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Ina Wroldsen releases new promotional single “Remember Me”

13 May

Ina Wroldsen has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Bård Bonsaksen alongside Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh of Mac & Phil, who are also responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plested’s “Habits,” Emily Warren’s “Something to Hold On to,” James TW’s “For You,” Etham’s “For Myself,” and Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream.”

Production duties on “Remember Me” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, whose credits also include Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft,” Sia’s “Magic,” Charli XCX’s “I Got It,” Paloma Faith’s “Till I’m Done,” Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions,” Bea Miller’s “Repercussions,” and Ella Eyre’s “Ego.”

Wroldsen’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Sea” and “Strongest” – is expected to arrive later this year via Syco Music.

As a songwriter, Wroldsen recently co-penned Sean Paul and David Guetta’s “Mad Love” alongside Shakira, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Emily Warren, Raoul “Diztortion” Chen and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit.

Stream the audio clip for “Remember Me” below.

Leona Lewis reunites with Autumn Rowe, Jonas Quant for new collaboration

3 May

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has reunited with Autumn Rowe and Jonas Quant for a new collaboration.

Rowe previously co-wrote “Collide” and “Your Hallelujah,” taken from the albums “Glassheart” and “Christmas, with Love,” respectively.

Meanwhile, Quant is responsible for producing Lewis’ rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” The track was largely played as part of a travel and tourism advertising push in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

As mentioned in earlier, Lewis’ next project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Mac & Phil, Aleena Gibson, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Ilsey Juber, Philip Plested, Lauren Aquilina, Walter Afanasieff, Jake Gosling, and Chris Leonard – is expected to arrive later this year.

Her last studio collection, 2015’s “I Am,” was released via Island Records UK and Def Jam Recordings. Executive-produced by German hitmaker Toby Gad, it debuted at number twelve on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Fire Under My Feet” and “Thunder.”

Stream the audio clip for “Your Hallelujah” below.

Ina Wroldsen hits the studio with Jason Evigan for new collaboration

14 Mar

Norwegian singer/songwriter Ina Wroldsen has teamed with American record producer Jason Evigan for a new collaboration.

Evigan’s recent songwriting/production credits include Chromeo’s “Juice,” Marooon 5’s “What Lovers Do,” Sofia Carson’s “Ins and Outs,” Fifth Harmony’s “Lonely Night,” Rachel Platten’s “Collide,” G-Eazy’s “Good Life,” Hey Violet’s “Hoodie,” Sage The Gemini’s “Whatchacha,” and Lil Yachty’s “Mamacita.”

Fans of Evigan’s works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Jason Mraz, Louis Tomlinson, Marina Diamandis, Rita Ora, Louisa Johnson, MØ, Ella Eyre, Jessie Reyez, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Ella Henderson, Lennon Stella, Maluma, Nick Jonas, Alex Aiono, Bebe Rexha, Clara Mae, and Kiiara.

Meanwhile, Wroldsen is expected to release her debut project – which reportedly features further contributions from Mac & Phil, Joe Janiak, Steve Mac, Joel Little, Arnthor Birgisson, and The Electric – is expected to arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

She also co-wrote Sean Paul’s current single “Mad Love” – featuring David Guetta and Becky G – alongside Shakira, Emily Warren, Rosina Russell, Giorgio Tuinfort, Raoul “Diztortion” Chen, and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jason Evigan’s works!

Lily Moore releases debut promotional single “Not That Special”

9 Feb

British singer/songwriter Lily Moore released her debut single online.

“Not That Special” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Francis “Eg” White, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“I’ve Told You Now”), Mary J. Blige (“Therapy”), Leona Lewis (“I Am”), Celine Dion (“Didn’t Know Love”), Diana Vickers (“Once”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Shoulder to Shoulder”) and Tulisa (“Habit”).

Production duties on “Not That Special” were handled by Jim Abbiss, who is also responsible for Arctic Monkeys’ “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” Tom Odell’s “Wrong Crowd,” Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love,” Kasabian’s “Shoot the Runner,” Mr Hudson’s “Picture of You,” and Birdy’s “Shadow.”

Moore’s upcoming debut project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Cox, Amy Wadge, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Fiona Bevan, Philip Plested, and Mac & Phil – is expected to arrive later this year via Closer Recordings in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Not That Special” below.

Tamera Foster hits the studio with Naughty Boy, Fancy Hagood for new collaboration

21 Jan

British singer/songwriter Tamera Foster has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy and fellow recording artist Fancy Hagood for a new collaboration.

Having previously collaborated with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor on his own single, the Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem-produced “Boys Like You,” Hagood’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Christina Aguilera (“Change”), Lucy Hale (“You Sound Good to Me”), Goldhouse (“Over”), Niykee Heaton (“Skin Tight”) and Ben Bradford (“Tequila Makes the World Go Round”).

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy is known for his production works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Cheryl (“Craziest Things”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Charli XCX (“So Over You”), Tanika (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

Foster, on the other hand, who recently co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Bakermat & Kiesza alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam, is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Parker Ighile, Carla Marie Williams, The Electric, Lauren Aquilina, Kuya Productions, Chelcee Grimes, Future Cut, Hayley Warner, Arrow Benjamin, Kamille, Happy Perez, Ray BLK, Talay Riley, Knightstarr, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Plested announces new promotional single “Lost for Words”

1 Jan

British singer/songwriter Philip John Plested, known mononymously as Plested, has christened “Lost for Words” as his next promotional single and will release it on January 5th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Plested alongside regular collaborators Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh of songwriting/production duo Mac & Phil, who are also responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” James TW’s “For You,” Lost Kings’ “Phone Down,” and Emily Warren’s “Something To Hold On To.”

As a songwriter, Plested has penned songs for Little Mix (“Touch”), Mali-Koa (“Honest”), Chloe x Halle (“Lazy Love”), Etham (“For Myself”), James Arthur (“Certain Things”), Zayn Malik (“I Won’t Mind”), JessaRae (“Touch”), Naughty Boy (“So Strong”), Youthonix (“Science”) and Chainsmokers (“Bloodstream”).

He has also collaborated with fellow songwriters and producers including Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Jonny Coffer, Lostboy, Maegan Cottone, JHart, Shungudzo Kuyimba, MNEK, Caroline Ailin, Goldfingers, Dayo Olatunji, Chris Loco, Negin Djafari, Phil Cook, Chiara Hunter, Patrick Patrikious, and Red Triangle.

Additionally, fans of Plested songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Calum Scott, Becky Hill, OMI, Ella Henderson, Lily Moore, John Newman, Vance Joy, Leona Lewis, Molly Kate Kestner, Grace Carter, Taya, Fleur East, Kiah Victoria, Liza Owen, Mahalia, Sarah Close, Amy Allen, James Morrison, Imani Williams, Ella Eyre, Kai, Tamera Foster, and Little Mix.

Stream the audio clip for “Habits” below.

Mali-Koa enlists Bantu for new collaboration

31 Dec

Australian singer-songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known monoymously as Mali-Koa, has reportedly enlisted Bantu for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean record producer (born Tinashe Sibanda) is known for his works with Jason Derulo (“Tip Toe”), K. Michelle (“Make the Bed”), Fifth Harmony (“Them Girls Be Like”), Rita Ora (“Body on Me”), Sabina Ddumba (“Not Too Young”), Tove Styrke (“Say My Name”), Keshia Chante (“Lights Out”), Maroon 5 (“Whiskey”) and Zara Larsson (“Permission”).

His extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters including Lindy Robbins, Meagan Cottone, JHart, Lisa Scinta, Tayla Parx, Iain James, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Nate Campany, Emily Warren, Stephenie Jones, Eskeerdo, Noonie Bao, Sasha Sloan, Teddy Geiger, Julia Michaels, Carmen Reece, Wayne Hector, Victoria Monet, Brittany Burton, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin.

Bantu’s debut mini-album “Africa for the Summer” – featuring guest appearances from Shungudzo Kuyimba, Elliphant, and Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Mali-Koa is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring the Philip Plested-penned / Joe Garret-produced lead single “Honest” – some time next year via Honest Records.

Other songwriters and producers Mali-Koa has collaborated with are Goldfingers, Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream Bantu’s debut album “Africa for the Summer” below.

Mali-Koa liberates debut promotional single “Honest”

22 Dec

Australian singer/songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known mononymously as Mali-Koa, has liberated her debut promotional single online.

“Honest” – which was written by Mali-Koa alongside Philip Plested and Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Mali-Koa has co-penned “The Beautiful & Damned” for G-Eazy alongside Zoe Nash, Georgia Sinclair, and Madison Wolf. The track appears on the American rapper’s fourth studio album of the same name, which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

She also provided guest vocals on H Block Ink’s “Numbers Game,” which was co-written with Farrah “Nefera” Guenena, Amish “ADP” Patel, and Linus Nordstrom of Swedish production duo Goldfingers.

Mali-Koa’s upcoming debut project, on the other hand, reportedly boasts alliances with Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.

Kara Marni teams with Arlissa, All About She for new song “Just Us”

26 Nov

Kara Marni has revealed a new song from her upcoming debut project.

“Just Us” was written by Marni alongside fellow recording artist Arlissa and UK production duo All About She (composed of Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell).

Having previously collaborated with Arlissa on unreleased cuts “Crazy,” “Strangers,” and “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie;” All About She have also written songs with Calvin Harris (“Love Now”), VV Brown (“Bullet”), Sasha Keable (“Careless Over You”), Charli XCX (“Four By Four”), Karen Harding (“Starlight”), Imani Williams (“Got My Love”), Lauren Faith (“Love Can Wait”), Melissa Steel (“Making it Rain”) and Camden Cox (“Spirals”).

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current singles “Love Was Made for Saving” and “Every Time I Breathe” – which was collectively helmed by Michael Pollack, Jeff Gitty, and William “Cook Classics” Lobban-Bean – are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in various media outlets, Marni’s upcoming mini-album – featuring the Sebastian Kole-assisted / Invisible Men-produced lead single “Gold” – is expected to arrive early next year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with MNEK, Amy Wadge, Fred Cox, Eyelar, Shea Taylor, Fabienne, Ollie Green, Mullally, Autumn Rowe, Lostboy, Andrea Martin, Pantha, Lauren Aquilina, Chris Loco, Frances, Maths Time Joy, Laura Dockrill, and Mac & Phil.

Watch Kara Marni perform “Golden” and “Just Us” below.

Kara Marni drafts Laura Dockrill, Ollie Green for new collaboration

31 Oct

British singer/songwriter Kara Marni has drafted Laura Dockrill and Ollie Green for a new collaboration.

Dockrill’s songwriting resume boasts works with Anne-Marie (“Karate”), MNEK (“More than a Miracle”), Elli Ingram (“Table for Two”), Javeon (“Give Up”), Dornik (“Drive”), Jessie Ware (“Small Talk”) and Courage (“Wild at Heart”).

Meanwhile, Green is known for co-penning and/or producing cuts performed by Frances (“Love Me Again”), Alex Newell (“Devilish”), Freya Ridings (“Maps”), Jones (“Indulge”), Leo Kalyan (“Daydream”), Alan Walker (“Tired”), John Gibbons (“Sunglasses in the Rain”) and Gavin James (“Hearts on Fire”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni’s upcoming project – featuring the Sebastian Kole-penned / Invisible Men-produced lead single “Golden” – is expected to arrive early next year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Amy Wadge, Lauren Aquilina, Fabienne, Trey Campbell, Autumn Rowe, Grace Tither, Mullally, Steph Jones, Andrea Martin, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Kingsley Brown, Maegan Cottone, Grace Barker, and Frances.

In addition to The Invisible Men, Marni has also worked with producers including Mac & Phil, Chris Loco, Lostboy, Maths Time Joy, Pantha, Fred Cox, Laconic, Joel Compass, Aston Rudi, and MNEK.

Watch the music video for “Golden” below.