Tag Archives: Jussi Illmari

Grace Mitchell delivers new promotional single “Riiich”

10 Nov

Grace Mitchell has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Riich” – which was written by Mitchell alongside Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Noel Zancanella – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Riiich” were collectively handled by Tedder and Zach Skelton, who are also responsible for Rachel Platten’s “Labels,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and James Blunt’s “Love Me Better.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mitchell’s upcoming project – featuring the Martin Johnson-produced “Come Back for You,” Cara Salimando-penned “French Becky” and Teddy Geiger-assisted “Capital Letters” – is expected to arrive early next year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julie Frost, Francis “Eg” White, Justin Tranter, Emily Warren, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Alex Hope, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, and Jesse Shatkin.

Stream the audio clip for “Riiich” below.

Jess Kent drafts Justin Tranter for new collaboration

8 Nov

Jess Kent has drafted Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

The Warner/Chappell Music signee recently co-wrote “Home” for Nick Jonas alongside regular collaborator Nick Monson. The track is taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Ferdinand.”

Tranter’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Maroon 5 (“Help Me Out”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), Julia Michaels (“Issues”), Gwen Stefani (“Used to Love You”), Fergie (“Tension”), Jason Derulo (“If I’m Lucky”), Kesha (“Finding You”), Justin Bieber (“Friends”) and Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar”).

Meanwhile, Kent is expected to release her next project early next year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Billy Steinberg, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Chelsea Lena, Jesse Saint John, Ido Zmishlany, Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt, Negin Djafari, Justin Raisen, Trey Campbell, Patrick Patrikious, and Jeremiah Raisen.

Stream “My Name is Jess Kent” below.

Bebe Rexha records new material with Asia Whiteacre, Jason Evigan

5 Nov

Bebe Rexha has recorded new music with Asia Whiteacre and Jason Evigan.

Currently signed to Warner/Chapell Music; Whiteacre is responsible for co-writing Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” Liza Owen’s “Somebody New,” Astrid S’ “Breathe,” Laura Marano’s “Hot Mess,” and Hey Violet’s “ODD.”

Meanwhile, Evigan’s recent songwriting and production credits include Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do,” Rachel Platten’s “Collide,” Fifth Harmony’s “Lonely Night,” Sofia Carson’s “Ins and Outs,” Kehlani’s “Good Life,” Pitbull’s “Educate Ya,” Lil Yachty’s “Mamacita,” and Shawn Hook’s “Good Days.”

Rexha, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project – boasting further productions and songwriting contributions from Lauren Christy and Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari – early next year via Warner Brothers Records.

Her current mini-album “All Your Fault: Part 2” – featuring promotional singles “That’s It,” “Meant to Be” and “The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody)” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “I Got Time” below.

Chris Loco teases new collaboration with Jojo

6 Oct

Chris Loco has teased a new collaboration with Jojo.

“Me today when @iamjojo laid the ‘scratch’ vocals,” the British record producer and songwriter posted to his InstaStory on Wednesday (October 04, 2017).

Born Christopher Crowhurst, Loco’s credits include Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger than Ever,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” Etta Bond’s “Kiss My Girlfriend,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Professor Green’s “Lullaby.”

Fans of his works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Kamille, Diana Gordon, Louisa Johnson, Molly Kate Kestner, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kiana Lede, Raye, Jessie Reyez, Melissa Steel, Kenzie May, Becky Hill, Yebba, Anne-Marie, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, and Ray BLK.

Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection in 2018 via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Mad Love” reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Big Taste, Stephenie Jones, Digital Farm Animals, Chelcee Grimes, Jussi Illmari, Cara Salimando, Iain James, Myah Marie, Nick Monson, Sarah Hudson, Trey Campbell, Alex Hope, Justin Tranter, Skyler Stonestreet, Kyle Shearer, Chloe Angelides, and Gino “Farrago” Barletta.

Stream the audio clip for “The River” below.

Kelly Clarkson unwraps tracklisting for new album “Meaning of Life”

30 Sep

Kelly Clarkson has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming eighth album “Meaning of Life,” which will arrive on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

Featuring current singles “Love So Soft” and “Move on You;” the follow-up to 2015’s “Piece By Piece” boasts songwriting contributions from MoZella (Charlie Puth), Audra Mae (Fantasia), Priscilla Renea (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Beyonce), Harloe (Nick Jonas) and Michael Pollack (Charli XCX).

On the production front, Clarkson has worked with Greg Kurstin (Katy Perry), Jesse Shatkin (Sia), Mick Schultz (Kelly Clarkson), Jonathan Rotem (Usher), Nova Wav (Britney Spears), Jussi Illmari (Alma), Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko), Diztortion (Rihanna) and Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara).

See the tracklisting for “Meaning of Life” below.

(1) A Minute (Intro) / (2) Love So Soft / (3) Heat / (4) Meaning of Life / (5) Move You / (6) Whole Lotta Woman / (7) Medicine / (8) Cruel / (9) Didn’t I / (10) Would You Call That Love / (11) I Don’t Think About You / (12) Slow Dance / (13) Don’t You Pretend / (14) Go High

Jojo drafts Big Taste for fourth album

24 Sep

American singer/songwriter Joanna Noëlle Levesque, known professionally as JoJo, has teamed up with Big Taste for a new collaboration.

Born Leroy Clampitt, the Los Angeles-based record producer’s credits include Bebe Rexha’s “Small Doses,” Jake Miller’s “Overnight,” Maty Noyes’ “Falling Out of Love,” Dua Lipa’s “Genesis,” Adam Lambert’s “Two Fux,” Phoebe Ryan’s “Forgetting All About You,” and Justin Bieber’s “Company.”

In addition to contributing to the next projects by Raye, Jess Kent, Sabina Ddumba, Era Istrefi, Alma, Dagny, and Marina Diamandis; Big Taste has signed a record deal with Universal Music Group imprint Island Records.

Photo Credit: Jack McKain

Meanwhile, Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection in 2018 via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Alex Hope (Troye Sivan), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari (Kelly Clarkson) and Nick Monson (Selena Gomez).

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Mad Love,” Jojo has also worked with songwriters including Skyler Stonestreet (Liza Owen), Chelcee Grimes (Rita Ora), Sarah Hudson (Ella Henderson), Cara Salimando (Kesha), Stephenie Jones (Bea Miller), Chloe Angelides (Demi Lovato), Justin Tranter (Tinashe), Farrago (Hailee Steinfeld) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Zendaya).

Stream the audio clip for “Good Thing” below.

Alma delivers new promotional single “Phases”

22 Sep

Finnish singer and songwriter Alma-Sofia Miettinen, professionally known as Alma, has released her new promotional single online.

“Phases” – which was collectively produced by Charlie Handsome alongside Stylaz Fuego and Rex Kudo – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was also co-written by Charlotte “Charli XCX” Aitchison (Raye, Camila Cabello), Alexandra “Sasha Sloan” Yatchenko (Lecrae, Tori Kelly) and Jonnali “Noonie Bao” Parmenius (Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Alma’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring previous single “Chasing Highs” – is expected to arrive later this year via PME Records in partnership with Polydor Records (UK) and Island Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani), Chiara Hunter (Paloma Faith), Trey Campbell (Ella Henderson), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony), Jesse Saint John (Nick Jonas) and Asia Whiteacre (Hailee Steinfeld).

On the production front, Alma has worked with Axident (Justin Bieber), Patrik Berger (Robyn), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Fred Ball (Nina Nesbitt), Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari (Kelly Clarkson) and Big Taste (Maty Noyes).

Stream the audio clip for “Phases” below.