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Lianne La Havas shares music video for “Tokyo”

10 Aug

Lianne La Havas has shared a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Ravi Dhar-directed clip for “Tokyo” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, whose resume boasts further works with Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Birdy (“Blown Apart”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”), Kandace Springs (“Chosen”), Pixie Geldof (“Escape Route”), Lea Michele (“Don’t Look Down”), Paloma Faith (“Flood”) and Bat for Lashes (“In Your Bed”).

Havas’ current studio collection “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” boasts additional contributions from Al Shux (Kelela), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Di Genius (Tanika), Shea Taylor (Bridget Kelly), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Howard Lawrence (Frances) and Mark Batson (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Melissa Steel writes new music with Shola Ama

10 Feb

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Melissa Steel has written new music with fellow artist Shola Ama.

The “Imagine” star recently provided guest vocals on JKAY’s single “Danger,” co-written by Aminata “A*M*E” Kabba, Caroline Ailin, Marvin Humes, and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.

As a songwriter, Ama co-wrote Taya’s “Got Me Wondering” alongside Eyelar Mirzazadeh and the song’s producer Tommy “Toddla T” Bell.

Ama also co-wrote “Good Friends” for UK girl group M.O alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Gareth “Bless Beats” Keane.

Meanwhile, Steel is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Kisses for Breakfast” and “You Love Me” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features productions from Diztortion (Ms. Dyanmite), Tre Jean Marie (KAYTRANADA), Michael Angelo (Stanaj), Di Genius (Drake), Jonny Lattimer (Anne-Marie), Knox Brown (Dua Lipa), Moon Willis (Justine Skye), Phil Cook (Birdy) and Laconic (Cover Drive).

Steel also collaborated with songwriters Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis), Viktoria Hansen (All Saints), Jennifer Decilveo (Diana Gordon), Nicola Roberts (Tinashe), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Kisses for Breakfast” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Hurts”

5 Sep

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Hurts” as the first promotional cut from her sophomore album and will release it in September 16 via iTunes.

Production duties on “Hurts” were collectively handled by regular collaborators Mac & Phil (Ava Lily, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Jess Glynne).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Shakil Ashraf, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “Next to Me” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Intermission”

26 Aug

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Intermission” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore studio collection and will release it in September via iTunes.

Production duties on “Intermission” were handled by Shakil “Shakaveli” Ashraf, who also worked with the likes of Naughty Boy (“Pardon Me”), James Arthur (“Flyin”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), and Krept & Konan (“Messages”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Mojam, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “My Kind of Love” below.

Emeli Sande hints at new collaboration with Wyclef Jean

18 Feb

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Emeli Sande has hinted at a new collaboration with Wyclef Jean.

“WYCLEF HERO JEAN,” the Scottish singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram account on Wednesday (February 17, 2016).

Along with regular collaborator Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Jean co-wrote and produced songs for Whitney Houston (“My Love is Your Love”), Shakira (“Hips Don’t Lie”), Estelle (“Thank You”), and Samantha Jade (“Step Up”).

His extensive resume includes further works with Carlos Santana (“Maria Maria”), T.I. (“You Know What It Is”), R. Kelly (“Ghetto Religion”), Mya (“Pussycats”), Cris Cab (“Ticket”) and Major Lazer (“Reach for the Stars”).

Meanwhile, Sande will release the follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” later this year through Capitol Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Mac & Phil, Jonny Coffer, Rodney Jerkins, Mojam, Supa Dups, Di-Genius, TMS, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Jim Eliot, Syience, and Mike Spencer.

As a songwriter, Sande recently co-penned cuts for Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), The Veronicas (“Always”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

In addition to launching her own management company, “Jupiter Management,” in partnership with Roc Nation, she also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA], Raye [Polydor Records], and Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI].

Watch the music video for “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” below.

Lianne La Havas debuts new single “Fairytale”

14 Feb

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Lianne La Havas has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter-guitarist posted the audio clip for “Fairytale” to her YouTube channel on Friday (February 12, 2016).

“Fairytale” appears on La Havas’s “Blood Solo” EP, which is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The original issue of “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable,” “What You Don’t Do” and “Green & Gold” – was released in July 31, 2015 through Nonesuch Records (US) and Warner Brothers Records (UK).

Commercial performance-wise, the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and number fifty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered collaborations with Paul Epworth (Adele), Matthew Hales (Sara Bareilles), Al Shux (Elle Varner), Shea Taylor (Beyonce), Di Genius (Nelly Furtado), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure), and Sam Dew (Rihanna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Fairytale” below.

Melissa Steel hits the studio with Fraser T. Smith

16 Jan

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Melissa Steel has recorded new material with Fraser T. Smith.

The Grammy award winning record producer and songwriter recently co-penned “Feels Like Home” for British drum and bass duo Sigma. The Ina Wroldsen-assisted track appears on Sigma’s debut album, “Life,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 3Beat Music.

Smith’s extensive resume include further works with Adele (“Set Fire to the Rain”), James Morrison (“Broken Strings”), Sam Smith (“Drowning Shadows”), Leona Lewis (“Come Alive”), and Birdy (“Standing in the Way of the Light”).

Meanwhile, Steel is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Kisses for Breakfast” and “You Love Me?” – later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project delivers alliances with Dallas Austin (Madonna), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Rodney Jerkins (Ciara), Harmony Samuels (Brandy), Knox Brown (Usher), Di Genius (Ne-Yo), and Chris Loco (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “You Love Me?” below.