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Paloma Faith enlists Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Fred Ball for new collaboration

19 Nov

British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith has enlisted Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo recently helmed Raye’s last single “Love Me Again,” which peaked to number fifty-five on the UK Singles Chart.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Craig David (“Do You Miss Me Much”), Sigala (“We Got Love”), Jess Glynne (“All I Am”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Rita Ora (“Proud”), Don Diablo (“Brave”) and Jonas Blue (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Fred Ball’s production credits include Toni Braxton’s “Please,” Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Harloe’s “Rivers Run Dry,” Justine Skye’s “Heaven,” Maeta’s “Babygirl,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Roses Gabor’s “Turkish Delight,” and Jessie Ware’s “Slow Me Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is currently working on her upcoming fifth studio album under Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly features additional contributions from Diane Warren, AC Burrell, Grades, Dave Okumu, Mnek, Tre Jean-Marie, Starsmith, Cleo Tighe, Stephan Moccio, Clarence Coffee Jr., RuthAnne, George Moore, BullySongs, Detonate, and Patrick Wemberley.

Watch the music video for “Lullaby” below.

 

Paloma Faith reunites with Diane Warren for new collaboration

2 Jul

Paloma Faith has reunited with Diane Warren for a new collaboration.

Warren previously teamed up with Faith on “Only Love Can Hurt Like This,” taken from the artist’s third album, “A Beautiful Contradiction.” Produced by AC Burrell, the track peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts additional works with DeBarge (“Rhythm of the Night”), Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Joss Stone (“Bruised But Not Broken”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’ll Fight”), Lady Gaga (“Why Did You Do That?”) and Celine Dion (“Love Can Move Mountains”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith’s upcoming fifth studio collection – which serves as follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional contributions from Grades, Dave Okumu, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Starsmith, Cleo Tighe, Stephan Moccio, Clarence Coffee Jr., RuthAnne, George Moore, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” below.

 

Connie Constance unleashes debut album “English Rose”

22 Mar

Connie Constance has unleashed her debut album online.

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

The new project features 11 songs in the shape of “English Rose,” “Fast Cars,” “I Want Out,” “Bloody British Me,” “Yesterday,” “Bad Vibes,” “Give & Take,” “Blooming in Solitude,” “Grey Area,” “Let Go,” and “End Credits (Outro).”

On the songwriting and production front, Constance has worked with Ben Baptie, Paul Weller, Luke Gomm, Oscar Scheller, Jim Abbiss, Paul White, Kwesi Darko, Tev’n, Dave Okumu, Mura Masa, and Alfa Mist.

Stream “English Rose” below.

Jessie Ware unleashes third studio collection “Glasshouse”

20 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessica Ware, has unleashed her third studio collection online.

“Glasshouse” – featuring productions from previous collaborators Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Dave Okumu, and Jamie Scott – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” Ware has enlisted the songwriting services of fellow recording artists including Ed Sheeran (“Sam”), Kiah Victoria (“Midnight”), Nina Nesbitt (“Slow Me Down”), Julia Michaels (“Hearts”), Shungudzo (“Your Domino”) and Model Child (“Love to Love”).

Other album songwriters include Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Sarah Aarons (Dua Lipa), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld) and Samuel Preston (Olly Murs).

“Glasshouse” also boasts productions from Starsmith (Molly Kate Kestner), Julian Bunetta (Ella Henderson), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), John Ryan (Niall Horan), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Stint (Demi Lovato) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Stream “Glasshouse” below.

Jessie Ware debuts new single “Till the End”

27 May

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Jessie Ware has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Till the End” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (May 26, 2016).

“Till the End” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Ware along with Jamie Scott (Anne-Marie, Craig David), Sacha Skarbek (All Saints, Miley Cyrus) and Dave Okumu (Paloma Faith, VV Brown).

The track also marks the first promotional cut from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Me Before You,” out on June 3 via Interscope Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ware is currently recording new material for her upcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Tough Love.”

Album contributors include Emile Haynie, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, MoZella, Samuel Dixon, Maiday, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, Two Inch Punch, Fred Ball, Ed Drewett, Ammar Malik, and Stephan Moccio.

Listen to the audio clip for “Till the End” below.

Kwabs teams up with George Moore, Dave Okumu for new song “Layback”

3 Sep

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Kwabs has shared a new song online.

The singer/songwriter – born Kwabena Adjepong – posted the audio clip for “Layback” to his YouTube channel on Wednesday (September 02, 2015).

“Layback” was written by Kwabs along with George Moore, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Pray for Love” and “Brother.”

The Dave Okumu-produced joint is also slotted for inclusion on Kwabs’ upcoming first studio collection, “Love + War,” available for download from September 11 through iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Cass Lowe (Tinashe, Melissa Steel), Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding), Al Shux (Elle Varner, Lianne La Havas), Eg White (Adele, Sinead Harnett), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys, Sam Smith) and ROMANS (John Legend, Clean Bandit) are among the musicians backing Kwabs on the keenly-awaited LP.

Furthermore, Kwabs has contributed to the forthcoming sophomore album by UK electronic music production duo Disclosure. “Caracal” – featuring the Kwabs-assisted “Willing and Able” – is slated to hit store and digital outlets on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Layback” below.

Jessie Ware reveals new album “Tough Love” credits

12 Oct

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Jessie Ware has revealed the official credits for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Tough Love” in the United Kingdom on October 13 via PMR Records and Island Records UK.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – written by Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran along with Benjamin Levin and Benjamin Ash of songwriting and production duo BenZel – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” boasts further contributions from Miguel, James Ford, Dave Okumu, Sam Dew, Devonte Hynes, Jimmy Napes, William “Tourist” Phillips, Emile Haynie, Julio Bashmore and Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Tough Love” below.

“Tough Love”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“You & I (Forever)”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Cruel”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Dave Okumu / James Ford).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu / James Ford).

“Say You Love Me”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Ed Sheeran / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Sweetest Song”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Dave Okumu).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu).

“Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Want Your Feeling”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes).
Produced By: (James Ford).

“Pieces”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Jimmy Napes / William “Tourist” Phillips).
Produced By: (Emile Haynie).

“Keep on Lying”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Matthew Walker).
Produced By: (Julio Bashmore).

“Champagne Kisses”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Desire”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Daniel Daley / Paul Jefferies).
Produced By: (Nineteen85).