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Jess Glynne unwraps debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” artwork

11 May

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Jess Glynne has unwrapped the artwork for her upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh” and will release it on August 14th under Atlantic Records.

Current single “Hold My Hand” – written by Glynne along with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Ina Wroldsen and Jack Patterson – is now available for download via iTunes (UK). The track peaked to number one on the UK Singles Charts.

Other album contributors are Knox Brown (Beyonce, Mary J. Blige), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Jonny Coffer (Sam Smith, Conor Maynard), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding, Joel Compass) and Naughty Boy (Gabrielle, Alesha Dixon).

Fans of Glynne’s poignant songwriting should look out for the next projects by M.O. [Operator Records], Little Mix [Syco Music / Columbia Records] and Rita Ora [Roc Nation / Columbia Records].

The title track “I Cry When I Laugh” was helmed by Mustafa Omer and James Murray of songwriting and production duo Mojam (Craig David, Leona Lewis). However, it is not included on the album’s final tracklisting.

Peep the tracklisting for “I Cry When I Laugh” below.

(01) Strawberry Fields / (02) Gave Me Something / (03) Hold My Hand / (04) Real Love / (05) Ain’t Got Far / (06) Take Me Home / (07) Don’t Be So Hard / (08) You Can Find Me / (09) Why Me / (10) Love Me / (11) It Ain’t Right / (12) No Rights No Wrongs / (13) Saddest Vanilla / (14) Right Here

Sinead Harnett premieres music video for new single “She Ain’t Me”

28 Apr

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Sinead Harnett has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “She Ain’t Me” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (April 28, 2015).

“She Ain’t Me” was co-written by Iain James, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Officially Yours” [Asylum Records], Olly Murs’ “Hand on Heart” [Epic Records] and Leona Lewis’ “One More Sleep” [Syco Music].

Production duties were handled by TMS, who are also responsible for Little Mix’s “Wings” [Syco Music], Sigma’s “Changing” f/ Paloma Faith [3 Beat Records] and The Vamps’ “Last Night” [Virgin EMI Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Harnett’s debut album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project and follow-up to 2014’s EP “N.O.W.” features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Chris Loco, James Fauntleroy, Two Inch Punch, Knox Brown, and Mojam.

Watch the music video for “She Ain’t Me” below.

Conor Maynard premieres music video for new single “Royalty”

27 Apr

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Conor Maynard has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Royalty” to his official YouTube channel on Sunday (April 26, 2015).

“Royalty” was co-written and produced by fellow UK artist Labrinth, who previously teamed with Maynard on hit single “R U Crazy.”

The singer, songwriter and record producer – born Timothy McKenzie – is also responsible for Rihanna’s “Lost in Paradise” [Def Jam Recordings] and Ms. Dynamite’s “Neva Soft” [Relentless Records].

Meanwhile, Maynard is scheduled to release his second studio collection later this year under Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Contrast,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered hit singles including “Can’t Say No” and the Ne-Yo-assisted “Turn Around.”

For the new album, Maynard has also teamed with Timbaland (Brandy, Chris Brown), Cutfather (Fleur East, Kylie Minogue), Future Cut (Ella Eyre, Olly Murs) and Mojam (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis).

Watch the music video for “Royalty” below.

Ava Lily collaborates with MNEK for debut album?

24 Apr

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Ava Lily has collaborated with MNEK on new music.

“Today’s session was fun! Thank you @MNEK,” the British singer/songwriter and pianist posted to her Twitter profile on Thursday (April 23, 2015).

MNEK is known for co-writing and producing Karen Harding’s “Say Something” [Capitol Records], Becky Hill’s “Losing” [Parlophone Records], Tanika’s “Bad 4 U” [Virgin EMI Records] and Misha B’s “Homerun” [Relentless Records].

He also contributed to the next projects by Moko [Virgin EMI], Little Mix [Columbia], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Rudimental [Asylum], Melissa Steel [Atlantic] and Mutya Keisha Siobhan [Polydor].

Meanwhile, Lily is expected to release her debut project later this year under Naughty Records in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will feature songwriting contributions and productions from Naughty Boy, Two Inch Punch, Josh Record, Iain James, Jim Eliot, and Mojam (Mustafa Omer, James Murray).

Watch Ava Lily’s rendition of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” below.

Emeli Sande reunites with TMS for sophomore album

21 Apr

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Emeli Sande has reunited with TMS for her upcoming sophomore album.

“Studio with @TMSLDN today! Album sounding sweet … I’m so excited to share these dreams, stories and adventures with you!” the Scottish singer/songwriter posted to her Twitter account on Tuesday (April 21, 2015).

TMS – consisting of members Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – previously co-wrote “Read All About (Pt. III)” for Sande. The track peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

The songwriting and production team are also responsible for Sinead Harnett’s “She Ain’t Me” [Virgin EMI Records], Madison Beer’s “Melodies” [Island Records] and Sigma’s “Higher” f/ Labrinth [3 Beat Records].

Meanwhile, Sande’s sophomore album is scheduled to hit stores and digital outlets later this year under Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” yields additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Rodney Jerkins, Jim Eliot, Mojam, Jonny Coffer and Reginald “Syience” Perry.

On the songwriting front, Sande has contributed to the next projects by Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records] and Rihanna [Westbury Road Entertainment / Roc Nation Records].

In related news, fans of TMS’ production work should look out for the upcoming albums by Years and Years [Polydor Records], Leona Lewis [Island Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Watch the music video for “Heaven” below.

Sinead Harnett debuts new single “She Ain’t Me”

17 Apr

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Sinead Harnett has debuted her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the official audio clip for “She Ain’t Me” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (April 16, 2015).

“She Ain’t Me” – available for download from June 7th via iTunes (UK) – was co-written by Iain James (Leona Lewis, Tamera Foster) and produced by TMS: Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher & Ben Kohn (Ella Eyre, Becky Hill).

The track marks the first promotional cut from Harnett’s upcoming debut album, which will be released later this year under Virgin EMI Records.

Other songs slotted for inclusion on the still-untitled project and follow-up to 2014’s EP “N.O.W.” are “I’ll Remain” and “Do It Anyway.”

On the songwriting and production front, Harnett’s debut album yields additional alliances with Chris Loco (Kwabs, Raleigh Ritchie), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Mojam (Craig David, Natasha Bedingfield), Knox Brown (Mary J. Blige, Jess Glynne) and James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake).

Listen to the audio clip for “She Ain’t Me” below.

Sinead Harnett announces new single “She Ain’t Me”

15 Apr

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Sinead Harnett has announced the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “She Ain’t Me” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Virgin EMI Records.

“She Ain’t Me” was co-written by Harnett along with Iain James, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Wings” [Columbia Records], Craig David’s “Officially Yours” [Asylum Records] and Olly Murs’ “Hand On Heart” [Epic Records].

Production duties were handled by Peter Kelleher, Thomas Barnes and Benjamin Kohn of TMS, who are also responsible for The Vamps’ “Last Night” [Virgin EMI], Ella Henderson’s “Empire” [Syco] and Kwabs’ “Walk” [Atlantic].

Harnett’s first EP “N.O.W.” – featuring hit singles “No Other Way,” “High Wire” and “Paradise” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, her as-yet-untitled debut album will boast further contributions from Chris Loco (Emeli Sande, Kylie Minogue), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Mariah Carey), Mojam (Leona Lewis, Conor Maynard) and Knox Brown (Jess Glynne, Mary J. Blige).

Watch Harnett’s rendition of Mario’s “Let Me Love You” below.

Sinead Harnett hits the studio with Knox Brown for debut album

1 Apr

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Sinead Harnett has collaborated with Knox Brown on new material.

Brown recently co-wrote and produced “Whole Damn Year” for Mary J. Blige. The track appears on the artist’s latest album, “The London Sessions,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Capitol Records.

The hitmaker’s resume includes further works for Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Beyonce [Columbia Records], Aloe Blacc [Interscope Records] and Joel Compass [Polydor Records].

Meanwhile, Harnett is scheduled to release her first studio album later this year via Universal Music Group imprint Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s EP “N.O.W.,” which spawned hit singles “No Other Way,” “Paradise” and “High Wire.”

On the songwriting and production front, Harnett’s debut LP features additional alliances with Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Ella Eyre), James Fauntleroy (Beyonce, Justin Timberlake), Mojam (Craig David, Leona Lewis), Two Inch Punch (Moko, Sam Smith) and Iain James (Little Mix, Ella Henderson).

Watch the music video for “Paradise” below.

Ava Lily hits the studio with Josh Record for debut album?

24 Mar

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Ava Lily has recorded new music with Josh Record.

“Pre gig session with @MrJoshRecord,” the British singer, songwriter and pianist posted to her official Instagram page on Tuesday (March 24, 2015).

Record is known for co-writing and / or producing MNEK’s “More Than a Miracle” [Virgin EMI Records] and Ella Henderson’s “Yours” [Syco Music].

Furthermore, his first album “Pillars” – featuring singles “Bones,” “Wide Awake” and “For Your Love” – is now available for download via iTunes.

Meanwhile, Lily is currently working on her upcoming debut project under Naughty Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection will be executive-produced by Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan, who also worked with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”) and Rihanna (“Half of Me”).

Other musicians backing Lily on the album are Two Inch Punch (Miguel, Ed Sheeran), Jim Eliot (Olly Murs, Kylie Minogue), Iain James (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Craig David, Jess Glynne).

Watch Lily perform an exclusive performance of “Pardon Me” below.

Conor Maynard premieres music video for new single “Talking About”

2 Mar

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Conor Maynard has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Talking About” to his official YouTube channel on Sunday (March 01, 2015).

“Talking About” was written by Craig David along with James Murray and Mustafa Omer of Mojam, who are also responsible for Mary J. Blige’s “Long Hard Look” [Capitol Records] and James Arthur’s “Get Down” [Syco Music].

David is expected to release his next studio collection – featuring collaborations with Toby Gad, Lindy Robbins and Komi Hakam – later this year.

On the production front, Mojam have contributed to the next projects by Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI], Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music] and Pia Mia [Interscope Records].

As mentioned in earlier posts, Maynard’s sophomore album will hit stores and digital outlets soon via Warner Music Group imprint Parlophone Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Contrast,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Can’t Say No,” “Vegas Girl,” “Turn Around (featuring Ne-Yo)” and “Animal.”

For the keenly-awaited album, Maynard also teamed with Future Cut (Rihanna, Bruno Mars), Nicola Roberts (Cheryl, Little Mix), Labrinth (Ed Sheeran, Lianne La Havas) and Becky Hill (Leona Lewis, MNEK).

Watch the music video for “Talking About” below.