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Sam Smith confirms title for sophomore album

12 Aug

Sam Smith has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his second studio collection “TPH-50HR” (which means The Pink House 50 Heydon Road) and will release it in September via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Smith with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford and Sons, Ray BLK, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Eliza Caird, Raye, Clean Bandit, Etham, Ria Ritchie, and Yebba.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Kelly Rowland), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor) and Iain James (Olly Murs).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Sinead Harnett), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Martin Sjolie (Charlotte OC), Paul Epworth (John Legend), Fred Cox (Grace Carter), Joel Little (Lorde), Timbaland (Beyonce) and Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy).

Stream “In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows)” below.

FKA twigs hits the studio with Levi Lennox for new collaboration

22 Jul

British singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, professionally known as FKA twigs, has teamed up with Levi Lennox for a new collaboration.

Lennox’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”), Lauren Aquilina (“Lie to Me”) and Koda Kumi (“Bangerang”).

Fans of his works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Sam Smith, RAYE, Mali-Koa, Liza Owen, KStewart, Bebe Rexha, Anne-Marie, LOVELLE, Mabel McVey, DAGNY, Becky Hill, Amber Mark, Era Istrefi, DAKOTA, Melissa Steel, Ellie Goulding, Dan Caplen, and Georgia Ku.

Meanwhile, FKA twigs is expected to release her upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring promotional singles “Good to Love” and “Trust in Me” – later this year via Young Turks Recordings.

In addition to confirmed contributors Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey) and Sia (Katy Perry), the highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware) and Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher).

Watch the music video for “Good to Love” below.

KStewart unleashes new promotional single “Sex 4 Breakfast”

21 Jul

British singer/songwriter Kate Stewart, professionally known as KStewart, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Sex for Breakfast” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Zacharie Raymond and Yannick Rastogi of Canadian Electronic Caribbean Music production duo Banx & Ranx, the track was co-written by KStewart and her brother David Stewart alongside Adam Baptiste (Katy Perry), Grace Tither (Fleur East) and Ayak Thiik (Imani Williams).

KStewart’s upcoming project – featuring previous singles “Hands,” “Be Without You,” “Ain’t Nobody” and “Keeping You Up” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherry Jam Records in partnership with Warner Brothers Records UK.

For the still-untitled collection, KStewart has worked with producers Future Cut, Axident, Tre Jean-Marie, Luke Fitton, Joel Compass, GRADES, Mike “Scribz” Riley, Laconic, Jordan Riley, Cass Lowe, ADP, Richard X, Cutfather, Kasper Larsen, Jon Levine, Dallas K, LOSTBOY, and Electric.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the project are Tom Aspaul, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Levi Lennox, Sasha Sloan, JHart, Caroline Ailin, Tom Havelock, Anita Blay, Clarence Coffee Jr., Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Joe Janiak, Carmen Reece, Trey Campbell, Negin Djafari, and Amanda Ghost.

Stream the audio clip for “Sex 4 Breakfast” below.

Mabel records new material with Dan Caplen, Jordan Riley

13 Jul

Photo Credit – Alex De Mora

British singer/songwriter Mabel has recorded new music with Dan Caplen and Jordan Riley. It is yet to be known, however, whether the session was intended for a future Caplen release or McVey’s upcoming debut album.

Caplen’s current promotional single “Flat Champagne,” which features guest vocals from Ray BLK, is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to “Flat Champagne,” Riley co-wrote and produced several songs that are slotted for inclusion on Caplen’s next project under Atlantic Records UK including “Got a lot to Learn,” “Hoops,” “Hymn for Life,” “Prove,” “Take Them Blows” and “We Ain’t Hiding Nothing.”

Mabel’s debut album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Marlon Roudette (Liam Payne), RAYE (Charli XCX), Joel Compass (FKA twigs), MNEK (Dua Lipa), Negin Djafari (Anne-Marie), Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), GRADES (Jess Glynne), Levi Lennox (Sam Smith), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Madonna) and Arnthor Birgisson (Leona Lewis).

Listen to the audio for “Flat Champagne” below.

WENS hits the studio with Chris Loco, Andrew Jackson for new collaboration

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Giana Shabestari, professionally known as WENS, has teamed up with Chris Loco and Andrew Jackson for a new collaboration.

Recent production credits by Loco (born Christopher Crowhurst) include Etta Bond’s “Addiction,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You.”

Meanwhile, Jackson is responsible for co-writing Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “It’s You,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Bitter End,” James Arthur’s “I Am,” Charlotte OC’s “On & On,” Alex Newell’s “This Ain’t Over,” Olly Murs’ “Never the Groom,” Galantis’ “Water,” and Skinny Living’s “Why.”

WENS, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut project – featuring the Jordan Riley-produced “If” and GRADES & Jennifer Decilveo-assisted “Bleed” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), Madison Love (Camila Cabello), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Nate Cyphert (Rachel Platten), The Futuristics (Selena Gomez) and Rodney Jerkins (Britney Spears).

On the songwriting front, WENS has penned songs for fellow recording artists including Madison Beer (“Something Sweet”), Ryn Weaver (“Free”) and Martina Stoessel (“Great Escape”).

Stream “If” below.

Liza Owen teams with Cedric Gervais on new single “Somebody New”

23 Jun

British singer/songwriter Liza Owen has teamed up with French DJ and house music producer Cedric Gervais for his new single “Somebody New,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Owen alongside Asia Whiteacre, whose other credits include Hey Violet’s “O.D.D.,” Astrid S’s “Breathe,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and Sophie & The Bom Boms’ “Creme De La Creme.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Owen is expected to release her upcoming debut project – featuring the Goldfingers-produced “Better with Me” and Ali Tamposi & Robopop-assisted “Don’t Call Me Baby” – later this year via Lava Records and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from Knighstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Youthonix, Maestro the Baker, Benny Cassette, Mick Schultz, Luke Fitton, Sam Sumser, and Mac & Phil.

On the songwriting front, Owen has worked with Rachel Furner, Danny Parker, Ilsey Juber, Jesse St. John, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Ed Drewett, Chloe Angelides, Brian Lee, Sarah Hudson, Philip Plested, Negin Djafari, Levi Lennox, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, JHart, Tayla Parx, Andrew Watt, and Lauren Aquilina.

Stream the audio clip for “Somebody New” below.

Blonde drafts Astrid S for new single “Just for One Night”

16 Jun

English deep house production duo Blonde – composed of Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield – have unleashed their new single online.

“Just for One Night” – featuring guest vocals from Norwegian singer/songwriter Astrid S – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Rachel Keen, professionally known as RAYE, who previously teamed up with Blonde on the Alex Newell-featuring “All Cried Out,” which peaked to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Production duties on “Just for One Night” were collectively handled by Blonde alongside Hitimpulse, who are also responsible for Kygo & Ellie Goulding’s “First Time,” Alma’s “Chasing Highs,” Doctor’s “Only You,” and Felix Jaehn’s “Bonfire.”

Blonde’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via FFRR Records in partnership with Warner Music Group’s imprint Parlophone Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Sam Romans (Little Mix), Max McElligott (Kiah Victoria), Grace Tither (Fleur East), Talay Riley (Craig David), Gina Kushka (Kylie Minogue), Jin Jin (Rita Ora), Caroline Ailin (Rachel Platten), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony), Nate Campany (Tori Kelly) and Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik).

Stream the audio clip for “Just for One Night” below.