Tag Archives: James “Jimmy Napes” Napier

Sam Smith premieres “Too Good at Goodbyes” music video

18 Sep

Sam Smith has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) posted the visual clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” to his Vevo channel on Monday (September 18, 2017).

Co-written by James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate; “Too Good at Goodbyes” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” is scheduled to arrive later this year via PMR Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Tyler Johnson (John Legend), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz), Rachel Furner (Craig David) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

On the production front, Smith has worked with James “Malay” Ho (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Charli XCX), Fred Cox (Rag’n’Bone Man), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Lianne La Havas), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Justin Timberlake) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Sam Smith collaborates with Tyler Johnson for sophomore album

13 Sep

Sam Smith has revealed a new song title from his upcoming album.

“One Last Song” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer/songwriter’s second studio collection, which will arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

The track was co-written by Jimmy Napes alongside Tyler Johnson, whose resume boasts further works with Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Elle King (“Kocaine Karolina”), John Legend (“Love You Anyway”), Miley Cyrus (“Maybe You’re Right”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”) and Cam (“Burning House”).

Smith’s current promotional single “Too Good at Goodbyes” – which was co-written and co-produced by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions alliances with Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Kara Marni), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (David Guetta), Rachel Furner (Ella Henderson) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Jarryd James).

On the production front, Smith has worked with Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Cox (Janelle Monae), Malay (Frank Ocean), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Paul Epworth (Ray BLK), Martin Sjolie (Guy Sebastian) and Timbaland (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.

Sam Smith drafts Jimmy Napes, Stargate for new single “Too Good at Goodbyes”

4 Sep

Sam Smith has confirmed the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened “Too Good at Goodbyes” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming sophomore album and will release it on September 8th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As per ASCAP’s Reportory, the track was co-written by regular collaborator James “Jimmy Napes” Napier alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate.

Smith’s second studio collection, tentatively entitled ““TPH-50HR,” is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Trey Songz) and Iain James (Emeli Sande).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Two Inch Punch (Sabrina Claudio), Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Fred Cox (Tanika Bailey), Joel Little (Khalid), Timbaland (Nelly Furtado) and Fraser T. Smith (RAYE).

Watch the music video for “Writing’s on the Wall” 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.

Sam Smith confirms title for sophomore album

12 Aug

Sam Smith has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his second studio collection “TPH-50HR” (which means The Pink House 50 Heydon Road) and will release it in September via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Smith with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford and Sons, Ray BLK, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Eliza Caird, Raye, Clean Bandit, Etham, Ria Ritchie, and Yebba.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Kelly Rowland), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor) and Iain James (Olly Murs).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Sinead Harnett), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Martin Sjolie (Charlotte OC), Paul Epworth (John Legend), Fred Cox (Grace Carter), Joel Little (Lorde), Timbaland (Beyonce) and Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy).

Stream “In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows)” 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!

Rita Ora connects with Avicii for new single “Lonely Together”

11 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has connected with Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) for his new promotional single “Lonely Together,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Featuring co-production duties by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat; “Lonely Together” was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony) and Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber).

Preceded by the Steve Mac-produced / Ed Sheeran-penned “Your Song;” Ora’s upcoming sophomore album is scheduled arrive in 2018 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Stargate, Jonny Coffer, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, and RITUAL.

On the songwriting front, Ora has worked with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Max McElligott, Diana Gordon, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Chelcee Grimes, Justin Tranter, Georgia Ku, and Ammar Malik.

Stream the audio clip for “Lonely Together” below.