Tag Archives: Grades

Dua Lipa enlists Billy Walsh for new collaboration

18 Mar

Dua Lipa has enlisted Billy Walsh for a new collaboration.

The Canadian songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer is known for co-writing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” The Weeknd’s “Die for You,” Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further songwriting contributions from Lindy Robbins, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sasha Sloan, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Kennedi, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Hudson, and Tove Lo – is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

On the production front, the “New Rules” singer has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Pharrell Williams, Joel Little, Grades, King Henry, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Nineteen85, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Fred Ball, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin.

Stream the audio clip for “Swan Song” below.

Alina Baraz hits the studio with Elof Loelv, Hayley Gene Penner

18 Mar

American singer/songwriter Alina Baraz has teamed up with Hayley Gene Penner and Elof Loelv for a new collaboration.

Penner’s songwriting resume boasts works with Charlotte Lawrence (“Keep Me Up”), Sabrina Claudio (“Cross Your Mind”), Lennon Stella (“Feelings”), Victoria Justice (“Shake”), Cody Simpson (“Paradise”), Magic (“Red Dress”), Snow Tha Product (“Nights”) and Prince Royce (“My Problem Is”).

Meanwhile, Loelv is responsible for co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Stay,” Katy Perry’s “Save As Draft,” Zara Larsson’s “Carry You Home,” Phoebe Ryan’s “Dark Side,” Tove Stryke’s “Say My Name,” Galantis’ “Call If You Need Me,” Backstreet Boys’ “New Love,” and Pentatonix’s “Can’t Sleep Love.”

Baraz’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “The Color of You” – featuring the Cara Salimando-penned/Stint-produced lead single “Feels Right” – is expected to arrive later this year via Mom + Pop Music.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from from The Stereotypes, Michael Pollack, Grades, Mary Weitz, Jeff Gitty, Mayila, Hue Strother, J Mills, Skylar Grey, Jason Evigan, SG Lewis, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Stream the audio clip for Hayley Gene Penner’s “Talking to Myself” below.

Alina Baraz enlists SG Lewis for new collaboration

3 Mar

Alina Baraz has enlisted SG Lewis for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Samuel George Lewis) has previously worked with G-Eazy (“No Less”), Nylo (“I Keep On”), JP Cooper (“Shivers”), Raye (“Yours”), Paloma Faith (“Sirens”), Frances (“Warm”), Ray BLK (“Chill Out”), AlunaGeorge (“Hurting”), Zak Abel (“Higher Ground”), Rae Morris (“Convoluted Love”) and Liv Dawson (“All or Nothing”).

Lewis’s current promotional single “Blue” – which was co-written by Finlay Robson and Sophie “Frances” Cooke – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Baraz’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “The Color of You” – featuring the Cara Salimando-penned/Stint-produced lead single “Feels Right” – is expected to arrive later this year via Mom + Pop Music.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from from The Stereotypes, Michael Pollack, Grades, Mary Weitz, Jeff Gitty, Mayila, Hue Strother, J Mills, Skylar Grey, Jason Evigan, and Warren “Oak” Felder.

Stream the audio clip for “Blue” below.

Zara Larsson teams with Tom Walker on new song “Now You’re Gone”

3 Mar

Zara Larsson has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tom Walker on a new song “Now You’re Gone,” taken from Walker’s debut studio collection, “What a Time to Be Alive,” which is now available via Sony Music/Relentless Records.

The track was co-written by Chelcee Grimes (Dua Lipa’s “Kiss and Make Up”, Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles”) and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Rita Ora’s “Your Song,” Craig David’s “Brand New”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson is currently working on her upcoming studio collection under TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Max Martin, HitImpulse, Will IDAP, Jordan Riley, Goldgfingers, Rami Yacoub, Carassius Gold, Grades, Cass Lowe, Digital Farm Animals, and Electric.

On the songwriting front, Larsson has worked with Caroline Ailin, Max Wolfgang, Dyo, Erik Hassle, Jin Jin, Marlon Roudette, Nat Dunn, Leland, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, and Delacey.

Stream the audio clip for “Now You’re Gone” below.

Alina Baraz reunites with Warren “Oak” Felder for new collaboration

23 Feb

Alina Baraz has reunited with Warren “Oak” Felder for a new collaboration.

Felder previously teamed up with Baraz on two songs – “Coming to My Senses” (co-written by Michael Pollack) and “I Don’t Even Know Why Though” (co-written by Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere).

Recent credits by the Turkish-American songwriter and record producer include The Chainsmokers’ “Who Do You Love,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Sue Me,” Alessia Cara’s “Growing Pains,” and Calum Scott’s “Stop Myself (Only Human).”

Baraz’s latest promotional single “Feels Right” – which was co-written by Cara Salimando and produced by Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “The Color of You” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from The Stereotypes, Michael Pollack, Grades, Mary Weitz, Jeff Gitty, Mayila, Hue Strother, J Mills, Skylar Grey, and Jason Evigan – is expected to arrive later this year.

Stream the audio clip for “Coming to My Senses” below.

Mahalia drafts Sam Dew for new collaboration

19 Feb

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Burkmar, known mononymously as Mahalia, has drafted fellow recording artist Sam Dew for a new collaboration.

Dew’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelela (“Blue Light”), Lianne La Havas (“What You Don’t Do”), Santigold (“Before the Fire”), Jessie Ware (“Sweetest Song”), Mary J. Blige (“Self Love”), Rihanna (“Numb”), Bridget Kelly (“The Mouth”) and Marsha Ambrosius (“Night Time”).

Meanwhile, Mahalia’s current promotional single “Do Not Disturb” – which was co-written by Alastair O’Donnell, Felix Joseph, Aston Rudi, and Jonny Lattimer – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming sophomore album under Atlantic Records UK, Mahalia has also worked with Kuya Productions (Ella Henderson, Tamera Foster), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Kylie Minogue), Grades (Nao, Paloma Faith), Jennifer Decilveo (Anne-Marie, Diana Gordon) and Sam Romans (Raye, Craig David).

Watch the music video for “Do Not Disturb” below.