Tag Archives: Fred Ball

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.

Nina Nesbitt unveils music video for new single “The Best You Had”

20 Sep

Nina Nesbitt has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The Scottish singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “The Best You Had” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (September 19, 2017).

Nesbitt co-wrote “The Best You Had” with British record producer Jordan Riley, who also contributed to the next projects by Calum Scott, Mabel McVey, Ella Henderson, Becky Hill, L Devine, Sarah Close, Grace Carter, Dakota, Hannah Jane Lewis, KStewart, Chloe Leone, and Mullally.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Nesbitt’s upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring previous single “The Moments I’m Missing” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cooking Vinyl Records.

On the songwriting front, Nesbitt co-penned “Slow Me Down” for Jessie Ware’s third album “Glasshouse” alongside Norwegian record producer Fred Ball and fellow recording artist Samuel Preston (more commonly known as Preston).

Watch the music video for “The Best You Had” 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.

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.

Toni Braxton unleashes new single “Deadwood”

14 Sep

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Meanwhile, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection, “Sex and Cigarettes,” is scheduled to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Deadwood” below.

Jessie Ware reveals tracklisting for new album “Glasshouse”

13 Sep

Jessie Ware has revealed the tracklisting for her third album, “Glasshouse,” which will arrive later this year via PMR Records in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Current promotional single “Selfish Love” – which was co-written by Ross Golan, Ammar Malik, Ryan Tedder, Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin, Magnus “Cashmere” Hoiberg Cat and Nathan “Happy” Perez – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the highly-anticipated project, which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” Ware has also enlisted the songwriting services of fellow recording artists including Ed Sheeran (“Sam”), Kiah Victoria (“Midnight”), Nina Nesbitt (“Slow Me Down”) and Julia Michaels (“Hearts”).

Other album contributors include Julian Bunetta (Harry Styles), Two Inch Punch (Sabrina Claudio), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Usher), Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), JRY (Charlie Puth), Samuel Preston (Ella Eyre), James Newman (Olly Murs), Bastian Langebaek (Amber-Simone) and Starsmith (Joel Compass).

See the tracklisting for “Glasshouse” below.

(1) Midnight / (2) Thinking About You / (3) Stay Awake, Wait for Me / (4) Your Domino / (5) Alone / (6) Selfish Love / (7) First Time / (8) Hearts / (9) Slow Me Down / (10) Finish What We Started / (11) Last of the True Believers / (12) Sam

Toni Braxton enlists Fred Ball for new single “Deadwood”

12 Sep

Toni Braxton has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Deadwood” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” and will release it later this month via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Braxton’s last studio collection, 2010’s “Pulse,” debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Yesterday,” “Make My Heart” and “Hands Tied.”

Her collaborative project with Babyface, 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” was nominated for World’s Best Album at the 2014 World Music Awards. It also won Best R&B Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Watch the music video for “Yesterday” below.