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Khalid liberates sophomore album “Free Spirit”

5 Apr

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has liberated his sophomore studio collection online.

“Free Spirit” – featuring singles “My Bad,” “Better,” “Tallk” and “Don’t Pretend” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Digi, Scribz Riley, Kurtis “K9” McKenzie, Stargate, John Hill, Emily Warren, Al Shux, D’Mile, Sarah Aarons, Hit-Boy, Disclosure, Murda Beatz, Doc McKinney, Charlie Handsome, DJ Dahi, and Sam Romans.

See the tracklisting for “Free Spirit” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Bad Luck / (3) My Bad / (4) Better / (5) Talk / (6) Right Back / (7) Don’t Pretend (featuring Safe) / (8) Paradise / (9) Hundred / (10) Outta My Head (with John Mayer) / (11) Free Spirit / (12) Twenty One / (13) Bluffin / (14) Self / (15) Alive / (16) Heaven / (17) Saturday Nights

 

Khalid drafts Sam Romans, Hit-Boy for new promotional single “Self”

28 Mar

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has liberated his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Sam Romans (known by his stage name RØMANS), whose other credits include Craig David’s “Heartline,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Demi Lovato’s “Sober,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.”

Production duties on “Self” were handled by Hit-Boy (born Chauncey Hollis), who is also responsible for Beyonce’s “Bow Down,” Kelly Rowland’s “Lay it On Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger,” Rihanna’s “Watch n’ Learn,” Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself,” Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty,” and Tinashe’s “Joyride.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Khalid’s sophomore studio collection “Free Spirit” – featuring previous singles “My Bad,” “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights” – will arrive on April 5th via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “American Teen” yields additional contributions from Stargate (Normani), Charlie Handsome (Sevyn Streeter), Jamil “Digi” Chammas (Arlissa), Denis Kosiak (Martin Garrix), Scribz Riley (Tove Lo), D’Mile (Lucky Daye), Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Lauren Jauregui) and Al Shux (Elle Varner).

Stream the audio clip for “Self” below.

Ariana Grande delivers fourth studio collection “Sweetener”

17 Aug

Ariana Grande has delivered her fourth studio collection online.

“Sweetener” – including singles “No Tears Left to Cry,” “The Light is Coming” and “God is a Woman” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Dangerous Woman” boasts songwriting contributions from Savan Kotecha, Victoria Monet, Maxine Ashley, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk, Peter Svensson, and Rickard Goransson.

On the production front, Grande has teamed up with Max Martin, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy, Tommy Brown, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Michael Foster, Charles Anderson, and Brian Malik Baptiste.

Stream “Sweetener” below.

Bebe Rexha unleashes debut album “Expectations”

23 Jun

Bebe Rexha has unleashed her debut album online.

“Expectations” – featuring singles “I Got You,” “Meant to Be,” “Ferrari,” “2 Souls on Fire” and “I’m a Mess” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Rexha on “Expectations” are Lauren Christy, Justin Tranter, Asia Whiteacre, Scott Harris, Emily Warren, Jacob Kasher, Nathalia Marshall, Lance Shipp, Rachel Kennedy, and Josh Miller.

Album producers are The Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evigan, Hit-Boy, Andrew Wells, David Garcia, Captain Cuts, Jussifer, Aaron Zuckerman, Louis Bell, Ali P, Robot Scott, Dre Pinckney, Willshire, and The Stereotypes.

Stream “Expectations” below.

Khalid liberates new promotional single “Stay”

15 Jun

American singer/songwriter Khalid Donnel Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has liberated his new promotional single online.

“Stay” – which appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Uncle Drew” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Scribz Riley alongside Billy Walsh, who has also worked with Alicia Keys (“In Common”), The Weeknd (“True Colors”), Camila Cabello (“Real Friends”) and Emeli Sande (“Starlight”).

Production duties on “Stay” were handled by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate, whose other credits include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Daya’s “New,” Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Tinashe’s “Faded Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Push Back,” and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love.”

Khalid’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Sam Romans, Hit-Boy, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper – is expected to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Stay” below.

FKA twigs taps Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat for new collaboration

10 Jun

British singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, professionally known as FKA twigs, has tapped Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo are responsible for Avicii’s “Lonely Together,” Camila Cabello’s “Crying in the Club,” Jessie Ware’s “Selfish Love,” Tory Lanez’s “Luv,” MØ’s “Nights with You,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat have also worked with Ariana Grande (“Be My Baby”), Jhene Aiko (“Never Call Me”), The Weeknd (“True Colors”), Miguel (“Going to Hell”), Ryn Weaver (“OctaHate”) and Kanye West (“Ghost Town”).

Meanwhile, twigs is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album later this year via Young Turks Recordings.

The follow-up to 2014’s “LP1” reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Sia, Rick Nowels, Ariel Rechtshaid, Two Inch Punch, Andrew Wyatt, Levi Lennox, and Hit-Boy.

Watch the music video for “Pendulum” below.

Bebe Rexha reveals tracklisting for debut album “Expectations”

25 May

Bebe Rexha has revealed the tracklisting for her debut album, “Expectations,” which will arrive on June 22 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional singles “Ferrari” and “2 Souls on Fire” (featuring Quavo) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters backing Rexha on “Expectations” are Lauren Christy, Justin Tranter, Asia Whiteacre, Scott Harris, Emily Warren, Jacob Kasher, Nathalia Marshall, Lance Shipp, Rachel Kennedy, and Josh Miller.

Album producers are The Monsters & Strangerz, Jason Evigan, Hit-Boy, Andrew Wells, David Garcia, Captain Cuts, Jussifer, Aaron Zuckerman, Louis Bell, Ali P, Robot Scott, Dre Pinckney, Willshire, and The Stereotypes.

See the tracklisting for “Expectations” below.

(1) Ferrari / (2) I’m a Mess / (3) 2 Souls on Fire / (4) Shining Star / (5) Knees / (6) I Got You / (7) Self Control / (8) Sad / (9) Mine / (10) Steady / (11) Don’t Get Any Closer / (12) Grace / (13) Pillow / (14) Meant to Be