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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.

Grace Carter connects with Justin Parker for new collaboration

4 Jul

Photo Credit: Nicole Nodland

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has tapped the songwriting and production services of Justin Parker for her upcoming debut project.

Parker’s resume boasts credits with Lana Del Rey (“Video Games”), Sia (“Straight for the Knife”), Ellie Goulding (“I Know You Care”), Rihanna (“Stay”), Linkin Park (“Invisible”), Kwabs (“Fight for Love”), Bat for Lashes (“Laura”), Seal (“Do You Ever”), Banks (“You Should Know Where I’m Coming From”), Keith Urban (“Shame”), Birdy (“Deep End”) and JONES (“Lonely Cry”).

He has also helmed songs with fellow musicians including Rick Rubin, Greg Kurstin, Emile Haynie, Starsmith, Jeff Bhasker, Al Shux, Teemu Brunila, Robopop, Fred Ball, Rodaidh McDonald, JHart, Clams Casino, Trevor Horn, Andrew Jackson, Talay Riley, Sam Dew, Ross Golan, Kevin Garrett, Jim Duguid, Rich Cooper, Jonny Lattimer, Benny Blanco, and Stargate.

Meanwhile, Carter, who is signed to Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs Publishing, will release her debut project – featuring lead single “Silence” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Jordan Riley (Dan Caplen), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae), Digital Farm Animals (Louis Tomlinson), Philip Plested (Little Mix), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Paddy Byrne (Ella Eyre), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li) and Harry James (Bobii Lewis).

Fans of Justin Parker’s works, on other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Kenzie May, RAYE, Elle King, Sigrid, Jessie Ware, YADI, Grace Mitchell, Sasha Keable, Zak Abel, Lana Del Rey, Anne-Marie, Raleigh Ritchie, Christina Perri, Eliza Doolittle, Julia Michaels, Kiiara, Gabrielle Aplin, Charli XCX, Rae Morris, Chloe Howl, Ella Henderson, and Paloma Faith.

Watch the music video for “Silence” below.

Molly Kate Kestner drafts Chris Loco for new collaboration

25 Jun

Molly Kate Kestner has drafted Chris Loco for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Christopher Crowhurst) is known for his works with Emeli Sande (“Garden”), Kevin Garrett (“Little Bit of You”), Justine Skye (“U Don’t Know”), Professor Green (“Lullaby”), Etta Bond (“Kiss My Girlfriend”), Sinead Harnett (“Rather Be with You”), Leona Lewis (“I to You”), The Veronicas (“Always”) and Ella Eyre (“Two”).

Loco has also contributed to the next projects by Kiana Lede, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kamille, Ava Lily, RAYE, Jessie Reyez, Delacey, Sinead Harnett, Taya, Raleigh Ritchie, Shola Ama, Georgia Ku, Melissa Steel, Becky Hill, YEBBA, Dua Lipa, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, and Ray BLK.

Meanwhile, Kestner’s upcoming debut project – featuring singles “Prom Queen,” “It’s You,” “Good Die Young” and “I Don’t Know” – is expected to arrive later this year via Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records.

Among the producers Kestner has worked with on the still-untitled collection are Toby Gad (Madonna), BloodPop (John Legend), Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Jim Duguid (Craig David), Andrew Cedar (Trey Songz) and Mac & Phil (The Chainsmokers).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Loco’s work!

Grace Carter teams up with Max McElligott for new collaboration

13 Jun

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has teamed up with Max McElligott for a new collaboration.

McElligott previously wrote songs for Kylie Minogue & Giorgio Moroder (“Your Body”), Rudimental & Ed Sheeran (“Lay it All on Me”), Tom Chaplin (“Bring the Rain”) and Alex Maxwell (“Letting You Know”).

His resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Tre Jean-Marie, Andrea Martin, Diztortion, Negin Djafari, Jonny Harris, Caroline Ailin, Electric, Talay Riley, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Cara Salimando, MNEK, Rachel Furner, Jimmy Harry, Alex Stacey, Iain James, Philip Plested, BullySongs, Freddy Wexler, Bastian Langebaek, Chris Loco, and Mac & Phil.

Meanwhile, Carter is expected to release her debut project – featuring lead promotional single “Silence” – later this year.

Signed to Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs Publishing, Carter has collaborated with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox (“Heal Me”), Jordan Riley (“Liar”), Digital Farm Animals (“Running Fast”), Philip Plested (“Honest”), Francis “Eg” White (“Take it All”), Paddy Byrne (“Clear Skies”), Ilsey Juber (“All Over Me”) and Harry James (“Walk on Water”).

Fans of McElligott’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Mullally, Joy Crookes, Kygo, Ella Henderson, Mo Adeniran, Taali M, John Newman, Foxes, Saz Close, Craig David, Kiah Victoria, Zak Abel, Liv Dawson, Calum Scott, Rita Ora, Jonas Blue, Chloe Leone, Shift K3Y, Jessie Ware, Birdy, and Sigma.

Stream the audio clip for “Silence” below.

Dua Lipa liberates self-titled debut album

3 Jun

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has liberated her debut album online.

The self-titled collection – featuring singles “New Love,” “Be the One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Lost in Your Light,” “Thinking About You,” and “Room for 2” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Dua Lipa on the album are Lindy Robbins, Cara Salimando, Sarah Hudson, Skyler Stonestreet, Caroline Ailin, Autumn Rowe, Chelcee Grimes, Lauren Christy, Emily Warren, Ilsey Juber, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Rick Nowels, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Ferras Al-Qaisi, Adam Midgley, Tommy Baxter, Gerard O’Connell, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

On the production front, Dua Lipa has worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Andreas “Axident” Schuller, Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt, Greg Wells, Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, Tom Neville, Andrew Wyatt, Emile Haynie, Daniel “GRADES” Traynor, Ian Kirkpatrick, Francis “Eg” White, James Flannigan, Bill Rahko, Jon Levine, and TMS.

As a songwriter, on the other hand, the “Scared to Be Lonely” star’s resume boasts works for Annalisa (“Used to You”), The Chainsmokers (“Wake Up Alone”) and Molly Kate Kestner (“Thank You Very Much”).

Stream “Dua Lipa” below.

Grace Carter releases new single “Silence”

24 May

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has released her new single online.

“Silence” – which was co-written by Carter alongside George and Henry Flint of songwriting and production duo The 23rd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Carter, who signed a publishing deal with Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s Stellar Songs, is currently working on her upcoming debut project.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Ilsey Juber, Jordan Riley, Fabienne Holloway, Digital Farm Animals, Philip Plested, Francis “Eg” White, Patrick “Paddy” Byrne, Moses Samuels, Kane Prafitt, and Harry James.

Listen to the audio clip for “Silence” below.