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Miguel unleashes new promotional single “Told You So”

5 Nov

American singer/songwriter Miguel Jontel Pimentel, known mononymously as Miguel, has unleashed his new promotional single online.

“Told You So” – which was written by Miguel alongside the track’s co-producers Jeff Bhasker and Happy Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Miguel’s upcoming fourth studio collection “War & Leisure” – featuring previous promotional singles “Sky Walker” and “Shock And Awe” – will arrive on December 1st via ByStorm Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Wildheart” reportedly yields additional alliances with Salaam Remi (Alicia Keys, Jay-Z), Raphael Saadiq (Solange, Andra Day), James “Malay” Ho (Frank Ocean, Sam Smith), Emile Haynie (Pink, Bruno Mars), Dave Sitek (Kelis, Mikky Ekko) and Fraser T. Smith (Raye, Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Told You So” below.

Sam Smith releases sophomore studio collection “The Thrill of it All”

3 Nov

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has released his sophomore studio collection online.

“The Thrill of it All” – featuring promotional singles “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Pray” and “Burning” – 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” was prominently co-written and co-produced by regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford & Sons, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Ria Ritchie, Yebba Smith, and Raye.

Other musicians backing Smith on “The Thrill of it All” are StarGate (Majid Jordan), Timbaland (Keyshia Cole), Malay (Jazmine Sullivan), Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles), Steve Fitzmaurice (Olly Murs), Jason Boyd (Rita Ora), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars) and The Audibles (Chris Brown).

Stream “The Thrill of it All” below.

Sam Smith shares new promotional single “Burning”

27 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has shared his new promotional single online.

“Burning” – which as co-written by James “Poo Bear” Boyd alongside Dominic Jordan and Jimmy Giannos of production duo The Audibles – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous promotional singles “Too Good at Goodbyes” and “Pray” – will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” boasts further contributions from StarGate (Ne-Yo), Jimmy Napes (Tori Kelly), Timbaland (Justin Timberlake), Steve Fitzmaurice (Mary J. Blige), Tyler Johnson (John Legend), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), Simon Aldred (Birdy) and Malay (Frank Ocean).

Stream the audio clip for “Burning” below.

Sam Smith reveals artwork, tracklisting for sophomore album “The Thrill of it All”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming sophomore album, “The Thrill of it All,” which will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Pray” – which was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice and Timbaland – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to confirmed contributors Stargate (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Tyler Johnson (“One Last Song”) and Malay (“Midnight Train”); the follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts further alliances with Two Inch Punch, Frances, Joel Little, Rachel Furner, Cass Lowe, Levi Lennox, Paul Epworth, Martin Sjolie, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

See the tracklisting for “The Thrill of it All” below.

(1) Too Good at Goodbyes / (2) Say it First / (3) One Last Song / (4) Midnight Train / (5) Burning / (6) Him / (7) Baby, You Make Me Crazy / (8) No Peace / (9) Palace / (10) Pray / (11) Nothing Left for You / (12) The Thrill of it All / (13) Scars / (14) One Day at a Time

Sam Smith drafts Timbaland, Jimmy Napes for new single “Pray”

4 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has selected “Pray” as the second promotional single from his upcoming sophomore album under PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Co-written with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and James “Jimmy Napes” Napier; “Pray” will be available from October 6th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Current promotional single, the Stargate-produced “Too Good at Goodbyes,” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart.

On the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Smith has also worked with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox, Rachel Furner, Martin Sjolie, Frances, Levi Lennox, Malay, Jason Boyd, Two Inch Punch, Cass Lowe, Paul Epworth, Joel Little, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

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

Miguel selects title for fourth studio collection

25 Sep

Miguel has selected the title for his upcoming fourth album.

The American singer/songwriter (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel) christened his next studio collection “War & Leisure” and will release it later this year via Bystorm Entertainment / RCA Records.

Lead promotional single “Sky Walker” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Happy Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Follow-up single “Shock and Awe” was co-written with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown), Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Prince Royce) and Ronald “Flip” Colson (Kendrick Lamar).

Other musicians expected to appear on “War & Leisure” are Raphael Saadiq (Adrian Marcel), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), James “Malay” Ho (Sam Smith), Dave Sitek (Theophilus London), Salaam Remi (Mack Wilds) and Fisticuffs (Jazmine Sullivan).

Miguel’s last studio collection, 2015’s “Wildheart,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Coffee,” “Going to Hell,” “NWA” and “What’s Normal Anyway.”

Stream the audio clip for “Shock and Awe” below.

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.