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Ella Mai drafts Caroline Ailin, Grades for new collaboration

19 Sep

Ella Mai has drafted Norwegian singer/songwriter Caroline Ailin and British record producer Grades for a new collaboration.

Ailin is known for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Rachel Platten’s “Hey Hey Hallelujah,” and Tulecco’s “Creative.”

Meanwhile, Grades (born Daniel Traynor) is responsible for producing Nao’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Sinead Harnett’s “Still Miss You,” Khalid’s “Winter,” and Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark.”

Mai, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project – boasting further contributions from Diztortion and Tre Jean-Marie – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

Her current mini-album “Ready” – featuring the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “She Don’t” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “She Don’t” below.

Arnthor Birgisson teases new collaboration with Birdy

14 Sep

Arnthor Birgisson has teased a new collaboration with Birdy.

“Enjoyed being the Piano Man today with @birdyinstagram,” the Icelandic/Swedish songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram on Wednesday (September 13, 2017).

Birgisson recently co-wrote “When Ur Sober” for British singer/songwriter Taya alongside Emma Davidson-Dillon and Wayne Hector. The Diztortion and Mark Ralph-produced cut is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Birgisson’s extensive resume boasts further works with Ina Wroldsen (“Lay it On Me”), Shontelle (“Impossible”), Tove Styrke (“Ego”), Leona Lewis (“My Hands”), Kim Cesarion (“Naked”), Tiaan (“Devil’s Touch”), Jennifer Lopez (“Play”), Selena Gomez (“Write Your Name”) and 5 After Midnight (“Up in Here”).

Birdy, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection – featuring additional alliances with Johan Gustafson, Grades, Jennifer Decilveo, – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Her previous album, 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.”

Watch the music video for “Wild Horses” below.

Jess Glynne teams with Cass Lowe for new collaboration

14 Sep

Jess Glynne has teamed up with Cass Lowe for a new collaboration.

The multi-platinum selling British songwriter and record producer’s credits include Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Snakehips’ “All My Friends,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” Astrid S’ “Such a Boy,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” and Niia Rocco’s “Girl Like Me.”

Fans of Lowe’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Sam Smith, Dagny, Ella Henderson, Stanaj, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Bluey, Kenzie May, Era Istrefi, Marina Diamandis, Kiah Victoria, and Clean Bandit.

Meanwhile, Glynne’s second studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh,” is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from TMS (Ella Eyre), Jax Jones (Demi Lovato), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), Grades (Jessie Ware), Steve Mac (Ella Henderson), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce) and Kid Harpoon (Denai Moore).

Watch the music video for “Take Me Home” below.

JONES shares performance video for new song “Til We Get There”

13 Sep

JONES has shared a new performance video online.

The British singer/songwriter (real name Cherie Jones-Mattis) has posted the visual clip for “Til We Get There” to Mahogany Sessions’ YouTube channel on Tuesday (September 12, 2017).

The track was co-written with Wayne Hector (Craig David, Emeli Sande), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya, Leona Lewis), Phil Thornally (Melanie C, Pixie Lott) and Lukasz Duchnowski (Tina Arena, Kim Cesarion).

JONES’ upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” is expected to arrive later this year via 37 Adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Laura Dockrill (Elli Ingram), Tom Havelock (Aquilo), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Danny Shah (Zak Abel), Lauren Aquilina (Mali-Koa) and Ollie Green (Stephen Puth).

On the production front, JONES has worked with Isabella Summers (Jasmine Thompson), Lostboy (Marlon Roudette), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Martin Sjolie (Sarah Close), Laconic (Jason Derulo), Ed Harcourt (Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and Starsmith (Joel Compass).

Watch the live performance of “Til We Get There” below.

Ella Henderson hits the studio with Moon Willis

8 Sep

Photo Credit: Frederick Ardley

Ella Henderson has teamed up with Moon Willis for a new collaboration.

The UK record producer and songwriter (born Henry William Durham) is known for helming singles performed by Zac Samuel & Taya (“Never Letting Go”) and Justine Skye & Wizkid (“U Don’t Know”).

Moon Willis’ resume boasts additional alliances with Chris Brown (“Bite My Tongue”), Ray BLK (“Bad Boys”), Craig David (“It Was Always You”), Kyla (“Congratulations”), Becky Hill (“Insecure”), Melissa Steel (“Ray of Sunshine”), Laura Welsh (“You Don’t Even Know”) and RAYE (“Not for You”).

Meanwhile, Henderson is expected to release her second album and follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from TMS (Raye), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Robopop (Lana Del Rey), Jordan Riley (Dan Caplen), Youthonix (Fleur East), Noel Zancanella (Olly Murs), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), GRADES (Raleigh Ritchie) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Ghost” below.

MAAD enlists Hannah Yadi, Lostboy for new single “Wonderland”

6 Sep

American singer, songwriter, model, and DJ Natasha Jihane Ferguson, known mononymously as MAAD, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Wonderland” – featuring Jimi Tents – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by MAAD alongside fellow recording artist Hannah Yadi, whose songwriting resume boasts further works with Tara Carosielli (“Leave You Lonely”), Frank Gamble (“J’adore”), Maxine Ashley (“Run from Reason”) and Zac Samuel (“Losing You”).

Production duties on “Wonderland” were handled by Lostboy (real name Peter Rycroft), who is also responsible for Gabrielle Aplin’s “Waking Up Slow,” Sarah Close’s “Call Me Out,” Lauren Faith’s “Let Them Talk,” Caitlyn Scarlett’s “Hell for a Honeymoon,” and Skinny Living’s “Why.”

On the follow-up to “Le Funk,” which was released earlier this year, MAAD has also worked with songwriters and producers including Fred Ball (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Trey Campbell (Kiana Lede, Ella Henderson), GRADES (Raleigh Ritchie, Jessie Ware) and Chiara Hunter (Fleur East, Imani Williams).

Stream the audio clip for “Wonderland” below.

Dan Caplen reunites with Fred Cox for new collaboration

29 Aug

Dan Caplen has reunited with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on the unreleased track “Creeping Around,” which was co-written with Amy Wadge.

Cox’s resume boasts further songwriting and production works with Joel Compass (“Back to Me”), Lion Babe (“Impossible”), Rosie Lowe (“So Human”), Chloe Leone (“Comfortably Me”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave it Up to You”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Two Inch Punch, Levi Lennox, Jamie Hartman, Max McElligott, Fraser T. Smith, GRADES, Dave Tozer, Bastian Langebaek, Fred Ball, and MJ Cole.

Fred Cox’s fans should also keep an eye on the next releases by Tanika, Dionne Bromfield, Raye, Kara Marni, Tori Kelly, Anne-Marie, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae, Conrad Sewell, Dakota, Kenzie May, Lily Moore, Becky Hill, Craig David, KStewart, Izzy Bizu, Ady Suleiman, Grace Carter, and VanJess.

Stream the audio clip for “Blinded by the Lights” below.