Tag Archives: James Newman

Toni Braxton schedules release date for new album

10 Feb

Toni Braxton has scheduled the release date for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress will drop her eighth studio collection “Sex & Cigarettes” on March 23 via Def Jam Recordings.

Current promotional single “Long As I Live” – which was co-written and produced by Antonio Dixon – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to Colbie Caillat, who duets on Braxton on “My Heart,” the follow-up to 2010’s “Pulse” and 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce” yields further alliances with Fred Ball (Rihanna, Jessie Ware), James Newman (Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Tina Arena).

Stream the audio clip for “Long As I Love” below.

Toni Braxton reunites with Antonio Dixon for new promotional single “Long As I Live”

9 Feb

American singer/songwriter Toni Braxton has reunited with regular collaborator Antonio Dixon for her new promotional single “Long As I Live,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with Braxton on the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds-assisted “I Hate You,” “Roller Coaster,” “Sweat,” “Hurt You,” “Take it Back,” and “Reunited,” taken from the albums “Libra” [2005] and “Love, Marriage & Divorce” [2014].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming studio collection “Sex & Cigarettes” – featuring previous promotional singles “Deadwood” and “Coping” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Def Jam Recordings.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Justine Skye), James Newman (Dua Lipa, Hailee Steinfeld), Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Tina Arena) and London on Da Track (Drake, Keyshia Cole).

Stream the audio clip for “Long As I Live” below.

Daya reveals new song title from upcoming sophomore album

22 Jan

American singer/songwriter Grace Martin Tandon, known mononymously as Daya, has revealed a new song title from her upcoming sophomore studio collection untitled “Allowed.”

The track was written by Daya alongside Michael Pollack (Kelly Clarkson, Alex Aiono), Ari “Lauv” Leff (Demi Lovato, Charli XCX) and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson).

Daya’s current promotional single “New” – which was co-written by Brett “Leland” McLaughlin and James Newman alongside the song’s producers Sir Nolan and Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her yet-to-be-titled second album and follow-up to 2016’s “Sit Still, Look Pretty” – featuring further contributions from Sean Douglas, Jesse Saint John, Sasha Sloan, Chloe Angelides, Simon Wilcox, Deputy, Toby Gad, and Lukas “Lulou” Loules – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

Stream the audio clip for “New” below.

Little Mix reunite with Rachel Furner for new collaboration

16 Dec

Little Mix have reunited with Rachel Furner for a new collaboration.

“Great week writing with @littlemix and the most amazing writers,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (December 15, 2017).

Furner previously co-wrote “Secret Love Song” for Little Mix alongside Emma Rohan and Jez Ashurst. The Jayson DeZuzuio-produced/Jason Derulo-featuring cut peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Furner’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Craig David (“Love Me Like It’s Yesterday”), Frances (“Under Our Feet”), The Vamps (“Personal”), Earl (“Travelling Heart”), Matt Terry (“Trouble”), Catherine McGrath (“Talk of This Town”), Una Healy (“Staring at the Moon”) and Grey (“Room 101”).

Meanwhile, Little Mix – composed of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – are expected to release their fifth studio collection early next year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions and productions from Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Tre Jean-Marie, Chelcee Grimes, Iain James, Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher, Philip Plested, and James Newman.

Stream the audio clip for “Secret Love Song” below.

Dan Caplen liberates new promotional single “Two Fingers”

6 Dec

British singer/songwriter Daniel Sebastian Caplen, professionally known as Dan Caplen, has shared his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Two Inch Punch, who is also responsible for Ella Eyre’s “Deeper,” Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” Moko’s “With You,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Anne-Marie’s “Boy,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” JP Cooper’s “Good Friend,” and Saya’s “Cold Fire.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Caplen’s upcoming project – featuring the Ray BLK-assisted / Jordan Riley and Mark Ralph-produced “Flat Champagne” – is expected to arrive early next year via Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Hannah Yadi, James Newman, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jennifer Decilveo, Frank Gamble, Amy Wadge, Jamie Hartman, Fraser T. Smith, Jamie Scott, Wayne Hector, and Jonny Coffer.

Stream the audio clip for “Two Fingers” below.

Toni Braxton unleashes new promotional single “Coping”

10 Nov

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by James Newman, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You,” Foxes’ “Amazing,” Hailee Steinfelds’ “Digital Love,” Calvin Harris’ “Blame,” Ashley Roberts’ “Clockwork,” Becky Hill’s “False Alarm,” Jessie Ware’s “First Time,” and Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There.”

Production duties on “Coping” were handled by Stuart Crichton, whose resume boasts additional works with Kesha (“Learn to Let Go”), Ferras (“Closer”), Eden XO (“Say That Again”), Sweet California (“Hum”), Delta Goodrem (“Believe Again”), Tina Arena (“Love You Less”) and Jamelia (“Beware the Dog”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection “Sex and Cigarettes” – featuring the Fred Ball-produced lead single “Deadwood” – is scheduled to arrive early next year via Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Coping” below.

Daya hits the studio with Sean Douglas for new collaboration

26 Oct

Daya has recorded new material with Sean Douglas.

The American songwriter recently co-penned “Sorry Not Sorry” for Demi Lovato alongside Warren “Oak” Felder, Zaire Kaolo, and Trevor Brown. The track peaked to number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles.

Other notable songwriting credits by Douglas include Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man,” Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Nick Jonas’ “Levels,” Chris Brown’s “Zero,” Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer,” RedOne’s “Don’t You Need Somebody,” Dua Lipa’s “Garden,” and The Chainsmokers’ “Honest.”

Meanwhile, Daya is expected to release her sophomore studio collection early next year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Toby Gad (John Legend), Chloe Angelides (Era Istrefi), Deputy (Mack Wilds), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Jesse Saint John (Marina Diamandis), Lukas “Lulou” Loules (Tinashe) and Simon Wilcox (Britney Spears).

Daya’s current promotional single “New” – which was co-written by Brett “Leland” McLaughlin and James Newman alongside the song’s producers Nolan “Sir Nolan” Lambroza and Stargate (aka Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen) – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “New” below.

Jessie Ware unleashes third studio collection “Glasshouse”

20 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessica Ware, has unleashed her third studio collection online.

“Glasshouse” – featuring productions from previous collaborators Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Dave Okumu, and Jamie Scott – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love,” Ware has enlisted the songwriting services of fellow recording artists including Ed Sheeran (“Sam”), Kiah Victoria (“Midnight”), Nina Nesbitt (“Slow Me Down”), Julia Michaels (“Hearts”), Shungudzo (“Your Domino”) and Model Child (“Love to Love”).

Other album songwriters include Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Sarah Aarons (Dua Lipa), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld) and Samuel Preston (Olly Murs).

“Glasshouse” also boasts productions from Starsmith (Molly Kate Kestner), Julian Bunetta (Ella Henderson), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Kacy Hill), John Ryan (Niall Horan), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Stint (Demi Lovato) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Stream “Glasshouse” below.

Jessie Ware unveils acoustic version of new promotional single “Hearts”

17 Oct

British singer/songwriter Jessica Louis Ware, professionally known as Jessie Ware, has unveiled her new promotional single online.

The acoustic version of “Hearts” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ware alongside Julia Michaels (Pink, Gwen Stefani), Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Charli XCX, James Blunt) and Benjamin “Two Inch Punch” Ash (Anne-Marie, Jessie Reyez).

Ware’s third album “Glasshouse” – featuring previous singles “Midnight,” “Selfish Love” and “Alone” – is scheduled to arrive on 20 October via PMR Records in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting contributions from James Newman, Alexandra “Shungudzo Kuyimba” Govere, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Ross Golan, Sarah Aarons, and Ed Sheeran.

On the production front, Ware has worked with Starsmith, Bastian Langebaek, Andrew Wansel, Kid Harpoon, Stint, Happy Perez, Cashmere Cat, Julian Bunetta, Fred Ball, Sacha Skarbek, and John “JRY” Ryan.

Stream the audio clip for “Hearts” below.

Jessie Ware shares music video for new promotional single “Alone”

13 Oct

Jessie Ware has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Alone” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (October 12, 2017).

The track – which was co-written by Sarah Aarons and collectively produced by Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya and Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Ware’s upcoming album “Glasshouse” – featuring previous singles “Midnight” and “Selfish Love” – is scheduled to arrive on 20 October via PMR Records in partnership with Island Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting contributions from James Newman (Dan Caplen), Shungudzo Kuyimba (Louisa Johnson), Danny Parker (Shawn Mendes), Nina Nesbitt (Jasmine Thompson), Ross Golan (Charlie Puth), Julia Michaels (Pink) and Ed Sheeran (Liam Payne).

On the production front, Ware has worked with Starsmith (Joel Compass), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Andrew Wansel (Usher), Benny Blanco (Kacy Hill), Happy Perez (Miguel), Cashmere Cat (Ariana Grande), Julian Bunetta (Niall Horan), Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Sacha Skarbek (Charlotte OC) and John “JRY” Ryan (Harry Styles).

Watch the music video for “Alone” below.