Tag Archives: James “Jimmy Napes” Napier

Tori Kelly announces details for new single “Change Your Mind”

24 Jan

Tori Kelly has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer christened “Change Your Mind” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 25th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Kelly’s next album, which follows 2018’s “Hiding Place,” reportedly delivers further contributions from Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Warren Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Never Alone” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Rita Ora shares new promotional single “Cashmere”

20 Nov

Rita Ora has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by regular collaborators Alexandra “Ali” Tamposi and Andrew Watt, who previously worked with Ora on singles “Anywhere,” “Lonely Together,” “For You” and “Girls.”

Production duties on “Cashmere” were handled by Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, who are also responsible for Rudimental’s “These Days,” Jess Glynne’s “Never Let Me Go,” Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands,” Harry Styles’ “Two Ghosts,” and Jessie Ware’s “Finish What We Started.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” will arrive on Novmber 26th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further contributions from Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran, Noonie Bao, Sam Romans, Jimmy Napes, Louis Bell, Digital Farm Animals, Jonny Coffer, Ilsey Juber, Sir Nolan, and Ben Billions.

Stream the audio clip for “Cashmere” below.

Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Velvet Rope”

15 Nov

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Sam Romans alongside Jimmy Napes, whose other credits include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful,” and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Let You Love Me,” “Girls,” “Anywhere” and “Your Song” – will arrive on November 26th via Atlantic Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Velvet Room” below.

Olivia releases debut promotional single “Reason to Stay”

26 Oct

British singer/songwriter Olivia Deano, known mononymously as Olivia, has released her debut promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Olivia and Glen Roberts alongside Bastian “Carassius Gold” Langebaek, who is also responsible for Jessie Ware’s “Midnight,” Olivia Nelson’s “Up All Night,” Jess Glynne’s “All I Am,” and Jones’ “Waterfalls.”

Olivia’s upcoming project, for which no release date is scheduled as-of-yet, reportedly yields further contributions from Jimmy Napes, Max Wolfgang, Alan Sampson, Fred Cox, Ed Thomas, Courage, and Felix Joseph.

Stream the audio clip for “Reason to Stay” below.

Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.

Rita Ora shares music video for new single “Let You Love Me”

21 Sep

Rita Ora has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Let You Love Me” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (September 21, 2018).

The track – which was written by Ora alongside Ilsey Juber, Noonie Bao, Lotus IV, EasyFun, and Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” “Lonely Together” and “Girls” – will arrive on November 23 via Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Ora” reportedly yields additional alliances with Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Diztortion, Jimmy Napes, Sam Romans, Lindy Robbins, Sean Douglas, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jake Gosling, and Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Let You Love Me” below.