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Kelsey Lu delivers debut studio collection “Blood”

19 Apr

Kelsey Lu has delivered her debut studio collection online.

“Blood” – featuring singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project yields contributions from Rodaidh McDonald, Sarah Aarons, Jamie XX, Adrian Younge, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jeff Kleinman, Roofeo, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Stream “Blood” below.

Kelsey Lu delivers new promotional single “Blood”

29 Mar

Kelsey Lu has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Blood” – which was co-written by Orlando Higginbottom (better known by his stage name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and produced by Adrian Younge – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lu’s upcoming debut album of the same name – featuring previous singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is scheduled to arrive on April 19 via Columbia Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

Stream the audio clip for “Blood” below.

Kelsey Lu announces details for debut album “Blood”

21 Mar

Kelsey Lu has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Blood” and will release it on April 19 via Columbia Records.

Featuring promotional singles “Shades of Blue” and “Due West,” the highly-anticipated project also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from  Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Adrian Younge, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

See the tracklisting for “Blood” below.

(1)  Rebel / (2) Pushin Against the Wind / (3) Due West / (4) Kindred I / (5) Why Knock for You / (6) Foreign Car / (7) Poor Fake / (8) Too Much / (9) I’m Not in Love / (10) Kindred II / (11) Atlantic / (12) Down2Ride / (13) Blood

Stream the audio clip for “Due West” below.

Sevyn Streeter confirms details for debut album “Girl Disrupted”

9 Sep

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Sevyn Streeter has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The singer-songwriter – real name Amber Streeter – christened her first studio collection “Girl Disrupted” and will release it in early 2017 via Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Prolly” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by J-Doe (Usher, Keyshia Cole) and Michah Powell (Cassie, Skylar Grey) with production duties from Charlie Heat (Madonna, Kanye West).

“Girl Disrupted” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Tricky Stewart (Tinashe, Mariah Carey), The-Dream (Kehlani, Celine Dion), Mr. Bangladesh (Kelis, Teyana Taylor), and Cameron Wallace (Beyonce, Christina Milian).

Watch the music video for “Prolly” below.

Sevyn Streeter works with Darhyl Camper for debut album

22 Jan

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Sevyn Streeter has worked with Darhyl “DJ” Camper for her debut album.

The record producer and songwriter is responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Favorite” [Cash Money], Stacy Barthe’s “Flawed Beautiful Creatures” [Motown], and Tamar Braxton’s “Love and War” [Epic].

His resume includes further works with Bridget Kelly (“Friends”), Ella Varner (“Refill”), Chrisette Michele (“Let Me Win”), Mary J. Blige (“Self Love”), Keyshia Cole (“Trust and Believe”), and Mack Wilds (“Bonnie & Clyde”).

Meanwhile, Streeter is expected to release her first studio collection later this year through Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly delivers further contributions from J-Doe (Usher, Jennifer Lopez), Sam Hook (Omarion, Miley Cyrus), Eric Bellinger (Brandy, Teyana Taylor), and Soundz (Ciara, Justin Bieber).

Watch the music video for “Boomerang” below.

Sevyn Streeter shares “Love in Competition” acoustic performance

6 Jan

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Sevyn Streeter has shared a new live performance video online.

The singer/songwriter posted the acoustic rendition for “Love in Competition” to her YouTube channel on Tuesday (January 05, 2016).

“Love in Competition” was co-written by J-Doe, whose other credits include Jennifer Lopez’s “Acting Like That” [Capitol], Ariana Grande’s “Right There” [Republic], and Kelly Rowland’s “Keep it Between Us” [Motown].

Production duties on the original version were handled by Da Internz, who are also behind Tamar Braxton’s “If I Don’t Have You” [Epic], John Legend’s “Made to Love” [Columbia], and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” [Cash Money].

Streeter’s latest mini-collection “Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Other EP contributors include Dem Jointz (Dr. Dre), Candice Pillay (Rihanna), Hit-Boy (Beyonce), Micah Powell (Tank), B.A.M. (K. Michelle), Count Justice (Chris Brown), Tiffany Fred (Zendaya), and Mansur Zafr (Ashanti).

Watch the acoustic rendition for “Love in Competition” below.

Sevyn Streeter selects “Boomerang” as new single

12 Aug

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Sevyn Streeter has selected her new single.

The singer/songwriter – real name Amber Streeter – christened “Boomerang” as the next promotional cut from her second EP, “Shoulda Been There – Part 1,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

“Boomerang” was co-written by James “J-Doe” Smith, who also worked with Usher (“Clueless”), Jennifer Lopez (“Acting Like That”), Danity Kane (“Damaged”), Tank (“You’re My Star”) and Kelly Rowland (“Keep it Between Us”).

Production duties were handled by Chauncey “Hit-Boy” Hollis, who’s other credits include Rihanna’s “Watch ‘N Learn” [Def Jam], Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself” f/ Beyonce [Republic] and Jennifer Hudson’s “Gone” [RCA].

Streeter is currently readying her upcoming debut album under Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records entitled “On the Verge.”

As a songwriter, Sevyn has worked with Ariana Grande (“The Way”), Chris Brown (“Fine China”), Tamar Braxton (“Pieces”), Alicia Keys (“New Day”), Jessie J (“Keep Us Together”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Get it Right”).

Meanwhile, fans of Hit-Boy’s production work should look out for the next releases by Brandy [MBK Entertainment], Elle Varner [RCA Records], Frank Ocean [Def Jam Recordings] and Selena Gomez [Interscope Records].

Watch the lyric video for “Shoulda Been There” below.