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Rita Ora delivers new promotional single “Anywhere”

20 Oct

Rita Ora has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Anywhere” – which was collectively produced by Alesso alongside Sir Nolan and Andrew Watt – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was also co-written by Alexandra “Ali” Tamposi (Liza Owen, Troye Sivan) and Brian Lee (Jason Derulo, Selena Gomez).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring the Ed Sheeran-penned / Steve Mac-produced “Your Song” – is expected to arrive next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Stargate, Jonny Coffer, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, and RITUAL.

On the songwriting front, Ora has worked with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Max McElligott, Diana Gordon, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Chelcee Grimes, Justin Tranter, Georgia Ku, and Ammar Malik.

Stream the audio clip for “Anywhere” below.

Rita Ora connects with Avicii for new single “Lonely Together”

11 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has connected with Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer Avicii (born Tim Bergling) for his new promotional single “Lonely Together,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Featuring co-production duties by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat; “Lonely Together” was co-written by Ali Tamposi (Lea Michele, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony) and Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber).

Preceded by the Steve Mac-produced / Ed Sheeran-penned “Your Song;” Ora’s upcoming sophomore album is scheduled arrive in 2018 via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Stargate, Jonny Coffer, Digital Farm Animals, Jimmy Napes, Leon Thomas, Jake Gosling, Mike Dean, Jason Evigan, Emile Haynie, and RITUAL.

On the songwriting front, Ora has worked with Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Max McElligott, Diana Gordon, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Chelcee Grimes, Justin Tranter, Georgia Ku, and Ammar Malik.

Stream the audio clip for “Lonely Together” below.

Natalie La Rose teases new collaboration with Mike Dean

16 Jul

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Natalie La Rose has teased a new collaboration with Mike Dean.

“When I laid my eyes on @therealmikedean precious Grand, I just couldn’t keep my hands off of it,” the Dutch singer/songwriter posted on Instagram.

Dean is known for his production works with Kanye West (“Ultralight Beam”), Beyonce (“Love Drought”), The Weeknd (“Tell Your Friends”), Madonna (“Inside Out”), Justin Bieber (“No Sense”) and Rihanna (“FourFiveSeconds”).

In addition to launching a record label by the name of M.W.A. (an acronym for Dean’s DJ name Mexican Wrestling Association), the American record producer has also contributed to Sky Ferreira’s sophomore album “Masochism.”

Meanwhile, La Rose is expected to release her debut album later this year via Dreams World/Sony RAL.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions from Jarrad Rogers (Rita Ora), Shama Joseph (Rihanna), GRADES (Jess Glynne), Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande), Detail (Jhene Aiko), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), DJ Marley Watters (Justine Skye), and T-Minus (Kelly Rowland).

On the songwriting front, La Rose has worked with Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Scott Harris (Phoebe Ryan), Courtney Harrell (Fantasia Barrino), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson), Whitney Phillips (Sabrina Ddumba), Breyan Isaac (Charlie Puth), Rosina Russell (David Guetta) and Jacob Luttrell (Tori Kelly).

Watch the music video for “Somebody” below.

Gabi Wilson teases new collaboration with Emeli Sande

2 Mar

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American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, who also goes by the stage name H.E.R., has teamed up with Emeli Sande for a new collaboration.

Sande’s resume boasts songwriting works with Alicia Keys (“Kill Your Mama”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), Gabrielle (“It Takes Time”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Elle Varner (“Runaway”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”) and Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”).

The Scottish artist’s second album “Long Live the Angels” – featuring singles “Hurts,” “Garden,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Wilson is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Shola Ama (Taya), Jaramye Daniels (Teyana Taylor), Kirby Lauryen (Fleur East), Samuel Dew (Zayn Malik) and Eric Bellinger (Usher).

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are GRADES (NAO), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Mike Riley (Tove Lo), The Arcade (Iggy Azalea), Illangelo (Jorja Smith), Harmony Samuels (Brandu), Mike Dean (Kanye West), Bryan Michael Cox (Ciara), The Stereotypes (Bruno Mars), Metro Boomin (The Weeknd), The Rascals (Zendaya) and Da Internz (Big Sean).

As a songwriter, Wilson co-wrote “Boyfriend Material” for Ariana Grande alongside Alex Cantrall, Jeff Hoeppner, and Dwight Watson.

Stream H.E.R’s debut mini-collection “Volume 1” below.

Alicia Keys reveals new album “HERE” tracklist

30 Oct

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Alicia Keys has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer-songwriter-record producer will release “HERE” on November 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Holy War” – which was written by Keys alongside Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Swizz Beatz (Angie Stone), Harold Lily (Christina Milian), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Tish Hyman (Kelly Rowland), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Taylor Parks (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on “HERE” are Pharrell Williams (Lion Babe), Sam Romans (John Legend), Emeli Sande (Rihanna), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius).

Peep the tracklisting below.

(1) The Beginning (Interlude) / (2) The Gospel / (3) Pawn It All / (4) Elaine Brown (Interlude) / (5) Kill Your Mama / (6) She Don’t Really Care_1LUV / (7) Elevate (Interlude) / (8) Illusion of Bliss / (9) Blended Family (What You Do for Love) / (10) Work on It / (11) Cocoa Butter (Interlude) / (12) Girl Can’t Be Herself / (13) Your Glow (Interlude) / (14) More Than We Know / (15) Where Do We Begin Now / (16) Holy War / International Edition – (17) In Common / (18) Hallelujah

Alicia Keys unearths new promotional single “Holy War”

28 Oct

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Alicia Keys has unearthed a new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Keys along with regular collaborators Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan) and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (The Weeknd).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her sixth album “HERE” – featuring previous singles “Blended Family (What You Do for Love),” “In Common” and “Hallelujah” – on November 4 via RCA Records.

Other album contributors include Swizz Beatz (Gwen Stefani), Harold Lily (Toni Braxton), Mark Batson (LeAnn Rimes), Tish Hyman (Gorgon City), Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding) and Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo).

Amongst the reported songwriters and producers backing Keys on the follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” are Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Listen to the audio clip for “Holy War” below.

Alicia Keys confirms details for new album “HERE”

7 Oct

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Alicia Keys has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The singer, songwriter, and record producer christened her sixth studio collection “HERE” and will release it on November 4 via RCA Records.

Current single “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – which was co-written by Tish Hyman and co-produced by Mark Batson – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other songwriters and producers backing Keys on “HERE” are Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (The Weeknd), Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan), Taylor Parks (Mariah Carey) and  Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” reportedly boasts further contributions from Swizz Beatz, Harold Lilly, Pharrell Williams, Sam Romans, Charlie Puth, Sampha, Emeli Sande, Mike Dean, and Sam Dew.

Listen to the audio clip for “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” below.