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Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Linda Perry teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

19 Oct

Linda Perry has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Alicia Keys is truly a Superwomen. Was a good hang at my studio,” the American songwriter and record producer posted to Instagram.

The pair previously teamed up on “Superwoman,” “The Thing About Love,” “Sure Looks Good to Me” and “Pray for Forgiveness,” taken from the albums “As I Am” (2007) and “The Element of Freedom” (2009), respectively.

Perry’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Pink (“Get the Party Started”), Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”), Gwen Stefani (“What You Waiting For?”), Celine Dion (“My Love”), Adele (“Can’t Let Go”), Lea Michele (“Sentimental Memories”) and Miley Cyrus (“Hands of Love”).

Keys’ last studio collection under Sony Music / RCA Records, 2016’s “Here,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love).”

For her next project, Keys has reportedly teamed up with fellow musicians including DaHeala, Foy Vance, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Arrow Benjamin, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, and Asia Whiteacre.

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

Asia Whiteacre teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

7 Jun

Asia Whiteacre has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Me and my bff @aliciakeys coordinated patterns ahead of time. Don’t worry about it,” the American songwriter posted to Instagram.

Whiteacre’s songwriting resume boasts works with Bebe Rexha (“Ferrari”), Louis Tomlinson (“Miss You”), Alina Baraz (“Floating”), Sam Fischer (“Getting Older”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”) and Diana Gordon (“Kool Aid”).

The Warner/Chappell signee has also contributed to the next projects by Carly Rae Jepsen, Enrique Iglesias, Phoebe Ryan, Liz Huett, and Youngr.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Foy Vance, Andrew Wyatt, and Johnny McDaid.

Watch the music video for “Superwoman” below.

Shawn Mendes releases new self-titled album

25 May

Shawn Mendes has released his third album online.

The self-titled collection – featuring singles “In My Blood,” “Lost in Japan,” “Youth,” “Where Were You in the Morning,” and “Nervous” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate,” Mendes has reunited with regular collaborators Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton.

Other musicians backing Mendes on the album are Joel Little, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Julia Michaels, Ian Kirkpatrick, Nate Mercereau, Amy Allen, Louis Bell, Fred Gibson, and John Mayer.

Stream “Shawn Mendes (Album)” below.

Alicia Keys reunites with Jeff Bhasker for new collaboration

2 May

American singer, songwriter, record producer Alicia Keys has reunited with fellow musician Jeff Bhasker for a new collaboration.

Bhasker previously co-wrote and co-produced “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea,” “Girl on Fire” and the Bruno Mars-assisted “Tears Always Win,” taken from the albums “The Element of Freedom” (2009) and “Girl on Fire” (2012), respectively.

Bhasker’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Party”), Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”), Rihanna (“Kiss it Better”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”), Katy Perry (“Pendulum”), Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Lana Del Rey (“National Anthem”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Swizz Beatz, Kaytranada, Johnny McDaid, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Emile Haynie, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Foy Vance, and Andrew Wyatt.

Watch the music video for “Tears Always Win” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Andrew Wyatt

24 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has teamed up with fellow musician Andrew Wyatt for a new collaboration.

The Miike Snow vocalist is responsible for co-writing singles including Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” Lorde’s “Perfect Places,” Dua Lipa’s “New Love,” Liam Gallagher’s “Chinatown,” and Beck’s “Dreams.”

Wyatt’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Florence + The Machine (“Wish That You Were Here”), Kacy Hill (“First Time”), Pixie Lott (“Ain’t Got You”) and Charli XCX (“I Need Ur Love”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection early next year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Kaytranada, Johnny McDaid, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Emile Haynie, Fred Ball, DaHeala, and Foy Vance.

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

John Newman delivers new promotional single “Fire in Me”

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter John Newman has delivered his new single online.

“Fire in Me” – which was co-written by James Newman, David “Dave the Doctor” Mørup, and Philip Plested – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Newman is scheduled to release his third album and follow-up to 2015’s “Revolve” later this year via Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Evan Bogart, Jonathan Rotem, Andrew Jackson, Johnny McDaid, Foy Vance, Jamie Hartman, Max McElligott, Johnny Ghost, Digital Farm Animals, Guy Chambers, Jonny Coffer, and Goldfingers.

As a songwriter, Newman recently co-write “‘Til I’m Done” for Paloma Faith alongside regular collaborators Wayne Hector and TMS (aka Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Watch the music video for “Fire in Me” below.