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The Weeknd unleashes new mini-album “My Dear Melancholy”

30 Mar

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has unleashed a new mini-album online.

“My Dear Melancholy” – featuring six new songs in the shape of “Call Out My Name,” “Try Me,” “Wasted Times,” “I Was Never There,” “Hurt” and “Privilege” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Starboy” also delivers contributions from Cirkut, DaHeala, Frank Dukes, Starrah, Gesaffelstein, Mike Will Made-It, Marz, Skrillex, Nicholas Jaar, Belly, and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

Stream “My Dear Melancholy” below.

Alicia Keys guests on Eminem’s new album “Revival”

5 Dec

American singer-songwriter-record producer Alicia Keys has provided guest vocals on the track “Like Home,” taken from Eminem’s upcoming ninth album “Revival,” out on December 15 via Aftermath / Shady / Interscope Records.

“Like Home” was co-written by Skylar Grey alongside Andrew Jackson, whose other credits include Galantis’ “Written in the Stars,” Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Bitter End,” Charlie Wilson’s “New Addiction,” Alex Newell’s “This Ain’t Over,” Frank Walker’s “Piano,” and Olly Murs’ “Love You More.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection early next year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Stacy Barthe (Katy Perry), Emile Haynie (Delilah), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Cassie), DaHeala (The Weeknd) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Stream the audio clip for “Holy War” below.

Stacy Barthe hints at new collaboration with Alicia Keys

28 Sep

Stacy Barthe has hinted at a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“#wcw @aliciakeys this spirit, this talent, this mother, this wife, this friend, this creative force, this woman = remarkable. Thank you for you❤️❤️❤️” she posted to her Instagram on Wednesday (September 27, 2017).

Barthe previously co-wrote “When It’s All Over” and “Limitedless” for Keys’ 2012 album “Girl on Fire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

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

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from producers/fellow songwriters 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”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Emile Haynie (Lady Gaga), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Beyonce).

Stream Stacy Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Alicia Keys drafts Arrow Benjamin for new collaboration

15 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has drafted fellow recording artist Arrow Benjamin for a new collaboration.

Signed to Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records, Benjamin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Freedom”), Naughty Boy (“Runnin'”), James Arthur (“Kryptonite”) and Sigrid (“Working Alone”).

His promotional singles “Love and Hate” (co-written with Iain Archer and Steve McEwan) and “Look at Me” (co-written with Shazelle Gobin and Alan Nglish) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Rag’n’Bone Man), Andrew Wyatt (Kacy Hill), Kaytranada (Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Look at Me” below.

Fred Ball teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

30 Jun

Fred Ball has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Piano lesson with Alicia Keys – Thank you for the magic and the madness,” the Roc Nation signee posted to Instagram on Friday (June 30, 2017).

Notable songwriting and production credits by Fred Ball include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” All Saints’ “Summer Rain,” Una Sand’s “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Petite Meller’s “America,” Little Mix’s “See Me Now,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Synchronized,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

He has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Pixie Lott, Wens, Kevin Garrett, Raye, Tamera Foster, Saya, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Maad, Joy Crookes, Arlissa, Emeli Sande, Dagny, Fanny Anderson, Taya, Grace Carter, Era Istrefi, L Devine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tinashe, and Paloma Faith.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Kanye West).

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Foy Vance for new collaboration

26 Jun

Alicia Keys has teamed up with Foy Vance for a new collaboration.

The Northern-Irish singer/songwriter’s resume boasts previous works with Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Odetta”), Ed Sheeran (“Nancy Mulligan”), Rudimental (“Never Let You Go”), Miranda Lambert (“Pushing Time”) and Sawyer Fredericks (“Bittersweet”).

Vance’s latest studio collection “The Wild Swan,” which was executive-produced by Elton John and released via Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (Halsey, The Weeknd), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher, Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige, Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Jay-Z, Kanye West).

Stream “The Wild Swan” below.

Halsey announces details for new single “Not Afraid Anymore”

12 Jan

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Halsey has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer-songwriter christened “Not Afraid Anymore” as her next promotional single and will release it on January 13 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Not Afraid Anymore” was written by Halsey – real name Ashley Frangipane – alongside Nasri Atweh (Shakira, Lea Michele), Adam Messinger (Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea) and Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville (The Weeknd, Rick Ross).

The track also appears on the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Darker,” which delivers further guest appearances from John Legend (“One Woman Man”), Sia (“Helium”), The-Dream (“Code Blue”), Corinne Bailey Rae (“The Scientist”) and Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”).

Other musicians who contributed to the highly anticipated collection – out on February 10 – are Toby Gad, Andrew Jackson, Christopher Braide, Sam Dew, Jack Antonoff, Talay Riley, GRADES, Ali Tennant, Jason “Ginni” Gill, Breyan Isaac, Joseph Angel, Mike “Scribz” Riley, and Ruth-Anne Cunningham.

Watch the music video for “Ghost” below.