Tag Archives: Island Records

Bishop Briggs drafts Jin Jin, Jimmy Napes for new collaboration

3 Mar

British singer/songwriter Sarah McLaughlin, known by her stage name Bishop Briggs, has drafted Jin Jin and Jimmy Napes for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“No One”), Rita Ora (“Proud”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Nina Nesbitt (“Love Letter”), Paloma Faith (“Lullaby”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Napes is responsible for co-writing and producing Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Briggs’ upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Teleport Records in partnership with Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Her debut album “Church of Scars” – featuring singles “Wild Horses,” “River,” “Hi-Lo (Hollow),” “Dream” and “White Flag” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Church of Scars” below.

Ray BLK shares music video for new single “Paradise”

17 Feb

Ray BLK has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Paradise” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (February 14, 2018).

The track was co-written and produced by Cass Lowe, whose recent credits include Rudimental’s “Scared of Love,” Jess Glynne’s “Nevermind,” Lily Allen’s “Pushing Up Daisies,” MØ’s “Nostalgia,” Alex Adair’s “I Will,” DNCE’s “TV in the Morning,” and Paloma Faith’s “Kings and Queens.”

Ray BLK’s current project “Empress” – featuring 8 songs including “Run Run,” “Got My Own,” “Girl Like Me,” “Mama,” “Empress,” “Don’t Beg” and “Just a Kid” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For her next project under Island Records UK, BLK (born Rita Ekwere) has worked with Fred Ball (Hailee Steinfeld, Madison Beer), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Raye, David Guetta), Priscilla Renea (Rihanna, Mariah Carey) and Culture x Tones (Harloe, Kara Marni).

Watch the music video for “Paradise” below.

Kelly Rowland delivers new promotional single “Crown”

7 Feb

Kelly Rowland has shared her new promotional single online.

“Crown” – which was written by Rowland alongside Colby O’Donis, Varren Wade, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, and Edgar “Johnny Velvet” Etienne – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Rowland’s upcoming studio collection and follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game” – featuring previous promotional single “Kelly” (which was produced by Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav) – is expected to arrive later this year via Island Records.

The new album reportedly delivers further contributions from The Stereotypes, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Bianca “Blush” Atterberry, Patrick “J. Que” Smith, Mick Schultz, Da Internz, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Boi-1da, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Crown” below.

Marlon Roudette hits the studio with Mojam, Shakka for new collaboration

4 Feb

Marlon Roudette has teamed up with fellow recording artist Shakka and songwriting/production duo Mojam for a new collaboration.

As a songwriter, Shakka is responsible for co-writing “Answerphone” (Banx & Ranx ft. Ella Eyre), “Shot & Wine” (Sean Paul ft. Steflon Don), “Emotional” (Kamile ft. Kranium), “Pyro Ting” (Rak-Su ft. Banx & Ranx) and “Go Deep” (Gorgon City ft. Kamille).

Composed of members James Murray and Mustafa Omer, Mojam’s recent songwriting and production credits include Nicky Romero’s “Distance,” Naughty Boy’s “Bungee Jumping,” Bugzy Malone’s “Ordinary People,” SnowLaflurr’s “Freak Like Me,” and HRVY’s “I Wish You Were Here.”

Besides co-writing Jax Jones’ “Ring Ring” and Mabel McVey’s “Fine Line,” Roudette is expected to release his upcoming third album and follow-up to 2014’s “Electric Soul” later this year via Island Records UK.

Fans of Roudette’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Dan Caplen, Ella Eyre, Liam Payne, Iman Hulten, Sophia Alex, Zara Larsson, Mae Muller, Olivia Deano, Sinead Harnett, and Zak Abel.

Watch the music video for “Anti Hero” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Jin Jin, Fred Ball

10 Dec

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“Hold My Hand”), Tinie Tempah (“Not Letting Go”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Ball’s songwriting and production credits include Mariah Carey’s “One Mo ‘Gen,” Jessie Reyez’s “Apple Juice,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Anne Marie’s “Some People,” Justine Skye’s “Heaven,” Toni Braxton’s “Deadwood,” and Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.”

Ray BLK’s current project “Empress” – featuring 8 songs in the shape of “Run Run,” “Paradise,” “Got My Own,” “Girl Like Me,” “Mama,” “Empress,” “Don’t Beg” and “Just a Kid” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

That collection delivers alliances with Fraser T. Smith, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Cass Lowe, Jordan Riley, Fred Gibson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Sebastian Kole, Francis “Eg” White, Josh Grant, and Simon Aldred.

Stream the audio clip for “Girl Like Me” below.

 

Ray BLK releases new mini-album “Empress”

27 Oct

British singe/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has released her new mini-album online.

“Empress” – featuring 8 new songs in the shape of “Run Run,” “Paradise,” “Got My Own,” “Girl Like Me,” “Mama,” “Empress,” “Don’t Beg” and “Just a Kid” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Durt,” BLK has worked with Fraser T. Smith, Emma Davidson-Dillon, Cass Lowe, Jordan Riley, Fred Gibson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Sebastian Kole, Francis “Eg” White, Josh Grant, and Simon Aldred.

Stream “Empress” below.

Nick Jonas hits the studio with Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton

21 Oct

Nick Jonas has recorded new music with Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton.

The songwriting and production duo recently helmed “Fuh You,” taken from Paul McCartney’s latest album “Egypt Station,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Tedder and Skeleton are also responsible for co-writing and producing OneRepublic’s “Connection,” Shawn Mendes’ “Particular Taste,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” X Ambassadors’ “Don’t Stay,” Rachel Platten’s “Labels,” James Blunt’s “Love Me Better,” and Camila Cabello’s “Ain’t Easy.”

Meanwhile, Jonas’ upcoming album and follow-up to 2016’s “Last Year Was Complicated” is expected to arrive soon via Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Cass Lowe, Kamille, Jason Evigan, Harloe, Sebastian Kole, Whitney Phillips, Jesse Saint John, Warren “Oak” Felder, and Julian Bunetta.

Watch the music video for “Right Now” below.