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Dua Lipa drafts Jozzy, Metro Boomin for new collaboration

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has drafted Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald and Leland “Metro Boomin” Wayne for a new collaboration.

Jozzy is known for co-writing Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” Monica’s “Just Right for Me,” Little Mix’s “Bounce Back,” usher’s “Birthday,” Dinah Jane’s “Pass Me By,” Fergie’s “M.I.L.F,” Chris Brown’s “Discover,” and Tinashe’s “Ooh La La.”

Meanwhile, Metro Boomin’s production resume boasts works with Nicki Minaj (“Chun Swae”), 21 Savage (“No Heart”), Solange (“Stay Flo”), Gucci Mane (“Droptopwop”), A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (“Get to You”) and Lana Del Rey (“God Bless America – And All The Beautiful Women In It”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album early next year via Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional productions from Max Martin, Ilya, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Supa Dups, Danja, Fred Ball, Joel Little, Grades, and Stephen Kozmeniuk.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has worked with Sarah Hudson, Tove Lo, Kennedi, Casey Smith, Jenna Andrews, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sarah Aarons, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sasha Sloan, and Lindy Robbins.

Stream the audio clip for “Be the One” below.

Hamzaa delivers new “Phases” EP

9 Aug

British singer/songwriter Cassandra-Malika Hamza, known mononymously as Hamzaa, has delivered her new EP online.

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

The highly-anticipated collection features five songs in the shape of “Sunday Morning,” “Home,” “Hard to Love,” “Unlucky” and “Someday.”

Among the musicians backing Hamzaa on “Phases” are Grades (Kelis, Zara Larsson), Dayyon Alexander (Tamera, Dua Lipa), Rykeyz (Fantasia, Pia Mia), Levi Lennox (Anne-Marie, Zayn Malik) and Laconic (Joy Crookes, Olivia Holt).

Stream “Phases” below.

 

Kelis hits the studio with Dyo for new collaboration

8 Aug

Kelis has teamed up with Dyo for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born Dayo Olatunji) previously co-wrote songs for Fifth Harmony (“Lonely Night”), Maroon 5 (“What Lovers Do”), Fleur East (“Favourite Thing”), M.O (“Bad Vibe”), Four of Diamonds (“Name On It”), Jacob Banks (“Love Ain’t Enough”) and Iggy Azalea (“Bounce”).

Dyo’s debut single “Arena” – which was collectively produced by Jay Weathers and Parker Ighile and co-written by Alastair O’Donnell – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Kelis is expected to release her next project – featuring further contributions from Grades (Nao, Lianne La Havas), MNEK (Becky Hill, Kate Stewart) and Loxe (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) – later this year.

Fans of Dyo’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by David Guetta, Lauren Jauregui, Louise Redknapp, Ryn Weaver, Zara Larsson, Claudia Valentina, and Dan Caplen.

Watch the music video for “Arena” below.

 

Sinead Harnett reveals details for debut album “Lessons in Love”

1 Aug

Sinead Harnett has revealed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Lessons in Love” and will release it on September 20 via Bad Music.

Current single “Pulling Away” (featuring Gallant) – which was co-written by Hayley Gene Penner and produced by Stint – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also features previous singles “Lessons” (produced by JD. Reid), “Leo Bear” (produced by Maths Time Joy), “By Myself” (produced by Stint) and “If You Let Me” (produced by Grades).

Other musicians expected to appear on “Lessons in Love” are Cass Lowe, Katy B, Loxe, Future Cut, Illangelo, Doc McKinney, Alan Sampson, Michael Angelo, Autumn Rowe, Rodney Jerkins, Marlon Roudette, P2J, Ari PenSmith.

See the tracklisting for “Lessons in Love” below.

(1) Lessons / (2) Leo Bear / (3) Pulling Away / (4) If You Let Me / (5) No Pressure / (6) All That You Are / (7) Be the One (Interlude) / (8) By Myself / (9) Too Good for a Bad Thing / (10) Him Too / (11) Living / (12) Walking Away

Hamzaa confirms details for new “Phases” EP

26 Jul

Hamzaa has confirmed the details for her new EP.

The British singer/songwriter (born Cassandra-Malika Hamza) has christened her second mini-collection “Phases” and will release it on August 9th via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring five songs in the shape of “Sunday Morning,” “Home,” “Hard to Love,” “Unlucky” and “Someday” – delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Grades, Dayyon Alexander, Rykeyz, Levi Lennox, Britten Newbill, Dan Parry, and Laconic.

Hamzaa’s current promotional single “London” – which was co-written and produced by Ollie Green – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “London” below.

Dua Lipa enlists Theron Thomas, Danja for new collaboration

22 Jul

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has enlisted the songwriting and production services for Theron Thomas and Nathaniel “Danja” Hills.

Thomas’ recent songwriting credits include Pia Mia’s “Crybaby,” Chris Brown’s “Wobble Up,” Lizzo’s “Juice,” Kim Petras’ “Personal Hell,” Big Boi’s “Doin It,” Shenseea’s “Blessed,” Ciara’s “Freak Me,” and Becky G’s “Green Light Go.”

Meanwhile, Danja’s production resume boasts works with Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Justin Timberlake (“Say Something”), Madonna (“4 Minutes”), Nelly Furtado (“Promiscuous”), Pink (“Sober”), Katharine McPhee (“Love Story”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”) and Cassie (“Official Girl”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly features further contributions from Koz, Sarah Hudson, Pharrell Williams, Emily Warren, Jason Evigan, Tove Lo, Fred Ball, Caroline Ailin, Joel Little, Kennedi, Dayyon Alexander, Tayla Parx, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Justin Tranter, Sasha Sloan, Grades, and Lindy Robbins.

Watch the music video for “Electricity” below.

 

Paloma Faith reunites with Diane Warren for new collaboration

2 Jul

Paloma Faith has reunited with Diane Warren for a new collaboration.

Warren previously teamed up with Faith on “Only Love Can Hurt Like This,” taken from the artist’s third album, “A Beautiful Contradiction.” Produced by AC Burrell, the track peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Warren’s extensive resume boasts additional works with DeBarge (“Rhythm of the Night”), Toni Braxton (“Unbreak My Heart”), Joss Stone (“Bruised But Not Broken”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’ll Fight”), Lady Gaga (“Why Did You Do That?”) and Celine Dion (“Love Can Move Mountains”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith’s upcoming fifth studio collection – which serves as follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional contributions from Grades, Dave Okumu, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Starsmith, Cleo Tighe, Stephan Moccio, Clarence Coffee Jr., RuthAnne, George Moore, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” below.