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Kelly Clarkson liberates new studio collection “Meaning of Life”

27 Oct

Kelly Clarkson has liberated her eighth studio collection online.

“Meaning of Life” – featuring promotional singles “Love So Soft” and the Molly Kate Kestner-penned “Move You” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Piece By Piece” boasts productions from Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna), Nick Ruth (Carly Rae Jepsen), Mick Schultz (Lights), Greg Kurstin (John Legend), Nova Wav (Kehlani) and The Monarch (Chris Brown).

On the songwriting front, Clarkson has also worked with Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (James Blunt), Priscilla Renea (Mary J. Blige), Ilsey Juber (Jessica Simpson), Audra Mae (Melanie Fiona), Katie Pearlman (Superfruit), Jessica “Harloe” Karpov (Nick Jonas) and Michael Pollack (Charli XCX).

Stream “Meaning of Life” below.

Kelly Clarkson unleashes new promotional single “Meaning of Life”

21 Oct

Kelly Clarkson has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by UK recording artist James Morrison alongside Ilsey Juber, whose recent credits include DJ Snake’s “A Different Way,” Demi Lovato’s “Only Forever,” Hey Violet’s “When Will I Learn,” Noah Cyrus’ “Almost Famous,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” and Tinashe’s “Flame.”

Production duties on “Meaning of Life” were handled by regular collaborator Jesse Shatkin, who is also responsible for Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Ella Eyre’s “Ego,” Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Bea Miller’s “Repercussions,” Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions,” and Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Clarkson’s upcoming eighth album of the same name – featuring the MoZella and Priscilla-assisted “Love So Soft” and the Molly Kate Kestner-penned/Nick Ruth-produced “Move You” – will arrive on October 27 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Meaning of Life” below.

Calum Scott announces details for new promotional single

13 Oct

Calum Scott has announced the details for his new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “You Are the Reason” as the next promotional cut from his upcoming debut album under Capitol Records.

The track – which was written by Scott alongside Jon Maguire and Corey Sanders – will arrive on November 17 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Scott’s debut project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Kamille, Sam Romans, Hayley Warner, Ross Golan, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, BullySongs, Grace Tither, Max McElligott, Hannah Wilson, Philip Plested, Audra Mae, Sean Douglas, Grace Barker, and Iain James.

On the production front, the “Rhythm Inside” star has worked with Cutfather, Fraser T. Smith, Toby Gad, Kasper Larsen, Jordan Riley, Phil Cook, Robopop, Jayson DeZuzio, Alex Hope, Laconic, Jamie Scott, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Josh Wilkinson, Sam Merrifield, Jonny Coffer, and TMS.

Stream the audio clip for “Rhythm Inside” below.

Kelly Clarkson unwraps tracklisting for new album “Meaning of Life”

30 Sep

Kelly Clarkson has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming eighth album “Meaning of Life,” which will arrive on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

Featuring current singles “Love So Soft” and “Move on You;” the follow-up to 2015’s “Piece By Piece” boasts songwriting contributions from MoZella (Charlie Puth), Audra Mae (Fantasia), Priscilla Renea (Alicia Keys), Ilsey Juber (Beyonce), Harloe (Nick Jonas) and Michael Pollack (Charli XCX).

On the production front, Clarkson has worked with Greg Kurstin (Katy Perry), Jesse Shatkin (Sia), Mick Schultz (Kelly Clarkson), Jonathan Rotem (Usher), Nova Wav (Britney Spears), Jussi Illmari (Alma), Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko), Diztortion (Rihanna) and Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara).

See the tracklisting for “Meaning of Life” below.

(1) A Minute (Intro) / (2) Love So Soft / (3) Heat / (4) Meaning of Life / (5) Move You / (6) Whole Lotta Woman / (7) Medicine / (8) Cruel / (9) Didn’t I / (10) Would You Call That Love / (11) I Don’t Think About You / (12) Slow Dance / (13) Don’t You Pretend / (14) Go High

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.