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Kiesza teams up with Bakermat for new single “Don’t Want You Back”

2 Jun

Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesa Rae Ellested, professionally known as Kiesza, has teamed up with Dutch DJ and music producer Bakermat for new single “Don’t Want You Back,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Initially recorded by UK recording artist Tamera Foster for her debut project under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music, “Don’t Want You Back” was co-written by Foster alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Rita Ora, Shola Ama) and Komi Hakam (Sam Smith, Ella Henderson).

Kiesza, on the other hand, is expected to release her upcoming sophomore major-label album, which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers songwriting contributions from Diane Warren (Leona Lewis), Jenna Andrews (Noah Cyrus), Shungudzo Kuyimba (Jessie Ware), Ilsey Juber (Ellie Goulding) and Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande), Danja (Ciara), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Illangelo (Alicia Keys), Boi-1da (Drake), Jonas Jeberg (Bebe Rexha), DJ Dahi (Tinashe), Axident (Justin Bieber), Big Taste (Maty Noyes) and Stargate (Rihanna).

Watch the music video “Don’t Want You Back” below.

Kiesza teams up with Stuart Price for new single “Dearly Beloved”

2 Jan

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Kiesza has scheduled the release date for her new single.

The Canadian singer-songwriter – real name Kiesa Rae Ellestad – will release “Dearly Beloved” on January 6 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Dearly Beloved” was co-written and produced by Stuart Price, whose other credits include “Hung Up” (Madonna), “Singing Low” (The Fray), “Lion” (Kacy Hill), “Superheated” (New Order) and “Surrender” (Hurts).

Kiesza’s upcoming sophomore album reportedly delivers further contributions from Jenna Andrews, Diane Warren, Stargate, Axident, Jonas Jeberg, Kid Harpoon, Jonny Coffer, and Brandon “Donut” Bell.

Her first studio collection, 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” topped the US Dance / Electronic Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Hideaway,” “Giant in My Heart” and “No Enemiesz.”

Watch the music video for “Giant in My Heart” below.

Kiesza teams up with Jonny Coffer for new album?

31 May

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Kiesza has teamed up with Jonny Coffer for new material.

Coffer recently co-produced and co-penned “Freedom” for Beyonce along with Carla Marie Williams and Dean “Arrow Benjamin” McIntosh.

His extensive resume boasts further works with All Saints (“This is a War”), Jess Glynne (“No Right No Wrongs”), Leona Lewis (“The Best and the Worst”), The Vamps (“Million Words”) and Tanika (“Fucking With My Heart”).

Meanwhile, Kiesza – real name Kiesa Rae Ellestad – is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Lokal Legend / Island Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” which topped the US Dance / Electronic Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Hideaway,” “Giant in My Heart” and “No Enemiesz.”

Among the musicians backing Kiesza on the new LP are Stargate (Rihanna), Diane Warren (Brandy), Jonas Jeberg (Meghan Trainor), Kid Harpoon (Jessie Ware), Axident (Justin Bieber) and Jenna Andrews (Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Hideaway” below.

Kiesza hits the studio with Jonas Jeberg, Kid Harpoon

19 May

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Kiesza has recorded new music with Kid Harpoon and Jonas Jeberg.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for another artist of Kiesza’s upcoming sophomore album.

Harpoon’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Christina Perri (“Burning Gold”), Foxes (“Let Go for Tonight”), Jessie Ware (“Wildest Moments”) and Shakira (“Can’t Remember to Forget You”).

Meanwhile, Jeberg is responsible for co-writing/producing Fifth Harmony’s “Sledgehammer” [Epic], Zendaya’s “Putcha Body Down” [Hollywood] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Warner Brothers].

Kiesza, on the other hand, is expected to release her next studio collection later this year through Lokal Legend / Island Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” which topped the US Dance / Electronic Albums Chart and delivered singles including “Hideaway,” “Giant in My Heart” and “No Enemiesz.”

Among the musicians backing Kiesza on the new album are Stargate (Beyonce, Fifth Harmony), Diane Warren (Selena, Mariah Carey), Axident (Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert) and Jenna Andrews (Tori Kelly, Majid Jordan).

Watch the music video for “Giant in My Heart” below.

Kiesza reunites with Stargate for new album?

13 Mar

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Kiesza has recorded new music with Stargate.

The singer-songwriter – real name Kiesa Rae Ellestad – previously teamed up with Norwegian songwriting and production duo on “Cannonball” and “Feel the Light,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Home.”

Stargate – composed of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – have also worked with top songwriters such as Makeba Riddick, Coco Morier, Emeli Sande, Autumn Rowe, Mozella, Priscilla Renea, Ester Dean, and Sia.

Their recent credits include Fifth Harmony (“Worth It”), Shakira (“Try Everything”), Tinashe (“All Hands on Deck”), Coldplay (“Adventure of a Lifetime”), Pia Mia (“Touch”) and Vance Joy (“Straight Into Your Arms”).

Meanwhile, Kiesza is expected to release her second major label album next year through Lokal Legend / Island Records.

As mentioned in earlier posted, the follow-up to 2014’s “Sound of a Woman” reportedly features alliances with Diane Warren (Lady Gaga, Celine Dion) and Jenna Andrews (Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande).

Watch the music video for “Feel the Light” below.

Kiesza teams up with Diane Warren on new music

4 Dec

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Kiesza has teamed up with Diane Warren on new music.

The legendary songwriter recently co-penned “Til it Happens to You” for Lady Gaga, taken from the 2015 documentary film, “The Hunting Ground,” which deals with campus rape in the United States.

Warren’s recent credits also include Leona Lewis’ “You Knew Me When” [Island], Ciara’s “I Got You” [Epic], Paloma Faith’s “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” [RCA] and Celine Dion’s “Unfinished Songs” [Columbia].

Furthermore, fans of her poignant songwriting should look out for the upcoming projects by Zendaya [Hollywood], Lea Michele [Columbia], Mariah Carey [Epic], Grace [RCA], K. Michelle [Atlantic], and Brandy [MBK].

Meanwhile, Kiesza – real name Kiesa Rae Ellestad – is expected to release her second major label album next year through Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sound of a Woman,” which topped the US Billboard Dance / Electronic Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Hideaway” and “Giant in My Heart.”

On the songwriting front, Kiesza co-penned songs for Gorgon City (“Go All Night”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Feel the Light”). She also confirmed involvement on the next projects by Rihanna [Roc Nation], and Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI].

Watch the music video for “Hideaway” below.

Rihanna unleashes new album “Anti” artwork

8 Oct

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Rihanna has unleashed the artwork for her upcoming eighth album.

The singer/songwriter christened her next studio collection “Anti” and will release it later this year through Roc Nation Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic” features singles “FourFiveSeconds,” “American Oxygen” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.”

It is also executive-produced by Kanye West, whose resume includes works with Madonna (“Illuminati”), Alicia Keys (“Unbreakable”), The Weeknd (“Tell Your Friends”), Mariah Carey (“Stay the Night”) and Janet Jackson (“My Baby”).

Other producers associated with the keenly-awaited project are Mike Dean (Sky Ferreira), Dallas Austin (Lionel Richie), Alex Da Kid (John Legend), Naughty Boy (Beyonce), DJ Mustard (Keyshia Cole) and Stargate (Demi Lovato).

On the songwriting front, Rihanna has collaborated with Kirby Lauryen (Ariana Grande), Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Candice Pillay (Christina Aguilera), Charli XCX (Gwen Stefani) and Kiesza (Jennifer Lopez).

Watch the music video for “American Oxygen” below.