Tag Archives: John Shanks

Ruth-Anne scheduled to release new music in 2018

31 Dec

Irish singer/songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, known mononymously as RuthAnne, is planning to release new music from her debut album in 2018.

Alongside record producers Billy Steinberg and Josh Alexander, RuthAnne has co-penned songs for Jojo (“Too Little, Too Late”), Katharine McPhee (“Over It”) and Leona Lewis (“Perfection”).

Her extensive resume boasts additional songwriting works with Niall Horan (“Slow Hands”), Martin Garrix (“In the Name of Love”), Britney Spears (“Work Bitch”), Pixie Lott (“Broken Arrow”), Third Story (“G Train”), Jasmine V (“Jealous”), Zac Samuel (“Never Letting Go”), Nadine Coyle (“Running”), One Direction (“No Control”) and Alex & Sierra (“Little Do You Know”).

In addition to Steinberg and Alexander, RuthAnne has also teamed up with top producers including TMS, Julian Bunetta, Chris Braide, MNEK, John Ryan, Toby Gad, Axident, Lucas Secon, Cutfather, Jonas Jeberg, Stephan Moccio, Malay, John Shanks, Alex Da Kid, Johnny Douglas, Two Inch Punch, Moon Willis, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Al Shux, and Mojam Music.

Stream the audio clip for “Love’s Just a Feeling” below.

Jessica Simpson teases new collaboration with John Shanks

23 Jul

Jessica Simpson has teased a new collaboration with John Shanks.

“Getting the band back together #StudioWithShanks,” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (July 23, 2017).

Shanks previously teamed up with Simpson on her sixth studio collection “Do You Know,” which spawned singles “Come on Over” and “Remember That.” Released in September 2008 via Epic Records / Columbia Nashville, “Do You Know” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other artists Shanks has co-written and produced songs for are Sheryl Crow (“Steve McQueen”), Celine Dion (“Taking Chances”), Kelly Clarkson (“You Found Me”), Michelle Branch (“All You Wanted”), Delta Goodrem (“In this Life”), Colbie Caillat (“Fallin’ for You”), Miley Cyrus (“The Climb”), Lindsay Lohan (“Over”) and Ashlee Simpson (“Pieces of Me”).

Meanwhile, Simpson is expected to release her next project, which follows 2010’s “Happy Christmas,” later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Linda Perry (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Christina Aguilera), Hayley Warner (John Legend), Isabella Summers (Ella Henderson), Chelsea Lena (Laura Marano) and Diana Gordon (Mary J. Blige).

Watch the music video for “Come on Over” below.

Lea Michele delivers new album “Places”

28 Apr

Lea Michele has delivered her new album online.

“Places” – featuring singles “Love is Alive,” “Anything’s Possible,” “Run to You” and “Getaway Car” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” delivers songwriting contributions from Ali Tamposi, Ellie Goulding, Allie X, Julia Michaels, Chantal Kreviazuk, Fransisca Hall, Anjulie Persaud, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Chloe Angelides, MoZella, Dana Parish, Alexandra Savior, Wrabel, Tim Myers, and Michael Fitzpatrick.

Michele has also worked with producers John Shanks, Toby Gad, Andrew Hollander, Jon Levine, Kyle Moorman, Jesse Shatkin, Xandy Barry, Linda Perry, Nathan Chapman, Christopher Braide, Kid Harpoon, Stephan Moccio, Afrojak, Richard “Biff” Stannard, and Ash Howes.

Stream “Places” below.

Lea Michele unveils new single “Run to You”

31 Mar

Lea Michele has unveiled a new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora, Justin Bieber), Wrabel (Kesha, Prince Royce) and Afrojack (Sevyn Streeter, David Guetta).

Production duties on “Run to You” were handled by John Shanks, whose other credits include The Corrs’ “Only When I Sleep,” Michelle Branch’s “Everywhere,” Ashlee Simpson’s “Pieces of Me,” Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances,” Natasha Bedingfield’ s “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway,” Hilary Duff’s “Come Clean,” and Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michele will release her upcoming sophomore album “Places” – featuring singles “Anything’s Possible” and “Love is Alive,” as well as the Ellie Goulding-penned “Heavenly” – will arrive on April 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Run to You” below.

Lea Michele unveils release date, tracklisting for new album

14 Mar

Lea Michele has unveiled the release date and tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore album.

The actress, singer, and songwriter will release “Places” on April 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Anything’s Possible” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Michele alongside Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Timothy “Tim” Myers.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” boasts further productions from John Shanks (Sheryl Crow), Toby Gad (Jennifer Hudson), Christopher Braide (Jessie Reyez), Kid Harpoon (Eliza Doolittle), Xandy Barry (Jessica Simpson), Andrew Hollander (Fefe Dobson) and Matt Rad (Demi Lovato).

On the songwriting front, Michele has worked with Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne), Wrabel (Ellie Goulding), Ali Tamposi (Beyonce), Michael Fitzpatrick (ZZ Ward), Dana Parish (Celine Dion), Fransisca Hall (Betty Who), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez) and Diane Warren (Andra Day).

See the tracklisting for “Places” below.

(1) Love is Alive / (2) Heavy Love / (3) Proud / (4) Believer / (5) Run to You / (6) Heavenly / (7) Anything’s Possible / (8) Getaway Car / (9) Sentimental Memories / (10) Tornado / (11) Hey You

Lea Michele releases new single “Love is Alive”

3 Mar

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Lea Michele has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne, Gwen Stefani) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat).

Production duties on “Love is Alive” were handled by Xandy Barry, whose credits include Jessica Simpson’s “Boy,” Nick Lachey’s “On Your Own,” Backstreet Boys’ “Lose it All,” and Ashley Parker Angel’s “Apology.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michele’s sophomore studio collection “Places” – featuring “Run To You,” “Getaway Car” and “Hey You” – will arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Other album producers include Toby Gad (Daya), John Shanks (Michelle Branch), Afrojack (Sevyn Streeter), Matt Rad (Demi Lovato), Kid Harpoon (Jessie Ware) and Stephan Moccio (Emeli Sande).

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” also boasts songwriting contributions from Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora), Wrabel (Kesha), Jolene Belle (Tori Kelly), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez), Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran) and Diane Warren (Beyonce).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love is Alive” below.

Lea Michele confirms details for sophomore album

28 Jan

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Lea Michele has confirmed the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The actress, singer, and songwriter christened her second studio collection “Places” and will release it later this year via Columbia Records.

Amongst the tracks slotted for inclusion on the follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” are “Love Is Alive,” “Run To You,” “Getaway Car” and “Hey You.”

In addition to confirmed collaborators Toby Gad and John Shanks, the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers further productions from Afrojack, Stephan Moccio, Matt Rad, and Kid Harpoon.

On the songwriting front, Michele has teamed up with Ali Tamposi, Wrabel, Jolene Belle, Chloe Angelides, Julia Michaels, and Diane Warren.

Watch the music video for “On My Way” below.