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Rita Ora liberates new promotional single “Proud”

20 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has liberated her new single online.

“Proud” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Rachel “Raye” Keen alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous promotional singles “Anywhere” and “This Song” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jason Evigan, Gabrielle Nowee, Sam Romans, Chelcee Grimes, Jonny Coffer, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Jimmy Napes, Ammar Malik, Justin Tranter, Mike Dean, Emile Haynie, Jason Boyd, Digital Farm Animals, Leon Thomas, and Jake Gosling.

Stream the audio clip for “Proud” below.

Jessie Reyez enlists Fred Ball for new collaboration

16 Jan

Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez has enlisted the production services of Fred Ball for her upcoming debut album.

The Roc Nation signee recently produced and co-wrote “Heaven” for American recording artist Justine Skye alongside Charles “Prince Charlez” Hinshaw Jr. The track appears on Skye’s forthcoming debut album, “Ultraviolet,” out on January 19 via Universal Music Group / Roc Nation Records.

Ball’s resume boasts additional works with Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Jessie Ware (“Slow Me Down”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississippi”), Madison Beer (“Say it to My Face”), Astrid S (“Does She Know”), Nina Nesbitt (“Take You to Heaven”) and All Saints (“Summer Rain”).

Meanwhile, Reyez is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Cotton Candy” and “Phone Calls” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from The Rascals, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jason Evigan, Chris Loco, Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo, HazeBanga, Salaam Remi, Christopher Braide, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Two Inch Punch, Georgia Ku, and Will IDAP.

Stream the audio clip for “Cotton Candy” below.

Jin Jin teases new collaboration with Jason Derulo

12 Jan

British singer/songwriter Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett has teased a new collaboration with American recording artist Jason Derulo.

“Thanks @jasonderulo for having me today!!! Was soooo good working with you 🙏🏾. ❤️💛💚,” Jin Jin posted to Instagram on Thursday (January 11, 2018).

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Raye (“Decline”), Jonas Blue (“We Could Go Back”), Paloma Faith (“My Body”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Dom McCallister (“Only One”), Kiesza (“Don’t Want You Back”), Aston Merrygold (“Trudy”), Tinie Tempah (“Not Letting Go”), Sub Focus (“Love Devine”) and Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”).

Jin Jin has also contributed to the next projects by Jess Glynne, Raye, Ella Eyre, Sabrina Carpenter, Taya, Ray BLK, Molly Rainford, Stanaj, Angel Haze, Jasmine Thompson, David Guetta, Era Istrefi, Fleur East, Starley, Astrid S, Janelle Monae, Dakota, Rita Ora, Bobii Lewis, Conrad Sewell, Lapsley, Anne-Marie, Melissa Steel, Tom Walker, Alex Aiono, Dido, and 5 After Midnight.

Meanwhile, Derulo is scheduled to release his fifth studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Swalla,” “Tip Toe” and “If I’m Lucky” – later this year via Beluga Heights Entertainment / Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Everything is 4” reportedly delivers additional contributions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Verse Simmonds, Gladius James, Captain Cuts, Phoebe Ryan, Jussifer, Geoffro Cause, Shama Joseph, Julia Michaels, Tre Jean-Marie, Dayo Olatunji, Jason Boyd, Paris Jones, Knightstarr, Sebastian Kole, Jeff Gitty, Brian Lee, Happy Perez, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for “Tip Toe” below.

Rita Ora drafts Liam Payne on new promotional single “For You”

4 Jan

Photo Credit: Phil Poynter

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has teamed up with fellow recording artist Liam Payne on her next promotional single “For You,” which will arrive on January 5th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Freed,” the track was written by Ali Tamposi (Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez), Andrew Watt (Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth) and Ali Payami (Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous promotional singles “Anywhere” and “This Song” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jason Evigan, Gabrielle Nowee, Sam Romans, Chelcee Grimes, Jonny Coffer, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Jimmy Napes, Ammar Malik, Justin Tranter, Mike Dean, Emile Haynie, Jason Boyd, Digital Farm Animals, Leon Thomas, and Jake Gosling.

Stream the audio clip for “Anywhere” below.

Mullally hits the studio with Utters, Ed Thomas for new collaboration

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Connor Mullally-Knight, known mononymously as Mullally, has enlisted Ed Thomas and Utters for a new collaboration.

Thomas is responsible for co-writing Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind,” Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Meanwhile, Utters’ production resume boasts works with AlunaGeorge (“Last Kiss”), Chronixx (“I Know Love”), Raleigh Ritchie (“In Too Deep”), All Saints (“One Woman Man”), Foxes (“Beauty Queen”), Ella Eyre (“Home”), Selah Sue (“Feel”) and Purple Ferdinand (“Through Your Eyes”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mullally’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “She Don’t Know Me” – is expected to arrive early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Two Inch Punch, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, ADP, Jordan Riley, Cook Classics, Scott Hoffman, Robopop, Will Simms, MNEK, Jonny Coffer, Grades, Scribz Riley, and Cool & Dre.

On the songwriting front, Mullally has also worked with Amy Wadge, Jason Boyd, Danny Parker, Grace Tither, Ali Tennant, Max McElligott, Ari PenSmith, Danny Shah, Jordan Thomas, Levi Lennox, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Know Me” 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.