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Arlissa teams up with Carmen Reece, Andre Harris for new collaboration

29 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has enlisted Carmen Reece and Andre Harris for a new collaboration.

Reece is responsible for co-writing Craig David’s “I Know You,” Tamar Braxton’s “Blind,” K. Michelle’s “Make the Bed,” Teyana Taylor’s “Put Your Love On,” Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes,” and Ariana Grande’s “Right There.”

Meanwhile, Harris’ songwriting and production resume boasts works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Destiny’s Child (“T-Shirt”), Ciara (“Oh”), Mariah Carey (“Lullaby”), Chris Brown (“Hold Up”) and Alicia Keys (“So Simple”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa has signed a new deal with Def Jam Recordings and is currently working on her upcoming debut project.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Arlissa signs new record deal with Def Jam Recordings

15 Jul

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa has signed a new record deal with Def Jam Recordings, which is also home to artists including Justin Bieber, Teyana Taylor, Kanye West, Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, and Alessia Cara.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” – which was remixed by Jonas Blue and co-written by fellow recording artist Senai Tedros – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming project, Arlissa has reportedly teamed up with Lostboy, Pip Kembo, Martin Sjolie, Patrick Patrikious, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Martin Terefe, Bastian Langebaek, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Shea Taylor, and Fred Ball.

Arlissa also co-wrote “Just Us” for Kara Marni alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of UK songwriting/production duo All About She. The track is slotted for inclusion on Marni’s next project under Access Records.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Zhavia Ward enlists Shungudzo for new collaboration

9 Jun

Zhavia Ward has enlisted Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) recently co-wrote and provided guest vocals on Rudimental’s “Toast to Our Differences,” out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Touch”), Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Ward’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertianment / Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Warren “Oak” Felder, Trevor Brown, Zaire Kaolo, Paul E. Phamous, Benny Cassette, Jenna Andrews, Wayne Hector, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Jin Jin, M-Phazes, Alex Hope, Symbolyc One, and Malay.

Stream the audio clip for “Toast to Our Differences” below.

Lykke Li releases new album “So Sad So Sexy”

8 Jun

Lykki Li has released her new album online.

“So Sad So Sexy” – featuring singles “Deep End,” “Hard Rain,” “Utopia,” “Sex Money Feelings Die” and “Two Nights” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Learn” boasts songwriting contributions from Rick Nowels, Koz, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Aarons, and Andrew Wyatt.

On the production front, Li has teamed up with Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Rostam Batmanglij, T-Minus, Malay, Jonny Coffer, Skrillex, Ali Payami, DJ Dahi, Kid Harpoon, and Illangelo.

Stream “So Sad So Sexy” below.

Lykke Li premieres music video for new single “Hard Rain”

23 May

Lykke Li has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Hard Rain” was posted to the Swedish singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (May 22, 2018).

Co-written and produced by fellow recording artist Rostam Batmanglij, “Hard Rain” appears on the Li’s upcoming fourth album, “So Sad So Sexy,” which will arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Lean” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Jonny Coffer, T-Minus, Jeff Bhasker, Ilsey Juber, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, and James “Malay” Ho.

Watch the music video for “Hard Rain” below.

Lykke Li unveils new promotional single “Utopia”

13 May

Lykke Li has unveiled her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ilsey Juber, whose recent credits include Diplo’s “Stay Open,” Christina Aguilera’s “Accelerate,” Pia Mia’s “Off My Feet,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” and Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control.”

Production duties on “Utopia” were collectively handled by James “Malay” Ho alongside Jonny Coffer, who is also responsible for Rita Ora’s “Girls,” Beyonce’s “Freedom,” Emeli Sande’s “Sweet Architect,” Plan B’s “Queue Jumping,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Skin,” and Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose it All).”

Lykke Li’s upcoming fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring previous promotional singles “Hard Rain” and “Deep End” – is scheduled to arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Utopia” below.

Lykke Li confirms new album “So Sad So Sexy”

19 Apr

Lykke Li has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The Swedish singer/songwriter christened her fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” and will release it on June 8 via LL Recordings / RCA Records.

Current promotional singles “Hard Rain” (produced by Rostam Batmanglij) and “Deep End” (co-written by Ilsey Juber and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk with collective production duties from Jeff Bhasker, Malay, and T-Minus) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Lykke Li’s last album, 2014’s “I Never Learn,” peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Gunshot” and “Never Gonna Love Again.”

See the tracklisting for “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Ali Payami, Stephan Moccio, Paul E. Phamous, Billy Walsh, and Skrillex – below.

(1) Hard Rain / (2) Deep End / (3) Two Nights / (4) Last Piece / (5) Jaguars in the Air / (6) Sex Money Feelings Die / (7) So Sad So Sexy / (8) Better Alone / (9) Bad Woman / (10) Utopia