Tag Archives: Meleni “Polly A” Smith

Polly A. unleashes new mini-album “Cold War”

2 Mar

American singer/songwriter Meleni Smith, professionally known as Polly A., has unleashed her new mini-album online.

“Cold War” – featuring four new songs in the shape of “Spinnin’,” “I Didn’t Run,” “Cold War” and “Left Right” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Smith has co-penned tracks for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Nadine Coyle (“Feels Like Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Satellite”), and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

She also collaborated with top producers and fellow songwriters including Soulshock & Karlin, Frankie Storm, Toby Gad, Priscilla Renea, Salaam Remi, Crada, Kwame Holland, Syience, Jonas Jeberg, Fernando Garibay, Happy Perez, Boi-1da, Quiz & Larossi, Dave Tozer, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Stream “Cold War” below.

Kat Dahlia liberates new promotional single “Body and Soul”

22 Jul

American singer/songwriter Katriana Huguet, better known by her stage name Kat Dahlia, has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Body and Soul” – which was collectively produced by Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon and James McArthur – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dahlia is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Friday Night Majic,” “Sirens” and “Manipulator” – later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden” boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Keri Hilson), Scott Harris (X Ambassadors), Meleni “Polly A” Smith (Alicia Keys) and Digital Farm Animals (Louis Tomlinson).

Stream the audio clip for “Body and Soul” below.

Kat Dahlia delivers new promotional single “Manipulator”

23 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katriana Huguet, better known by her stage name Kat Dahlia, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Manipulator” were handled by J-Roc (born Jerome Harmon), who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dahlia is expected to release her sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Friday Night Majic” and “Sirens” – later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden” boasts additional alliances with Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Akon), Scott Harris (Rachel Platten), Meleni Smith (Selena Gomez) and Digital Farm Animals (Noah Cyrus).

Listen to the audio clip for “Manipulator” below.

Kat Dahlia delivers new promotional single “Sirens”

12 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katriana Huguet, better known by her stage name Kat Dahlia, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Meleni Smith, professionally known as Polly A., whose other credits include Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease.” J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile,” Selena Gomez’s “Bang Bang Bang,” Jordin Sparks’ “Left … Right,” Ben Stevenson’s “Love Could Be,” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Happy.”

Production duties on “Sirens” were handled by J-Roc, who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dahlia is expected to release her sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden” – featuring previous single “Friday Night Majic” – later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jon Levine (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Pixie Lott, Jason Derulo), Scott Harris (Melanie Martinez, Shawn Mendes) and Digital Farm Animals (Noah Cyrus, Liam Payne).

Listen to the audio clip for “Sirens” below.

Kat Dahlia delivers new single “Friday Night Majic”

12 May

American singer/songwriter Kat Dahlia has delivered her new single.

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

The track was co-written by Meleni Smith, professionally known as Polly A., whose other credits include Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease.” J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile,” Selena Gomez’s “Bang Bang Bang,” Jordin Sparks’ “Left … Right,” Ben Stevenson’s “Love Could Be,” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Happy.”

Production duties on “Friday Night Majic” were handled by J-Roc (real name Jerome Harmon), who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

Meanwhile, Dahlia is expected to release her second album, and follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden,” later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jon Levine (DAGNY, Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson), Digital Farm Animals (Fifth Harmony, Liam Payne) and Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes).

Listen to the audio clip for “Friday Night Majic” below.

Kat Dahlia teams up with Polly A, J-Roc for new collaboration

26 Jan

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Kat Dahlia has teamed up with Polly A. and J-Roc for a new collaboration.

“In my next life, I wanna end up right back in the studio makin music with J-Roc and Kat Dahlia,” Polly A. posted to Instagram on Thursday (January 26, 2017).

The singer/songwriter – born Meleni Smith – previously co-wrote “Mirror,” “Lava” and “Clocks” on Dahlia’s debut album, 2015’s “My Garden.”

Polly A.’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”) and Natasha Bedingfield (“Happy”).

The 222 Recording artist’s mini-collection “Ghetto Gold Dream” – featuring “The Brooklyn Song,” “Sing Along” and “Like We Used To” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, J-Roc is responsible for producing singles performed by Jennifer Hudson (“Walk it Out”), Beyonce (“Drunk in Love”), Justin Timberlake (“Suit & Tie”) and Michael Jackson (“Love Never Felt So Good”).

Dahlia, on the other hand, is expected to release her sophomore studio collection later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Zara Larsson), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne) and Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers).

Watch the music video for “Ghetto Gold Dream” below.

[Musician’s Galore] Meleni “Polly A.” Smith

8 Jul

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Meleni Smith, also known by her stage name Polly A., is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She is known for her singles “The Brooklyn Sun,” “Denial,” “Pick Your Poison,” “Nature,” “Meet Me in the Bathroom” and “Happy,” which was featured on the original motion picture soundtrack “Hitch” and later on covered by Natasha Bedingfield.

On the songwriting front, Smith has co-penned tracks for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Nadine Coyle (“Feels Like Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Satellite”), and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

She also collaborated with top producers and fellow songwriters including Soulshock & Karlin, Frankie Storm, Toby Gad, Priscilla Renea, Salaam Remi, Crada, Kwame Holland, Syience, Jonas Jeberg, Fernando Garibay, Happy Perez, Boi-1da, Quiz & Larossi, Dave Tozer, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Her latest single “Ghetto Gold Dream” – which was produced by regular collaborator Synematik – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Hope you enjoy the Spotify playlist dedicated to Meleni “Polly A.” Smith below.

Polly A. releases new single “The Brooklyn Sun”

12 Mar

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Polly A. has released her new single online.

“The Brooklyn Sun” – produced by Gabe Lambrinth – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The track marks the first promotional cut from Polly A.’s upcoming project under 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Polly A.’s recent credits as a songwriter include Jordin Sparks’ “Left … Right” [Louder Than Life], Kat Dahlia’s “Clocks” [Epic], Angel Haze’s “No Bueno” [Republic] and Ben Stevenson’s “Summer Dealer” [Culvert Music].

Her extensive resume boasts further works with Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Happy”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”) and J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”).

She also collaborated with top producers such as Soulshock & Karlin, Toby Gad, Reginald “Syience” Perry, Happy Perez, Christian “Crada” Kalla, Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels, Salaam Remi, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Listen to “The Brooklyn Sun” below.

Jordin Sparks releases new album “Right Here, Right Now”

23 Aug

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Jordin Sparks has released her third album.

“Right Here, Right Now” – featuring singles “It Ain’t You,” “Double Tap” and “They Don’t Give” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment’s newly-launched imprint Louder Than Life Records.

The project was executively produced by Salaam Remi, whose other credits include Leona Lewis (“Forgiveness”), Ella Henderson (“Hard Work”), Jazmine Sullivan (“Dumb”) and Mack Wilds (“Own It”).

Other album producers include Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Dr. Dre), Key Wane (Beyonce, Jhene Aiko), DJ Mustard (Tinashe, Keyshia Cole), Jonas Jeberg (Cassie, Jason Derulo), Crada (Drake, Marlon Roudette), D’Mile (Ciara, Mali Music) and The Underdogs (Tamar Braxton, Jennifer Hudson).

On the songwriting front, Sparks has teamed with Babyface (Tamia, Katharine McPhee), Meleni Smith (Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys), James Fauntleroy (Usher, Chris Brown), Victoria Monet (Nas, Fifth Harmony), Nikki Flores (Jojo, Christina Aguilera) and Marlon “Hookman” Bonds (Zendaya, Jason Derulo).

Watch the music video for “Right Here, Right Now” below.

Polly A. announces new project “Ghetto Gold Dream”

24 Dec

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Polly A. has announced the title for her upcoming project.

The singer/songwriter – real name name Meleni Smith – christened her next collection of songs “Ghetto Gold Dreams” and will release it early next year.

“Ghetto Gold Dreams” serves as the follow-up to “Distorted Fairy Tales,” which features the Matrax-produced / Frankie Storm-assisted single “Nature.”

As a songwriter, Polly A. penned songs for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), Natasha Bedingfield (“Happy”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Angel Haze (“No Bueno”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”) and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

Her resume also includes works with hitmakers Stargate (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Toby Gad (Madonna, John Legend), Salaam Remi (Usher, Jordin Sparks), Boi-1da (Tinashe, Kelly Rowland) and Syience (Beyonce, Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Nature” below.