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Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Velvet Rope”

15 Nov

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

“Velvet Rope” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Sam Romans alongside Jimmy Napes, whose other credits include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful,” and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Let You Love Me,” “Girls,” “Anywhere” and “Your Song” – will arrive on November 26th via Atlantic Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Velvet Room” below.

Olivia releases debut promotional single “Reason to Stay”

26 Oct

British singer/songwriter Olivia Deano, known mononymously as Olivia, has released her debut promotional single online.

“Reason to Stay” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Olivia and Glen Roberts alongside Bastian “Carassius Gold” Langebaek, who is also responsible for Jessie Ware’s “Midnight,” Olivia Nelson’s “Up All Night,” Jess Glynne’s “All I Am,” and Jones’ “Waterfalls.”

Olivia’s upcoming project, for which no release date is scheduled as-of-yet, reportedly yields further contributions from Jimmy Napes, Max Wolfgang, Alan Sampson, Fred Cox, Ed Thomas, Courage, and Felix Joseph.

Stream the audio clip for “Reason to Stay” below.

Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.

Rita Ora shares music video for new single “Let You Love Me”

21 Sep

Rita Ora has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Let You Love Me” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (September 21, 2018).

The track – which was written by Ora alongside Ilsey Juber, Noonie Bao, Lotus IV, EasyFun, and Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” “Lonely Together” and “Girls” – will arrive on November 23 via Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Ora” reportedly yields additional alliances with Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Diztortion, Jimmy Napes, Sam Romans, Lindy Robbins, Sean Douglas, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jake Gosling, and Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Let You Love Me” below.

Rita Ora confirms details for sophomore album “Phoenix”

19 Sep

Rita Ora has confirmed the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her second studio collection “Phoenix” and will release it on November 23 via Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated project features singles “Girls,” “For You,” “Your Song,” “Lonely Together” and “Anywhere,” as well as unreleased cuts “Summer Love,” “Let You Love Me,” “Cashmere,” “First Time High,” and “Velvet Rope.”

On the follow-up to 2012’s “Ora,” Rita has also collaborated with songwriters/producers including Invisible Men, Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Sir Nolan, Digital Farm Animals, Jonny Coffer, Louis Bell, Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran, Ben Billions, Jimmy Napes, Sam Romans, and Rudimental.

Watch the music video for “Girls” below.

Normani taps Ester Dean for new collaboration

15 Sep

Normani has tapped Ester Dean for new a collaboration.

Dean’s extensive songwriting resume boasts works with Rihanna (“Say My Name”), Katy Perry (“Peacock”), Britney Spears (“Selfish”), Christina Aguilera (“Not Myself Tonight”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Right There”), Beyonce (“Start Over”), Keri Hilson (“Lose Control”) and Nicki Minaj (“By My Side”).

Her debut EP “Miss Ester Dean” – featuring productions from Polow Da Don (“That Girl”), DJ Mustard (“New Shit”), Kane Beatz (“Any Other Way”), Cook Classics (“Fuck It”) and The Featherstones (“Jealous”) – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Other songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Tayla Parx, Jimmy Napes, Raye, Justin Tranter, Kito, Victoria Monet, Michah Powell, Starrah, Jude Demorest, Caroline Ailin, August Rigo, and Jozzy.

Stream “Miss Ester Dean” below.

Rita Ora reunites with the Invisible Men for new collaboration

1 Jun

Rita Ora has reunited with the Invisible Men for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production team (composed of Jonathan Shave, George Astasio, and Jason Pebworth) previously teamed up with Ora on DJ Fresh’s “Hot Right Now,” Conor Maynard’s “Better Than You,” and Charles Hamilton’s “New York Raining.”

The Invisible Men are also responsible for Charli XCX’s “5 in the Morning,” Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Kara Marni’s “Curve,” Bebe Rexha’s “No Broken Hearts,” Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side,” Sigala’s “Say You Do” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her sophomore studio collection – featuring singles “Girls,” “Your Song,” “Anywhere” and “Proud” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly yields further contributions from Ritual, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, Diztortion, Jimmy Napes, King Henry, Digital Farm Animals, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, and Stargate.

Stream the audio clip for “Girls” below.