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Lykke Li unveils new promotional single “Utopia”

13 May

Lykke Li has unveiled her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ilsey Juber, whose recent credits include Diplo’s “Stay Open,” Christina Aguilera’s “Accelerate,” Pia Mia’s “Off My Feet,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” and Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control.”

Production duties on “Utopia” were collectively handled by James “Malay” Ho alongside Jonny Coffer, who is also responsible for Rita Ora’s “Girls,” Beyonce’s “Freedom,” Emeli Sande’s “Sweet Architect,” Plan B’s “Queue Jumping,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Skin,” and Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose it All).”

Lykke Li’s upcoming fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring previous promotional singles “Hard Rain” and “Deep End” – is scheduled to arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Utopia” below.

Lykke Li confirms new album “So Sad So Sexy”

19 Apr

Lykke Li has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The Swedish singer/songwriter christened her fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” and will release it on June 8 via LL Recordings / RCA Records.

Current promotional singles “Hard Rain” (produced by Rostam Batmanglij) and “Deep End” (co-written by Ilsey Juber and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk with collective production duties from Jeff Bhasker, Malay, and T-Minus) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Lykke Li’s last album, 2014’s “I Never Learn,” peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Gunshot” and “Never Gonna Love Again.”

See the tracklisting for “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Ali Payami, Stephan Moccio, Paul E. Phamous, Billy Walsh, and Skrillex – below.

(1) Hard Rain / (2) Deep End / (3) Two Nights / (4) Last Piece / (5) Jaguars in the Air / (6) Sex Money Feelings Die / (7) So Sad So Sexy / (8) Better Alone / (9) Bad Woman / (10) Utopia

RuthAnne reunites with Future Cut for new single “The Vow”

20 Mar

Irish singer/songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, known mononymously as RuthAnne, has reunited with Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola for her new single “The Vow,” which will arrive on March 23 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

RuthAnne previously teamed up with Future Cut on the track “When We Were in Love,” taken from New Zealand recording artist Anabel Fey’s sophomore album, “Show Me the Right Way,” released in 2011 via EMI / Siren Records.

Future Cut’s production resume boasts additional works with Lily Allen (“Smile”), Olly Murs (“Please Don’t Let Me Go”), Maxine Ashley (“Happy”), Lilly Ahlberg (“Bad Boys”), Shakira (“Gypsy”), Melanie Fiona (“You Stop My Heart”), Whinnie Williams (“What About Me”) and Stooshe (“Black Heart”).

As mentioned in previous posts, RuthAnne is scheduled to release her yet-to-be-titled debut studio collection – featuring further productions from James “Malay” Ho and Noah Breakfast – later this year.

On the songwriting front, RuthAnne is known for co-writing Jojo’s “Too Little, Too Late,” Katharine McPhee’s “Over It,” Leona Lewis’ “Perfection,” Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love,” Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch,” Zac Samuel’s “Never Letting Go,” and Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands.”

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Future Cut’s works!

Thirdstory release debut album “Cold Heart”

10 Mar

American band Thirdstory – composed of singers/songwriters Elliott Skinner, Richard Saunders, and Ben Lusher – have released their debut album online.

“Cold Heart” – featuring promotional singles “Still in Love,” “G Train” and “Searching for a Feeling” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The album was prominently produced by Malay, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Lorde (“Sober”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Other musicians backing Thirdstory on “Cold Heart” are Craze & Hoax, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Paddy Byrne, Brian Kennedy, Jon Levine, Warren “Oak” Felder, MNEK, Tom Havelock, and The Electric.

Stream “Cold Heart” below.

Jessie Reyez teams up with Lewis Capaldi for new single “Rush”

25 Feb

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez has teamed with fellow recording artist Lewis Capaldi for his new promotional single “Rush,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Rush” were handled by James “Malay” Ho, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Reyez is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Rascals, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jason Evigan, Chris Loco, Fredro, Salaam Remi, Chris Braide, Jason Boyd, HazeBanga, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Georgia Ku, Fred Ball, Jesse Shatkin, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Will IDAP.

Stream the audio clip for “Rush” 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

RuthAnne reunites with Malay for debut album

21 Jan

Irish singer/songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, professionally known as RuthAnne, has reunited with American record producer, songwriter, and engineer James “Malay” Ho for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on two tracks in the shape of “G Train” and “Grows Old,” taken from New York City-based band Thirdstory’s debut mini-collection under Verve Music Group, 2016’s “Searching.”

Malay’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Amine (“Turf”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Lorde (“Sober”), Corinne Bailey Rae (“In the Dark”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), John Mayer (“Wildfire”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”), Fantasia Barrino (“The Thrill is Goine”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Having recently co-written songs for Niall Horan and Hey Violet, fans of RuthAnne’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Stanaj, Louisa Johnson, Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, and Fleur East.

RuthAnne’s previous credits also include Jojo’s “Too Little, Too Late,” Katharine McPhee’s “Over It,” Leona Lewis’ “Perfection,” Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love,” Britney Spears’ “Work Bitch,” Pixie Lott’s “Broken Arrow,” Jasmine V’s “Jealous,” Zac Samuel’s “Never Letting Go,” Nadine Coyle’s “Running,” One Direction’s “No Control,” and Alex & Sierra’s “Little Do You Know.”

Stream the audio clip for “G Train” below.