Tag Archives: Island Records

JP Cooper shares music video for new promotional single “Closer”

11 Nov

JP Cooper has shared the music video for his new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “Closer” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (November 10, 2017).

Collectively produced by Mike Spencer and Teemu Brunila; “Closer” appears on Cooper’s debut studio collection “Raised Under Grey Skies,” which is now available via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Other musicians backing JP Cooper on the album are Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Fred Ball (Zak Abel), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Mark Taylor (Ella Eyre) and Greg Wells (Kimber Springs).

Watch the music video for “Closer” below.

Gladius James liberates new promotional single “Too Bad”

11 Nov

Kiwi singer, songwriter, and record producer James Wong (professionally known as Gladius James) has liberated his new single online.

“Too Bad” – which was penned and produced by Gladius James – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from his upcoming debut mini-album “Revelation,” which will arrive in early 2018 via Island Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Gladius has helmed songs for Justin Bieber (“Company”), Demi Lovato (“You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore”), Bebe Rexha (“Small Doses”), Olivia Holt (“Generous”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Maty Noyes (“Lil’ Bit Wrong”) and Bonnie McKee (“Easy”).

Gladius’ resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Big Taste, Caroline Ailin, Ricky Reed, Julia Michaels, Matt Radosevich, Lauren Christy, Ollie Green, Candace Shields, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ilsey Juber, Ian Kirkpatrick, Fransisca Hall, Axident, and Maureen “MoZella” McDonald.

Stream the audio clip for “Too Bad” below.

Sigrid releases new promotional single “Strangers”

10 Nov

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as simply Sigrid, has released her new promotional single online.

“Strangers” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Martin Sjolie – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Sigrid’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring previous promotional singles “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Plot Twist” – is expected to arrive early next year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional productions from Future Cut (Rita Ora), Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding), Laconic (Mic Lowry), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce), The Electric (Mabel McVey), Fred Ball (Rihanna), BloodPop (Justin Bieber), Patrik Berger (Charli XCX) and TMS (Niall Horan).

On the songwriting front, Sigrid has worked with Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Noonie Bao (Raye), Tom Havelock (Kwabs), Emily Warren (Becky Hill), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello) and Arrow Benjamin (Alicia Keys).

Stream the audio clip for “Strangers” below.

Shawn Mendes works with Ryan Tedder for third album

10 Nov

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has worked with Ryan Tedder of American rock pop band OneRepublic for his upcoming third album.

Alongside regular collaborator Zach Skelton; Tedder recently co-wrote and produced for other artists including Rachel Platten (“Labels”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”), James Blunt (“Lose My Number”) and Grace Mitchell (“Riiich”).

Tedder’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Kygo (“Kids in Love”), Jessie Ware (“Selfish Love”), Ed Sheeran (“Happier”), MØ (“Nights With You”), Ellie Goulding (“Keep on Dancing”), Demi Lovato (“Wildfire”), Adele (“Remedy”) and Taylor Swift (“I Know Places”).

Meanwhile, Mendes is expected to release his next studio collection – featuring further contributions from Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton – early next year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Mercy” and “Treat You Better.”

Stream OneRepublic’s latest album “Oh My My” below.

Jessie Ware unleashes third studio collection “Glasshouse”

20 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessica Ware, has unleashed her third studio collection online.

“Glasshouse” – featuring productions from previous collaborators Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Dave Okumu, and Jamie Scott – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” Ware has enlisted the songwriting services of fellow recording artists including Ed Sheeran (“Sam”), Kiah Victoria (“Midnight”), Nina Nesbitt (“Slow Me Down”), Julia Michaels (“Hearts”), Shungudzo (“Your Domino”) and Model Child (“Love to Love”).

Other album songwriters include Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Sarah Aarons (Dua Lipa), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld) and Samuel Preston (Olly Murs).

“Glasshouse” also boasts productions from Starsmith (Molly Kate Kestner), Julian Bunetta (Ella Henderson), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), John Ryan (Niall Horan), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Stint (Demi Lovato) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Stream “Glasshouse” below.

Sigrid teams up with Emily Warren, Martin Sjolie for new collaboration

17 Oct

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as simply Sigrid, has teamed up with fellow recording artist Emily Warren and record producer Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Little Mix’s “No More Sad Songs,” Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “Good Die Young,” Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Alessia Cara’s “The Other Side,” Noah Cyrus’ “Stay Together,” and Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me.”

Meanwhile, Sjolie’s resume boasts works with Rae Morris (“Unfold”), Sam Smith (“This is Love”), Ella Henderson (“Regardless”), Max George (“Miracle”), Janice Kavander (“Secrets”), Guy Sebastian (“Sorry Not Sorry”), Charlotte OC (“In Paris”), Nathan Sykes (“Good Things”) and Raye (“Love Song”).

Sigrid, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring the Sjolie-produced “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and the 23rd-assisted “Plot Twist” – early next year via Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Future Cut, Noonie Bao, Justin Parker, Sasha Sloan, Ritual, Joe Janiak, Fred Ball, Arrow Benjamin, Laconic, Jonny Coffer, Tom Havelock, Al Shux, and Patrik Berger, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Poking Holes” below.

Jessie Ware unveils acoustic version of new promotional single “Hearts”

17 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessie Ware, has unveiled her new promotional single online.

The acoustic version of “Hearts” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ware alongside Julia Michaels (Pink, Gwen Stefani), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Charli XCX, James Blunt) and Benjamin “Two Inch Punch” Ash (Anne-Marie, Jessie Reyez).

Ware’s third album “Glasshouse” – featuring previous singles “Midnight,” “Selfish Love” and “Alone” – is scheduled to arrive on 20 October via PMR Records in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting contributions from James Newman, Alexandra “Shungudzo Kuyimba” Govere, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Ross Golan, Sarah Aarons, and Ed Sheeran.

On the production front, Ware has worked with Starsmith, Bastian Langebaek, Andrew Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Stint, Happy Perez, Cashmere Cat, Julian Bunetta, Fred Ball, Sacha Skarbek, and John “JRY” Ryan.

Stream the audio clip for “Hearts” below.