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Kara Marni drafts Laura Dockrill, Ollie Green for new collaboration

31 Oct

British singer/songwriter Kara Marni has drafted Laura Dockrill and Ollie Green for a new collaboration.

Dockrill’s songwriting resume boasts works with Anne-Marie (“Karate”), MNEK (“More than a Miracle”), Elli Ingram (“Table for Two”), Javeon (“Give Up”), Dornik (“Drive”), Jessie Ware (“Small Talk”) and Courage (“Wild at Heart”).

Meanwhile, Green is known for co-penning and/or producing cuts performed by Frances (“Love Me Again”), Alex Newell (“Devilish”), Freya Ridings (“Maps”), Jones (“Indulge”), Leo Kalyan (“Daydream”), Alan Walker (“Tired”), John Gibbons (“Sunglasses in the Rain”) and Gavin James (“Hearts on Fire”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni’s upcoming project – featuring the Sebastian Kole-penned / Invisible Men-produced lead single “Golden” – is expected to arrive early next year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Amy Wadge, Lauren Aquilina, Fabienne, Trey Campbell, Autumn Rowe, Grace Tither, Mullally, Steph Jones, Andrea Martin, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Kingsley Brown, Maegan Cottone, Grace Barker, and Frances.

In addition to The Invisible Men, Marni has also worked with producers including Mac & Phil, Chris Loco, Lostboy, Maths Time Joy, Pantha, Fred Cox, Laconic, Joel Compass, Aston Rudi, and MNEK.

Watch the music video for “Golden” below.

Anne-Marie hits the studio with Emily Warren, Chris Loco for new collaboration

24 Oct

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie has teamed up with Emily Warren and Chris Loco for a new collaboration.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Little Mix’s “No More Sad Songs,” Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “Good Die Young,” Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Alessia Cara’s “The Other Side,” Noah Cyrus’ “Stay Together,” and Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by Sigrid, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Sigala, Ella Eyre, Tori Kelly, David Guetta, Shakira, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, Liza Owen, Phoebe Ryan, and Ella Henderson.

Meanwhile, Loco is responsible for co-writing and producing Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger than Ever,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” Etta Bond’s “Kiss My Girlfriend,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Professor Green’s “Lullaby.”

Fans of the Loco’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Kamille, Diana Gordon, Louisa Johnson, Molly Kate Kestner, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kiana Lede, Raye, Jessie Reyez, Melissa Steel, Kenzie May, Becky Hill, Yebba, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, Ray BLK, and Jojo.

Anne-Marie’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Ciao Adios,” “Alarm” and “Heavy” – is expected to arrive later this year via Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Fraser T. Smith, Bless Beats, Justin Parker, Greg Wells, Rick Nowels, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Digital Farm Animals, Moon Willis, Jamie Scott, Adriano Buffone, Jonas Jeberg, Fred Cox, and Mojam Music.

On the songwriting front, Anne-Marie has worked with Raye, Amy Wadge, Stacy Barthe, Chelcee Grimes, Natasha Bedingfield, Jin Jin, Sasha Sloan, Eyelar, Negin Djafari, Kamille, Jennifer Decilveo, Tash Phillips, Wayne Hector, Ed Sheeran, Iain James, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Levi Lennox, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Heavy” below.

Tori Kelly teams up with Pawws, Knightstarr for new collaboration

10 Oct

American singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has teamed up with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani for a new collaboration.

Pawws has previously penned songs that were performed by Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting), Danny L Harle (“Me4U”) and Annalisa (“Used to You”).

Meanwhile, Knightstarr’s songwriting/production resume boasts works for Grace Ackerman (“Feels Like Home”), MY (“Skeletons”), Evangeline (“Write About”), VAX (“Fireproof”), Lauren Faith (“Tripping”), KRYSTALROXX (“You Gotta Be”), Low Steppa (“Can’t Lie”) and Eleni Drake (“Thrills”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kelly is expected to release the follow-up 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via Schoolboy Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Mojam Music (Leona Lewis), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato), Noel Zancanella (Ella Henderson), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes), Neff-U (ZZ Ward), Jimmy Napes (Ria Ritchie), Kyle Shearer (Starley) and Fred Cox (Grace Carter).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Kelsea Ballerini), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), Nate Campany (Jojo), Emily Warren (Alessia Cara), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae) and Daniel Nigro (Charlotte OC).

Watch the music video for “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” below.

Sam Smith reveals artwork, tracklisting for sophomore album “The Thrill of it All”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming sophomore album, “The Thrill of it All,” which will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Pray” – which was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice and Timbaland – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to confirmed contributors Stargate (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Tyler Johnson (“One Last Song”) and Malay (“Midnight Train”); the follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts further alliances with Two Inch Punch, Frances, Joel Little, Rachel Furner, Cass Lowe, Levi Lennox, Paul Epworth, Martin Sjolie, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

See the tracklisting for “The Thrill of it All” below.

(1) Too Good at Goodbyes / (2) Say it First / (3) One Last Song / (4) Midnight Train / (5) Burning / (6) Him / (7) Baby, You Make Me Crazy / (8) No Peace / (9) Palace / (10) Pray / (11) Nothing Left for You / (12) The Thrill of it All / (13) Scars / (14) One Day at a Time

Zak Abel delivers debut album “Only When We’re Nakes”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has delivered his debut album online.

“Only When We’re Naked” – featuring promotional singles “The River,” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album contributors include Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Cass Lowe (Anne-Marie), Maegan Cottone (Olly Murs), Eg White (Adele), Lawrie Martin (Nathan Sykes) and Tim Woodcock (Eliza Doolittle).

As a songwriter, Abel co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside UK-based songwriting/production team TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Stream “Only When We’re Naked” below.

Sam Smith drafts Timbaland, Jimmy Napes for new single “Pray”

4 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has selected “Pray” as the second promotional single from his upcoming sophomore album under PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Co-written with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and James “Jimmy Napes” Napier; “Pray” will be available from October 6th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Current promotional single, the Stargate-produced “Too Good at Goodbyes,” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart.

On the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Smith has also worked with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox, Rachel Furner, Martin Sjolie, Frances, Levi Lennox, Malay, Jason Boyd, Two Inch Punch, Cass Lowe, Paul Epworth, Joel Little, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

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

Zak Abel enlists Cass Lowe for new single “The River”

30 Sep

Zak Abel has unveiled his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Cass Lowe, whose other credits include Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Snakehips’ “All My Friends,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” Astrid S’ “Such a Boy,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” and Niia’s “Girl Like Me.”

Zak Abel’s upcoming debut album “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring previous singles “All I Ever Do (Is Say Goodbye),” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – will arrive on October 7th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated projects boasts additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Mollie King) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-penned “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 “The River” below.