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Kandace Springs confirms details for sophomore album

27 Jul

Kandace Springs has confirmed the details for her upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and pianist has christened her second studio collection “Indigo” and will release it on September 7th via Blue Note Records.

Current promotional single “Don’t Need the Real Thing” – which was written by Janelle Kroll and Jimmy Harry and produced by Karreim Riggins – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Soul Eyes,” Springs has also worked with songwriters and producers including Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Mark Batson, Jamie Hartman, and Terrace Martin.

See the tracklisting for “Indigo” below.

(1) Don’t Need the Real Thing / (2) Breakdown / (3) Fix Me / (4) Indigo (Pt. 1) / (5) Piece of Me / (6) 6 8 / (7) Indigo (Pt. 2) / (8) People Make the World Go ‘Round / (9) Unsophisticated / (10) Black Orchid / (11) Love Sucks / (12) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face / (13) Simple Things

Teyana Taylor liberates sophomore album “K.T.S.E.”

23 Jun

Teyana Taylor has liberated her sophomore album online.

“K.T.S.E.” – which is an acronym for “Keep That Same Energy” – is now available is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “VII” marks the final of five weekly albums produced by Kanye West in the “Wyoming Sessions,” following Pusha T’s “Daytona,” West’s “Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts” with Kid Kudi, and Nas’ “Nasir.”

On the highly-anticipated project, Taylor has also worked with producers and songwriters including Rodney Jerkins, Eric Bellinger, Mike Dean, Che Pope, Noah Goldstein, Mark Batson, Uforo Ebong, BoogzDaBeast, and Nova Wav.

Stream “K.T.S.E.” below.

Emeli Sande confirms details for new mini-album

24 Sep

Emeli Sande has confirmed the details for her upcoming EP.

The Scottish singer/songwriter has christened her first mini-album “Kingdom Coming” and will release it on November 3 via Virgin EMI Records.

Current promotional single “Starlight” – which was co-written and produced by Carolo “Illangelo” Montagnese – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

“Kingdom Coming” reportedly boasts further alliances with Rachet (Stormzy, J Hus), Vicky Akintola (Grace Sewell, Clare Maguire), Stephan Moccio (Fergie, The Weeknd) and Mark Batson (Alicia Keys, Lianne La Havas).

Sande’s last studio collection, 2016’s “Long Live the Angels,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned promotional singles including “Hurts,” “Breathing Underwater,” “Garden” and “Highs & Lows.”

Stream the audio clip for “Starlight” below.

Lianne La Havas shares music video for “Tokyo”

10 Aug

Lianne La Havas has shared a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Ravi Dhar-directed clip for “Tokyo” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, whose resume boasts further works with Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Birdy (“Blown Apart”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”), Kandace Springs (“Chosen”), Pixie Geldof (“Escape Route”), Lea Michele (“Don’t Look Down”), Paloma Faith (“Flood”) and Bat for Lashes (“In Your Bed”).

Havas’ current studio collection “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” boasts additional contributions from Al Shux (Kelela), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Di Genius (Tanika), Shea Taylor (Bridget Kelly), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Howard Lawrence (Frances) and Mark Batson (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Emeli Sande features on new Chase & Status Video for “Love Me More”

7 Aug

Chase & Status have premiered the music video for their new single online.

Composed of members Saul “Chase” Milton and William “Status” Kennard, the British electronic music duo posted the visual clip for “Love Me More” to their Vevo channel on Monday (August 07, 2017).

The Emeli Sande-featuring track is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Scheduled for release on August 18 via Mercury Records, Chase & Status’ upcoming fourth album “The Tribe” delivers additional guest appearances from Craig David (“Reloaded”), Seinabo Sey (“Know Your Name”), Tom Grennan (“All Goes Wrong”) and Bugzy Malone (“Don’t Stop”).

Sande, on the other hand, has recorded further new material with producers Mark Batson (Eminem, Alicia Keys), Stephan Moccio (Seal, Ellie Goulding), Illangelo (Drake, Jorja Smith) and Fred Ball (Rihanna, Nina Nesbitt).

Her latest studio collection “Long Live the Angels,” which was released earlier this year via Virgin EMI Records, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned contributions from Mojam Music (“Hurts”), Jonny Coffer (“Kung Fu”), Chris Loco (“Garden”), TMS (“Highs & Lows”), Wayne Hector (“Naturally”), Naughty Boy (“I’d Rather Not”) and Mac & Phil (“Hurts”).

Watch the music video for “Love Me More” below.

Emeli Sande teams up with Chase & Status for new single “Love Me More”

14 Jul

Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has teamed up with British electronic music production duo Chase & Status for their new single “Love Me More,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track is lifted from the duo’s upcoming fourth album “Tribe,” which will arrive on August 18 via Universal Music Group / Mercury Records.

On the follow-up to 2013’s “Brand New Machine,” Chase & Status have also teamed up with Craig David (“Reloaded”), Seinabo Sey (“Know Your Name”), Tom Grennan (“All Goes Wrong”), Bugzy Malone (“Don’t Stop”), Kano (“Dubplate Original”) and Mr. Vegas (“Big Man Skank”).

Sande, on the other hand, has recorded further new material with producers including Mark Batson (Eminem, Skylar Grey), Stephan Moccio (Fergie, The Weeknd), Illangelo (Raye, Jorja Smith) and Fred Ball (Rihanna, Alicia Keys).

Her latest studio collection “Long Live the Angels,” which was released earlier this year via Virgin EMI Records, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Hurts,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me More” below.

Marlon Roudette signs new deal with Island Records UK

26 Jun

Marlon Roudette has signed a new deal with Island Records UK.

“Excited to announce that I’ve signed a new record deal with @islandrecordsuk Massive thanks to the whole team and boss Darcus Beese for persevering since my Mattafix days!! #ultralove @islandrecords I’m on Bob Marley’s label baby!!,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, John Newman, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, Elli Ingram, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Grace Mitchell, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Garratt, DNCE, and Kid Cudi, amongst others.

Roudette’s current promotional single “Ultra Love” – which was co-written alongside Joacim Persson and Sebastian Arman – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For his next project, Roudette has reportedly worked with Future Cut (Adele), Tre Jean-Marie (Jacob Banks), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Crada (Drake), Jimmy Napes (Rita Ora), Digital Farm Animals (Little Mix), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Mark Batson (Emeli Sande), LOSTBOY (Fleur East) and Red Triangle (Nina Nesbitt).

On the songwriting front, the “New Age” star has contributed to the next projects by Liam Payne, Ady Suleiman, and Emma Bale. His previous credits include Siobahn Donaghy’s “Twist of Fate,” Mabel McVey’s “Finders Keepers,” Louisa Johnson’s “Road to Rome,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Unconditional.”

Stream the audio clip for “Ultra Love” below.