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Sabrina Carpenter hits the studio with StarGate for new collaboration

5 Nov

American singer, songwriter, and actress Sabrina Carpenter has drafted Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting and production duo StarGate for a new collaboration.

StarGate recently co-wrote and produced “Body Talk,” taken from Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan’s sophomore studio collection under OVO Music and Warner Brothers Records, “The Space Between.”

Other songwriting and production credits by StarGate include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Daya’s “New,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” OneRepublic’s “No Vacancy,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got Time,” and Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty.”

Meanwhile, Carpenter is expected to release her third studio collection – featuring the Leland-penned / Jonas Jeberg-produced lead single “Why” – early next year via Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Evolution” reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Jonas Blue (Craig David), Jin Jin (Yebba Smith), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Nate Campany (Tori Kelly), JHart (Kelsea Ballerini) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Stream the acoustic version of “Why” below.

Chris Brown releases new studio collection “Heartbreak on a Full Moon”

31 Oct

Chris Brown has released his new studio collection online.

“Heartbreak on a Full Moon” – featuring promotional singles “Grass Ain’t Greener,” “Party,” “Everybody Knows,” “Privacy,” “Hope You Do,” and “Pills & Automobiles” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The physical edition of the album – which boasts songwriting contributions from Lyrica Anderson, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, JHart, and Daecolm Holland – will arrive on November 3rd via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Royalty,” Brown has also enlisted producers including A1, Scott Storch, Hitmaka, Polow Da Don, Soundz, Moon Willis, Sean Momberger, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Scribz Riley, Frank Dukes, Boi-1da, Syk Sense, Keyz, Tommy Brown, JMIKE, Cameron Wallace, ADP, and Laney Stewart.

Stream “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” below.

Anne-Marie hits the studio with Emily Warren, Chris Loco for new collaboration

24 Oct

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie has teamed up with Emily Warren and Chris Loco 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.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by Sigrid, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Sigala, Ella Eyre, Tori Kelly, David Guetta, Shakira, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, Liza Owen, Phoebe Ryan, and Ella Henderson.

Meanwhile, Loco is responsible for co-writing and producing Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger than Ever,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” Etta Bond’s “Kiss My Girlfriend,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Professor Green’s “Lullaby.”

Fans of the Loco’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Kamille, Diana Gordon, Louisa Johnson, Molly Kate Kestner, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kiana Lede, Raye, Jessie Reyez, Melissa Steel, Kenzie May, Becky Hill, Yebba, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, Ray BLK, and Jojo.

Anne-Marie’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Ciao Adios,” “Alarm” and “Heavy” – is expected to arrive later this year via Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Fraser T. Smith, Bless Beats, Justin Parker, Greg Wells, Rick Nowels, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Digital Farm Animals, Moon Willis, Jamie Scott, Adriano Buffone, Jonas Jeberg, Fred Cox, and Mojam Music.

On the songwriting front, Anne-Marie has worked with Raye, Amy Wadge, Stacy Barthe, Chelcee Grimes, Natasha Bedingfield, Jin Jin, Sasha Sloan, Eyelar, Negin Djafari, Kamille, Jennifer Decilveo, Tash Phillips, Wayne Hector, Ed Sheeran, Iain James, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Levi Lennox, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Heavy” below.

Tori Kelly teams up with Pawws, Knightstarr for new collaboration

10 Oct

American singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has teamed up with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani for a new collaboration.

Pawws has previously penned songs that were performed by Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting), Danny L Harle (“Me4U”) and Annalisa (“Used to You”).

Meanwhile, Knightstarr’s songwriting/production resume boasts works for Grace Ackerman (“Feels Like Home”), MY (“Skeletons”), Evangeline (“Write About”), VAX (“Fireproof”), Lauren Faith (“Tripping”), KRYSTALROXX (“You Gotta Be”), Low Steppa (“Can’t Lie”) and Eleni Drake (“Thrills”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kelly is expected to release the follow-up 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via Schoolboy Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Mojam Music (Leona Lewis), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato), Noel Zancanella (Ella Henderson), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes), Neff-U (ZZ Ward), Jimmy Napes (Ria Ritchie), Kyle Shearer (Starley) and Fred Cox (Grace Carter).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Kelsea Ballerini), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), Nate Campany (Jojo), Emily Warren (Alessia Cara), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae) and Daniel Nigro (Charlotte OC).

Watch the music video for “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” below.

Tori Kelly teams with Chris Lane for new single “Take Back Home Girl”

29 Sep

American singer/songwriter Tori Kelly has teamed with fellow recording artist Chris Lane for his new single “Take Back Home Girl,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track – which was written by Hillary Lindsey alongside David Garcia and Miller Josh – marks the first promotional cut from Lane’s upcoming sophomore studio collection under Big Loud Records.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her second album and follow-up 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via Schoolboy Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts productions from Mojam Music (Anne-Marie), Warren “Oak” Felder (Liam Payne), Noel Zancanella (Ellie Goulding), Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd), Neff-U (Demi Lovato), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith), Kyle Shearer (Jojo) and Fred Cox (Zak Abel).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Natasha Bedingfield (Brandy), James “JHart” Abrahart (Stephen Puth), Tayla Parx (Janelle Monae), Nate Campany (Adam Lambert), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa), Fabienne Holloway (Janelle Monae) and Daniel Nigro (Sky Ferreira).

Stream the audio clip for “Take Back Home Girl” below.

Tori Kelly reunites with Ed Sheeran for new collaboration?

13 Aug

American singer/songwriter Victoria Loren Kelly, professionally known as Tori Kelly, has reportedly reunited with Ed Sheeran for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “I Was Made for Loving You,” taken from Kelly’s debut studio collection, 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Sheeran’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Jessie Ware (“Say You Love Me”), Rita Ora (“Your Song”), Liam Payne (“Strip that Down”), Zara Larsson (“Don’t Let Me Be Yours”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), Hilary Duff (“Tattoo”) and Jess Glynne (“Woman Like Me”).

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes, Natasha Bedingfield, JHart, Tayla Parx, Nate Campany, Fabienne Holloway, Daniel Nigro, Emily Warren, and Wayne Hector.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are MOJAM (aka Mustafa Omer & James Murray), Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Stephan Moccio, Neff-U, Kyle Shearer, and Fred Cox.

Stream the audio clip for “I Was Made for Loving You” below.

Jimmy Napes teases new collaboration with Tori Kelly

12 Aug

Jimmy Napes has teased a new collaboration with Tori Kelly.

“Had so much fun working with the incredible @torikelly today. When my son realises she’s the elephant from ‘Sing’ it’s going to blow his little mind,” the British singer, songwriter, and record producer posted to Instagram.

Napes’ credits include Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” Liv Dawson’s “Searching, ” Ellie Goulding’s “Heal,” Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” and Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Toby Gad, Rodney Jerkins, Malay, Francis “Eg” White, Youthonix, Jonny Coffer, Timbaland, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions from Mojam Music (Louisa Johnson), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato), Noel Zancanella (Leona Lewis), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes), Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (ZZ Ward), Kyle Shearer (Phoebe Ryan) and Fred Cox (Janelle Monae).

On the songwriting front, Kelly has worked with Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Molly Kate Kestner), Tayla Parx (Alina Baraz), Nate Campany (Starley), Fabienne Holloway (Chloe Leone), Daniel Nigro (Charlotte OC), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa) and Wayne Hector (Craig David).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ works!