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Izzy Bizu hits the studio with Zak Abel, Fred Cox for new collaboration

5 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw, known professionally as Izzy Bizu, has teamed up with Zak Abel and Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Besides releasing his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” in 2017 via Atlantic Records UK, Abel is also known for co-writing Paloma Faith’s “I’ll Be Gentle” and Why Don’t We & Macklemore’s “I Don’t Belong In This Club.”

Meanwhile, Cox’s production resume boasts works with Grace Carter (“Heal Me”), Olivia Nelson (“Back When”), Caitlyn Scarlett (“Back When”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave It Up To You”), Chloe Howl (“Comfortably Me”) and Tanika (“Fuck Boy”).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional alliances with Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Diane Warren, Plested, Fiona Bevan, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Kelli Leigh, Troy Miller, and Laconic.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Lights On” below.

Izzy Bizu hits the studio with Laconic for new collaboration

13 Jul

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British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw, known professionally as Izzy Bizu, has teamed up with Laconic for new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production duo – composed of Dan Goudie and Ash Milton – previously helmed songs for Tom Grennan (“Royal Highness”), Craig David (“No Drama”), Madison Beer (“Home With You”), Cover Drive (“Easy Life”), Bobii Lewis (“Never Leave”) and MAAD (“New Religion”).

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Meanwhile, Bizu is expected to release the follow-up 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” – which include additional alliances with Troy Miller, Kelli Leigh, Plested, Fiona Bevan, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, and Diane Warren – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

Bizu’s most recent project “Glita” – featuring lead single “Lights On” (which was co-written by Jessica Agombar and produced by Ian Barter) – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Watch the music video for “Lights On” below.

Izzy Bizu shares acoustic performance of new single “Lights On”

10 Jul

British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw, known professionally as Izzy Bizu, has shared a new performance video online.

The rooftop session for “Lights On” was posted to the artist’s YouTube channel on Tuesday (July 10, 2019).

Now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets, “Lights On” was written by Bizu alongside fellow recording artist Jessica Agombar and regular collaborator Ian Barter.

Bizu’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring contributions from Diane Warren, Plested, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Fiona Bevan, and Lucy “Pawws” Taylor – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

Her debut studio collection, 2016’s “A Moment of Madness,” debuted at number twenty-three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Give Me Love,” “White Tiger,” “Mad Behaviour” and “Talking to You.”

Watch the rooftop session for “Lights On” below.

Calum Scott releases debut album “Only Human”

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter Calum Scott has released his debut album online.

“Only Human” – featuring singles “Dancing on My Own,” “Rhythm Inside” and “You Are the Reason” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album was prominently produced by Fraser T. Smith, whose credits also include Craig David’s “I Know You,” Raye’s “Decline,” Stormzy’s “Blinded By Your Grace,” Tom Grennan’s “Sober,” Dakota’s “Long Hot Summer,” Sam Smith’s “Not in That Way,” and Grace’s “Boyfriend Jeans.”

Other musicians backing Scott on “Only Human” are Warren “Oak” Felder, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Jayson DeZuzio, Hayley Warner, Plested, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Jordan Riley, Kasper Larsen, Cutfather, Phil Cook, Jamie Scott, Oscar “OzGo” Gorres, and Ross Golan.

Stream “Only Human” below.

Chloe x Halle confirm details for debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

23 Feb

Chloe x Halle have confirmed the details for their upcoming debut album.

The American contemporary R&B duo – composed of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey – dubbed their first studio collection “The Kids Are Alright” and will release it on March 23 via Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The title track – which was co-written alongside fellow recording artists Diana Gordon and Tayla Parx – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers productions from NOVA WAV, Mike Dean, Nasri Atweh, Sounwave, Happy Perez, Malay, Benny Cassette, Naughty Boy, MeLo-X, and Kane “KIN” Parfitt.

On the songwriting front, Chloe x Halle have also worked with Katie Pearlman, Natalie Sims, Chelsea Lena, Bibi Bourelly, James Fauntleroy, Kirby Lauryen, Shane Stevens, Lisa Scinta, Emeli Sande, and Michelle Buzz.

See the tracklisting for “The Kids Are Alright” below.

(1) Hello Friend / (2) The Kids Are Alright / (3) Grown / (4) Hi Lo / (5) Everywhere / (6) FaLaLa / (7) Fake / (8) Baptize / (9) Down / (10) Galaxy / (11) Happy Without Me / (12) Babybird / (13) Warrior / (14) Cool People / (15) Baby on a Place / (16) If God Spoke / (17) Drop / (18) Fall

KIN releases new promotional single “It’s Cool”

23 Feb

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Kane Parfitt (known mononymously as KIN) has released his new promotional single online.

“It’s Cool” – which was produced/mixed by KIN, co-written with fellow recording artist Carys Selvey, and mastered by Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

KIN’s resume boasts works with The Chainsmokers (“Bloodstream”), Naughty Boy (“One Chance to Dance”), Grace Ackerman (“Hold Me”), Carys Selvey (“Shallow”), Plested (“Habits”) and Calum Scott (“If Our Love is Wrong”).

Fans of his songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Chloe x Halle, Taya, Sarah Close, Mali-Koa, Tamera Foster, Ray BLK, Dakota, Lily Moore, Grace Carter, Molly Kate Kestner, Ella Henderson, Raye, Sam Fischer, Mahalia, Alice Chater, LEIO, and Hannah Jane Lewis.

Stream the audio clip for “It’s Cool” below.

Grace Carter premieres music video for new single “Silhouette”

14 Feb

Grace Carter has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Sihouette” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (February 14, 2018).

Co-written by Justin Parker and produced by regular collaborators The 23rd; “Silhouette” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Carter’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Silence” and “Ashes” – is expected to arrive later this year via Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further contributions from Stephen Kozmeniuk, Fred Cox, Digital Farm Animals, Om’Mas Keith, Two Inch Punch, Max McElligott, Harry James, KIN, Paddy Byrne, Ilsey Juber, Francis “Eg” White, Jordan Riley, Fabienne Holloway, Martin Sjolie, and Plested.

Watch the music video for “Silhouette” below.

Grace Carter releases new promotional single “Silhouette”

10 Feb

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has released her new single online.

“Silhouette” – which was produced by regular collaborators George and Henry Flint of The 23rd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Carter co-wrote “Silhouette” alongside Justin Parker, whose resume boasts additional works with Lana Del Rey (“Video Games”), Ellie Goulding (“I Know You Care”), Rihanna (“Stay”), Keith Urban (“Shame”), Kwabs (“Fight for Love”), Nikka Costa (“Arms Around You”) and Cloves (“Bringing the House Down”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Carter’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous promotional singles “Silence” and “Ashes” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox, Digital Farm Animals, Om’Mas Keith, Two Inch Punch, Max McElligott, Harry James, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Paddy Byrne, Ilsey Juber, Francis “Eg” White, Jordan Riley, Fabienne Holloway, Martin Sjolie, and Philip Plested.

Stream the audio clip for “Silhouette” below.

Grace Carter enlists Martin Sjolie for new collaboration

31 Jan

British singer/songwriter Grace Carter has enlisted Norwegian record producer Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

Sjolie recently co-wrote and produced “Strangers” for Norwegian recording artist Sigird, taken from her upcoming debut album under Island Records.

Sjolie’s resume boasts additional works with Maria Mena (“Where I Come From”), Nathan Sykes (“Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”), Markus Feehily (“Casablanca”) and Charlotte OC (“In Paris”).

Meanwhile, Carter is expected to release her upcoming debut project – featuring The 23rd-produced lead single “Silence” – later this year via Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Cox, Digital Farm Animals, Justin Parker, Om’Mas Keith, Two Inch Punch, Max McElligott, Harry James, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Paddy Byrne, Ilsey Juber, Francis “Eg” White, Jordan Riley, Fabienne Holloway, and Philip Plested.

Carter’s current single “Ashes” – which was produced by G.O.O.D. Music signee Mike Dean alongside UK band RITUAL – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Ashes” below.

Ray BLK signs new deal with Island Records

23 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Sigrid, JP Cooper, Drake, Mollie King, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, AlunaGeorge, Hailee Steinfeld, Marlon Roudette, and Jessie Ware, amongst others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, MNEK, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Harloe, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Chill Out” below.