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Craig David selects “For the Gram” as new promotional single

4 Oct

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Craig David
Celebrities at the ITV studios, London, Britain – 02 Oct 2014
Leaving the ITV studios following a guest appearance on ‘Lorraine’

Craig David has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter dubbed “For the Gram” as the second promotional cut from his upcoming seventh album “The Time is Now” and will release it on October 5th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “For the Gram” were handled by Diztortion (real name Raoul Chen), whose resume boasts additional works with Taya (“When You’re Sober”), Sigma (“Redemption”), Melissa Steel (“I’ll Be There”), Ina Wroldsen (“Mad Love”) and Sasha Keable (“Put Your Love on Me”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “The Time is Now” – featuring the Sam Romans-assisted / Jonas Blue-produced lead promotional single “Heartline” – will arrive on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Tamar Braxton), Ed Drewett (Sinead Harnett), Rachel Furner (Frances) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has also worked with Chase & Status (Emeli Sande), Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey), Steve Mac (Jess Glynne), MNEK (Kylie Minogue), Fraser T. Smith (Bebe Rexha) and Kaytranada (Alicia Keys).

Stream the audio clip for “Heartline” below.

Stacy Barthe hints at new collaboration with Alicia Keys

28 Sep

Stacy Barthe has hinted at a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“#wcw @aliciakeys this spirit, this talent, this mother, this wife, this friend, this creative force, this woman = remarkable. Thank you for you❤️❤️❤️” she posted to her Instagram on Wednesday (September 27, 2017).

Barthe previously co-wrote “When It’s All Over” and “Limitedless” for Keys’ 2012 album “Girl on Fire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Cheryl Cole (“Heaven”), Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Lauriana Mae (“Flaws & All”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Honey Pot”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”) and Ciara (“Flaws & All”).

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from producers/fellow songwriters including Malay (“War IV Love”), Oren Yoel (“In My Head”), Claude Kelly (“Me Versus Me”), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (“Flawed Beautiful Creatures”) and Benny Cassette (“Live for Today”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Emile Haynie (Lady Gaga), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Beyonce).

Stream Stacy Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Craig David confirms details for new album “The Time is Now”

15 Sep

Craig David has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” and will release it on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

Lead promotional single “Heartline” – which was co-written with Sam Romans and Jonas Blue – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has worked with Tre Jean-Marie (Marlon Roudette), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy) and Kaytranada (Sinead Harnett).

See the tracklisting for “The Time is Now” below.

(1) Magic / (2) Heartline / (3) Brand New / (4) Going On / (5) Love Me Like it’s Yesterday / (6) For the Gram / (7) Get Involved / (8) I Know You / (9) Live in the Moment / (10) Love will Come Around / (11) Somebody Like Me / (12) Focus / (13) Reload / (14) Talk to Me / (15) Talk to Me (Part 2)

Cassie unleashes new promotional single “Love a Loser”

5 Aug

American singer/songwriter Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, known mononymously as Cassie, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Love a Loser” – featuring G-Eazy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Love a Loser” were collectively handled by Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl (Kelly Rowland, The Weeknd) and Daniel “DannyBoyStyles” Schofield (Zara Larsson, Charlie Puth).

Cassie’s upcoming sophomore album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year Bad Boy Entertainment and Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige, Craig David), Tayla Parx (Christina Aguilera, Majid Jordan), Detail (Beyonce, Jhene Aiko) and Mario Winans (Tamia, Faith Evans).

Stream the audio clip for “Love a Loser” below.

Alicia Keys drafts Arrow Benjamin for new collaboration

15 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has drafted fellow recording artist Arrow Benjamin for a new collaboration.

Signed to Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records, Benjamin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Freedom”), Naughty Boy (“Runnin'”), James Arthur (“Kryptonite”) and Sigrid (“Working Alone”).

His promotional singles “Love and Hate” (co-written with Iain Archer and Steve McEwan) and “Look at Me” (co-written with Shazelle Gobin and Alan Nglish) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Rag’n’Bone Man), Andrew Wyatt (Kacy Hill), Kaytranada (Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Look at Me” below.

Lauren Faith releases new promotional single “Rush”

5 Jul

British singer/songwriter Lauren Faith has released her new single online.

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

The track was written by Lauren Faith alongside Zena Kitt (Lilly Ahlberg, Karen Harding) and Luke Fitton (Kylie Minogue, Liza Owen).

Faith’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous promotional single “Let Them Talk” – is expected to arrive later this year via JEM Records.

The still-untitled collection boasts additional alliances with Kaytranada (Alicia Keys), Jim Duguid (Paolo Nutini), LOSTBOY (Becky Hill), Fraser T. Smith (Jess Glynne) and Knightstarr (Mali-Koa).

On the songwriting front, Faith has worked with Dutch record producer Diztortion for Craig David’s upcoming seventh album. She previously co-wrote “Got it Good” and “Sink or Swim” alongside Tre Jean-Marie. The Kaytranada-produced tracks appear on David’s 2016 album “Following My Intuition.”

Watch the lyric video for “Rush” below.

Fred Ball teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

30 Jun

Fred Ball has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Piano lesson with Alicia Keys – Thank you for the magic and the madness,” the Roc Nation signee posted to Instagram on Friday (June 30, 2017).

Notable songwriting and production credits by Fred Ball include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” All Saints’ “Summer Rain,” Una Sand’s “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Petite Meller’s “America,” Little Mix’s “See Me Now,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Synchronized,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

He has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Pixie Lott, Wens, Kevin Garrett, Raye, Tamera Foster, Saya, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Maad, Joy Crookes, Arlissa, Emeli Sande, Dagny, Fanny Anderson, Taya, Grace Carter, Era Istrefi, L Devine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tinashe, and Paloma Faith.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Kanye West).

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.