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Alicia Keys pushes back release date for new album

8 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has pushed back the release date for her upcoming seventh studio album “ALICIA” (Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records) from March 20 to May 15.

Her latest single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Jimmy Napes, Hit-Boy, P2J, and Izy Beats.

Stream the audio clip for “Show Me Love” below.

 

Olivia Dean releases new single “Crosswords”

28 Feb

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British singer/songwriter Olivia Dean has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Francis “Eg” White, whose recent credits include Celine Dion’s “I Will Be Stronger,” Izzy Bizu’s “This is What We Wanted,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Some People,” Ben Platt’s “Hurt Me Once,” Nao’s “A Life Like This,” Ray Blk’s “Got My Own,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Into Hope.”

Production duties on “Crosswords” were collectively handled by White alongside Felix Joseph, who is also responsible for Mahalia’s “Simmer,” Jorja Smith’s “Wandering Romance,” Elli Ingram’s “Table for Two,” Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin,” Birdy’s “Take My Heart,” Kevin Garrett’s “Stranglehold.”

Dean’s upcoming project – which reportedly features additional contributions from Jimmy Napes, Anton Goransson, Isabella Sjostrand, Max Wolfgang, Emily Burns, Aston Rudi, Ed Thomas, Marlon Roudette, Fred Cox, Laura Welsh, and Alan Sampson – is expected to arrive later this year via AMF Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Crosswords” below.

 

Alicia Keys records new music with IzyBeats, P2J

22 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has recorded new music with P2J and Izy Beats alongside Swizz Beatz and Jamaican recording artist Proteje. It is yet to be known whether this session is intended for a future Proteje release or Keys’ upcoming studio album, “ALICIA.”

IzyBeats production credits include Jorja Smith’s “Be Honest” and Koffee’s “Rapture.” The Jamaican-born, Miami based producer has also contributed to the next projects by Kasai, Ne-Yo, and Claudia Valentina.

Meanwhile, P2J is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” Doja Cat’s “Addiction,” Jaz Karis’ “Summer Story,” Miraa May’s “Bad Behaviour,” Snoh Aalegra’s “Situationship,” and Justine Skye’s “Secrets.”

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her seventh studio album “ALICIA” on March 20 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Her current promotional single “Underdog” – which was co-written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Jonny Coffer, and Foy Vance – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Tricky Stewart, Pierre Medor, Jeremiah Bethea, Emeli Sande, Linda Perry, Jimmy Napes, Arrow Benjamin, and Fred Ball.

Watch the music video for “Underdog” below.

 

Sam Smith announces details for new album “To Die For”

13 Feb

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Sam Smith has announced the details for her his new album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his third studio collection “To Die For” and will release it on May 1st via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “How Do You Sleep” – which was written by Smith alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill Of It All” boasts further songwriting contributions from Ryan Tedder, Louis Bell, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Two Inch Punch, Amy Allen, Kamille, and Steve Mac.

As a songwriter, Smith recently co-penned Celine Dion’s “For the Lover That I Lost” alongside regular collaborators Jimmy Napes and Stargate (aka Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen). The track appears on Dion’s latest studio album, “Courage,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

 

Khalid confirms details for new single “Know Your Worth”

24 Jan

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Khalid has confirmed the details for his new single.

The American singer/songwriter dubbed “Know Your Worth” as his next promotional cut and will release it on January 30 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Know Your Worth” was collectively helmed by Jimmy Napes alongside siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, who have previously worked with Sam Smith (“Latch”), Mary J. Blige (“Right Now”), The Weeknd (“Nocturnal”), Miguel (“Good Intentions”) and Lion Babe (“Hourglass”).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Khalid’s upcoming third studio collection – featuring previous singles “Up All Night” and “Eleven” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2019’s “Free Spirit,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles four singles in the shape of “Better,” “My Bad,” “Talk” and “Right Back.”

Stream the audio clip for “Eleven” below.

Mae Muller releases new single “Therapist”

20 Jan

Mae Muller has released her new single online.

“Therapist” – which was written by Muller alongside Caroline Ailin and David Pramik – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Muller’s upcoming project – featuring the Jimmy Napes-produced “Anticlimax” and “Dick” – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Two Inch Punch, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Marlon Roudette, Lostboy, Chiara Hunter, Max Wolfgang, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Bastian Langebaek, Ed Thomas, Invisible Men, Jake Gosling, and Naughty Boy.

Stream the audio clip for “Therapist” below.

Olivia Dean premieres music video for new single “Password Change”

11 Oct

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Olivia Dean has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Password Change” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (October 11, 2019).

“Password Change” – which was co-written by Jonny Lattimer and produced by Oli Bayston – is now available via all other digital streaming outlets.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Dean’s upcoming debut project under AMF Records / Virgin EMI Records, for which a title and release date is yet to be announced.

On the highly-anticipated collection, Dean has also worked with Anton Goransson, Isabella Sjostrand, Max Wolfgang, Emily Burns, Aston Rudi, Felix Joseph, Ed Thomas, Marlon Roudette, Fred Cox, and Jimmy Napes.

Watch the music video for “Password Change” below.