Tag Archives: Greg Kurstin

Lights delivers new promotional single “Skydiving”

14 Jul

Canadian singer/songwriter Valerie Poxleitner, professionally known as Lights, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Fiona Bevan, whose other credits include Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” Steps’ “Scared of the Dark,” Una Healy’s “Angel Like You,” Billie Marten’s “Milk & Honey,” and Hey Violet’s “Unholy.”

Production duties on “Skydiving” were handled by Matt Radosevich, whose resume boasts furthers works with Little Mix (“Power”), Demi Lovato (“Nightingale”), Olly Murs (“Unpredictable”), Lea Michele (“Cue the Rain”), Martin Garrix (“In the Name of Love”) and One Direction (“Fool’s Gold”).

As mentioned in previous posts, Lights’ upcoming sophomore album “Skin & Earth” – featuring the Iain James-assisted / Mick Schultz-produced “Giants” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Little Machines” reportedly boasts additional alliances with Greg Kurstin (Adele, Liam Gallager), Lauren Christy (Akon, Bebe Rexha), Paul Phamous (Zendaya, Nick Jonas), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar) and Jon Levine (Leona Lewis, Kat Dahlia).

Watch the music video for “Skydiving” below.

Lights unleashes new single “Giants”

24 Jun

Canadian singer/songwriter born Valerie Poxleitner, professionally known as Lights, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Lights alongside Iain James, whose other credits include Olly Murs’ “Unpredictable,” Little Mix’s “Hair,” Emeli Sande’s “Read All About It,” Craig David’s “Officially Yours,” and Fleur East’s “Breakfast.”

Production duties on “Giants” were handled by Mick Schultz, who is also responsible for Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex,” Zendaya’a “Replay,” SoMo’s “Show Off,” Jessie James’ “Psycho Girlfriend,” and Rihanna’s “Desperado.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Lights’ upcoming sophomore album “Skin & Earth” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Little Machines” reportedly delivers further alliances with Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Lauren Christy (Dua Lipa), Paul Phamous (Nick Jonas), Fiona Bevan (Antigoni Buxton), Matt Rad (Lea Michele), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Madonna) and Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha).

Stream the audio clip for “Giants” below.

Paloma Faith enlists Starsmith for a new collaboration

19 Jun

British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith has enlisted Starsmith for a new collaboration.

The multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ (born Finlay Dow-Smith) is known for helming Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Kwabs’ “Fight for Love,” Ella Eyre’s “Don’t Follow Me,” Kylie Minogue’s “Put Your Hands Up,” Mika’s “Staring at the Sun,” Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” Betty Who’s “Better,” and M.O’s “Preach.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow producers and songwriters including Francis “Eg” White, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Talay Riley, Natalia Hajjara, Jonny Coffer, Ina Wroldsen, Jack Patterson, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Justin Parker, Al Shux, Joel Compass, Martin Terefe, Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman, and Benny Benassi.

Meanwhile, Faith is expected to release her fourth album, tentatively entitled “The Architect,” later this year via Sony Music UK / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “A Perfect Contradiction” reportedly delivers further productions from Jake Gosling (Shania Twain), Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Klas Ahlund (Robyn), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), The Arcade (Rita Ora), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Ball (Rihanna), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande), Jamie Scott (Rag’n’Bone Man) and TMS (Liam Tomlinson).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Wayne Hector (Jason Derulo), Chiara Hunter (David Guetta), John Newman (Olly Murs), Cleo Tighe (Foxes), Linus Wiklund (Noonie Bao), Isley Juber (Lykke Li), Alexander Kronlund (Demi Lovato), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Lea Michele) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Allie X).

Watch the music video for “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” below.

Lights drafts Iain James, Mick Schultz for new single “Giants”

15 Jun

Lights has confirmed the details for her new single.

The Canadian singer/songwriter (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner) christened “Giants” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming fourth album “Skin & Earth” and will release it on June 23 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Lights alongside Iain James, whose other credits include Olly Murs’ “Unpredictable,” Little Mix’s “Hair,” Emeli Sande’s “Read All About It,” Craig David’s “Officially Yours,” and Fleur East’s “Breakfast.”

Production duties on “Giants” were handled by Mick Schultz, who is also responsible for Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex,” Zendaya’a “Replay,” SoMo’s “Show Off,” Jessie James’ “Psycho Girlfriend,” Jenna Andrews’ “Oil & Water,” and Rihanna’s “Desperado.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, “Skin & Earth” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Little Machines” reportedly delivers further alliances with Greg Kurstin (Adele), Lauren Christy (Bebe Rexha), Paul Phamous (Nick Jonas), Fiona Bevan (Ed Sheeran), Matt Radosevich (Lea Michele), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Dua Lipa) and Jon Levine (Rachel Platten).

Stream “Midnight Machines” below.

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.