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Billy Raffoul drops new promotional single “Dark Four Door”

14 Jul

Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul has dropped his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ross Golan, whose other credits include Jasmine Thompson’s “Old Friends,” Charlie Puth’s “Then There’s You,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” Nelly’s “Sounds Good to Me,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” and Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love.”

Production duties on “Dark Four Door” were handled by Mike Crossey, whose resume boasts further works with Take That (“River”), Kaleo (“Way Down We Go”), The 1975 (“Love Me”), Wolf Alice (“Giant Peach”), Twenty One Pilots (“The Judge”), Imelda May (“Tribal”) and Amber Run (“Spark”).

Raffoul’s upcoming debut project – featuring the Simon Wilcox-assisted / Sir Nolan-produced “Driver” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jake Gosling, Ina Wroldsen, Chris Leonard, Julia Michaels, Paul O’Duffy, Hayley Warner, Matthew Friedman, Natalie Hemby, Wayne Hector, Ilsey Juber, Matt Morris, Audra Mae, Wrabel, Justin Tranter, and MoZella.

Watch Raffoul perform “Dark Four Door” below.

La’Porsha Renae releases debut album “Already All Ready”

31 Mar

American singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae has released her debut album online.

“Already All Ready” – featuring singles “Good Woman,” “Somebody Does” and “What is Love?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project also includes songs that were initially recorded by fellow artists Bridget Kelly (“When in Rome”), Zara Larsson (“No Problem / Self Talk”) and Jojo (“Already All Ready”).

Among the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony “H-Money” Samuels (Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Keyshia Cole), Ne-Yo (LeToya Luckett), Jesse “Corporal” Wilson (Musiq Soulchild), Curtis “Sauce” Wilson (K. Michelle) and Toby Gad (Natasha Bedingfield).

Album songwriters include Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson), Carmen Reece (Teyana Taylor), Makeba Riddick (Beyonce), Tiffany Fred (Keri Hilson), Courtney Harrell (Kelly Rowland), Shaunice Jones (Tamar Braxton), Ericka J. Coulter (Fifth Harmony), Kirby Lauryen (Jennifer Lopez), LaShawn Daniels (Brandy), Al Sherrod Lambert (Ariana Grande), Jason Boyd (Sam Smith), Eric Bellinger (Usher) and Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera).

Stream “Already All Ready” below.

Idina Menzel shares new single “Small World”

9 Sep

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Idina Menzel has shared her new single online.

The actress-singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Small World” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (September 08, 2016).

“Small World” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Ross Golan (Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor) and produced by Greg Wells (Carly Rae Jepsen, Katy Perry).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Menzel’s upcoming album “Idina” – featuring previous singles “I See You” and “Queen of Swords” – will arrive on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

The keenly-awaited project boasts additional alliances with Erik Rosse, Audra Mae, Wrabel, Shelly Peiken, James “JHart” Abrahart, Lindy Robbins, Matt Morris, Dana Parrish, Andy Hollander, Ferras, and Sarah Hudson.

Listen to the audio clip for “Small World” below.

Idina Menzel unveils “Queen of Swords” music video

20 Aug

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Idina Menzel has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The actress-singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Queen of Swords” to her YouTube channel on Friday (August 19, 2016).

“Queen of Swords” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Ferras Alqaisi (Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Santigold), and Greg Wells (Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Meanwhile, Menzel’s upcoming album “Idina” – featuring previous single “I See You” – will arrive on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

The keenly-awaited project boasts additional alliances with Erik Rosse, Audra Mae, Stephen Wrabel, Shelly Peiken, James “JHart” Abrahart, Lindy Robbins, Matt Morris, Dana Parrish, and Andy Hollander.

Watch the music video for “Queen of Swords” below.

Idina Menzel announces details for new album “idina.”

9 Aug

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Idina Menzel has announced the details for her upcoming album.

The actress-singer-songwriter christened her fifth studio collection “idina.” and will release it on September 23 via Warner Brothers Records.

Lead single “I See You” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Matt Morris along with Andy Hollander and Dana Parrish.

Production duties on “idina.” were handled by Greg Wells (Keith Urban, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Erik Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Mary Lambert).

On the songwriting front, Menzel has also teamed up with Audra Mae (Fantasia Barrino), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa), Ferras (Katy Perry), Shelly Peiken (Britney Spears), JHart (Fleur East), Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez) and Wrabel (Katharine McPhee).

Peep the tracklisting for “idina.” below:

(1) Small World / (2) Like Lightning / (3) Queen of Swords / (4) I See You / (5) Everybody Knows / (6) Show Me / (7) Last Time / (8) I Do / (9) Cake / (10) Extraordinary / (11) Perfect Story / (12) Nothin’ in This World

Rachel Platten reveals artwork, tracklisting for new album “Wildfire”

3 Dec

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Rachel Platten has revealed artwork and tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Wildfire” – featuring lead single “Fight Song” – on January 1st through Columbia Records.

Current single “Stand By You” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Joy Williams along with Jack Antonoff (Carly Rae Jepsen), Matt Morris (Christina Aguilera) and Jon Levine (Leona Lewis).

Other musicians backing Platten on “Wildfire” are Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson), Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato), Scott Jacoby (John Legend), Brian West (Nelly Furtado) and Dave Bassett (Elle King).

Peep the tracklisting for “Wildfire” below.

(1) Stand By You / (2) Hey Hey Hallelujah (featuring Andy Grammar) / (3) Speechless / (4) Beating Me Up / (5) Fight Song / (6) Better Place / (7) Lone Ranger / (8) You Don’t Know My Heart / (9) Angels in Chelsea / (10) Astronauts / (11) Congratulations / (12) Superman

Rachel Platten announces new album “Wildfire”

26 Nov

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Rachel Platten has announced the title of her major label debut album.

The singer-songwriter christened her new collection “Wildfire” and will release it through Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Lead single “Fight Song” peaked to number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Meanwhile, second promotional cut, “Stand By You,” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Platten on “Wildfire” are Dave Bassett (Elle King), Jon Levine (Kat Dahlia), Joy Williams (Taylor Swift), Matt Morris (Justin Timberlake) and Jack Antonoff (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Watch the music video for “Stand By You” below.

Cheryl releases new album “Only Human”

11 Nov

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has released her fourth studio album online.

“Only Human” – featuring hit singles “Crazy Stupid Love” and “I Don’t Care” – is now available for download via iTunes (UK) in partnership with Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “A Million Lights,” which peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart.

Among the producers backing Cheryl on “Only Human” are Wayne Wilkins, Red Triangle, The Invisible Men, Jesse Shatkin, Greg Kurstin, Lucas Secon, Cass Lowe, Babydaddy, Matt Schwartz, DaWood, Jocke Ahlund and Oligee.

On the songwriting front, “Only Human” boasts contributions from Nicola Roberts, Camille Purcell, Sia, Katy Tiz, Heidi Rojas, Matt Morris, Bonnie McKee, Jo Perry, Mark Taylor, Liam Payne, Sam Preston and Alex James.

Watch the music video for “I Don’t Care” below.

Cher confirms official tracklisting for new album ‘Closer to the Truth’

2 Sep

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Cher has confirmed the official tracklisting for her upcoming studio album.

The American singer-actress will release “Closer to the Truth” on September 24 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

Lead single “Woman’s World” – available now for download via iTunes – was written by Anthony Crawford along with Matt Morris (Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera) and Paul Oakenfold (Madonna, John Legend).

Other songwriters backing Cher on the new collection are Diane Warren (Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino), Alecia “Pink” Moore (Mya Harrison, Adam Lambert), Kelly “Madame Buttons” Sheehan (Jason Derulo, Nicole Scherzinger) and Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding).

Producers include Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue), Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Billy Mann (Celine Dion, Kelly Rowland), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Nelly Furtado, Chris Brown) and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon (Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Timberlake).

Peep the official tracklisting below.

“Woman’s World”
“Take It Like a Man”
“My Love”
“Dressed to Kill”
“Red”
“Lovers Forever”
“I Walk Alone”
“Sirens”
“Favorite Scars”
“I Hope You Find It”
“Lie to Me”
“I Don’t Need to Sleep to Dream”
“Pride”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me”

Cher confirms title, release date for new album

19 Jun

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Cher has confirmed the title and release date for her upcoming studio album, which serves as the follow-up to 2001’s “Living Proof.”

The singer has christened her twenty-sixth album “Closer to the Truth” and will release it on September 24 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

Lead single “Woman’s World” was written by Matt Morris and Anthony Crawford along with Paul Oakenfold, who previously collaborated with the likes of John Legend [Columbia Records], Britney Spears [RCA Records], Madonna [Interscope Records] and Rihanna [Island Def Jam Recordings].

Other album contributors include Nadir “RedOne” Khayat (Brandy, Lionel Richie), Alecia “Pink” Moore (Mya, Adam Lambert), Billy Mann (Anastacia, Kelly Rowland), Jake Shears (Kylie Minogue, Calvin Harris), Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake) and Diane Warren (Monica, Toni Braxton).