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Janelle Monae unleashes music video for new single “Make Me Feel”

23 Feb

Janelle Monae has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The Alan Ferguson-directed clip for “Make Me Feel” was posted to the American singer-songwriter’s YouTube channel on Thursday (February 22, 2018).

Co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter alongside Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin; “Make Me Feel” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Monae’s upcoming fourth studio collection “Dirty Computer” is scheduled to arrive on April 27 via Wondaland Records and Bad Boy Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions and productions from Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jonny Lattimer, Ina Wroldsen, Adriano Buffone, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Mr. Hudson, Tayla Parx, Jim Duguid, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Stacy Barthe.

Watch the music video for “Make Me Feel” below.

Janelle Monae confirms new album “Dirty Computer”

19 Feb

Janelle Monae has confirmed the title for her upcoming album.

The American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and model christened her fifth studio collection “Dirty Computer” and will release it later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Jonny Lattimer, Ina Wroldsen, Adriano Buffone, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Mr. Hudson, Tayla Parx, Jim Duguid, Fabienne Holloway, Jamie Lidell, and Stacy Barthe.

Monae’s last studio collection, 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” peaked to number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Q.U.E.E.N,” “Dance Apocalyptic” and “Prime Time.”

She has also teamed up with mega record producer Pharrell Williams on two tracks in the shape of “Jalapeno” and “Isn’t This the World,” taken from the 2016 original motion picture soundtrack, “Hidden Figures.”

Watch the album trailer for “Dirty Computer” below.

Stacy Barthe teases new collaboration with Janelle Monae

29 Nov

Stacy Barthe has teased a new collaboration with Janelle Monae.

“When your fellow unicorn summons you to come out and play… #janellemonae,” the American singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Tuesday (November 28, 2017).

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Alicia Keys (“Limitedless”), Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Lauriana Mae (“Flaws & All”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Honey Pot”) and Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”).

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from fellow musicians including Malay (“War IV Love”), Oren Yoel (“In My Head”), Claude Kelly (“Me Versus Me”), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (“Flawed Beautiful Creatures”) and Benny Cassette (“Live for Today”).

Monae, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming studio collection early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Jonny Lattimer (Raye), Ina Wroldsen (Calvin Harris), Adriano Buffone (Jessie Ware), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera), Fabienne Holloway (Grace Cartner) and Jin Jin (Yebba Smith).

Stream Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Tayla Parx teases new collaboration with Janelle Monae

17 May

Tayla Parx has teased a new collaboration with Janelle Monae.

“I was finishing up Janelle Monae album in ATL and Big Boi walks in like ..you tryna do a freestyle like that on my record? Love the south,” the American singer/songwriter tweeted on Tuesday (May 16, 2017).

Parx (real name Taylor Parks) is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “Infinity,” Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Jojo’s “Fuck Apologies,” Jason Derulo’s “Love Me Down,” Meghan Trainor’s “Better,” Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$,” Jennifer Lopez’s “So Good,” and Keyshia Cole’s “Rick James.”

Her extensive resume delivers additional works with producers KAYTRANADA, Eric Hudson, Illangelo, Tommy Brown, Dem Jointz, Noel Zancanella, T-Collar, Ian Kirkpatrick, Electric, Ricky Reed, TMS, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, The Stereotypes, Rodney Jerkins, Greg Wells, Antonio Dixon, The Rascals, Mitch Allan, Nick Monson, and Daniel “Daylight” Kyriakides.

Meanwhile, Monae is expected to release her fourth studio collection, which serves as the follow-up 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” later this year Wondaland Records in partnership with Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further collaborations Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs, Ellie Goulding), Ina Wroldsen (Britney Spears, Rag’n’Bone Man), Adriano Buffone (Avicii, JP Cooper), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (RAYE, Clean Bandit) and Fred Cox (Tanika Bailey, Jamie Lidell).

Fans of Parx’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Cassie, Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Fleur East, Mollie King, Stanaj, Diana Gordon, Alina Baraz, Majid Jordan, Hailee Steinfeld, Skip Marley, Tori Kelly, and Cameron Dallas.

Stream “The Electric Lady” below.

Ina Wroldsen hints at new collaboration with Janelle Monae

25 Feb

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Janelle Monae has recorded new material with Ina Wroldsen.

“Just spent two days with the queen @JanelleMonae. Thanks for the privilege,” Wroldsen posted to her Instagram page on Tuesday (February 23, 2015).

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for another artist or Monae’s upcoming third studio album.

Wroldsen recently co-wrote “Bind Your Love” and “Sirens” for British singer/songwriter Cher Lloyd. Both tracks appear on the artist’s sophomore album “Sorry I’m Late,” now available for download via Epic Records.

Her extensive resume also includes works for Shakira (“Empire”), Britney Spears (“He About to Lose Me”), Shontelle (“Impossible”), Madison Beer (“Melodies”), Leona Lewis (“My Hands”) and James Arthur (“Recovery”).

Meanwhile, Monae is scheduled to release her mini-album “The Eephus” later this year via Wondaland Art Society / Bad Boy Records.

Monae’s last album, 2013’s “The Electric Lady,” peaked to number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Dance Apocalyptic,” “PrimeTime” and “Electric Lady.”

Watch the music video for Janelle Monae’s “Q.U.E.E.N.” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Kwabs

19 Dec

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Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Kwabs.

The British hitmaker – born Christopher Crowhurst – previously co-wrote and produced “Into You” for Kwabs. The track appears on the artist’s EP “Pray for Love,” now available for download via iTunes.

Some of his other notable credits are “Feels Like” by Etta Bond [Disturbing London], “Easier in Bed” by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records] and “Lullaby” by Professor Green featuring Tori Kelly [Virgin Records].

Loco also contributed to the next projects by Raleigh Ritchie [Columbia Records], Laura Welsh [Polydor Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Kwabs is currently recording his upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records. The Warner Music Group imprint also represents artists including Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae, Trey Songz, and Charli XCX.

For the still-untitled LP, Kwabs reportedly teamed with TMS (Olly Murs, Leona Lewis), Al Shux (Alicia Keys, Elle Varner), Fraser T. Smith (Javeon, Bipolar Sunshine) and MNEK (Madonna, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Walk” below.

Kelly Rowland releases lyric video for new single “The Game”

12 Aug

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Kelly Rowland has released the lyric video for her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the visual clip to her official YouTube page on Tuesday (August 12, 2014).

“The Game” – written by Sia Furler along with Kirby Lauryen and Jake Troth – is lifted from the compilation album, “Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game.”

Other artists who contributed to the “Pepsi Beats” album are Santigold [Atlantic Records], Jetta [Polydor Records] and Janelle Monae [Atlantic Records].

Watch the lyric video for “The Game” below.