Tag Archives: Def Jam Recordings

Toni Braxton unleashes new promotional single “Coping”

10 Nov

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by James Newman, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You,” Foxes’ “Amazing,” Hailee Steinfelds’ “Digital Love,” Calvin Harris’ “Blame,” Ashley Roberts’ “Clockwork,” Becky Hill’s “False Alarm,” Jessie Ware’s “First Time,” and Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There.”

Production duties on “Coping” were handled by Stuart Crichton, whose resume boasts additional works with Kesha (“Learn to Let Go”), Ferras (“Closer”), Eden XO (“Say That Again”), Sweet California (“Hum”), Delta Goodrem (“Believe Again”), Tina Arena (“Love You Less”) and Jamelia (“Beware the Dog”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection “Sex and Cigarettes” – featuring the Fred Ball-produced lead single “Deadwood” – is scheduled to arrive early next year via Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Coping” below.

Alessia Cara enlists Ricky Reed for new collaboration

1 Nov

Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Caracciolo, professionally known as Alessia Cara, has enlisted Ricky Reed for a new collaboration.

Ricky Reed (born Eric Frederic) recently produced and co-wrote “Who I Am” for Maroon 5 alongside Adam Levine, Ammar Malik, Teddy Geiger, Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis, John “JRY” Ryan, and Jacob “JKash” Kasher.

Other notable songwriting/production credits by Ricky Reed include Kesha’s “Bastards,” Bomba Estereo’s “Internacionales,” Meghan Trainor’s “No,” Dej Loaf’s “Changes,” Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts,” Jason Derulo’s “Get Ugly,” Halsey’s “Bad at Love,” Mary Lambert’s “Secrets,” and Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$.”

Meanwhile, Cara is expected to release her sophomore studio collection early next year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled collection follows 2015’s “Know-It-All,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Here,” “Wild Things,” and “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Stream the audio clip for Ricky Reed’s “Good Vibrations” below.

Toni Braxton premieres music video for new promotional single “Deadwood”

7 Oct

Toni Braxton has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Billie Woodruff-directed clip was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (October 06, 2017).

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Roc Nation signee Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection, “Sex and Cigarettes,” is scheduled to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Deadwood” below.

Troi Irons shares music video for new single “Call Me”

20 Sep

Troi Irons has shared the music video for her new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Call Me” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (September 13, 2017).

Irons wrote “Call Me” alongside German record producer Christian “Crada” Kalla, whose resume boasts additional works with Clare Maguire (“Freedom”), Ella Eyre (“Make You Love Me”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Bibi Bourelly (“What If”) and Emeli Sande (“Friend of a Friend”).

Irons’s debut mini-album “Turbulence” – featuring additional productions from XSDTRK, Devrim Karaoglu, Sandy Chila, Ryan Marrone, and Neff-U – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Call Me” below.

Toni Braxton unleashes new single “Deadwood”

14 Sep

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Meanwhile, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection, “Sex and Cigarettes,” is scheduled to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Deadwood” below.

Megan Rochell releases debut album “You, Me and the Radio”

6 Sep

Megan Rochell has released her debut album online.

Originally intended to arrive in 2006 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings, “You, Me and the Radio” – featuring singles “The One You Need,” “Floating” and “Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Stargate (Justin Timberlake), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Tamar Braxton), Needlz (Bruno Mars), Ryan Leslie (Cassie), Antonio Dixon (Kevin Gates) and Madd Scientist (Christina Milian).

On the songwriting front; Rochell has enlisted Keri Hilson (Mary J. Blige), Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Fantasia), Makeba Riddick (Jennifer Lopez), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Brandy), Delisha Thomas (Janet Jackson), LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels (Ciara), Thabiso Nkhereanye (Alessia Cara), Patrick “J. Que” Smith (Kelly Rowland) and Ezekiel Lewis (Amerie).

Stream “You, Me and the Radio” below.

Justin Bieber liberates new promotional single “Friends”

18 Aug

Justin Bieber has liberated his new promotional single online.

“Friends” – which was co-written alongside Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Michael “BloodPop” Tucker – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Bieber’s upcoming fifth album is expected to arrive later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Def Jam Recordings and Republic Records.

His previous studio collection, 2015’s “Purpose,” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles international hit singles including “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean” and “Love Yourself.”

Stream the audio clip for “Friends” below.