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Little Mix draft Nija Charles, Captain Cuts for fifth album

19 Apr

British girl group Little Mix have added Nija Charles and Captain Cuts to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album.

Charles’ songwriting resume boasts works with Cardi B (“Ring”), Jason Derulo (“Colors”), Chris Brown (“Pull Up”), Lecrae (“Lucked Up”), Flo Rida (“Hola”), Lyrica Anderson (“Don’t Take it Personal”) and Kid Ink (“F With You”).

Composed of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin; Captain Cuts are known for producing Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Rozes’ “Famous,” Chainsmokers’“Break Up Every Night,” Halsey’s “Roman Holiday,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Two Young Hearts,” and Amy Shark’s “Sink In.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from TMS, Chris Loco, Goldfingers, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and The Electric.

On the songwriting front, Little Mix have also worked with Kamille, Maegan Cottone, Jessica Agombar, Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Chelcee Grimes, Sam Romans, James Newman, Plested, Iain James, and Shakka.

Watch the music video for “Power” below.

Ray BLK teams with Naughty Boy, Wyclef Jean for new single “All or Nothing”

18 Apr

British singer/songwriter Ray BLK has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy for his new single “All or Nothing,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Wyclef Jean-assisted track was co-written Swedish recording artist Seinabo Sey alongside Philip Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Wesley Muoria-Chavez.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK has signed a new deal with Universal Music imprint Island Records UK and will release her next project later this year.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Ball, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Dyo, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Moon Willis, Harloe, Aston Rudi, Kelly Kiara, Cass Lowe, Jin Jin, Rymez, Lil Eddie, Courage, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Paul Epworth, Chris Loco, and The 23rd.

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing” below.

Anne-Marie confirms “2002” as new promotional single

18 Apr

Anne-Marie has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “2002” as her next promotional cut and will release it on April 19 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Anne-Marie alongside Ed Sheeran (Zara Larsson, Justin Bieber), Julia Michaels (Britney Spears, Keith Urban), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne, Zak Abel) and Benny Blanco (The Weekend, FKA twigs).

Anne-Marie’s upcoming debut album “Speak Your Mind” – featuring previous singles “Friends,” “Then,” “Heavy,” “Ciao Adios” and “Alarm” – is scheduled to arrive on April 27 via Rudimental’s label Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The highly-anticipated project yields additional songwriting contributions and productions from TMS, Jennifer Decilveo, Chris Loco, Emily Warren, Fraser T. Smith, Ina Wroldsen, Wayne Hector, Natalie Dunn, Levi Lennox, Sasha Sloan, Nick Monson, Tash Phillips, Fred Ball, and Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Friends” below.

Little Mix reunite with Sam Romans for new collaboration

10 Apr

Little Mix have reunited with Sam Romans for a new collaboration.

The Roc Nation signee previously co-penned four songs for Little Mix – “Down & Dirty,” “Private Show,” “Is Your Love Enough?” and “If I Get My Way.” All tracks appear on the British girl group’s fourth studio collection, “Glory Days,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Romans is also responsible for co-penning Craig David’s “Heartline,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” Clean Bandit’s “Tears,” Ella Mai’s “Makes Me Wonder,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Kwabs’ “Father Figure,” and Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Other album contributors include TMS, Chris Loco, Kamille, Goldfingers, Eyelar, Fred Ball, Jessica Agombar, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Maegan Cottone, James Newman, Freedo, Chelcee Grimes, Philip Plested, Iain James, Shakka, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Is Your Love Enough?” below.

Zara Larsson drafts The Futuristics for new collaboration

8 Apr

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has drafted Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian of The Futuristics for a new collaboration.

The American duo recently co-produced and co-wrote “Wanna Be Missed” for Hayley Kiyoko alongside Jonas Jeberg and Madison Love. The track appears on Kiyoko’s debut album, “Expectations,” out now via Empire / Atlantic Records.

The Futuristics’ are also responsible for G-Eazy’s “Sober,” Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” Camila Cabello’s “Something’s Gotta Give,” Liz Huett’s “STFU & Hold Me,” Alex Aiono’s “Does it Feel Like Falling,” Halsey’s “Hold Me Down,” Trey Songz’s “Serve it Up,” and Natalie La Rose’s “Somebody.”

Larsson, on the other hand, is expected to release the follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via TEN Music Group and Epic Records.

Other album songwriters/producers include The Electric, Caroline Ailin, Rami Yacoub, Whitney Phillips, Leland, Madison Love, Fred Ball, Delacey, Jack Patterson, Natt Dunn, Andrew Wells, Will IDAP, Jim Lavigne, Sermstyle, Digital Farm Animals, Cass Lowe, Kid Joki, MNEK, and Hit Impulse.

Watch the music video for “Symphony” below.

Zara Larsson hits the studio with Digital Farm Animals

5 Apr

Zara Larsson has tapped Digital Farm Animals for a new collaboration.

The British DJ, record producer, songwriter, and remixer – born Nicholas Gale – is known for his works with Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Louis Tomlinson (“Back to You”), Noah Cyrus (“Stay Together”), Rita Ora (“Anywhere”), Rudimental (“All That Love”), Jones (“Wild”) and Alex Newell (“Devilish”).

His current singles “Say My Name” (featuring Iman) and “Tokyo Nights” (featuring Dragonette and Shaun Frank) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Larsson, on the other hand, is expected to release her next album and follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via TEN Music Group and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from The Electric, Caroline Ailin, Rami Yacoub, Whitney Phillips, Leland, Madison Love, Fred Ball, Delacey, Jack Patterson, Will IDAP, Jim Lavigne, Sermstyle, Cass Lowe, Kid Joki, MNEK, and Hit Impulse.

Fans of Digital Farm Animals’ works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Louisa Johnson, Alma, John Newman, Chromeo, Era Istrefi, Grace Carter, Liam Payne, Anne-Marie, James Arthur, Conrad Sewell, Jojo, Astrid S, Kat Dahlia, L Devine, and Annika Rose.

Stream the audio clip for “Tokyo Nights” below.

Zara Larsson teams up with Cass Lowe for new collaboration

3 Apr

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has teamed up with British musician Cass Lowe for a new collaboration.

Lowe recently co-wrote “Nostalgia” for MØ alongside John Hill, Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya, Mike “Scribz” Riley, and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie. The track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Lowe’s resume boasts additional works with Rudimental (“Sun Comes Up”), Zak Abel (“The River”), Astrid S (“Such a Boy”), Fifth Harmony (“Scared of Happy”), Charli XCX (“Boys”), Sinead Harnett (“Anywhere But Here”), AlunaGeorge (“I Remember”), Niia (“Girl Like Me”) and Snakehips (“All My Friends”).

Larsson, on the other hand, is expected to release the follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via TEN Music Group and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly yields further productions and songwriting contributions from The Electric, Caroline Ailin, Rami Yacoub, Whitney Phillips, Leland, Madison Love, Fred Ball, Delacey, Jack Patterson, Will IDAP, Jim Lavigne, Sermstyle, Kid Joki, MNEK, and Hit Impulse.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Only You” below.