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Raye reunites with Billy Walsh of Somewhere Else for new collaboration

29 Nov

British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, known mononymously as Raye, has reunited with Billy Walsh of Somewhere Else for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on Somewhere Else’s single “Glue,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Walsh’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Emeli Sande (“Starlight”), Alicia Keys (“In Common”), The Weeknd (“Die for You”), Post Malone (“I Fall Apart”) and Majid Jordan (“Something About You”).

Meanwhile, Raye is expected to release her next project – featuring the Jin Jin-assisted / Fraser T. Smith produced single “Decline” – early next year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

As a songwriter, she recently co-wrote “If I Had My Way” for Little Mix alongside fellow recording artist Sam Romans and Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of UK production team TMS.

Throughout this year, Raye has also been in the studio with musicians including BloodPop, Julia Michaels, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Sasha Sloan, Wesley Muoria-Chaves, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, D’Mile, Sarah Aarons, John Ryan, Ilsey Juber, Naughty Boy, Fred Ball, Evan Bogart, Julian Bunetta, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Glue” below.

Ray BLK enlists Shama Joseph for new collaboration

25 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has enlisted Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph is known co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions,” Nicki Minaj’s “Win Again,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Elle Varner’s “Where Your Man Is,” Kid Ink’s “No Miracles,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Haitian-American musician’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Chantal Kreviazuk, Emily Warren, Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks, Jessica “Harloe” Ashley, Tiwa Savage, Natalie Sims, Carmen Reece, Emanuel Kiriakou, James “JHart” Abrahart, and Rock City.

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Snakehips, Jin Jin, Parker Ighile, Tamera Foster, Naughty Boy, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Evan Bogart, Mr. Hudson, Chris Loco, Raye, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Baby Girlz” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Tamera Foster

14 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tamera Foster for a new collaboration.

“Making sweet music with Parker Ighile and Ray Blk,” Foster posted to her InstaStory on Saturday (October 14, 2017).

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future BLK release or Foster’s upcoming debut album.

As a songwriter, Foster co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Kieza and Bakermat alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam.

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with top producers and songwriters including The Electric (“Mirror My Love”), Chelcee Grimes (“Turn it Up Overnight”), Knightstarr (“Mama Used to Say”), Balistiq (“Let Me In”), Andrew Stewart-Jones (“Neverland”) and Tom Aspaul (“Golden Shackles”).

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Chris Loco, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Want You Back” – which was originally intended for Foster’s debut project under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music – below.

Rachel Platten unwraps artwork, tracklisting for new album “Waves”

7 Oct

American singer/songwriter Rachel Platten has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for her upcoming second-major label album, “Waves,” which will arrive on October 27 via Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Perfect for You” – which was co-written by Mitch Allan, Nate Cyphert and Mike Eyal Aljadeff – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Jarrad Rogers and Stargate, who produced the set’s lead single “Broken Glass,” the follow-up to 2016’s “Wildfire” boasts further productions from Jon Levine, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Busbee, Jason Evigan, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mick Schultz, Warren “Oak” Felder, and Jonas Jeberg.

On the songwriting front, Platten has teamed up with Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lindy Robbins, Sean Douglas, Asia Whiteacre, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Fransisca Hall, Johnny McDaid, and Scott Harris.

See the tracklisting for “Waves” below.

(1) Perfect For You / (2) Whole Heart / (3) Collide / (4) Keep Up / (5) Broken Glass / (6) Shivers / (7) Loose Ends / (8) Labels / (9) Loveback / (10) Hands / (11) Fooling You / (12) Good Life / (13) Grace

Rachel Platten confirms title, release date for new album

4 Oct

Rachel Platten has confirmed the title and release date for her new album.

The American singer-songwriter christened her second major-label album “Waves” and will release it on October 27 via Columbia Records.

Current single “Broken Glass” – which was co-written by Nate Cyphert and Jarrad Rogers with co-production duties by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Swedish production duo Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Wildfire” boasts further productions from Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Ryan Tedder (Adele), Zach Skelton (Camila Cabello), Ian Kirkpatrick (Dua Lipa), Mick Schultz (Rihanna), Jason Evigan (Julia Michaels), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato) and Jonas Jeberg (Selena Gomez).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Asia Whiteacre (Carly Rae Jepsen), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Fransisca Hall (Ella Eyre), Johnny McDaid (Zara Larsson), Leland (Sabrina Carpenter), Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Christina Milian) and Scott Harris (Melanie Martinez).

Watch the music video for “Broken Glass” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart

19 Sep

Photo Credit: Elle UK

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Snakehips and Evan “Kidd” Bogart for a new collaboration.

Composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter; Snakehips are known for their works with Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Malika (“Fall for You”), Anne-Marie (“Either Way”), Sinead Harnett (“Days with You”), Tinashe (“All My Friends”), MØ (“Don’t Leave”) and Anderson Paak (“Money on Me”).

On the songwriting front, Bogart is responsible for co-penning Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Britney Spears’s “Love Me Down,” ZZ Ward’s “Help Me Mama,” Leona Lewis’s’ “Happy,” Beyonce’s “Halo,” Jason Derulo’s “It Girl,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Black Heart,” and Rihanna’s “S.O.S.”

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Chris Loco (Diana Gordon), Moon Willis (Justine Skye), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Cass Lowe (Niia Rocco), MNEK (Demi Lovato), Jax Jones (Selena Gomez), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Courage (Foxes) and Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt).

Watch the music video for “Either Way” below.

Ella Eyre shares music video for new single “Ego”

4 Sep

Ella Eyre has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Ego” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Monday (September 4th, 2017).

The track was co-written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin, who are also behind Cheryl’s “Waiting for Lightning,” Kelly Clarkson’s “In the Blue,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Crystal Heart,” Indiana’s “Play Dead,” and Lea Michele’s “Believer.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Becky Hill, Kamille, Lauren Christy, HARLOE, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Stephenie Jones, Dayo Olatunji, Jin Jin, Caroline Ailin, Gina Kushka, Nate Campany, Samuel Preston, and Evan “Kidd” Bogart.

On the production front, Eyre has worked with Jason Evigan, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonas Jeberg, Christian “Crada” Kalla, Jonny Coffer, Kid Harpoon, Joel Little, Toby Gad, Jarrad Rogers, Neff-U, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Two Inch Punch, Paul O’Duffy, LOSTBOY, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Ego” below.