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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.

Kacy Hill confirms details for debut album

23 May

Kacy Hill has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Like a Woman” and will release it on June 30 via Getting Out of Your Dreams (GOOD Music) / Def Jam Recordings.

Current promotional singles “Like a Woman,” which was produced by DJ Mustard alongside Terrace Martin and DJ Rodger Stadium, and “Hard to Love,” which was produced by Stuart Price and Oskar “Sikow” Engstrom, are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Kanye West-executive produced album reportedly delivers additional productions from Fraser T. Smith, Luke Laird, Kid Harpoon, Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, Two Inch Punch, BURNS, Jon Levine, Bastian Langebaek, Fred Ball, Matt Parad, BloodPop, Jamie Hartman, and Alex Hope.

Watch the music video for “Like a Woman” below.

Kacy Hill unleashes two new singles “Hard to Love” and “Like a Woman”

12 May

British singer, songwriter, and fashion model Kacy Hill has unleashed two new promotional singles online.

“Hard to Love,” and “Like a Woman” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Like a Woman” were collectively handled by DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Ella Mai), Terrace Martin (Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco) and DJ Dodger Stadium (Khalid, Kanye West).

“Hard to Love,” on the other hand, was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, Robbie Williams) alongside the song’s co-writer Oskar “Sikow” Engstrom (Erik Hassle, Giorgio Moroder).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill is expected is to release her first studio collection – featuring previous single “Lion” – later this year via Getting Out of Your Dreams (GOOD Music) / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith), BURNS (Charli XCX), Alex Hope (Troye Sivan), Matt Parad (Kenzie May), Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Fred Ball (Rihanna), BloodPop (HAIM) and Matthew Hales (Lianne La Havas).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Autumn Rowe (Leona Lewis), Isa Machine (Maxine Ashley), Natalie Hemby (Labrinth), Andrew Wyatt (Dua Lipa), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

Stream the audio clips for “Hard to Love” and “Like a Woman” below.

Kacy Hill confirms title for new single

14 Mar

Kacy Hill has confirmed the title for her new single.

The British singer-songwriter christened “Hard to Love” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Kanye West’s label GOOD (Getting Out of Your Dreams) Music and Def Jam Recordings.

“Hard to Love” follows previous single “Lions,” which was collectively produced by Jamie Hartman of Ben’s Brother and Stuart Price.

Other producers expected to appear on the album are Alex Hope (Troye Sivan), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Two Inch Punch (Noah Cyrus), BURNS (Charli XCX), Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Matt “Aqualung” Hales (Lianne La Havas), Steve Booker (Pixie Lott), Kid Harpoon (Eliza Doolittle), Luke Laird (Kacey Musgraves), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding) and Daniel Heath (Lana Del Rey).

On the songwriting front, Hill has reportedly collaborated with Natalie Hemby (Carly Rae Jepsen), Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele), Andrew Wyatt (Lion Babe), Chelsea Lena (Sabrina Carpenter), Diana Gordon (Rita Ora) and Jonny “Ghost” Harris (Ed Sheeran).

Hill’s mini-collection “Bloo” – featuring “Foreign Fields,” “Arm’s Length” and “Shades of Blue” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Bloo” below.

Lianne La Havas debuts new single “Fairytale”

14 Feb

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Lianne La Havas has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter-guitarist posted the audio clip for “Fairytale” to her YouTube channel on Friday (February 12, 2016).

“Fairytale” appears on La Havas’s “Blood Solo” EP, which is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The original issue of “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable,” “What You Don’t Do” and “Green & Gold” – was released in July 31, 2015 through Nonesuch Records (US) and Warner Brothers Records (UK).

Commercial performance-wise, the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and number fifty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered collaborations with Paul Epworth (Adele), Matthew Hales (Sara Bareilles), Al Shux (Elle Varner), Shea Taylor (Beyonce), Di Genius (Nelly Furtado), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure), and Sam Dew (Rihanna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Fairytale” below.

Lianne La Havas unveils new single “Green and Gold” music video

3 Nov

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Lianne La Havas has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Green & Gold” to her YouTube channel on Monday (November 02, 2015).

“Green & Gold” was written and produced by Havas and Jamie Lidell along with Matthew Hales, whose other credits include Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”) and Andreya Triana (“Giants”).

Havas’ latest studio collection “Blood” – featuring previous singles “Unstoppable” an “What You Don’t Do” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Nonesuch Records and Warner Bros Records.

Other album contributors include Shea Taylor (Mack Wilds), Mark Batson (India Arie), Di Genius (Maverick Sabre), Al Shux (Lana Del Rey), Sam Dew (Alicia Keys) and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure (Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Green & Gold” below.

Andreya Triana debuts new single “Playing with Fire”

23 Aug

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Andreya Triana has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Playing with Fire” to her official YouTube channel on Friday (August 21, 2015).

“Playing with Fire” was written by Triana along with Carl Ryden (Nabiha, The Saturdays) and Marc Nelkin (Kesha, Corinne Bailey Rae).

Triana’s sophomore album “Giants” – featuring previous promotional cuts “That’s Alright with Me,” “Song for a Friend” and “Everything You Never Had” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Counter Records.

That collection also boasts contributions from Matthew “Aqualung” Hales (Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz), Dee Adam (Ria Ritchie, Alexandra Burke), Paul O’Duffy (Ella Eyre, Marlon Roudette) and Alan Nglish (Livvi Franc, CeeLo Green).

Listen to the audio clip for “Playing with Fire” below.