Tag Archives: Fraser T. Smith

Dan Caplen drafts Felix Joseph for new collaboration

21 Sep

Dan Caplen has drafted Felix Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph recently helmed the entirety of Elli Ingram’s debut album under Island Records, “Love You Really,” which features promotional singles “Stone Cold,” “Better Alone” and the Laura Dockrill-assisted “Table for Two.”

The British record producer, songwriter, photographer, and art director has also worked with the likes of Abi Ocia (“Konfyt”), Jorja Smith (“Beautiful Little Fools”), Aquilo (“Never Hurt Again”), Cosima (“Hymns for Him”), Kwabs (“Perfect Ruin”), Ray BLK (“50/50”), Professor Green (“Not Your Man”), Birdy (“Take My Heart”) and Kevin Garrett (“Pulling Me Under”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Jamie Hartman (Marlon Roudette), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Bastian Langebaek (Jack Garratt), Fred Ball (Prince Charlez) and MJ Cole (Sam Smith).

Stream Dan Caplen’s cover of Ray BLK’s “My Hood” below.

Paloma Faith teases new collaboration with Sia Furler

19 Sep

Paloma Faith has teased a new collaboration with Sia Furler.

“Super happy that you are all loving my collaboration with the amazing @Sia #Warrior. Coming soon on my new album …” the British singer/songwriter posted on Twitter.

Sia’s recent songwriting credits include Zayn Malik’s “Dusk Till Dawn,” Camila Cabello’s “Crying in the Club,” Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Halsey’s “Devil in Me,” and Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud.”

The Australian artist’s last album, “This is Acting,” was released in 2016 via Puzzle Monkey Records in partnership with Sony Music’s RCA Records. That collection peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills.”

Meanwhile, Faith’s current promotional single “Cry Baby” – which was written with Cleo Tighe, Lindy Robbins, and Finlay “Starsmith” Dow-Smith – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming fourth studio collection, “The Architect,” is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), Francis T. Smith (Maverick Sabre), Jake Gosling (Nina Nesbitt), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Knox Brown (Jess Glynne) and TMS (Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Cry Baby” below.

Craig David confirms details for new album “The Time is Now”

15 Sep

Craig David has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” and will release it on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

Lead promotional single “Heartline” – which was co-written with Sam Romans and Jonas Blue – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has worked with Tre Jean-Marie (Marlon Roudette), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy) and Kaytranada (Sinead Harnett).

See the tracklisting for “The Time is Now” below.

(1) Magic / (2) Heartline / (3) Brand New / (4) Going On / (5) Love Me Like it’s Yesterday / (6) For the Gram / (7) Get Involved / (8) I Know You / (9) Live in the Moment / (10) Love will Come Around / (11) Somebody Like Me / (12) Focus / (13) Reload / (14) Talk to Me / (15) Talk to Me (Part 2)

Ella Henderson hits the studio with Moon Willis

8 Sep

Photo Credit: Frederick Ardley

Ella Henderson has teamed up with Moon Willis for a new collaboration.

The UK record producer and songwriter (born Henry William Durham) is known for helming singles performed by Zac Samuel & Taya (“Never Letting Go”) and Justine Skye & Wizkid (“U Don’t Know”).

Moon Willis’ resume boasts additional alliances with Chris Brown (“Bite My Tongue”), Ray BLK (“Bad Boys”), Craig David (“It Was Always You”), Kyla (“Congratulations”), Becky Hill (“Insecure”), Melissa Steel (“Ray of Sunshine”), Laura Welsh (“You Don’t Even Know”) and RAYE (“Not for You”).

Meanwhile, Henderson is expected to release her second album and follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from TMS (Raye), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Robopop (Lana Del Rey), Jordan Riley (Dan Caplen), Youthonix (Fleur East), Noel Zancanella (Olly Murs), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), GRADES (Raleigh Ritchie) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Ghost” below.

Sam Smith drafts Jimmy Napes, Stargate for new single “Too Good at Goodbyes”

4 Sep

Sam Smith has confirmed the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened “Too Good at Goodbyes” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album and will release it on September 8th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As per ASCAP’s Reportory, the track was co-written by regular collaborator James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate.

Smith’s second studio collection, tentatively entitled ““TPH-50HR,” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz) and Iain James (Emeli Sande).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Two Inch Punch (Sabrina Claudio), Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Fred Cox (Tanika Bailey), Joel Little (Khalid), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado) and Fraser T. Smith (RAYE).

Watch the music video for “Writing’s on the Wall” below.

Paloma Faith releases new single “Crybaby”

3 Sep

Paloma Faith has released her new single online.

“Crybaby” – which was co-written by Faith alongside Cleo Tighe and Lindy Robbins – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Crybaby” were handled by Starsmith (born Finaly Dow-Smith), who is also responsible for Molly Kate Kestner’s “I Don’t Know,” Joel Compass’ “Vanilla,” Ella Eyre’s “Don’t Follow Me,” Kwabs’ “Fight for Love,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” and Mika’s “Staring at the Sun.”

Faith’s upcoming fourth studio collection “The Architect,” on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Sia), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Jake Gosling (Shania Twain), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Ball (Rihanna), Greg Kurstin (John Newman), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande) and TMS (Zak Abel).

Stream the audio clip for “Crybaby” below.

RAYE drafts Fraser T. Smith for new collaboration

2 Sep

British singer/songwriter Rachel Agatha Keen, known mononymously as RAYE, has drafted Fraser T. Smith for a new collaboration.

The UK record producer and songwriter is known for helming Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain,” Britney Spears’ “Trouble for Me,” James Morrison’s “Broken Strings,” Katy B’s “Still,” Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace,” Leona Lewis’ “Come Alive,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” and Jamelia’s “La La Love.”

Smith’s extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Cathy Dennis, Julie Frost, Autumn Rowe, Bonnie McKee, Frankie Storm, Celetia Martin, Ayak Thiik, Dayo Olatunji, Fiona Bevan, Carmen Reece, Hannah Robinson, Ilsey Juber, Kirby Lauryen, and Andrea Martin.

Meanwhile, RAYE is expected to release her upcoming project later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Her current promotional single “Sober” – co-written with Paul Keen and Mark Roadnight and produced by Jacob Attwool – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Fans of Fraser T. Smith’s works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Craig David, Amber-Simone, Bipolar Sunshine, Cloves, Dan Caplen, Angel Haze, Cosmo Pyke, Anne-Marie, Tom Grennan, Ella Henderson, Raleigh Ritchie, Paloma Faith, Stanaj, Jessie Ware, Dakota, Melissa Steel, Gabrielle, Sam Smith, Kat Dahlia, Liv Dawson, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, and Phoebe Ryan.

Stream the audio clip for “Sober” below.