Tag Archives: Island Records

AlunaGeorge enlists Rodney Jerkins for new collaboration

9 Jan

British electronic music duo AlunaGeorge, composed of Aluna Francis and George Reid, have enlisted Rodney Jerkins for a new collaboration.

Jerkins recently produced and co-wrote “Woman of My Word” for American recording artist K. Michelle alongside Carmen Reece, Justin “King Midas” Lay, and David “Davy” Nathan. The track appears on K. Michelle’s latest album, “Kimberley: The People I Used to Know,” out now via Atlantic Records.

Some of Jerkins’ other notable credits include Mariah Carey’s “You’re Mine (Eternal),” Tamar Braxton’s “Blind,” Alicia Keys’ “Listen to Your Heart,” Britney Spears’ “He About to Lose Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Ciara’s “Ready My Lips,” Leona Lewis’ “Shake You Up,” and Maroon 5’s “My Heart is Open.”

Meanwhile, AlunaGeorge are expected to release their upcoming third album – featuring current singles “Last Kiss” and “Turn Up the Love” – is expected to arrive later this year via Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Their previous studio collection, 2016’s “I Remember,” peaked to number six on the US Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and spawned singles “I’m in Control,” “I Remember,” “Mean What I Mean” and “Mediator.”

Watch the music video for “I’m in Control” below.

Nick Jonas releases new promotional single “Watch Me”

3 Dec

Nick Jonas has released his new promotional single online.

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

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Ferdinand;” the track was co-written by Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, PJ Bianco and Jonathan Tucker.

As mentioned in previous posts, Jonas’s upcoming fourth album – featuring promotional singles “Remember I Told You” and “Find You” – is expected to arrive early next year via Safehouse Records and Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Cass Lowe, Harloe, Paul “Phamous” Shelton, Jesse Saint John, Steve Mac, Whitney Phillips, Gladius, Skylar Grey, Justin Tranter, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, and Dewain Whitmore Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “Watch Me” below.

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.