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Sam Smith confirms title for sophomore album

12 Aug

Sam Smith has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his second studio collection “TPH-50HR” (which means The Pink House 50 Heydon Road) and will release it in September via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Smith with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford and Sons, Ray BLK, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Eliza Caird, Raye, Clean Bandit, Etham, Ria Ritchie, and Yebba.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Kelly Rowland), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor) and Iain James (Olly Murs).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Sinead Harnett), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Martin Sjolie (Charlotte OC), Paul Epworth (John Legend), Fred Cox (Grace Carter), Joel Little (Lorde), Timbaland (Beyonce) and Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy).

Stream “In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows)” below.

LIGHTS reveals release date, tracklisting for sophomore album

11 Aug

LIGHTS has revealed the release date and tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter (born Valerie Poxleitner) will release her second studio collection “Skin & Earth” on September 22 via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

Current promotional single “Savage” – which was co-written and produced by Dylan Bauld – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Little Machines” boasts further contributions from Matthew Radosevich (Keith Urban), Corin Roddick (Katy Perry), Fiona Bevan (Ed Sheeran), Jordan Palmer (Allie X), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Dua Lipa), Iain James (Ella Henderson) and Mick Schultz (Kelly Rowland).

See the tracklisting for “Skin & Earth” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Skydiving / (3) Until the Light / (4) Savage / (5) New Fears / (6) Morphine / (7) We Were Here / (8) Kicks / (9) Giants / (10) Moonshine / (11) Interlude / (12) Magnetic Field / (13) Fight Club / (14) Almost Had Me

EVE hits the studio with Iain James, Mojam Music

2 Aug

American rapper and actress Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, known mononymously as Eve, has teamed up with songwriter Iain James and Mustafa Omer and James Murray of production duo Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

James’ songwriting resume boasts works with Lights (“Giants”), Olly Murs (“Unpredictable”), Samantha Jade (“Hurt Anyone”), Little Mix (“Shout Out to My Ex”), Fleur East (“Breakfast”), Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”), Ella Henderson (“The First Time”) and Craig David (“Officially Yours”).

Meanwhile, notable production credits by Mojam Music include Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” Frances’ “No Matter,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Tanika’s “Party Til We Fight,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Cheryl’s “Boys,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” and Gorgon City’s “Imagination.”

Eve, on the other hand, is expected to release new music later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released in 2013 via From the Rib / RED Distribution, Eve’s last studio collection “Lip Lock” peaked to number seven on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned promotional singles including “Make it Out This Town” and “She Bad Bad.”

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Mojam Music’s works!

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.

Raleigh Ritchie enlists GRADES for new collaboration

27 Jun

British singer/songwriter Jacob Anderson, professionally known as Raleigh Ritchie, has enlisted the production services of fellow UK musician GRADES (born Daniel Traynor) for his upcoming project.

Notable credits by GRADES include Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” WENS’ “Bleed,” Sinead Harnett’s “Still Miss You,” H.E.R.’s “Lights On,” Tinie Tempah’s “Text from Your Ex,” Khalid’s “Winter,” Karen Harding’s “Those Girls,” Tove Lo’s “Lies in the Dark,” NAO’s “Bad Blood,” Tom Aspaul’s “Never Complaining,” Aanysa’s “Burn Break Crash,” and Fantasia’s “Wait for You.”

Fans of his work should also keep an eye on the next releases by Kwabs, Jess Glynne, Mullally, Ella Henderson, Starley, Jessie Ware, MAAD, Kara Marni, Cosima, Natalie La Rose, Mali-Koa, Kiah Victoria, Bonzai, Mabel McVey, Taya, Jasmine Thompson, KStewart, Mahalia Burkmar, Neiked, Ava Lily, RYDER, Grace Carter, Birdy, Georgia Ku, JONES, Becky Hill, and Wafiaa.

Meanwhile, Ritchie is expected to release his next project, which follows 2016’s EP “Mind the Gap” and LP “You’re a Man Now, Boy” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Chris Loco (Emeli Sande), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Iain James (Craig David), Rachel “Maiday” Moulden (Machine Gun Kelly), Warren “Oak” Felder (Liam Payne) and Jeff Gitty (Kelsey Lu).

Stream “Mind the Gap” 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.

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.