Tag Archives: Maureen “Mozella” McDonald

Tove Styrke releases debut mini-album “Sway”

5 May

Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Styrke has released her new project online.

“Sway” – featuring singles “Say My Name,” “Mistakes,” “Change My Mind” and “On the Low” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection was executive-produced by Elof Loelv, whose resume boasts additional works with Rihanna (“Stay”), Katy Perry (“Save As Draft”), Mikky Ekko (“Smile”), Pentatonix (“Can’t Sleep Love”), Icona Pop (“All Night”), Zara Larsson (“Carry You Home”) and Phoebe Ryan (“Dark Side”).

Other musicians backing Styrke on “Sway” are Joe Janiak (Louisa Johnson, Britney Spears), Maureen “MoZella” McDonald (Tinashe, Miley Cyrus), T-Collar (Shungudzo, Mali-Koa) and Caroline Ailin (Ella Mai, Hailee Steinfeld).

Stream “Sway” below.

Ellie Goulding reunites with Maureen “MoZella” McDonald for new collaboration

15 Mar

British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding has reunited with fellow recording artist Maureen “MoZella” McDonald for a new collaboration.

Mozella previously co-penned “Don’t Panic,” “We Can’t Move to This” and “Holding On for Life,” taken from Goulding’s 2015 album, “Delirium.”

MoZella’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”), Mary Lambert (“Secrets”), Tinashe (“Feels Like Vegas”), Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Rihanna (“Dancing in the Dark”) and Madonna (“Living for Love”).

Meanwhile, Goulding is scheduled to release her fourth studio collection later this year via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Starsmith, The 23rd, Jamie Hartman, BloodPop, Ilsey Juber, Andrew Jackson, Raye, Nate Campany, Justin Tranter, Noel Zancanella, and TMS.

Louisa Johnson confirms new promotional single “Yes”

10 Mar

Louisa Johnson has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Yes” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The 2 Chainz-featuring track was written by Camille “Kamille” Purcell, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Matthew Radosevich, Christopher “Chris Loco” Crowhurst and Goldfingers (aka Linus Nordstrom and Frank Nobel).

Louisa’s last single “Best Behaviour” – which was co-written by Shungudzo and Danny Parker and produced by Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her debut album reportedly boasts additional productions from Toby Gad, Burns, Steve Mac, Jake Gosling, Dave Bassett, Ian Lovatt, Arnthor Birgisson, Joe Janiak, Digital Farm Animals, Jason Evigan, and Cutfather.

On the songwriting front, Louisa has also worked with Maegan Cottone, Anouck “Nuuxs” Boungnang, Iain James, Priscilla Renea, Jacob Kasher, Caroline Ailin, Marlon Roudette, Ina Wroldsen, Chloe Angelides, Ali Tamposi, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Sam Romans, Negin Djafari, and Linnea Sodahl.

Watch the music video for “Best Behaviour” below.

Kelly Clarkson confirms new promotional single “I Don’t Think About You”

9 Feb

Kelly Clarkson has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “I Don’t Think About You” as the second promotional cut from her eighth studio collection “Meaning of Life,” out now via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The track was co-written by Michael Pollack alongside Harloe, whose resume boasts additional works with Britney Spears (“Love Me Down”), Charli XCX (“Secret”), Olivia Holt (“Thin Air”) and Madison Beer (“Unbreakable”).

Production duties on “I Don’t Think About You” were handled by siblings Andre and Sean Davidson of The Monarch, who are also responsible for Rita Ora’s “How We Do (Party),” Cher Lloyd’s “Swagger Jagger,” Kevin McCall’s “Better,” Chris Brown’s “Biggest Fan,” and Jason Derulo’s “With the Lights On.”

“Meaning of Life,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, yields further productions from Jesse Shatkin, Mick Schultz, Jason Halbert, Greg Kurstin, Nick Ruth, Jussi Karvinen, and NOVAWAV.

On the songwriting front, Clarkson has also worked with Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Priscilla Renea, James Morrison, Amy “AMES” Kunes, Molly Kate Kestner, Audra Mae, Ilsey Juber, and Katie Pearlman.

Stream the audio clip for “I Don’t Think About You” below.

Lennon Stella signs new deal with RECORDS / Columbia Records

18 Jan

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress Lennon Stella has signed a new deal with RECORDS/Columbia Records and will release her upcoming debut project later this year.

“Lennon’s unique artistry, point of view, distinctive vocal ability and star-power is simply overwhelming,” says Barry Weiss, Partner & Co-Founder, RECORDS. “We’re super excited to have her here at RECORDS. I’m elated that Jenna Andrews (who does A&R for the label) brought her to us.”

“I feel so lucky to work hand in hand with this incredible and inspiring group of people. There are no words to describe the feeling of finally being able to release my own music, something I have always dreamed of,” says Stella.

On the still-untitled collection, Stella has worked with songwriters including Amy Wadge, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Sarah Aarons, Trey Campbell, Sean Douglas, Max McElligott, Ali Tamposi, Chloe Angelides, Emily Warren, Fiona Bevan, Caitlyn Scarlett, Ella Henderson, Nate Cyphert, Parson James, Sam Fisher, Bipolar Sunshine, Elliphant, Ashlyn Wilson, and Jenna Andrews.

Among the producers backing Stella on the project are Joel Little, Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya, Jonny Lattimer, MNEK, Alex Hope, Gladius James, Daniel “Robopop” Omelio, Two Inch Punch, Philip “Pip” Kembo, Tommy English, Jesse Shatkin, Big Taste, Jason Evigan, M-Phazes, Alex Niceforo, Benny Cassette, Steve Mostyn, Joe Janiak, and The Monsters & Strangerz.

Lennon Stella drafts Ella Henderson, Two Inch Punch, Max McElligott for new collaboration

4 Jan

Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress Lennon Stella has drafted Ella Henderson, Two Inch Punch, and Max McElligott for a new collaboration.

In addition to prepping for the release of her own promotional single “Ugly,” Henderson has recently co-penned “Guilty” for fellow recording artist Paloma Faith alongside Wayne Hector and Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Thomas Barnes and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK songwriting/production trio TMS.

Meanwhile, McElligott (who also goes by Max Wolfgang) is known for co-writing Kygo’s “Never Let You Go,” Martin Garrix’s “Now That I’ve Found You,” Moxie Raia’s “Rudimental,” Tom Chaplin’s “Hardened Heart,” Kylie Minogue’s “Your Body,” and Ed Sheeran’s “Lay it All on Me.”

Having recently produced Jessie Ware’s “Hearts” and Dan Caplen’s “Two Fingers,” Two Inch Punch has also contributed to the next projects by Amber Mark, Jessie Reyez, Taya, Sabrina Claudio, Raye, Ella Eyre, Jorja Smith, Yebba Smith, Alma, Era Istrefi, Kamille, Noah Cyrus, Wens, Antigoni Buxton, Dakota, Janice Kavander, Grace Carter, and Mullally.

Lennon, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Jenna Andrews, Fiona Bevan, Caitlyn Scarlett, Ali Tamposi, Emily Warren, Sarah Aarons, Chloe Angelides, Amy Wadge, MoZella, Joel Little, Sean Douglas, Gladius, Jonny Lattimer, MNEK, Trey Campbell, and Stint – later this year.

Stream the audio clip for “Missed” below.

Ella Henderson drafts Sasha Sloan, Two Inch Punch for new single “Ugly”

2 Jan

British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson has selected “Ugly” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Henderson alongside fellow recording artist Sasha Sloan, whose other credits include Camila Cabello’s “Never Be the Same,” Niia Rocco’s “Nobody,” Alma’s “Phases,” Maggie Lindemann’s “Pretty Girl,” Kygo’s “This Town,” and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On.”

Production duties on “Ugly” were handled by Two Inch Punch, who is also responsible for Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” Dan Caplen’s “Two Fingers,” Saya’s “Cold Fire,” JP Cooper’s “Good Friend,” Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” Anne-Marie’s “Boy,” Ella Eyre’s “Deeper,” and Moko’s “With You.”

The follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” reportedly boasts further contributions from Moon Willis, Lindy Robbins, Robopop, Cara Salimando, Danny Parker, Kamille, Fred Ball, Jennifer Decilveo, Martin Sjolie, Dyo, Cass Lowe, Shungudzo, Fraser T. Smith, Chiara Hunter, Dallas Austin, Lauren Aquilina, Jordan Riley, MoZella, Sam Romans, Isabella Summers, JHart, and Electric Music.

As a songwriter, Henderson recently co-penned “Guilty” for Paloma Faith alongside Wayne Hector and Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas Barnes of UK songwriting/production trio TMS. The track appears on Faith’s fourth album under Sony Music Entertainment UK, “The Architect.”

Stream the audio clip for “Beautifully Unfinished” below.