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Katy Perry reunites with Ferras, Stargate for new collaboration

1 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Katy Perry has reunited with Ferras and Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate for a new collaboration.

Ferras previously co-wrote “Roulette,” “Deja Vu” and “Bon Appetit” (featuring Migos), taken from Perry’s fifth studio album, 2017’s “Witness,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Stargate are responsible for helming “Firework,” “Peacock,” “It Takes Two” and “This Moments,” taken from Perry’s third and fourth studio albums, 2010’s “Teenage Dream” and 2013’s “Prism,” respectively.

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Perry’s current promotional single “Harleys in Hawaii” – which was co-written by Charlie Puth alongside Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Johan Karlsson – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The “Small Talk” singer is expected to release her upcoming sixth studio album later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Harleys in Hawaii” below.

 

Ferras delivers new promotional single “Coming Back Around”

26 Jan

American singer/songwriter Ferras Alqaisi, known mononymously as Ferras, had delivered his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ferras alongside Sarah Hudson (Marina Diamandis, Ella Henderson), Alexandra “Allie X” Hughes (Troye Sivan, Lea Michele) and Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman (Tinashe, Fantasia Barrino).

Production duties on “Coming Back Around” were handled by Greg Wells, whose extensive resume boasts additional works with Keith Urban (“Wasted Time”), Dua Lipa (“Garden”), Kandace Springs (“Too Good to Last”), Cosima (“Supernova”) and Kelsea Ballerini (“Machine Heart”).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Ferras’ upcoming project – featuring previous single “Medicine” – is expected to arrive later this year via Katy Perry-founded label Unsub Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

On the songwriting front, Ferras is known for co-writing Katy Perry’s “Bon Appetite,” Alisan Porter’s “Revolution,” Dua Lipa’s “Genesis,” Alli Simpson’s “Material Boy,” Erika Jayne’s “Xxpen$ive,” Adam Lambert’s “Two Fux,” Idina Menzel’s “Queen of Swords,” and Jessica Mauboy’s “Galaxy.”

Stream the audio clip for “Coming Back Around” below.

Katy Perry unleashes new single “Bon Appetit”

28 Apr

American singer/songwriter Katy Perry – born Katheryn Hudson – has unleashed her new single online.

“Bon Appetit” – featuring Migos – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Perry alongside Max Martin (Harry Styles, Taylor Swift) and Ferras Alqaisi (Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel).

Production duties on “Bon Appetit” were collectively handled by Johan “Shellback” Schuster (Adele, Justin Timberlake) and Oscar Holter (Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Perry’s upcoming fifth album – featuring previous single “Chained to the Rhythm” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Bon Appetit” below.

Adam Lambert enlists Bonnie McKee, Tommy English for fourth album

10 Apr

Adam Lambert has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Bonnie McKee and Tommy English for his upcoming fourth album.

McKee previously co-wrote “Cuckoo” and “Chokehold” for Lambert alongside regular collaborators Josh Abraham and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein. Both tracks appear on Lambert’s sophomore studio collection, 2012’s “Trespassing,” which topped to the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, English – who is signed to Pulse Music Group – is known for his songwriting and productions credits with BØRNS (“Electric Love”), Dark Waves (“Echo”), New Politics (“Everywhere I Go”), Black Veil Brides (“Devil In The Mirror”) and Makua Rotham (“Lost In Translation”).

Lambert’s fourth album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Zedd, Justin Bieber), Big Taste (Maty Noyes, Jake Miller), Leland (Selena Gomez, Rachel Platten), BloodPop (Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding) and MNEK (Ray BLK, Zara Larsson).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Rita Ora) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel).

Stream Bonnie McKee’s 2015 EP “Bombastic” below.

Adam Lambert teams with Big Taste for new collaboration

29 Mar

Adam Lambert has teamed up with Big Taste for a new collaboration.

The New Zealand vocalist, songwriter and record producer – born Leroy Clampitt – is known for his works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), MAALA (“Hush”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”), Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”), Jupiter Project (“You and Me”), Boulevards (“The Spot”) and JAHKOY (“Hold Your Hand”).

Big Taste’s resume boasts additional collaborations with fellow songwriters/producers including Joe London, Amanda “MNDR” Warner, James “JHart” Abrahart, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Fred Gibson, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Ian Kirkpatrick, and James “Gladius” Wong.

Meanwhile, Lambert is reportedly working on his fourth album and is expected to release it later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Astrid S, Jason Derulo), Leland (Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan), BloodPop (Madonna, Lady GaGa) and MNEK (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus, Ellie Goulding), Sarah Hudson (Charli XCX, Katy Perry) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Erika Jayne).

Stream “The Original High” below.

Katy Perry teams with Skip Marley for new single “Chained to the Rhythm”

10 Feb

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Katy Perry has delivered her new single online.

“Chained to the Rhythm” – featuring guest vocals from Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler, who previously teamed up with Perry on the Greg Kurstin-produced “Double Rainbow” and Britney Spears’ “Passenger.”

Production duties on “Chained to the Rhythm” were collectively handled by Swedish hitmakers Max Martin (Colbie Caillat, Harry Styles) and Ali Payami (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd).

Perry’s fourth studio collection, on the other hand, is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Greg Wells, Sarah Hudson, Ryan Tedder, Ferras Alqaisi, Cirkut, Savan Kotecha, BloodPop, and Shellback.

Listen to the audio clip for “Chained to the Rhythm” below.

Idina Menzel shares new single “Small World”

9 Sep

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Idina Menzel has shared her new single online.

The actress-singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Small World” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (September 08, 2016).

“Small World” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Ross Golan (Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor) and produced by Greg Wells (Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Menzel’s upcoming album “Idina” – featuring previous singles “I See You” and “Queen of Swords” – will arrive on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

The keenly-awaited project boasts additional alliances with Erik Rosse, Audra Mae, Wrabel, Shelly Peiken, James “JHart” Abrahart, Lindy Robbins, Matt Morris, Dana Parrish, Andy Hollander, Ferras, and Sarah Hudson.

Listen to the audio clip for “Small World” below.

Idina Menzel unveils “Queen of Swords” music video

20 Aug

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Idina Menzel has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The actress-singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Queen of Swords” to her YouTube channel on Friday (August 19, 2016).

“Queen of Swords” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Ferras Alqaisi (Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Santigold), and Greg Wells (Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Meanwhile, Menzel’s upcoming album “Idina” – featuring previous single “I See You” – will arrive on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

The keenly-awaited project boasts additional alliances with Erik Rosse, Audra Mae, Stephen Wrabel, Shelly Peiken, James “JHart” Abrahart, Lindy Robbins, Matt Morris, Dana Parrish, and Andy Hollander.

Watch the music video for “Queen of Swords” below.

Ferras collaborates with Kid Harpoon for sophomore album

4 Aug

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Ferras has collaborated with Kid Harpoon on new material.

The British musician – real name Thomas Hull – recently co-wrote “What Kind of Man” for Florence and the Machine. The track appears on the rock band’s latest album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.”

Harpoon’s resume includes additional works with Christina Perri (“Burning Gold”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Birdy (“Light Me Up”), Eliza Doolittle (“Back Packing”) and Shakira (“Can’t Remember to Forget You”).

Meanwhile, Ferras is expected to release his sophomore album later this year through Metamorphosis Music and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project boasts contributions from Babyface (Ariana Grande, Tamar Braxton), Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Rita Ora), Devonte Hynes (Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira) and Maegan Cottone (Britney Spears, Little Mix).

Watch the music video “Stealing Cars” below.

Babyface graces sophomore album by Ferras

18 Jul

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Babyface has graced the upcoming sophomore album by Ferras.

“Holy $h@#!!!! Am I dreaming? Did I really just spend the day working with one of my all-time idols @babyface??? #blessed #newferrasmusic” the singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (July 18, 2015).

Babyface is known for co-writing and producing songs by Whitney Houston (“I’m Your Baby Tonight”), Toni Braxton (“You’re Making Me High”), Mariah Carey (“Never Forget You”) and Janet Jackson (“Thinking About My Ex”).

Furthermore, the hitmaker – real name Kenneth Edmonds – has collaborated with Madonna [Interscope], Beyonce [Columbia], Tamar Braxton [Epic], Colbie Caillat [Republic], Ella Henderson [Syco] and Sevyn Streeter [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, Ferras is expected to release his second studio collection later this year through Metamorphosis Music and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project features additional alliances with Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Rita Ora), Cathy Dennis (Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown), Maegan Cottone (Britney Spears, Olly Murs) and Dev Hynes (Tinashe, Sky Ferreira).

Watch the music video for “Speak in Tongues” below.