Tag Archives: Island Records

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.

 

 

Marlon Roudette teases new collaboration with Zara Larsson

8 Aug

Marlon Roudette has teased a new collaboration with Zara Larsson.

“She survived two long days in the studio with us and she’s still smiling. Big thanks @ZaraLarsson,” the British-Vincentian recording artist posted to Instagram on Wednesday (August 08, 2018).

Roudette’s songwriting resume boasts works with Sinead Harnett (“Unconditional”), Louisa Johnson (“Road to Rome”), Siobhan Donaghy (“Twist of Fate”), Jax Jones (“Ring Ring”) and Mabel McVey (“Finders Keepers”).

Besides working on his upcoming third studio collection under Island Records UK, the “New Age” singer has also contributed to the next projects by Zak Abel, Dan Caplen, Sinead Harnett, and Liam Payne.

Meanwhile, Larsson is expected to release her upcoming album and follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” later this year via TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Goldfingers, Jordan Riley, Max McElligott, Carassius Gold, Andrew Wells, Grades, Digital Farm Animals, Cass Lowe, Rami Yacoub, and Electric.

Watch the music video for “Ultra Love” below.

 

 

Nick Jonas taps Kamille for new collaboration

7 Aug

American singer/songwriter Nick Jonas has tapped the songwriting services of fellow recording artist Kamille for an upcoming project.

Kamille’s recent credits include Clean Bandit’s “Solo,” Louisa Johnson’s “Yes,” Jess Glynne’s “I’ll Be There,” Mist’s “Wish Me Well,” James Arthur’s “You Deserve Better,” and Don Diablo’s “Give Me Love.”

Her current single “Emotional” – which was co-written and produced by Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of TMS – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

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 contributions from Cass Lowe, Skylar Grey, Jason Evigan, Harloe, Sebastian Kole, Whitney Phillips, Jesse Saint John, Steve Mac, Warren “Oak” Felder,  and Julian Bunetta.

Fans of Kamille’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Little Mix, Olly Murs, Marina Diamandis, Louis Tomlinson, Ray BLK, Mali-Koa, Ella Henderson, John Newman, Mullally, and Rihanna.

Watch the music video for “Emotional” below.

Demi Lovato unleashes new promotional single “Sober”

22 Jun

Demi Lovato has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Sober” – which was written Lovato alongside Sam Romans, Tushar Apte, and Mark “M-Phazes” Landon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track is slotted for inclusion on Lovato’s upcoming seventh album under Safehouse Records, Hollywood Records, and Island Records.

Her previous studio collection, 2017’s “Say You Love Me,” debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and peaked to number five on the UK Albums Chart.

She also provided guest vocals on the latest releases by Clean Bandit (“Solo”), Christina Aguilera (“Fall in Line”) and DJ Khaled (“I Believe”).

Stream the audio clip for “Sober” below.

Becky Hill releases new single “Sunrise in the East”

9 Jun

British singer/songwriter Rebecca Claire Hill, professionally known as Becky Hill, has released her new promotional single online.

“Sunrise in the East” – which was co-written by Maverick Sabre and Peter “Lostboy” Rycroft and collectively produced by ADP and Hit Impulse – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Eko Records in partnership with Polydor Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Sunrise in the East” below.