Tag Archives: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen

Sam Smith hits the studio with Amy Allen, Two Inch Punch

20 Mar

Sam Smith has recorded new music with Amy Allen and Two Inch Punch.

Born Benjamin Ash, Two Inch Punch previously co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” which topped the UK Singles Chart in 2014. The pair also worked on two additional songs – “Life Support” and “Safe With Me.”

Meanwhile, Allen is responsible for co-writing Fletcher’s “Undrunk,” Shawn Mendes’s “When You’re Ready,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” Matoma’s “Losing It Over You,” Selena Gomez’s “Back to You,” and Dinah Jane’s “Pressure.”

Smith’s current single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming third album and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Kamille and Steve Mac – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Money on My Mind” below.

Khalid delivers new promotional single “My Bad”

8 Mar

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has delivered his new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “My Bad” were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose credits include The Carters (“Boss”), H.E.R. (“I’m Not Okay”), Lucky Daye (“Karma”), Ruth B (“Slow Fade”), Eric Bellinger (“Innocent”), Denice Stone (“Wildflower”) and Victoria Monet (“New Love”).

Khalid’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Free Spirit” – featuring previous singles “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights” – will arrive on April 5th via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “American Teen” yields additional contributions from Stargate (Normani), Charlie Handsome (Sevyn Streeter), Jamil “Digi” Chammas (Arlissa), Denis Kosiak (Martin Garrix), Scribz Riley (Tove Lo), and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Lauren Jauregui).

Stream the audio clip for “My Bad” below.

Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Only Want You”

3 Mar

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

“Only Want You” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes), Carl Rosen (Marshmello, Selena Gomez), Andrew Watt (Kygo, Justin Bieber) and Louis Bell (Halsey, Camila Cabello).

Ora’s latest album under Atlantic Records, “Phoenix,” features further contributions from Stargate (“Soul Survivor”), Jimmy Napes (“Velvet Room”), Digital Farm Animals (“Falling to Pieces”), Julian Bunetta (“Cashmere”), Rudimental (“Summer Love”) and John “JRY” Ryan (“First Time High”).

Stream the audio clip for “Only Want You” below.

Rita Ora enlists Kennedi, Boy Matthews for new collaboration

10 Feb

Rita Ora has enlisted Kennedi and Boy Matthews for a new collaboration.

Besides providing guest vocals on High Contrasts’s “Questions,” Wilkinson’s “Wash Away (Calling for You”), Dan Barber’s “Time for Living” and Hayden James’ “Just Friends,” Boy Matthews (real name James Norton) is also repsonsible for co-writing Zayn Malik’s “Rainberry,” Little Mix’s “Motivate,” Clare Maguire’s “The Valley,” and Duke Dumont’s “Ocean.”

Meanwhile, Kennedi’s songwriting resume boasts works with Ariana Grande (“Fake Smile”), Dua Lipa (“Swan Song”), Isabella Moner (“I’ll Stay”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Back to Life”), Lennon Stella (“Bad”), Jess Kent (“Bass Bumps”), NOTD (“Been There, Done That”) and BLVK JVCK (“Mine Luv”).

Ora’s latest studio collection “Phoenix” – featuring singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” “Girls” and “Let You Love Me” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her song “Soul Survivor” – which was co-written by Simon Wilcox and Georgia Ku alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate – was featured in the first-ever Super Bowl ad for Bumble, the women-centric dating app.

Stream the audio clip for “Soul Survivor” below.

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Samantha Mumba – Woman

12 Dec

“Woman” is the shelved sophomore album by Irish singer/songwriter Samantha Mumba. It was supposed to be released in 2002 via Polydor Records following her UK top 10 single “I’m Right Here.” However, Mumba has since confirmed she was unable to release any new material due to contract restrictions following the restructure of Polydor, which resulted in her being dropped.

On the follow-up to 2000’s “Gotta Tell You,” Mumba has worked with producers Bloodshy & Avant (Madonna, Britney Spears), Arnthor Birggisson (Christina Milian, Leona Lewis), Anders Bagge (Robyn, Jessica Simpson), Stargate (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez) and Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue).

Among the songwriters she has collaborated with on the album are Kandi Burruss (TLC, Destiny’s Child), Nina Woodford (Alesha Dixon, Nelly Furtado), Karen Poole (David Guetta, Janet Jackson), Michelle Bell (Blu Cantrell, Mary J. Blige) and Paul Barry (LeAnn Rimes, James Bay).

For those who were seeking the songwriting and production credits for Mumba’s “Woman” album, hope you find this post helpful!

  • I’m Right Here (Kandi Burruss, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg, Henrik Jonback)
  • You’re My Boo (Kandi Burruss, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Put Your Money on Me (Karen Poole, Sebastian Nylund, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Wet n’ Wild (Samantha Mumba, Karen Poole, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Wow! (Nina Woodford, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg, Henrik Jonback)
  • Nobody Knows (Michelle Bell, Arnthor Birgisson, Anders Bagge)
  • Relationships (Michelle Bell, Christian “Bloodshy” Karlsson, Pontus “Avant” Winnberg)
  • Untouchable (Stargate – Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan)
  • Read My Mind (Paul Barry, Mark Taylor, Steven Torch)
  • Can You Deliver? (Anna-Lena Margaretha Hogdahl, David Eriksen)
  • Point of You (Stargate – Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Hallgeir Rustan)