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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.

Kara Marni premieres music video for new single “Golden”

20 Sep

Kara Marni has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Golden” to her Vevo channel on Friday (September 15, 2017).

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Sebastian Kole (born Coleridge Tillman), whose other credits include Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Stanaj’s “Ain’t Love Strange,” Jada Grace’s “Believe,” and Fifth Harmony’s “Bridges.”

Production duties on “Golden” were handled by The Invisible Men (aka Jon Shave, George Astasio and Jason Pebworth), who are also responsible for Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Bebe Rexha’s “No Broken Hearts,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Britney Spears’s “Pretty Girls,” and Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni’s upcoming debut project is expected to arrive later this year via First Access Entertainment / Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Maths Time Joy (Liza Owen), Chris Loco (Raleigh Ritchie), Pantha (Emeli Sande), Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Lostboy (Nina Nesbitt), Ollie Green (Stephen Puth), MNEK (Dua Lipa), Shea Taylor (Ne-Yo) and Mac & Phil (Leona Lewis).

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Andrea Martin (Jordin Sparks), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Charli XCX), Amy Wadge (Mahalia), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Lauren Aquilina (Tamera Foster), Grace Tither (Ella Eyre) and Fabienne Holloway (Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Golden” below.

Sam Smith premieres “Too Good at Goodbyes” music video

18 Sep

Sam Smith has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) posted the visual clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” to his Vevo channel on Monday (September 18, 2017).

Co-written by James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate; “Too Good at Goodbyes” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” is scheduled to arrive later this year via PMR Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Tyler Johnson (John Legend), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz), Rachel Furner (Craig David) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

On the production front, Smith has worked with James “Malay” Ho (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Charli XCX), Fred Cox (Rag’n’Bone Man), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Lianne La Havas), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Justin Timberlake) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Sam Smith collaborates with Tyler Johnson for sophomore album

13 Sep

Sam Smith has revealed a new song title from his upcoming album.

“One Last Song” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer/songwriter’s second studio collection, which will arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

The track was co-written by Jimmy Napes alongside Tyler Johnson, whose resume boasts further works with Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Elle King (“Kocaine Karolina”), John Legend (“Love You Anyway”), Miley Cyrus (“Maybe You’re Right”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”) and Cam (“Burning House”).

Smith’s current promotional single “Too Good at Goodbyes” – which was co-written and co-produced by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions alliances with Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Kara Marni), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (David Guetta), Rachel Furner (Ella Henderson) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Jarryd James).

On the production front, Smith has worked with Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Cox (Janelle Monae), Malay (Frank Ocean), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Ray BLK), Martin Sjolie (Guy Sebastian) and Timbaland (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” 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.

Dan Caplen reunites with Fred Cox for new collaboration

29 Aug

Dan Caplen has reunited with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on the unreleased track “Creeping Around,” which was co-written with Amy Wadge.

Cox’s resume boasts further songwriting and production works with Joel Compass (“Back to Me”), Lion Babe (“Impossible”), Rosie Lowe (“So Human”), Chloe Leone (“Comfortably Me”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave it Up to You”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / 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 Two Inch Punch, Levi Lennox, Jamie Hartman, Max McElligott, Fraser T. Smith, GRADES, Dave Tozer, Bastian Langebaek, Fred Ball, and MJ Cole.

Fred Cox’s fans should also keep an eye on the next releases by Tanika, Dionne Bromfield, Raye, Kara Marni, Tori Kelly, Anne-Marie, Sam Smith, Janelle Monae, Conrad Sewell, Dakota, Kenzie May, Lily Moore, Becky Hill, Craig David, KStewart, Izzy Bizu, Ady Suleiman, Grace Carter, and VanJess.

Stream the audio clip for “Blinded by the Lights” below.

Dan Caplen hits the studio with Two Inch Punch

27 Aug

Dan Caplen has recorded new music with Two Inch Punch.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Benjamin Ross Ash) has recently helmed songs for Elijah Blake (“Black & Blue”), Kodaline (“Brother”), Rex Orange County (“Untitled”) and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Ego”).

Fans of Two Inch Punch’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jessie Reyez, Sabrina Claudio, Alma, Era Istrefi, Janice Kavander, Amber Mark, Ella Eyre, Dakota, Sam Smith, Raye, Jessie Ware, Saya, JP Cooper, Antigoni Buxton, Grace Carter, Jacob Banks, L Devine, and Kamille.

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / 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 (Denai Moore), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David) and Dave Tozer (Emeli Sande).

Stream the audio clip for “Flat Champagne” below.