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Adam Lambert enlists Bonnie McKee, Tommy English for fourth album

10 Apr

Adam Lambert has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Bonnie McKee and Tommy English for his upcoming fourth album.

McKee previously co-wrote “Cuckoo” and “Chokehold” for Lambert alongside regular collaborators Josh Abraham and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein. Both tracks appear on Lambert’s sophomore studio collection, 2012’s “Trespassing,” which topped to the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, English – who is signed to Pulse Music Group – is known for his songwriting and productions credits with BØRNS (“Electric Love”), Dark Waves (“Echo”), New Politics (“Everywhere I Go”), Black Veil Brides (“Devil In The Mirror”) and Makua Rotham (“Lost In Translation”).

Lambert’s fourth album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Zedd, Justin Bieber), Big Taste (Maty Noyes, Jake Miller), Leland (Selena Gomez, Rachel Platten), BloodPop (Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding) and MNEK (Ray BLK, Zara Larsson).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Rita Ora) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel).

Stream Bonnie McKee’s 2015 EP “Bombastic” below.

Adam Lambert teams with Big Taste for new collaboration

29 Mar

Adam Lambert has teamed up with Big Taste for a new collaboration.

The New Zealand vocalist, songwriter and record producer – born Leroy Clampitt – is known for his works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), MAALA (“Hush”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”), Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”), Jupiter Project (“You and Me”), Boulevards (“The Spot”) and JAHKOY (“Hold Your Hand”).

Big Taste’s resume boasts additional collaborations with fellow songwriters/producers including Joe London, Amanda “MNDR” Warner, James “JHart” Abrahart, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Fred Gibson, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Ian Kirkpatrick, and James “Gladius” Wong.

Meanwhile, Lambert is reportedly working on his fourth album and is expected to release it later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Astrid S, Jason Derulo), Leland (Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan), BloodPop (Madonna, Lady GaGa) and MNEK (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus, Ellie Goulding), Sarah Hudson (Charli XCX, Katy Perry) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Erika Jayne).

Stream “The Original High” below.

Becky Hill announces details for new single

18 Mar

Becky Hill has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer-songwriter christened “Rude Love” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on March 31 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Hill alongside Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson) and Dimitri Tikovoi (Charli XCX, Nicola Roberts).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill’s first studio collection – featuring previous promotional singles “Back to My Love” and “Warm” – will arrive later this year via her own label, Eko Records.

On the songwriting front, the “False Alarm” star has reportedly contributed to the next projects by Ella Eyre, Terri Walker, Liv Dawson, Chloe Leone, Imani Williams, DAKOTA, Louisa Johnson, Professor Green, and Blonde.

Her previous credits include Wilkinson’s “Afterglow,” Bondax’s “All I See,” KStewart’s “Be Without You,” Felon’s “Bittersweet,” Katy B’s “Freak Like Me,” Shift K3Y’s “Gone Missing,” Andrea Faustini’s “It’ll All End in Tears,” Watermat’s “All My Love,” Tough Love’s “Touch,” Rudimental’s “Powerless,” Oliver Heldens’ “Last All Night (Koala),” Lindsey Stirling’s “Love’s Just a Feeling,” Marc Kinchen’s “Piece of Me,” and Simulation’s “Special Request.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Warm” below.

Ella Henderson hits the studio with MNEK

16 Mar

Ella Henderson has recorded new music with MNEK.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer – real name Uzoechi Emenike – is known for his works with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”), Sabina Ddumba (“Time”), Becky Hill (“Warm”), Madonna (“Hold Tight”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), MØ (“Final Song”), Little Mix (“Nothing Feels Like You”) and Beyonce (“Hold Up”).

MNEK fans should also keep an eye on the next projects by Ray BLK, Akon, Christina Aguilera, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Bebe Rexha, Diztortion, Melissa Steel, Tamera Foster, KStewart, Camille Purcell, Terri Walker, Brandon Skeie, Wolfie, Charli XCX, Shift K3Y, and TYNI.

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Other hitmakers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are TMS, Jason Evigan, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, The Rascals, Johan Carlsson, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Parker Ighile, Josh Record, Electric, Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Adam Argyle, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Steve Mac, Jamie Scott, Kuya Productions, Robopop, Isa Machine, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Steve Robson, Patrik Patrikious, Youthonix, Joe Janiak, MYKL, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, and Mac & Phil.

Watch the music video for “The Rhythm” below.

Tamera Foster teams with Lauren Aquilina for new collaboration

12 Mar

Tamera Foster has teamed with Lauren Aquilina for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter’s resume boasts works with acts/artists including Orla Gartland (“Expectations”), RAC (“3AM”), Kyan Kuatois (“Fading Star”) and Prides (“Strong Enough”).

In addition to contributing to the next projects by Kylie Minogue and Liza Owen, Aquilina has also worked with producers Daniel Goudie, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Greg Wells, Jason Evigan, Levvi Lennox, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonny Coffer, Sacha Skarbek, Jonas Quant, Philip Plested, Tim Powell, Jake Gosling, Phil Cook, Luke Fitton, Scott Effman, Ant Whiting, Mark Crew, Dan Priddy, and TMS.

Her debut studio collection “Isn’t it Strange” – featuring singles “Midnight Mouths,” “Way Too Good,” “Kicks” and “How Would You Like It?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Foster is expected to release her highly-anticipated debut album later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers songwriting alliances with Camille Purcell, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Hayley Warner, Chelcee Grimes, Dayo Olatunji, Maegan Cottone, Talay Riley, Iain James, and Tom Aspaul.

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are Parker Ighile, Kuya Productions, Naughty Boy, Mojam, Shakaveli, Chris Loco, Swizz Beatz, Future Cut, Komi Hakam, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Happy Perez, Steve Mac, Electric, Knightstarr, Joel Compass, MYKL, Jez Ashurst, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Isn’t it Strange” below.

Jorja Smith announces new single details

7 Mar

Jorja Smith has announced the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Beautiful Little Fools” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on March 10 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For the still-untitled album, Smith has reunited with regular collaborators Maverick Sabre, Ed Thomas, and Felix Joseph.

Other musicians expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Benny Blanco, Laura Dockrill, Josh Record, Bruno Major, Joel Compass, MNEK, Chris Loco, Bradford Ellis, Two Inch Punch, KAYTRANADA, Salaam Remi, Om’Mas Keith, Nineteen85, Illangelo, and Noah “40” Shebib.

Stream Jorja Smith’s debut EP, “Project 11,” below.

Zara Larsson unwraps tracklist for new album “So Good”

3 Mar

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Zara Larsson has unwrapped the tracklist for her upcoming album, “So Good,” which will arrive on March 17 via TEN Music Group and Epic Records.

The title track – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Charlie Puth alongside Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Ariana Grande, Jake Miller), LunchMoney Lewis (Meghan Trainor, Ricky Reed) and DannyBoyStyles (Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj).

Other album songwriters include Livvi Franc (Rihanna), JHart (Keith Urban), Eskeerdo (Fifth Harmony), Julia Michaels (Tinashe), Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift), Ana Diaz (Britney Spears), Johnny McDaid (Harry Styles), Ina Wroldsen (Jess Glynne) and Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez).

On the production front, Larsson has also teamed up with Mike Spencer (Gabrielle Aplin), Steve Mac (Ella Henderson), Fred Ball (Jessie Ware), MAG (Colbie Caillat), Jason Gill (Tove Lo), M-Phazes (Keyshia Cole), DJ Freedo (Little Mix), MNEK (Craig David) and The Monsters & The Strangerz (Bebe Rexha).

See the tracklisting for “So Good” below.

(1) What They Say / (2) Lush Life / (3) I Would Like / (4) So Good / (5) Too Good for Me / (6) Only You / (7) Never Forget You / (8) Sundown / (9) Don’t Let Me Be Yours / (10) Make That Money / (11) Ain’t My Fault / (12) One Mississippi / (13) Funeral / (14) I Can’t Fall In Love Without You / (15) Symphony