Tag Archives: Grades

Frances teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne

22 Sep

Frances has teased a new collaboration with Jess Glynne.

“Not a bad spot for a few days of writing with a group of crazy talented people!! Thank you @jessglynne ❤️,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Friday (September 22, 2017).

Born Sophie Cooke, Frances released her debut album “Things I’ve Never Said” earlier this year via Cookie Records and Capitol Records. That collection also spawned contributions from Greg Kurstin (“Say it Again”), Steve Fitzmaurice (“Don’t Worry About Me”) and Mojam Music (“No Matter”).

Having previously co-written Karen Harding’s “Open My Eyes;” Frances has also penned songs on the next projects by fellow recording artists Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Liv Dawson, Ella Henderson, Sody, and Kara Marni.

Meanwhile, Glynne’s second studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh” is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection boasts further songwriting alliances with Jin Jin (David Guetta), Kamille (Bebe Rexha), Carla Marie Williams (Craig David), Wayne Hector (Birdy), Sam Romans (John Legend), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Jamie Scott (Niall Horan) and Ed Sheeran (Anne-Marie).

On the production front, Glynne has worked with TMS (Zak Abel), Steve Mac (Pink), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Toby Gad (Beyonce), Starsmith (Paloma Faith), Jonny Coffer (Kiesza), Bastian Langebaek (Jessie Ware), Grades (Nao), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande) and The Electric (Mabel McVey).

Watch the music video for “Hold My Hand” below.

Dan Caplen drafts Felix Joseph for new collaboration

21 Sep

Dan Caplen has drafted Felix Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph recently helmed the entirety of Elli Ingram’s debut album under Island Records, “Love You Really,” which features promotional singles “Stone Cold,” “Better Alone” and the Laura Dockrill-assisted “Table for Two.”

The British record producer, songwriter, photographer, and art director has also worked with the likes of Abi Ocia (“Konfyt”), Jorja Smith (“Beautiful Little Fools”), Aquilo (“Never Hurt Again”), Cosima (“Hymns for Him”), Kwabs (“Perfect Ruin”), Ray BLK (“50/50”), Professor Green (“Not Your Man”), Birdy (“Take My Heart”) and Kevin Garrett (“Pulling Me Under”).

Meanwhile, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the 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 (Maverick Sabre), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Jamie Hartman (Marlon Roudette), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Bastian Langebaek (Jack Garratt), Fred Ball (Prince Charlez) and MJ Cole (Sam Smith).

Stream Dan Caplen’s cover of Ray BLK’s “My Hood” below.

Mabel hits the studio with Pawws, The Electric

21 Sep

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has teamed with Pawws and The Electric for a new collaboration.

Pawws (born Lucy Helene Taylor) 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, The Electric (composed of Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen) are responsible for producing Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Fifth Harmony’s “Don’t Say You Love Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’s “Love You More,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

Mabel’s current mini-album “Bedroom” – featuring the Marlon Roudette-penned / John “JD” Reid-produced “Finders Keepers” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut studio collection under Polydor Records reportedly boasts alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Raye (Anne-Marie), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Grades (Ella Mai) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Finders Keepers” below.

Ella Mai drafts Caroline Ailin, Grades for new collaboration

19 Sep

Ella Mai has drafted Norwegian singer/songwriter Caroline Ailin and British record producer Grades for a new collaboration.

Ailin is known for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Rachel Platten’s “Hey Hey Hallelujah,” and Tulecco’s “Creative.”

Meanwhile, Grades (born Daniel Traynor) is responsible for producing Nao’s “Bad Blood,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Sinead Harnett’s “Still Miss You,” Khalid’s “Winter,” and Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark.”

Mai, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project – boasting further contributions from Diztortion and Tre Jean-Marie – later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

Her current mini-album “Ready” – featuring the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “She Don’t” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “She Don’t” below.

Arnthor Birgisson teases new collaboration with Birdy

14 Sep

Arnthor Birgisson has teased a new collaboration with Birdy.

“Enjoyed being the Piano Man today with @birdyinstagram,” the Icelandic/Swedish songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram on Wednesday (September 13, 2017).

Birgisson recently co-wrote “When Ur Sober” for British singer/songwriter Taya alongside Emma Davidson-Dillon and Wayne Hector. The Diztortion and Mark Ralph-produced cut is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Birgisson’s extensive resume boasts further works with Ina Wroldsen (“Lay it On Me”), Shontelle (“Impossible”), Tove Styrke (“Ego”), Leona Lewis (“My Hands”), Kim Cesarion (“Naked”), Tiaan (“Devil’s Touch”), Jennifer Lopez (“Play”), Selena Gomez (“Write Your Name”) and 5 After Midnight (“Up in Here”).

Birdy, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection – featuring additional alliances with Johan Gustafson, Grades, Jennifer Decilveo, – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Her previous album, 2016’s “Beautiful Lies,” peaked to number four on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Wild Horses,” “Keeping Your Head Up,” “Words” and “Hear You Calling.”

Watch the music video for “Wild Horses” below.

Jess Glynne teams with Cass Lowe for new collaboration

14 Sep

Jess Glynne has teamed up with Cass Lowe for a new collaboration.

The multi-platinum selling British songwriter and record producer’s 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 Rocco’s “Girl Like Me.”

Fans of Lowe’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Sam Smith, Dagny, Ella Henderson, Stanaj, Paloma Faith, David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Bluey, Kenzie May, Era Istrefi, Marina Diamandis, Kiah Victoria, and Clean Bandit.

Meanwhile, Glynne’s second studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh,” is expected to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from TMS (Ella Eyre), Jax Jones (Demi Lovato), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Toby Gad (Alicia Keys), Grades (Jessie Ware), Steve Mac (Ella Henderson), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce) and Kid Harpoon (Denai Moore).

Watch the music video for “Take Me Home” below.

JONES shares performance video for new song “Til We Get There”

13 Sep

JONES has shared a new performance video online.

The British singer/songwriter (real name Cherie Jones-Mattis) has posted the visual clip for “Til We Get There” to Mahogany Sessions’ YouTube channel on Tuesday (September 12, 2017).

The track was co-written with Wayne Hector (Craig David, Emeli Sande), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya, Leona Lewis), Phil Thornally (Melanie C, Pixie Lott) and Lukasz Duchnowski (Tina Arena, Kim Cesarion).

JONES’ upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” is expected to arrive later this year via 37 Adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Laura Dockrill (Elli Ingram), Tom Havelock (Aquilo), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Danny Shah (Zak Abel), Lauren Aquilina (Mali-Koa) and Ollie Green (Stephen Puth).

On the production front, JONES has worked with Isabella Summers (Jasmine Thompson), Lostboy (Marlon Roudette), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Martin Sjolie (Sarah Close), Laconic (Jason Derulo), Ed Harcourt (Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and Starsmith (Joel Compass).

Watch the live performance of “Til We Get There” below.