Tag Archives: Greg Kurstin

Halsey liberates new single “Eyes Closed”

6 May

American singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, professionally known as Halsey, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Halsey alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “6 Inch,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder,” and Drake’s “Crew Love.”

Production duties on “Eyes Closed” were handled by Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Ciara, Ed Sheeran), Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Hoiberg (Kacy Hill, Jhene Aiko) and Nathan “Happy” Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” – featuring previous single “Now or Never” – will arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Christoper Braide (Jessie Reyez), Lido (ASAP Ferg), Sia (Beyonce), Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Dan Wilson (Adele), Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), and AMMO (Jessie J).

Listen to the audio clip for “Eyes Closed” below.

Halsey unwraps tracklisting for sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”

29 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey – born Ashley Frangipane – has unwrapped the trackliting for her upcoming sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” out on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

Current single “Now or Never” – which was co-written by Starrah and collectively produced by Benny Blanco, Happy Perez, and Cashmere Cat – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Lido (Ariana Grande), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Sia Furler (Labrinth), Ricky Reed (Kesha), Dan Wilson (Noah Cyrus), Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez), Rogét Chahayed (Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd (Rihanna) and AMMO (Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” below.

(1) The Prologue / (2) 100 Letters / (3) Eyes Closed / (4) Heaven in Hiding / (5) Alone / (6) Now or Never / (7) Sorry / (8) Good Morning / (9) Lie / (10) Walls Could Talk / (11) Bad at Love / (12) Don’t Play / (13) Strangers / (14) Angel on Fire / (15) Devil in Me / (16) Hopeless

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Bleachers release new single “Hate That You Know Me”

17 Apr

American indie pop act Bleachers – fronted by musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer Jack Antonoff – have released their new single online.

“Hate That You Know Me” – featuring background vocals from Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Julia Michaels, and Sam Dew – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Julia Michaels, who previously teamed up with Antonoff on Fifth Harmony’s “Dope,” taken from the group’s sophomore album, “7/27,” as well as “How Do We Get Back to Love,” taken from the soundtrack to the sixth season of original HBO series, “Girls.”

Production duties on “Hate That You Know Me” were handled by Antonoff alongside Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Frances’ “Say it Again,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Rare.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Bleachers’ sophomore studio collection “Gone Now” – featuring previous single “Don’t Take the Money” – will arrive on June 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

In addition to Kurstin, Antonoff has also collaborated with fellow producers Organized Noize (Big Boi, Cee Lo Green) and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar, Raleigh Ritchie) on the follow-up to 2014’s “Strange Desire.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Hate That You Know Me” below.

Halsey liberates new single “Now or Never”

5 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey has liberated her new single online.

“Now or Never” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Halsey – real name Ashley Frangipane – alongside Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose other credits include Calvin Harris’ “Heatstroke,” Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears,” Charli XCX’s “Dreamer,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” and Ella Mai’s “Lay Up.”

Production duties on “Now or Never” were collectively handled by Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Britney Spears), Cashmere Cat (Gwen Stefani, Ryn Weaver) and Happy Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s sophomore album “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 Greg Kurstin (Beyonce, Kylie Minogue), Captain Cuts (Phoebe Ryan, Carly Rae Jepsen), Tim Anderson (BANKS, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Reed (Kesha, Meghan Trainor).

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Bleachers drop new single “Don’t Take the Money”

2 Apr

American indie pop act Bleachers have dropped their new single online.

“Don’t Take the Money” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor – alongside Bleachers’ lead vocalist Jack Antonoff, whose resume boasts works with other artists including Zayn Malik (“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”), Taylor Swift (“Out of the Woods”), Brooke Candy (“Changes”), Rachel Platten (“Stand By You”), Christina Perri (“I Don’t Wanna Break”), Sara Bareilles (“Brave”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Sweetie”) and Troye Sivan (“Heaven”).

Production duties on “Don’t Take the Money” were collectively handled by Vince Clarke alongside Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Frances’ “Say it Again,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Rare.”

Bleachers’ upcoming sophomore album, on the other hand, is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s “Strange Desire,” which peaked to number eleven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “I Wanna Get Better” and “Like a River Runs.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Don’t Take the Money” below.

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 (Chris Brown, 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.