Tag Archives: Mike Dean

Madonna premieres Jonas Akerlund-directed video for new single “God Control”

27 Jun

Madonna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “God Control” was posted to the American singer, songwriter and record producer’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (June 26, 2019).

It was helmed by Swedish music video director Jonas Akerlund, whose previous credits include Lady Gaga’s “Telephone,” Beyonce’s “Hold Up,” Taylor Swift’s “New Romantics,” Kesha’s “Praying,” Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me,” and David Guetta’s “When Love Takes Over.”

Produced by Mirwais Ahmadzaï and Mike Dean, “Gid Control” appears on Madonna’s latest studio collection, “Madame X,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Having debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, “Madame X” features further productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Starrah, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Jason Evigan, and Billboard.

Watch the music video for “God Control” below.

Madonna unleashes new promotional single “Crave”

10 May

Madonna has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Crave” – with Swae Lee – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Starrah, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels,” Tinashe’s “No Drama,” Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Production duties on “Crave” were collectively handled by Mike Dean and Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, whose resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“Thinking Bout You”), Zara Larsson (“Rooftop”), Shakira (“La La La”), Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”) and Ellie Goulding (“In My City”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Madonna’s upcoming fourteenth album “Madame X” – featuring previous promotional singles “Medeliin” and “I Rise” – is scheduled to arrive on June 14 via Interscope Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Crave” below.

Madonna unveils artwork, tracklisting, release date for new album “Madame X”

17 Apr

Madonna has unveiled the artwork, release date, and tracklisting for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter will release her fourteenth studio collection, “Madame X,” on June 14 via Interscope Records.

Lead promotional single “Medellin” – featuring Maluma – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the songwriters and producers backing Madonna on “Madame X” are Mike Dean, Starrah, Jeff Bhasker, Fred Ball, Billboard, Stiven Rojas, Edgar Barrera, Diplo, Jason Evigan, and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.

See the tracklisting for “Madame X” below.

(1) Medellin / (2) Dark Ballet / (3) God Control / (4) Future / (5) Batuka / (6) Killers Who are Partying / (7) Crave / (8) Crazy / (9) Come Alive / (10) Faz Gostoso / (11) Bitch I’m Loca / (12) I Don’t Search I Find / (13) I Rise

 

Madonna drafts Maluma for new single “Medellin”

15 Apr

Madonna has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter (born Madonna Louise Ciccone) christened “Medellin” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming fourteenth album, “Madame X,” which will arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

As reported in various media outlets, “Medellin” – which features fellow recording artist Maluma – is scheduled to drop on April 17 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the musicians backing Madonna on “Madame X,” which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s “Rebel Heart,” are Mike Dean, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, Fred Ball, Mathieu “Billboard” Jomphe, and Mirwais Ahmadzaï.

Teyana Taylor premieres “Issues / Hold On” music video

17 Mar

Teyana Taylor has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Issues / Hold On” – featuring appearances from A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Tyler The Creator, and models Kristen Crawley and Lori Harvey – was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 15, 2019).

The track was co-written by Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible for  Kelly Rowland’s “Kelly,” Monica’s “Commitment,” The Carters’ “LoveHappy,” Kehlani’s “Crzy,” Britney Spears’s “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Tinashe’s “Ooh La La.”

Production duties on “Issues/Hold On” were collectively handled by Kanye West (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Mike Dean (Madonna, The Weeknd), Plain Pat (Dido, Kid Kudi) and Boogz Da Beast (Nas, John Legend).

Taylor’s latest studio collection K.T.S.E. (an initialism of Keep That Same Energy) – featuring previous singles “WTP” and “Gonna Love Me” – is now available via GOOD Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Issues / Hold On” below.

Teyana Taylor premieres “Gonna Luv Me” Wu-Mix Video

15 Dec

Teyana Taylor has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The self-directed clip for “Gonna Love Me” – featuring Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon – was posted to the American singer, songwriter, and actress’ YouTube channel on Friday (December 14, 2018).

The track was co-written by Taylor alongside Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible for Beyonce’s “Shining,” Tinashe’s “Ooh La La,” Kehlani’s “Crzy,” Britney Spears’s “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman.”

Production duties on “Gonna Love Me” – taken from Taylor’s latest studio collection “K.T.S.E.” (which is an acronym for Keep That Same Energy) – were collectively handled by Kanye West (Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson), Mike Dean (Madonna, Sky Ferreira) and Noah Goldstein (Drake, Christina Aguilera).

Watch the music video for “Gonna Love Me” – which is dedicated to the dearly departed Kim Porter – below.

Madonna reunites with Mike Dean for new collaboration

28 Oct

Madonna has reunited with Mike Dean for a new collaboration.

The American hip hop record producer previously teamed up with Madonna on “Illuminati,” “Holy Water,” “Inside Out,” “Auto-Tune Baby” and “S.E.X.,” taken from her 2015 album, “Rebel Heart.”

Dean’s resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Love Drought”), Christina Aguilera (“Accelerate”), Teyana Taylor (“Gonna Love Me”), The Weeknd (“Tell Your Friends”), Grace Carter (“Ashes”), Justin Bieber (“No Sense”) and The Carters (“Boss”).

Meanwhile, Madonna is currently working on her upcoming album under album under Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

Besides regular collaborator Mirwais Ahmadzaï, the still-untitled project reportedly features further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna, Toni Braxton), Starrah (Normani, Calvin Harris), Billboard (Ariana Grande, Britney Spears).

Stream the audio clip for “Inside Out” below.