (Jojo, Niall Horan) and George Moore (All Saints, Yebba Smith).

Watch the music video for “Crybaby” below.

Zara Larsson hits the studio with Bastian Langebaek for new collaboration

30 May

Zara Larsson has enlisted Bastian Langebaek for a new collaboration.

The Danish record producer and songwriter (also known as Carassius Gold) is responsible for helming Jessie Ware’s “Midnight,” taken from the artist’s third album, “Glasshouse,” which peaked to number seven on the UK Albums Chart.

Langebaek’s resume boasts further works with Aquilo (“Now & Here”), Albin Lee Meldau (“The Weight is Gone”), Guy Sebastian (“Drink Driving”), Rationale (“Vessels”), Jack Garratt (“Worry”), Kiah Victoria (“I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”), Sabrina Carpenter (“I’m Fine”) and Jess Glynne (“All I Am”).

Meanwhile, Larsson is scheduled to release her and next studio collection and follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with The Futuristics, Grades, Andrew Wells, Digital Farm Animals, MNEK, Cass Lowe, Rami Yacoub, TMS, Fred Ball, Jack Patterson, Will IDAP, Jim Lavigne, Sermstyle, Hit Impulse, Kid Joki, and The Electric.

Watch the music video for “Lush Life” below.

Paloma Faith returns to the studio with Grades, George Moore

30 May

Paloma Faith has returned to the studio with George Moore and Grades.

Having signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music after co-writing and producing Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin” and Yebba Smith’s “Evergreen,” Moore has also helmed four songs on All Saints’ upcoming album “Testament” – “Who Do You Love,” “No Issues,” “I Would,” and “Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder.”

Meanwhile, Grades recently produced and co-wrote M.O’s “Bad Vibe” alongside Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji and Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman. The Lorna Blackwood-co-produced track peaked to number twenty on the UK Singles Chart.

Faith’s latest studio collection, “The Architect,” featuring singles “Cry Baby,” “Guilty” and the “Til I’m Done,” is is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She also provided guest vocals on Sigala’s “Lullaby,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart. The track was co-written by Jess Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, and Josh Record.

Watch the music video for “Lullaby” below.