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Florence and the Machine premiere “Third Eye” music video

25 Apr

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Florence and the Machine have premiered a new music video online.

The Vincent Haycock-directed / Ryan Heffington-choreographed clip for “Third Eye” was posted to the British indie rock band’s Vevo channel on Monday (April 25, 2016).

“Third Eye” was written by lead vocalist Florence Welch and produced by regular collaborator Markus Dravs (Bjork, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons).

Florence and the Machine’s latest studio collection “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” – featuring previous singles “What Kind of Man,” “Ship to Wreck,” “Queen of Peace” and “Delilah” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

Other album contributors include James Ford (HAIM), Isabella Summers (Wynter Gordon), Paul Epworth (Adele), Ester Dean (Rihanna), Kid Harpoon (James Bay), Dan Wilson (Shawn Mendes) and John Hill (Santigold).

Watch the music video for “Third Eye” below.

Florence and the Machine premiere “Delilah” music video

21 Oct

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Florence and the Machine have premiered a new music video online.

The British indie rock group posted the Vincent Haycock-directed clip for “Delilah” to their Vevo channel on Wednesday (October 21, 2015).

Lead vocalist Florence Welch wrote “Delilah” along with group member Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers, who also worked with other artists including Katharine McPhee, Ella Henderson, Conor Maynard, and Iggy Azalea.

Production duties were handled by regular collaborator Markus Dravs, who is also behind Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” [Island], Coldplay’s “Hurts Like Heaven” [Parlophone] and Angel Haze’s “Sing About Me” [Republic].

Florence and the Machine’s latest album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” – featuring singles “Ship to Wreck,” “What Kind of Man” and “St Jude” – is now available for download via iTunes in conjunction with Republic Records.

The collection boasts additional alliances with Kid Harpoon (Shakira, James Bay), John Hill (Rihanna, Charli XCX), Ester Dean (Beyonce, Katy Perry), James Ford (Haim, Jessie Ware) and Paul Epworth (Adele, Lianne La Havas).

Watch the music video for “Delilah” below.

Florence and the Machine debut music video for “Queen of Peace & Long and Lost”

28 Jul

Florence - Lover to Lover

Florence and the Machine have debuted a new music video online.

The British indie rock band posted the visual clip for “Queen of Peace & Long and Lost” to their Vevo channel on Monday (July 28, 2015).

Both tracks were co-written by lead vocalist Florence Welch along with regular collaborator and record producer Markus Dravs.

Furthermore, “Long and Lost” was co-written with Ester Dean, whose other credits include Rihanna (“Rude Boy”), Katy Perry (“Firework”), Selena Gomez (“Come and Get It”), Beyonce (“Start Over”) and Kelly Rowland (“Lay It on Me”).

Video treatment was handled by Vincent Haycock, who also worked with the group on the visuals for “What Kind of Man,” “St Jude” and “Ship to Wreck.”

Florence and the Machine’s latest album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Republic Records (UK).

The project boasts further collaborations with John Hill (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Kid Harpoon (Shakira, Calvin Harris), Paul Epworth (John Legend, Lianne La Havas) and James Ford (Dev Hynes, Jessie Ware).

Watch the visual clip for “Queen of Peace & Long and Lost” below.

Florence and the Machine debut new single “Ship to Wreck”

9 Apr

Florence - Lover to Lover

Florence and the Machine have debuted their new single online.

The British indie band posted the official audio clip for “Ship to Wreck” to their Vevo channel on Wednesday (April 08, 2015).

“Ship to Wreck” was written by Florence Welch along with Kid Harpoon, whose other credits include Years and Years’ “Desire” [Polydor], Jessie Ware’s “Wildest Moments” [Island] and Christina Perri’s “Burning Gold” [Atlantic].

The track is lifted from the Florence and the Machine’s upcoming third album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” which will hit stores and digital outlets on June 1 via Island Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

Markus Dravs serves as the executive producer for the follow-up to 2012’s “Ceremonials.” The record producer and songwriter also worked with the likes of Coldplay [Parlophone], Bjork [One Little Indian] and Mumford & Sons [Island].

Other album contributors include Isabella Summers (Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Hudson), John Hill (Shakira, Christina Aguilera), Ester Dean (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), James Ford (Haim, Dev Hynes) and Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA twigs).

Listen to the official audio clip for “Ship to Wreck” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

Keyshia03

Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

Ella02

Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

Ariana-Grande-Yours-Truly-

Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

Tourist01

Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

Jessie05

Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Jessie Ware reveals new album “Tough Love” credits

12 Oct

Jessie Ware - Tough Love Album

Jessie Ware has revealed the official credits for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Tough Love” in the United Kingdom on October 13 via PMR Records and Island Records UK.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – written by Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran along with Benjamin Levin and Benjamin Ash of songwriting and production duo BenZel – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” boasts further contributions from Miguel, James Ford, Dave Okumu, Sam Dew, Devonte Hynes, Jimmy Napes, William “Tourist” Phillips, Emile Haynie, Julio Bashmore and Paul “Nineteen85” Jefferies.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Tough Love” below.

“Tough Love”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“You & I (Forever)”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Cruel”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Dave Okumu / James Ford).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu / James Ford).

“Say You Love Me”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Ed Sheeran / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Sweetest Song”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Dave Okumu).
Produced By: (Dave Okumu).

“Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Miguel Pimentel / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Want Your Feeling”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Devonte “Blood Orange” Hynes).
Produced By: (James Ford).

“Pieces”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Jimmy Napes / William “Tourist” Phillips).
Produced By: (Emile Haynie).

“Keep on Lying”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Matthew Walker).
Produced By: (Julio Bashmore).

“Champagne Kisses”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Sam Dew / Benjamin Levin / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (BenZel – Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch).

“Desire”
Written By: (Jessie Ware / Daniel Daley / Paul Jefferies).
Produced By: (Nineteen85).

Jessie Ware previews new song “Cruel”

3 Oct

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Jessie Ware has previewed a new song from her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter posted the mini-audio clip for “Cruel” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (October 2, 2014).

The track was written by Jessie Ware and Dave Okumu along with James Ford, whose credits include HAIM [Polydor Records], Florence Welch [Island Records] and Birdy [Atlantic Records].

As previously reported, Ware’s next studio collection “Tough Love” will be released in the UK on October 13 via PMR Records / Island Records.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – which was produced by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Devotion” boasts further contributions from Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Mary J. Blige), Miguel (Beyoncé, John Legend), Sam Dew (Rudimental, Lianne La Havas) and Devonte Hynes (FKA Twigs, Laura Welsh).

Preview “Cruel” below.