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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 Joey BadA$$ for new song “Bad Thing”

23 Sep

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Kiesza has unveiled a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Bad Thing” – featuring Joey BadA$$ – to her official Vevo page on Monday (September 22, 2014).

The track was co-written by Kiesza and Carlos St. John along with Corey “Latif” Williams, whose credits include Cheri Dennis’ “I Love You” [Atlantic], Jojo’s “Like That” [Blackground] and Chris Brown’s “Damage” [RCA].

Kiesza’s debut studio collection “Sound of a Woman” is scheduled for release on October 21 via Lokal Legend / Island Records.

The highly-anticipated project will boast further productions and songwriting contributions from Rami Samir Afuni, Espen Berg, Jordan Orvosh, Simon Eriksrud, and Paolo “Shirazi” Prudencio.

Listen to “Bad Thing” below.

Kiesza confirms debut album “Sound of a Woman”

8 Sep

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Kiesza has revealed the title and release date for her upcoming debut album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter – born Kiesa Rae Ellestad – christened her first studio collection “Sound of a Woman” and will release it on October 21 via Lokal Legend in partnership with Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Current single “Giant in My Heart” – written by Kiesza along with Rami Samir Afuni – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets. It follows previous single “Hideaway,” which topped the UK Singles Chart.

“Sound of a Woman” is confirmed to boast further collaborations with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate (Usher, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland).

In related news, Kiesza co-wrote a song entitled “Go All Night” for Gorgon City’s debut album, “Sirens,” out on October 7 via Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records. The track features vocals from RCA recording artist Jennifer Hudson.

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

Kiesza releases debut mini-album “Hideway”

8 Jul

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Kiesza is out with debut mini-album online.

The Canadian singer/songwriter – born Kiesa Rae Ellested – released “Hideaway” via Universal Music / Lockal Legend / Island Records.

New single “Giant in My Heart” was written by Kiesza along with Rami Samir Afuni, whose credits include Miley Cyrus [RCA Records], Conor Maynard [Parlophone Records] and French Montana [Interscope Records].

In related news, Kiesza recently revealed that she wrote three to four songs for Rihanna’s upcoming eighth studio album. It is yet to be known whether those tracks will make it to the final cut of the highly-anticipated project.

Peep the tracklisting and songwriting credits for “Hideaway” below.

“Hideway”
Written By: (Kiesa Rae Ellested / Rami Sami Afuni).

“Giant in My Heart”
Written By: (Kiesa Rae Ellested / Rami Samir Afuni).

“So Deep”
Written By: (Kiesa Rae Ellested / Rami Samir Afuni).

“What is Love”
Written By: (Dee Dee Halligan / Junior Torello).