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Arlissa taps James “Malay” Ho for new collaboration

20 Feb

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has tapped Malay for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born James Ho) has previously worked with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Fans of Malay’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jazmine Sullivan, Zhavia Ward, Fletcher, Lennon Stella, Kai, Ingrid Andress, and RuthAnne.

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming debut project under Def Jam Recordings reportedly yields further contributions from Jesse Shatkin, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Lostboy, Andre Harris, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, and Wrabel.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Louise signs new record deal with Warner Music UK

17 Feb

British singer/songwriter Louise Redknapp, known mononymously as Louise, has signed a new record deal with Warner Music UK.

“So it’s now official…25 years ago I signed my first solo deal with Parlophone, and I am so excited to be continuing my journey with the Warner Music family. I cant wait for everyone to hear this new album,” she posted to Instagram.

For her upcoming fourth album, Louise has worked with songwriters Maiday, Danny Shah, Negin Djafari, Andrew Jackson, Rachel Furner, Iain James, Jaxxon, Bryn Christopher, Carla Monroe, Jacob Attwooll, Grace Tither, Adam Argyle, Sinead Harnett, Nick Tsang, Katy B, Sam Klempner, and Dyo.

Among the producers expected to appear on the follow-up to 2000’s “Elbow Beach” are Sky Adams, Jim Duguid, Michael Angelo, Ollie Green, Lostboy, Phil Cook, Jez Ashurst, LDN Noise, Bradford Ellis, and Jonny Hockings.

Louise’s singles “Light of My Life,” “In Walked Love” and “Naked” – which were initially released in 1995 and 1996, respectively – are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “In Walked Love” below.

Arlissa recruits Wrabel, Stint for new collaboration

7 Feb

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Meanwhile, Stint (born Ajay Bhattacharyya) is responsible for helming Alina Baraz’s “Feels Right,” Nao’s “Drive and Disconnect,” Jessie Ware’s “Alone,” Sabrina Claudio’s “Unravel Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” AlunaGeorge’s “Jealous,” and Zara Larsson’s “Make That Money Girl.”

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jesse Shatkin, MoZella, RyKeyz, Jeff Kleinman, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sinai Tedross, Andre Harris, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, T-Collar, and Pip Kembo.

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa taps Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jesse Shatkin for new collaboration

30 Jan

Arlissa has tapped the songwriting and production services of Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Jesse Shatkin for her upcoming debut album.

MoZella’s songwriting resume boasts works with Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”), Rihanna (“Dancing in the Dark”), Ellie Goulding (“Don’t Panic”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Rachel Platten (“Speechless”), Tinashe (“Feels Like Vegas”) and Miranda Lambert (“Secrets”).

Besides working with MoZella on songs performed by Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”) and One Direction (“Perfect”); Shatkin is also responsible for co-writing/producing Sia’s “Chandelier,” Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Paloma Faith’s “Till I’m Done,” and Charlie Puth’s “Up All Night.”

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Martin Sjolie, RyKeyz, Jeff Kleinman, Geoffrey Warburton, Sam Fischer, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sinai Tedross, Andre Harris, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, T-Collar, and Pip Kembo.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Arlissa teams with Sinai Tedros, Lostboy for new collaboration

10 Oct

Arlissa has teamed up with Sinai Tedros and Lostboy for a new collaboration.

Sinai – whose singles “Drive” and “Race Horse” are now available via all digital streaming outlets – previously co-wrote “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” for Arlissa alongside Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell of All About She. The Jonas Blue-produced cut peaked to number eight on the US Billboard Dance Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, Lostboy’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Becky Hill (“Sunrise in the East”), Sigala (“Revival”), Anne-Marie (“Used to Love You”), Marlon Roudette (“Ultra Love”), Sarah Close (“Call Me Out”), Lauren Faith (“Let Them Talk”) and MAAD (“Wonderland”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa liberates new promotional single “We Won’t Move”

1 Oct

Arlissa has liberated her new promotional single online.

“We Won’t Move” – taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “The Hate U Give” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas and co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov, whose other credits include Kelly Clarkson’s “I Don’t Think About You,” Olivia Holt’s “Thin Air,” Charli XCX’s “Secret,” Madison Beer’s “Unbreakable,” and Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Andre Harris, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Pip Kembo, T-Collar, Martin Sjolie, Anita Blay, Jonny Hockings, Knightstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Malay, Ari PenSmith, Fred Ball, Carassius Gold, and Martin Terefe.

Stream the audio clip for “We Won’t Move” below.

Imani Williams unleashes new promotional single “Dumb”

17 Aug

Imani Williams has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Dumb” – featuring Tiggs Da Author and Belly Squad – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Co-written by Chiara Hunter and collectively produced by ADP, Sigala and Show n Prove; the track samples “Dumb” by British girl group The 411, which peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart in 2004.

Besides writing songs for David Guetta’s next album, Williams’ upcoming project – featuring previous single “Don’t Need No Money” – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Electric, Carla Monroe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Lauren Aquilina, Michael Angelo, Natasha Bedingfield, and Laconic.

Stream the audio clip for “Dumb” below.