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Zak Abel hits the studio with Marlon Roudette for new collaboration

23 May

Zak Abel has teamed up with Marlon Roudette for a new collaboration.

Roudette previously co-wrote “Finders Keepers” and “Fine Line” for his sister Mabel McVey. The JD Reid-produced tracks peaked to numbers eight and eleven on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In addition to prepping his third studio collection under Universal Music Group / Island Records UK, Roudette has also penned songs on the next projects by Sinead Harnett, Louisa Johnson, Dan Caplen, and Liam Payne.

Meanwhile, Abel is expected to release his next project and follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring current promotional single “Love Song” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Mojam Music, Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “When the Beat Drops Out” below.

Zak Abel hits the studio with Mojam Music, Clarence Coffee Jr.

10 May

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has recorded new music with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Mojam have previously produced songs for Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Tom Walker (“Heartland”), James Arthur (“Get Down”), Conor Maynard (“Talking About”), Sam Smith (“Like I Can”), Naughty Boy (“Should’ve Been Me”), Professor Green (“Monster”) and Tinie Tempah (“A Heart Can Save the World”).

Meanwhile, Coffee Jr.’s songwriting resume boasts works for Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Dua Lipa (“Genesis”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Tonight I’m Getting Over You”), Olly Murs (“Deeper”), Kylie Minogue (“Sexercize”), Lea Michele (“On My Way”), Justin Bieber (“The Feeling”) and Selena Gomez (“Forget Forever”).

Abel, on the other hand, is expected to release his next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” reportedly yields additional alliances with Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, and Lucy “Pawws” Taylor.

Abel’s current promotional single “Love Song” – which was co-written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Love Song” below.

Zak Abel delivers debut album “Only When We’re Nakes”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has delivered his debut album online.

“Only When We’re Naked” – featuring promotional singles “The River,” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album contributors include Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Cass Lowe (Anne-Marie), Maegan Cottone (Olly Murs), Eg White (Adele), Lawrie Martin (Nathan Sykes) and Tim Woodcock (Eliza Doolittle).

As a songwriter, Abel co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside UK-based songwriting/production team TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Stream “Only When We’re Naked” below.

Zak Abel confirms details for debut album

2 Nov

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Zak Abel has confirmed the details for his debut album.

The British singer-songwriter – real name Zakhel Abel Hlungwane – christened his first studio collection “Only When We’re Naked” and will release it on February 3, 2017 via Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Unstable” – which was written Abel alongside Lawrie Martin, Danny Shaw and Sky Adams – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Peep the tracklisting for “Only When We’re Naked” below.

(1) Unstable / (2)Still Want UUU / (3) Broken / (4) The River / (5) Winging It / (6) Only When We’re Naked / (7) Awakening / (8) Deserve to Be Loved / (9) Hero / (10) One More