Tag Archives: Jimmy Napes

Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Only Want You”

3 Mar

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

“Only Want You” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes), Carl Rosen (Marshmello, Selena Gomez), Andrew Watt (Kygo, Justin Bieber) and Louis Bell (Halsey, Camila Cabello).

Ora’s latest album under Atlantic Records, “Phoenix,” features further contributions from Stargate (“Soul Survivor”), Jimmy Napes (“Velvet Room”), Digital Farm Animals (“Falling to Pieces”), Julian Bunetta (“Cashmere”), Rudimental (“Summer Love”) and John “JRY” Ryan (“First Time High”).

Stream the audio clip for “Only Want You” below.

Bishop Briggs drafts Jin Jin, Jimmy Napes for new collaboration

3 Mar

British singer/songwriter Sarah McLaughlin, known by her stage name Bishop Briggs, has drafted Jin Jin and Jimmy Napes for a new collaboration.

Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“No One”), Rita Ora (“Proud”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Nina Nesbitt (“Love Letter”), Paloma Faith (“Lullaby”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Meanwhile, Napes is responsible for co-writing and producing Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Briggs’ upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Teleport Records in partnership with Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Her debut album “Church of Scars” – featuring singles “Wild Horses,” “River,” “Hi-Lo (Hollow),” “Dream” and “White Flag” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Church of Scars” below.

Mae Muller taps Naughty Boy for new collaboration

26 Feb

Mae Muller has tapped Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Shahid Khan) has previously worked with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”) and Cheryl Cole (“Craziest Things”).

Meanwhile, Muller’s current singles “Leave It Out” and “Flaws” – which were helmed by Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of UK songwriting and production duo Future Cut – are now available via all digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming project reportedly yields alliances with Two Inch Punch, Jimmy Napes, Caroline Ailin, Ed Thomas, Bastian Langebaek, Jin Jin, Max Wolfgang, Lostboy, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Joe Rubel, Marlon Roudette, and Invisible Men.

Stream the audio clip for “Leave It Out” below.

Mae Muller delivers new promotional singles “Leave it Out” and “Flaws”

17 Feb

Mae Muller has delivered two new promotional singles online.

“Leave it Out” (co-written by Danny Shah) and “Flaws” (co-written by Elizabeth “Lowell” Boland) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on both singles were handled by Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut, who are also responsible for singles including “Smile” (Lily Allen), “Black Heart” (Stooshe), “Please Don’t Let Me Go” (Olly Murs), “Gypsy” (Shakira), and “How Ya Doing?” (Little Mix).

Meanwhile, Muller is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2018’s “Frankly” later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Invisible Men, Ed Thomas, Jimmy Napes, Bastian Langebaek, Caroline Ailin, Lostboy, Jin Jin, Max Wolfgang, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Joe Rubel, Marlon Roudette, and Two Inch Punch.

Stream the audio clips for “Leave it Out” and “Flaws” below.

 

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Tori Kelly announces details for new single “Change Your Mind”

24 Jan

Tori Kelly has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer christened “Change Your Mind” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 25th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Kelly’s next album, which follows 2018’s “Hiding Place,” reportedly delivers further contributions from Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Warren Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Never Alone” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.