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Kelly Clarkson confirms details for new album “Meaning of Life”

8 Sep

Kelly Clarkson has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her eighth studio collection “Meaning of Life” and will release it on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

Current promotional singles “Love So Soft” (written by Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, and Jesse Shatkin) and “Move on You” (written by Molly Kate Kestner, Amy “AMES” Kuney, and Nick Ruth) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Piece by Piece” boasts further songwriting contributions and productions from Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Chloe Angelides (Jason Derulo), Mick Schultz (Rihanna), Harloe (Nick Jonas), Jonathan Rotem (Avril Lavigne), Katie Pearlman (Superfruit) and Diztortion (Craig David).

Watch the music video for “Love So Soft” below.

Jadagrace announces details for debut mini-collection

10 Aug

Jadagrace has announced the details for her debut EP.

The American singer/songwriter christened her first mini-collection “New Rules” and will release it on August 19 via Motown Records.

The title track was written by Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (James Blunt, Louisa Johnson), Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons, Selena Gomez) and Rob Kleiner (Cee Lo Green, Britney Spears).

Other musicians backing Jadagrace on the EP are David Kahne (Kelly Clarkson, Lana Del Rey), Sebastian Kole (Brandy, Alessia Cara), Warren “Oak” Felder (RAYE, Demi Lovato) and Carmen Reece (Ray BLK, Craig David).

Stream the audio clip for “Vibe” below.

Jessie Ware confirms new promotional single “Midnight”

24 Jul

Jessie Ware has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Jessica Louis Ware) has christened “Midnight” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album under PMR Records and Island Records UK.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artists Kiah Victoria and Jordan Thomas alongside Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kandace Springs, Marsha Ambrosius) and Bastian Langebaek (Amber Simone, Jack Garratt).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2014’s “Tough Love” are Ross Golan, Julia Michaels, Ammar Malik, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Max McElligott, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Tobias Jesso Jr., NAO, Sam Romans, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, James Newman, Kamille, Danny Parker, Nina Nesbitt, Sam Preston, and Ed Drewett.

On the production front, Ware has reportedly worked with Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Cashmere Cat, Happy Perez, Sacha Skarbek, GRADES, Ryan Tedder, Stephan Moccio, JRY, Fred Ball, Sam Dixon, Emile Haynie, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, Adriano Buffone, Starsmith, Kid Harpoon, Julian Bunetta, Fred Cox, and STINT.

Watch the music video for “Running” below.

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.

Tom Grennan drafts Jordan Riley for new single “Found What I’ve Been Looking For”

12 Jul

British singer/songwriter Tom Grennan has debuted his new single online.

“Found What I’ve Been Looking For” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written and produced by fellow recording artist Jordan Riley, whose resume boasts further works with Dan Caplen (“Flat Champagne”), WENS (“If”), Nina Nesbitt (“Almost You”), Dua Lipa (“Do it Again”), Grace Carter (“Liar”), Mullally (“Don’t Give Me That Look”), Chloe Leone (“Find It”), Zak Abel (“Voices”) and Dakota (“Say it Again”).

Meanwhile, Grennan’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

The follow-up 2016’s “Something in the Water” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jake Gosling (Shania Twain), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), MoZella (Miley Cyrus), Adriano Buffone (Conrad Sewell), Diane Warren (Celine Dion) and Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs).

Listen to the audio clip for “Found What I’ve Been Looking For” below.

Paloma Faith enlists Starsmith for a new collaboration

19 Jun

British singer/songwriter Paloma Faith has enlisted Starsmith for a new collaboration.

The multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer, remixer and DJ (born Finlay Dow-Smith) is known for helming Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Kwabs’ “Fight for Love,” Ella Eyre’s “Don’t Follow Me,” Kylie Minogue’s “Put Your Hands Up,” Mika’s “Staring at the Sun,” Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” Betty Who’s “Better,” and M.O’s “Preach.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow producers and songwriters including Francis “Eg” White, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Talay Riley, Natalia Hajjara, Jonny Coffer, Ina Wroldsen, Jack Patterson, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Justin Parker, Al Shux, Joel Compass, Martin Terefe, Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman, and Benny Benassi.

Meanwhile, Faith is expected to release her fourth album, tentatively entitled “The Architect,” later this year via Sony Music UK / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “A Perfect Contradiction” reportedly delivers further productions from Jake Gosling (Shania Twain), Greg Kurstin (Liam Gallagher), Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Klas Ahlund (Robyn), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), The Arcade (Rita Ora), Cass Lowe (Nick Jonas), Fred Ball (Rihanna), Knox Brown (Emeli Sande), Jamie Scott (Rag’n’Bone Man) and TMS (Liam Tomlinson).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Wayne Hector (Jason Derulo), Chiara Hunter (David Guetta), John Newman (Olly Murs), Cleo Tighe (Foxes), Linus Wiklund (Noonie Bao), Isley Juber (Lykke Li), Alexander Kronlund (Demi Lovato), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Lea Michele) and Clarence Coffee Jr. (Allie X).

Watch the music video for “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” below.

Hey Violet release debut album “From the Outside”

16 Jun

American rock band Hey Violet – consisting of Rena Lovelis, Miranda Miller, Nia Lovelis, Casey Moreta, and Iain Shipp – have release their debut album online.

“From the Outside” – featuring singles “Brand New Moves,” “Guys My Age” and “Break My Heart” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album producers include Julian Bunetta (Harry Styles), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Picard Brothers (Major Lazer), Jussifer (Jason Derulo), Cory Enemy (Snakehips), Jason Evigan (Kehlani), Cook Classics (Trey Songz), Dallas K (Fifth Harmony), Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes) and Afterhrs (Liam Payne).

On the songwriting front, Hey Violet have worked with Ross Golan (Meghan Trainor), Ilsey Juber (Jessica Simpson), Daniel “Robopop” Omelio (Lana Del Rey), Asia Whiteacre (Rachel Platten), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Fiona Bevan (Ed Sheeran), Ammar Malik (Shawn Hook), Ruth-Anne “Rooty” Cunningham (Leona Lewis), John “JRY” Ryan (John Legend) and Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Pia Mia).

Stream “From the Outside” below.