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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.

Ella Eyre unleashes new promotional single “Ego”

12 Aug

British singer/songwriter Ella Mary McMahon, professionally known as Ella Eyre, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Ego” – featuring Ty Dolla $ign – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin, who are also behind Cheryl’s “Waiting for Lightning,” Kelly Clarkson’s “In the Blue,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Crystal Heart,” Indiana’s “Play Dead,” and Lea Michele’s “Believer.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Becky Hill, Kamille, Lauren Christy, HARLOE, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Stephenie Jones, Dayo Olatunji, Jin Jin, Caroline Ailin, Gina Kushka, Nate Campany, Samuel Preston, and Evan “Kidd” Bogart.

On the production front, Eyre has worked with Jason Evigan, ADP, Jonas Jeberg, Crada, Jonny Coffer, Kid Harpoon, Joel Little, Toby Gad, Jarrad Rogers, Neff-U, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Two Inch Punch, Paul O’Duffy, LOSTBOY, and Mojam Music.

Stream the audio clip for “Ego” 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!

Louisa Johnson hits the studio with Chris Loco, Goldfingers

10 Aug

British singer/songwriter Louisa Johnson has enlisted the production services of Chris Loco and Goldfingers for her upcoming debut album.

Loco (born Christopher Crowhurst) is known for his works with Emeli Sande (“Easier in Bed”), Kevin Garrett (“Little Bit of You”), Justine Skye (“U Don’t Know”), Etta Bond (“Kiss My Girlfriend”), Raleigh Ritchie (“Stronger Than Ever”) and Sinead Harnett (“Rather Be with You”).

Meanwhile, Goldfingers (composed of Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom) have contributed to the next projects by John Newman, Kamille, Fleur East, Antigoni Buxton, Taya, Sabina Ddumba, Charlotte OC, Liza Owen, and Mali-Koa.

Johnson, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut album – featuring singles “So Good” and “Best Behaviour” – later this year via Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam (Anne-Marie), Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Digital Farm Animals (Dua Lipa), Arnthor Birgisson (James Arthur), Dallas Austin (Ella Henderson), BURNS (Maluma), Toby Gad (Leona Lewis) and Dave Bassett (Vance Joy).

Watch the music video for “Best Behaviour” below.

EVE hits the studio with Iain James, Mojam Music

2 Aug

American rapper and actress Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, known mononymously as Eve, has teamed up with songwriter Iain James and Mustafa Omer and James Murray of production duo Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

James’ songwriting resume boasts works with Lights (“Giants”), Olly Murs (“Unpredictable”), Samantha Jade (“Hurt Anyone”), Little Mix (“Shout Out to My Ex”), Fleur East (“Breakfast”), Leona Lewis (“One More Sleep”), Ella Henderson (“The First Time”) and Craig David (“Officially Yours”).

Meanwhile, notable production credits by Mojam Music include Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do it Anyway,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” Frances’ “No Matter,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Tanika’s “Party Til We Fight,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Cheryl’s “Boys,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” and Gorgon City’s “Imagination.”

Eve, on the other hand, is expected to release new music later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released in 2013 via From the Rib / RED Distribution, Eve’s last studio collection “Lip Lock” peaked to number seven on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and spawned promotional singles including “Make it Out This Town” and “She Bad Bad.”

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Mojam Music’s works!

Kyla signs new publishing deal with BMG

1 Aug

British singer/songwriter Kyla Marie Smith, mononymously known as Kyla, has signed a new publishing deal with BMG.

Known in the UK for her singles “Do You Mind” and “Daydreaming,” Kyla shot to international stardom by providing guest vocals on Drake’s “One Dance,” which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Her current promotional single “Should’ve Been Me,” with UK Record producer Naughty Boy and Jamaican dancehall star Popcaan, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music, who co-produced Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Kyla has recorded further material with producers including Invisible Men (Kylie Minogue), Zac Samuel (Taya), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Moon Willis (Anne-Marie), Youthonix (Tanika), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus) and Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa).

Among the songwriters Kyla has worked with are Andrea Martin (Monica), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo), Dayo Olatunji (Ella Henderson), Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes), Eyelar (Tinashe), Carla Marie Williams (Craig David), Jenna Andrews (Kiesza), Negin Djafari (Bobii Lewis) and Alicia Renee (Tamia).

Streaming the audio clip for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Ella Eyre drafts Ty Dolla $ign for new single “Ego”

31 Jul

Ella Eyre has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Ella Mary McMahon) christened “Ego” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it on August 11 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The Ty Dolla $ign-featuring track was co-written by Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin, who are also behind Cheryl’s “Waiting for Lightning,” Kelly Clarkson’s “In the Blue,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Crystal Heart,” Indiana’s “Play Dead,” and Lea Michele’s “Believer.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s next studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Becky Hill (Professor Green), HARLOE (Britney Spears), Lauren Christy (Akon), Kamille (Louisa Johnson), Ilsey Juber (Nick Jonas), Emily Warren (Molly Kate Kestner), Stephenie Jones (James Blunt), Sam Preston (Nina Nesbitt) and Evan “Kidd” Bogart (Jason Derulo).

On the production front, Eyre has worked with Jason Evigan (Madonna), ADP (Dan Caplen), Jonas Jeberg (Selena Gomez), Crada (Kid Cudi), Jonny Coffer (Tanika), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Joel Little (Lorde), Toby Gad (John Legend), Mstr Rogers (Andra Day), Emanuel Kiriakou (Ne-Yo), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Reyez) and Mojam Music (Plan B).

Watch the music video for “Came Here for Love” below.