Tag Archives: Ed Thomas

Jorja Smith releases new promotional single “Let Me Down”

12 Jan

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British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has released her new single online.

“Let Me Down” – featuring Stormzy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Ed Thomas, who is also responsible for Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Production duties on “Let Me Down” were collectively handled by Thomas alongside Paul Epworth, whose resume boasts additional works with FKA twigs (“Pendulum”), Usher (“Need U”), Lianne La Havas (“Unstoppable”), Adele (“Skyfall”), Coldplay (“Magic”) and Lana Del Rey (“Black Beauty”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous promotional singles “On My Mind,” “Teenage Fantasy” and “Beautiful Little Fools” – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Stream the audio clip for “Let Me Down” below.

Mullally hits the studio with Utters, Ed Thomas for new collaboration

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Connor Mullally-Knight, known mononymously as Mullally, has enlisted Ed Thomas and Utters for a new collaboration.

Thomas is responsible for co-writing Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind,” Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Meanwhile, Utters’ production resume boasts works with AlunaGeorge (“Last Kiss”), Chronixx (“I Know Love”), Raleigh Ritchie (“In Too Deep”), All Saints (“One Woman Man”), Foxes (“Beauty Queen”), Ella Eyre (“Home”), Selah Sue (“Feel”) and Purple Ferdinand (“Through Your Eyes”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mullally’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “She Don’t Know Me” – is expected to arrive early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Two Inch Punch, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, ADP, Jordan Riley, Cook Classics, Scott Hoffman, Robopop, Will Simms, MNEK, Jonny Coffer, Grades, Scribz Riley, and Cool & Dre.

On the songwriting front, Mullally has also worked with Amy Wadge, Jason Boyd, Danny Parker, Grace Tither, Ali Tennant, Max McElligott, Ari PenSmith, Danny Shah, Jordan Thomas, Levi Lennox, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Know Me” below.

Zak Abel enlists Cass Lowe for new single “The River”

30 Sep

Zak Abel has unveiled his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Cass Lowe, whose other credits include Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Snakehips’ “All My Friends,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” Astrid S’ “Such a Boy,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” and Niia’s “Girl Like Me.”

Zak Abel’s upcoming debut album “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring previous singles “All I Ever Do (Is Say Goodbye),” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – will arrive on October 7th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated projects boasts additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Mollie King) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “The River” below.

Zak Abel enlists Fred Ball for new collaboration

20 Sep

Zak Abel has enlisted Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”), Nina Nesbitt (“Take You to Heaven”), Astrid S (“Does She Know”) and Una Sands (“Seventeen”).

Ball’s resume boasts additional alliances with songwriters including Shaznay Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Roses Gabor, Andrew Jackson, Natalia Hajjara, Arrow Benjamin, Bibi Bourelly, Iain James, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Joseph Angel, Livvi Franc, Sam Dew, Nina Woodford-Wells, and Ed Drewett.

Meanwhile, Abel is scheduled to release his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” on October 6th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Among the musicians backing Abel on the album are Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-wrote “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “Only When We’re Naked” below.

Jorja Smith liberates new promotional single “Fine Line”

8 Sep

Jorja Smith has liberated her new promotional single online.

“Fine Line” – which appears on the original motion soundtrack for Issa Rae’s hit TV series “Insecure: Season 2” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Smith alongside regular collaborator Ed Thomas, whose other credits include Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Blonde’s “Higher Ground,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Sinead Harnett’s “Dollar Bill,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Production duties on “Fine Line” were handled by Bradford Ellis, who is also responsible for Anne-Marie’s “Karate,” Slo’s “Shut Out of Paradise,” Leona Lewis’ “One More Sleep,” Eva Lazarus’ “Bad News,” Rebecca Ferguson’s “Without a Woman,” and Maisie Peters’ “Place We Were Made.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring previous singles “Teenage Fantasy,” “Beautiful Little Fools” and “On My Mind” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Felix Joseph (Abi Ocia), Joel Compass (Tinashe), Amanda Ghost (Laura Welsh), Illangelo (Emeli Sande), Laura Dockrill (Foxes), Josh Record (Dua Lipa) and Two Inch Punch (Jessie Reyez).

Stream the audio clip for “Fine Line” below.

Jorja Smith announces new promotional single details

23 Aug

Jorja Smith has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “On My Mind” – featuring Preditah – as her next promotional cut and will release it on August 24 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written with Ed Thomas, whose resume boasts further works with Purple Ferdinand (“Birds”), Zak Abel (“Say Sumthin”), Kiah Victoria (“Cold War”), Maverick Sabre (“Falling Again”), Charli Taft (“Higher Ground”), Jacob Banks (“Witness”) and Sinead Harnett (“Dollar Bill”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring the Charlie Perry-assisted singles “Teenage Fantasy” and “Beautiful Little Fools” – is expected to arrive later this year.

On the still-untitled project, Smith has also worked with producers and songwriters including Felix Joseph (Elli Ingram), Joel Compass (FKA twigs), Amanda Ghost (Elle King), Illangelo (RAYE), Laura Dockrill (Dua Lipa), Josh Record (Pixie Geldof) and Two Inch Punch (Sabrina Claudio).

Stream the audio clip for “Teenage Fantasy” below.

Jorja Smith premieres music video for new single “Teenage Fantasy”

12 Jun

Jorja Smith has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Rashid Babiker-directed clip for “Teenage Fantasy” to her Vevo Channel on Monday (June 12, 2017).

Production duties on “Teenage Fantasy” were handled by Charlie Perry, who previously teamed up with Smith on “Beautiful Little Fools,” “Carry My Home,” “Imperfect Circle,” “So Lonely” and “Something in the Way.”

Perry’s upcoming debut album – featuring tracks such as “Lost & Found,” “Tomorrow,” “On Your Own,” “Broken,” “Loving You” and “Blue Lights” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Maverick Sabre (Delilah), Ed Thomas (Sinead Harnett), Illangelo (Alicia Keys), Josh Record (Dua Lipa), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware) and Felix Joseph (Ray BLK).

Watch the music video for “Teenage Fantasy” below.