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Halsey drafts Greg Kurstin for sophomore album

29 Mar

American singer/songwriter Halsey has enlisted Greg Kurstin for her upcoming sophomore album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.”

The Grammy award-winning record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” Gwen Stefani’s “Rare,” and Frances’ “Say it Again.”

Kurstin’s extensive resume boasts further works with Adele (“Hello”), Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), Kylie Minogue (“Wow”), Britney Spears (“Rock Me In”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Charli XCX (“Famous”), Ellie Goulding (“Burn”), Sky Ferreira (“Red Lips”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” is scheduled to arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Captain Cuts (Kesha, Bebe Rexha), Tim Anderson (BANKS, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (G-Eazy, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Reed (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo).

Halsey’s current single “Not Afraid Anymore” – which was co-written by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers alongside Canadian record producer Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Greg Kurstin’s work below!

Frances premieres “Grow” music video

20 Mar

Frances has premiered a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Sophie Cooke – posted the visual clip for “Grow” to her Vevo channel on Sunday (March 19, 2017).

This video was helmed in collaboration with Domestic Abuse Charity, “Refuge,” to help raise awareness of domestic violence and the work that “Refuge” does to help and support victims.

Frances’ debut album “Things I’ve Never Said” – featuring singles “Don’t Worry About Me,” “Don’t Matter” and “Say it Again” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes (Clean Bandit), Rachel Furner (Little Mix), Ollie Green (JONES), Jonny Lattimer (Izzy Bizu) and Dan McDougall (Bruno Major).

Album producers include Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Greg Kurstin (Adele), Mojam Music (Fleur East), Dave McCracken (Elle King), RITUAL (Dua Lipa), Mark Ralph (AlunaGeorge), Howard Lawrence (Liv Dawson) and Craze & Hoax (Maverick Sabre).

Watch the music video for “Grow” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Greg Kurstin

13 Mar

Greg Kurstin is an American record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose credits include Adele’s “Hello,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Rita Ora’s “Radioactive,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Girl Problems,” Sky Ferreira’s “Red Lips,” Charli XCX’s “Famous,” Ellie Goulding’s “Burn,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Catch You,” Kylie Minogue’s “Wow,” Lily Allen’s “Not Fair,” Pink’s “Try,” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Piece by Piece.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), John Legend (“Penthouse Floor”), Britney Spears (“Rock Me In”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Katy Perry (“Spiritual”), Taylor Swift (“I Wish You Would”), Lana Del Rey (“Money Power Glory”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Backyard”), Jessie J (“Flashlight”), Gwen Stefani (“Rare”), Pixie Lott (“Mama Do”), Frances (“Say it Again”) and Shakira (“Chasing Shadows”).

Among the tracks Kurstin produced but were not officially released are Shirley Manson’s “Lighten Up,” Emma Bunton’s “Sex Ain’t Love,” Neon Hitch’s “Poisoned with Love,” Eliza Doolittle’s “Typical Story,” SoShy’s “Different Kinda Girl,” Livvi Franc’s “She Loves Love,” Esmee Denter’s “Life Saver,” Mutya Buena’s “My Love Story,” and Sugababes’ “Schizophernia.”

He has also worked with top songwriters including Cathy Dennis, Kara DioGuardi, Lindy Robbins, Nina Woodford, Karen Poole, MoZella, Hannah Robinson, Nicole Morier, Tiffany Fred, Lauren Evans, Jennifer Decilveo, Bonnie McKee, Kelly Sheehan, Ali Tamposi, Priscilla Renea, Julia Michaels, Wayne Hector, Johnta Austin, Claude Kelly, Ed Drewett, and Justin Tranter.

Fellow producers Kurstin has collaborated with are Christopher Braide, Jesse Shatkin, Samuel Dixon, Jack Splash, Rick Nowels, Billy Steinberg, Josh Alexander, Samuel Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Jonas Quant, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, David Hodges, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan, Justin Parker, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Ash Howes, John Hill, Diplo, and Bloodshy & Avant.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Greg Kurstin’s work!

Brooke Candy teams up with Sia for new single “Living Out Loud”

3 Feb

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Brooke Candy has released her new single online.

“Living Out Loud” – featuring Australian singer/songwriter Sia – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Sia alongside Priscilla Renea Hamilton (Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey), Geoffrey Early (Bipolar Sunshine, Niykee Heaton) and Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani).

Production duties on “Living Out Loud” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible,” an Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Candy’s upcoming debut album “Daddy Issues” – featuring previous singles “Rubber Band Stacks,” “Happy Days,” “Changes,” “Nasty” and “Paper or Plastic” – will arrive later this year via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated LP reportedly delivers productions from Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift), Nonfiction (Chris Brown), Magnus Lidehall (Katy Perry), Snob Scrilla (Jessica Mauboy) and Jayson DeZuzio (Skylar Grey).

On the songwriting front, Brooke Candy has worked with Jude Demorest (Fifth Harmony), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa), MNDR (Charli XCX), Talay Riley (Craig David), Livvi Franc (Zara Larsson) and Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele).

Listen to the audio clip for “Living Out Loud” below.

Frances drafts Mojam Music for new single “No Matter”

28 Jan

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Frances has delivered her new single online.

“No Matter” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music, who are also responsible for Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Conor Maynard’s “Talkin’ About,” Gorgon City’s “Imagination,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” and Sam Smith’s “Like I Can.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Frances – real name Sophie Cooke – will release her first studio collection “Things I’ve Never Said” – featuring singles “Say it Again” and “Don’t Worry About Me” – on March 17 via Cookie Records.

Other album contributors include Jimmy Napes, Greg Kurstin, Ollie Green, Steve Fitzmaurice, Two Inch Punch, Rachel Furner, Jonny Lattimer, Simon Aldred, Guy Chambers, and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure.

Listen to the audio clip for “No Matter” below.

John Legend delivers new album “Darkness and Light”

2 Dec

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John Legend has delivered his new album online.

“Darkness and Light” – featuring promotional singles “Love Me Now,” “Penthouse Floor” and “I Know Better” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” delivers songwriting contributions from Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele), Julia Michaels (Selena Gomez), Justin Tranter (Nicole Scherzinger) and Tyler Johnson (Miley Cyrus).

Album producers are Blake Mills (Laura Marling), Greg Kurstin (Sia), John Henry Ryan (Colbie Caillat), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Ludwig Göransson (Childish Gambino) and BloodPop (Lady GaGa).

Listen to “Darkness and Light” in it’s entirety below.

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John Legend liberates new promotional single “I Know Better”

26 Nov

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John Legend has liberated his new promotional single online.

“I Know Better” 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 Legend alongside Blake Mills, who previously teamed up with the artist on hit single, “Love Me Now.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Legend’s fifth studio collection “Darkness and Light” will arrive on December 2 via GOOD Music / Columbia Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Love in the Future” delivers additional alliances with Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Tobias Jesso Jr., John Henry Ryan, Matt Sweeney, Tyler Johnson, and Joel Compass.

Listen to the audio clip for “I Know Better” below.