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Bonzai drafts Rostam Batmanglij for new collaboration

26 Jul

British singer-songwriter Cassia O’Reilly, professionally known as Bonzai, has teamed up with Rostam Batmanglij for a new collaboration.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer, mononymously referred to as Rostam, had previously worked with artists including Solange (“F.U.B.U.”), HAIM (“Little of Your Love”), Frank Ocean (“Ivy”), Santigold (“Big Boss Big Time Business”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Warm Blood”), Declain McKenna (“Listen to Your Friends”) and Charli XCX (“Need Ur Love”).

His upcoming debut album “Half Light” – featuring promotional singles “Gwan” and the Ariel Rechtshaid-assisted “Bike Dream” – is scheduled to arrive on September 8th via Nonesuch Records.

For her upcoming debut project under Sony Music Entertainment UK, Bonzai has also worked with GRADES (Alina Baraz), Mura Masa (Charli XCX), Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira), Nugget (Kelela), Danny L Harle (Carly Rae Jepsen), Andrew Wyatt (Dua Lipa) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Her current single “I Feel Alright” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Bike Dream” below.

Jessie Ware confirms new promotional single “Midnight”

24 Jul

Jessie Ware has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Jessica Louis Ware) has christened “Midnight” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album under PMR Records and Island Records UK.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Kiah Victoria and Jordan Thomas alongside Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kandace Springs, Marsha Ambrosius) and Bastian Langebaek (Amber Simone, Jack Garratt).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2016’s “Tough Love” are Ross Golan, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., NAO, Sam Romans, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Kamille, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Sam Preston, and Ed Drewett.

On the production front, Ware has reportedly worked with Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez, Sacha Skarbek, GRADES, Ryan Tedder, Stephan Moccio, JRY, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, Adriano Buffone, Starsmith, Kid Harpoon, Julian Bunetta, Fred Cox, and STINT.

Watch the music video for “Running” below.

Justine Skye teams up with Jeremih for new single “Back for Me”

22 Jul

American singer/songwriter Justine Skye has teamed up with Jeremih for her new promotional single “Back for More,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Christian “Hitmaka” Ward and Floyd Bentley, “Back for More” – which samples Nelly’s “Flap Your Wings” – was co-written by Jason Derulo alongside Lyrica Anderson (Beyonce), Austin Owens (Bryson Tiller), Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee (Sevyn Streeter) and Arin Ray (Chris Brown).

Skye’s upcoming debut album – featuring the Chris Loco & Moon Willis-produced “U Don’t Know” and The-Dream-assisted “Flames” – is expected to arrive later this year via Roc Nation Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with The Family (Jojo), Paul “Phamous” Shelton (Madi Diaz), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), Mick Schultz (Zendaya), Deputy (Mack Wilds), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato) and GRADES (Natalie La Rose).

Listen to the audio clip for “Back for More” below.

Era Istrefi drafts French Montana for new single “No I Love Yous”

18 Jul

Era Istrefi has announced the title for her new single.

The Kosovo-Albanian recording artist (born Era Istrefaj) christened “No I Love Yous” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

The French Montana-featuring track, which was co-written by Chloe Angelides and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard alongside Lukas “Lulou” Loules and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund, is scheduled to arrive on August 25 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to “Bonbon” and the Felix Snow-produced “Redrum,” “Home With You” (co-written by RAYE and co-produced by Big Taste) and “Sapphire” (co-written by Sam Romans and produced by TMS) are among the other tracks slotted for inclusion on Istrefi’s debut album.

The highly-anticipated collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Will Simms, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Linnea Sodahl, Jesse Saint John, and Sarah Hudson.

Watch the music video for “Redrum” below.

Alicia Keys drafts Arrow Benjamin for new collaboration

15 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has drafted fellow recording artist Arrow Benjamin for a new collaboration.

Signed to Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records, Benjamin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Freedom”), Naughty Boy (“Runnin'”), James Arthur (“Kryptonite”) and Sigrid (“Working Alone”).

His promotional singles “Love and Hate” (co-written with Iain Archer and Steve McEwan) and “Look at Me” (co-written with Shazelle Gobin and Alan Nglish) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Rag’n’Bone Man), Andrew Wyatt (Kacy Hill), Kaytranada (Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Look at Me” below.

Emeli Sande teams up with Chase & Status for new single “Love Me More”

14 Jul

Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has teamed up with British electronic music production duo Chase & Status for their new single “Love Me More,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track is lifted from the duo’s upcoming fourth album “Tribe,” which will arrive on August 18 via Universal Music Group / Mercury Records.

On the follow-up to 2013’s “Brand New Machine,” Chase & Status have also teamed up with Craig David (“Reloaded”), Seinabo Sey (“Know Your Name”), Tom Grennan (“All Goes Wrong”), Bugzy Malone (“Don’t Stop”), Kano (“Dubplate Original”) and Mr. Vegas (“Big Man Skank”).

Sande, on the other hand, has recorded further new material with producers including Mark Batson (Eminem, Skylar Grey), Stephan Moccio (Fergie, The Weeknd), Illangelo (Raye, Jorja Smith) and Fred Ball (Rihanna, Alicia Keys).

Her latest studio collection “Long Live the Angels,” which was released earlier this year via Virgin EMI Records, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Hurts,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me More” below.

Bonzai drafts Mura Masa, Danny L Harle for new single “I Feel Alright”

12 Jul

British singer-songwriter Bonzai has unleashed her new single online.

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

Bonzai (born Cassia O’Reilly) co-wrote “I Feel Alright” alongside fellow recording artists Mura Masa (ASAP Rocky, Charli XCX) and Danny L Harle (Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polacheck).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Bonzai is expected to release her upcoming project, which follows 2015’s “Royah” and 2016’s “Sleepy Hungry” and “Lunacy,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from GRADES (Ella Henderson), Justin Raisen (Kylie Minogue), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), Nugget (Sky Ferreira) and Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher).

Listen to the audio clip for “I Feel Alright” below.