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Jojo enlists Isabella Kearney-Nurse, Warren “Oak” Felder for new collaboration

13 Apr

American singer/songwriter Joanna Levesque, known mononymously as Jojo, has enlisted Isabella Kearney-Nurse and Warren “Oak” Felder for a new collaboration.

Besides co-writing songs on Jessica Mauboy’s upcoming album alongside Louis Schoorl, Kearney-Nurse is responsible for co-writing The Veronicas’ “Think of Me,” Matt Gresham’s “Who Am I Now” and Mitch James’s “Can’t Help Myself.”

Meanwhile, Felder’s production resume boasts works with Demi Lovato (“Sorry Not Sorry”), Chris Brown (“Superhuman”), Kehlani (“Distraction”), Miguel (“Use Me”), Toni Braxton (“Hands Tied”), Usher (“Good Kisser”), Britney Spears (“Clumsy”) and Alessia Cara (“Scars to Your Beautiful”).

In addition to contributing to Louise’s upcoming album, “Heavy Love,” Jojo is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via her own imprint Clover Music in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting alliances with Jermaine Dupri, Natt Dunn, Bryan Michael Cox, Diana Gordon, Billy Steinberg, Caroline Ailin, D’Mile, Chloe Angelides, Iain James, Steph Jones, Chris Loco, Kennedi, Digital Farm Animals, Skyler Stonestreet, Big Taste, Myah Marie, Stint, Max Wolfgang.

Stream the audio clip for “Leave (Get Out)” below.

Joy Crookes delivers new promotional single “Since I Left You”

22 Mar

Joy Crookes has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Since I Left You” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track written by Crookes alongside Fiona Bevan (Tom Walker’s “My Way,” Backstreet Boys’ “Chances” and Steps’ “Scared of the Dark”) and Kasper Larsen (Fleur East’s “Know Your Name,” Calum Scott’s “Rhythm Inside,” and Chelcee Grimes’s “I Need a Night Out”).

Production duties on “Since I Left You” were handled by Tre Jean-Marie, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Magic,” Rak-Su’s “Blood Ties,” MNEK’s “Honeymoon Phaze,” Jacob Banks’ “One More Time,” Vanessa White’s “Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover,” and Four of Diamonds’ “Name On It.”

Crookes’ upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Glen Roberts, Hannah Yadi, Laconic, Felix Joseph, Jonny Lattimer, Negin Djafari, Tev’n, and Max Wolfgang – later this year via Speakerbox Recordings in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Since I Left You” below.

John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.

Craig David records new music with Gary Barlow

7 Mar

Craig David has recorded new music with Gary Barlow.

The British singer/songwriter and lead singer of pop group Take That previously wrote songs for Alesha Dixon (“To Love Again”), Blue (“Guilty”), Delta Goodrem (“Not Me, Not I”), Atomic Kitten (“Always Be My Baby”),  Robbie Williams (“Shame”), Amy Studt (“Testify”) and Lara Fabian (“No Big Deal”).

Barlow’s last studio collection, 2013’s “Since I Saw You Last,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Let Me Go,” “Face to Face” and “Since I Saw You Last.”

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his upcoming eighth album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment/Insanity Records.

The follow-up to 2018’s “The Time is Now” reportedly yields further contributions from Fraser T. Smith, Cathy Dennis, Tre Jean-Marie, Jin Jin, Naughty Boy, Rachel Furner, Ed Drewett, Grace Barker, Oliver Heldens, Carmen Reece, Max Wolfgang, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

David’s current promotional single “Come Alive” – taken from “The Greatest Showman Reimagined” original motion soundtrack – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Come Alive” below.

Zara Larsson teams with Tom Walker on new song “Now You’re Gone”

3 Mar

Zara Larsson has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tom Walker on a new song “Now You’re Gone,” taken from Walker’s debut studio collection, “What a Time to Be Alive,” which is now available via Sony Music/Relentless Records.

The track was co-written by Chelcee Grimes (Dua Lipa’s “Kiss and Make Up”, Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Kylie Minogue’s “Million Miles”) and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Rita Ora’s “Your Song,” Craig David’s “Brand New”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson is currently working on her upcoming studio collection under TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Max Martin, HitImpulse, Will IDAP, Jordan Riley, Goldgfingers, Rami Yacoub, Carassius Gold, Grades, Cass Lowe, Digital Farm Animals, and Electric.

On the songwriting front, Larsson has worked with Caroline Ailin, Max Wolfgang, Dyo, Erik Hassle, Jin Jin, Marlon Roudette, Nat Dunn, Leland, Whitney Phillips, Michael Pollack, and Delacey.

Stream the audio clip for “Now You’re Gone” below.