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Rita Ora connects with Avicii for new single “Lonely Together”

11 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has connected with Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) for his new promotional single “Lonely Together,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Featuring co-production duties by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat; “Lonely Together” was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony) and Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber).

Preceded by the Steve Mac-produced / Ed Sheeran-penned “Your Song;” Ora’s upcoming sophomore album is scheduled arrive in 2018 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Stargate, Jonny Coffer, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, and RITUAL.

On the songwriting front, Ora has worked with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Max McElligott, Diana Gordon, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Chelcee Grimes, Justin Tranter, Georgia Ku, and Ammar Malik.

Stream the audio clip for “Lonely Together” below.

Jessica Simpson teases new collaboration with John Shanks

23 Jul

Jessica Simpson has teased a new collaboration with John Shanks.

“Getting the band back together #StudioWithShanks,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (July 23, 2017).

Shanks previously teamed up with Simpson on her sixth studio collection “Do You Know,” which spawned singles “Come on Over” and “Remember That.” Released in September 2008 via Epic Records / Columbia Nashville, “Do You Know” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other artists Shanks has co-written and produced songs for are Sheryl Crow (“Steve McQueen”), Celine Dion (“Taking Chances”), Kelly Clarkson (“You Found Me”), Michelle Branch (“All You Wanted”), Delta Goodrem (“In this Life”), Colbie Caillat (“Fallin’ for You”), Miley Cyrus (“The Climb”), Lindsay Lohan (“Over”) and Ashlee Simpson (“Pieces of Me”).

Meanwhile, Simpson is expected to release her next project, which follows 2010’s “Happy Christmas,” later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Linda Perry (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Christina Aguilera), Hayley Warner (John Legend), Isabella Summers (Ella Henderson), Chelsea Lena (Laura Marano) and Diana Gordon (Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Come on Over” below.

Rita Ora collaborates with Chris Martin for new album

6 Jul

Rita Ora has collaborated with fellow recording artist Chris Martin for her upcoming sophomore album.

The co-founder and lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay recently co-penned “Homesick” for Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album under Warner Bros. Records, out now via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

His resume boasts additional songwriting credits including Brandy’s “I Tried,” Nelly Furtado’s “All Good Things Come to An End,” Jamelia’a “See it a Boy’s Eyes,” Kylie Minogue’s “Every Day’s Like Christmas,” Natalia Imbruglia’s “Want,” K’naan’s “Better,” and Beverley Knight’s “First Time.”

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring the Ed Sheeran-penned / Steve Mac-produced “Your Song” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Other musicians expected to appear on the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” are Digital Farm Animals, Chelcee Grimes, Jimmy Napes, Diana Gordon, Leon Thomas, Jin Jin, Sam Romans, Max McElligott, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Eyelar, Andrew Watt, Julia Michaels, Dallas K, Charli XCX, Jake Gosling, RAYE, Ammar Malik, MØ, Justin Tranter, Louis Bell, and Stargate.

Watch the music video for “Your Song” below.

Chris Loco teases new collaboration with Diana Gordon

4 Jul

Chris Loco has teased a new collaboration with Diana Gordon.

“I survived Monday cos I got to work with @dianagordonofcl,” the British record producer and songwriter shared via his InstaStory.

Loco is responsible for helming Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” Etta Bond’s “Addiction,” Daley’s “Broken,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” Louis Mattrs’ “War with Heaven,” and Rita Ora’s “Shine Ya Light.”

Fans of his songwriting and productions works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Molly Kate Kestner, TYuS, Kiana Lede, Erik Hassle, WENS, John Newman, Kamille, Ava Lily, Professor Green, RAYE, Jessie Reyez, Taya, Raleigh Ritchie, Shola Ama, Georgia Ku, Melissa Steel, Becky Hill, YEBBA, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, and Ray BLK.

Meanwhile, Gordon is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring singles “Woman” and “The Legend Of” – later this year via 4AD Records.

Her resume boasts songwriting credits with Beyonce (“Sorry”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”), Mary J. Blige (“Gonna Breakthrough”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Danity Kane (“Two of You”), Ciara (“Livin’ it Up”), Major Lazer (“Keep Cool”) and David Guetta (“Toyfriend”).

Watch the music video for “Woman” below.

Jessica Simpson hits the studio with Ilsey Juber

12 Jun

Jessica Simpson has teamed up with Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

The American singer/songwriter is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “Infinity,” Britney Spears’ “Man on the Moon,” Fifth Harmony’s “Body Rock,” K. Michelle’s “If It Ain’t Love,” Beyonce’s “All Night,” Majid Jordan’s “My Love,” Bea Miller’s “Yes Girl,” Hey Violet’s “Guys My Age,” Noah Cyrus’ “Almost Famous,” Keke Palmer’s “Figure You Out,” Tinashe’s “Flame,” Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” and Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love.”

Juber’s resume boasts additional works with producers Fraser T. Smith, Wallpaper, Dan Wilson, Axident, Jonas Jeberg, Will IDAP, Matt Radosevich, JMike, Eric Hudson, Sir Nolan, Julian Bunetta, Diplo, Freddy Wexler, Illangelo, Jason Evigan, Nineteen85, Louis Biancaniello, The Arcade, Noah “40” Shebib, DJ Mustard, Toby Gad, Big Taste, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, CIRKUT, and Dr. Luke.

Meanwhile, Simpson is expected to release her next project – featuring further contributions from Linda Perry, Hayley Warner, Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers, Chelsea Lena, and Diana Gordon – later this year.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Happy Christmas,” featuring production duties from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The-Dream” Nash, which peaked to number twenty-three on the US Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Ilsey Juber’s work!

Rita Ora drafts Jimmy Napes for sophomore album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted James Napier, professionally known as Jimmy Napes, for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Sam Smith (“I’m Not the Only One”), Disclosure (“Latch”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“Nobody But You”), Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Liv Dawson (“Searching”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Lapsley (“Hurt Me”), Javeon (“Intoxicated”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Napes’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Noonie Bao, Toby Gad, Diplo, Rodney Jerkins, Francis “Eg” White, Matt Prime, James Draper, Youthonix, Naughty Boy, Mojam Music, Jonny Coffer, Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jr., MoZella, Craze & Hoax, MNEK, Philip Plested, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, Levi Lennox, James Ford, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring lead single “Your Song” as well as “Him & Me,” “Girls,” “Falling to Pieces” and “Velvet Rope” – later this year via Atlantic Records.

In addition to confirmed collaborators Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt and Sam Romans, the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, RAYE, Jake Gosling, Ammar Malik, Stargate, Eyelar, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Chelcee Grimes, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Meghan Trainor, Dallas K, and Jin Jin.

Stream the following the playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ work!

Rita Ora teams with Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac for new single “Your Song”

13 May

Rita Ora has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Your Song” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it on May 26 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran, whose other credits include Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Hilary Duff’s “Tattoo,” Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made for Loving You,” and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling.”

Production duties on “Your Song” were handled by Steve Mac, who is also responsible for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and Anne-Marie’s “Alarm.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s second studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Jin Jin, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Georgia Ku, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Max McElligott, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Sam Romans, Justin Tranter, and Ammar Malik.

Stream “ORA” below.