Tag Archives: Def Jam Recordings

Teyana Taylor premieres “Gonna Luv Me” Wu-Mix Video

15 Dec

Teyana Taylor has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The self-directed clip for “Gonna Love Me” – featuring Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon – was posted to the American singer, songwriter, and actress’ YouTube channel on Friday (December 14, 2018).

The track was co-written by Taylor alongside Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible for Beyonce’s “Shining,” Tinashe’s “Ooh La La,” Kehlani’s “Crzy,” Britney Spears’s “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman.”

Production duties on “Gonna Love Me” – taken from Taylor’s latest studio collection “K.T.S.E.” (which is an acronym for Keep That Same Energy) – were collectively handled by Kanye West (Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson), Mike Dean (Madonna, Sky Ferreira) and Noah Goldstein (Drake, Christina Aguilera).

Watch the music video for “Gonna Love Me” – which is dedicated to the dearly departed Kim Porter – below.

Arlissa teams with Sinai Tedros, Lostboy for new collaboration

10 Oct

Arlissa has teamed up with Sinai Tedros and Lostboy for a new collaboration.

Sinai – whose singles “Drive” and “Race Horse” are now available via all digital streaming outlets – previously co-wrote “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” for Arlissa alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of All About She. The Jonas Blue-produced cut peaked to number eight on the US Billboard Dance Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, Lostboy’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Becky Hill (“Sunrise in the East”), Sigala (“Revival”), Anne-Marie (“Used to Love You”), Marlon Roudette (“Ultra Love”), Sarah Close (“Call Me Out”), Lauren Faith (“Let Them Talk”) and MAAD (“Wonderland”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa liberates new promotional single “We Won’t Move”

1 Oct

Arlissa has liberated her new promotional single online.

“We Won’t Move” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “The Hate U Give” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas and co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov, whose other credits include Kelly Clarkson’s “I Don’t Think About You,” Olivia Holt’s “Thin Air,” Charli XCX’s “Secret,” Madison Beer’s “Unbreakable,” and Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Stream the audio clip for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa teams up with Carmen Reece, Andre Harris for new collaboration

29 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has enlisted Carmen Reece and Andre Harris for a new collaboration.

Reece is responsible for co-writing Craig David’s “I Know You,” Tamar Braxton’s “Blind,” K. Michelle’s “Make the Bed,” Teyana Taylor’s “Put Your Love On,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” and Ariana Grande’s “Right There.”

Meanwhile, Harris’ songwriting and production resume boasts works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Destiny’s Child (“T-Shirt”), Ciara (“Oh”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Chris Brown (“Hold Up”) and Alicia Keys (“So Simple”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa has signed a new deal with Def Jam Recordings and is currently working on her upcoming debut project.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Arlissa signs new record deal with Def Jam Recordings

15 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is also home to artists including Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, and Alessia Cara.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” – which was remixed by Jonas Blue and co-written by fellow recording artist Senai Tedros – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project, Arlissa has reportedly teamed up with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Arlissa also co-wrote “Just Us” for Kara Marni alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of UK songwriting/production duo All About She. The track is slotted for inclusion on Marni’s next project under Access Records.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Teyana Taylor liberates sophomore album “K.T.S.E.”

23 Jun

Teyana Taylor has liberated her sophomore album online.

“K.T.S.E.” – which is an acronym for “Keep That Same Energy” – is now available is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “VII” marks the final of five weekly albums produced by Kanye West in the “Wyoming Sessions,” following Pusha T’s “Daytona,” West’s “Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts” with Kid Kudi, and Nas’ “Nasir.”

On the highly-anticipated project, Taylor has also worked with producers and songwriters including Rodney Jerkins, Eric Bellinger, Mike Dean, Che Pope, Noah Goldstein, Mark Batson, Uforo Ebong, BoogzDaBeast, and Nova Wav.

Stream “K.T.S.E.” below.

Alessia Cara reunites with Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel for new single “Growing Pains”

12 Jun

Alessia Cara has announced the details for her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter (born Alessia Caracciolo) has christened “Growing Pains” as the first promotional cut from her sophomore album and will release it on June 15 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborators Warren “Oak” Felder and Andrew “Pop” Wansel, who previously teamed up with Cara on singles “Here” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Cara’s debut album, 2015’s “Know-It-All,” peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Her second studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Scars to Your Beautiful” below.