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Fifth Harmony drafts Happy Perez for new album

22 Apr

American pop quartet Fifth Harmony – composed of Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Ally Brooke and Lauren Jauregui – has drafted Nathan Perez, professionally known as Happy Perez, for their third album.

Perez’s notable production credits include Halsey’s “Now or Never,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Daley’s “Love Somebody,” Ella Henderson’s “The Last Time,” Frank Ocean’s “We All Try,” K. Michelle’s “Pay My Bills,” Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful,” and Baby Bash’s “Suga Suga.”

Fans of his production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Chloe x Halle [Parkwood / Columbia Records], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Demi Lovato [Safehouse / Island / Republic / Hollywood Records], Miguel [RCA Records] and Tory Lanez [Mad Love / Interscope Records].

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Fredro (Alessia Cara), Jason Evigan (Bebe Rexha), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Jennifer Lopez), Vincent Berry (Beyonce), Gian Stone (Nick Jonas) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Zara Larsson).

Stream “7/27” below.

Dua Lipa unwraps tracklisting for debut album “DL1”

20 Apr

Dua Lipa has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming debut album.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the British singer-songwriter will release the self-titled collection – featuring singles “Hotter Than Hell,” “Be the One,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Room for 2” and “Thinking About You” – on June 2 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional single “Lost in Your Light” – available from April 21 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Rick Nowels, whose credits include Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” FKA twigs’ “Good to Love,” Adele’s “Why Do You Love Me,” Tom Odell’s “Wrong Crowd,” Foxes’ “Wicked Love,” and Melanie C’s “Unravelling.”

Other songwriters backing Dua Lipa on the highly-anticipated project are Lindy Robbins, Autumn Rowe, Chelcee Grimes, Ilsey Juber, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Cara Salimando, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sarah Hudson, Lauren Christy, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Ferras Al-Qaisi, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Album producers include GRADES, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Digital Farm Animals, Emile Haynie, RITUAL, Jon Levine, Axident, Tom Neville, Ian Kirkpatrick, James Flannigan, Greg Wells, Andrew Wyatt, and TMS.

See the tracklisting for “DL1” below.

(1) Genesis / (2) Lost in Your Light (featuring Miguel) / (3) Hotter Than Hell / (4) Be the One / (5) IDGAF / (6) Blow Your Mind (Mwah) / (7) Garden / (8) No Goodbyes / (9) Thinking About You / (10) New Rules / (11) Begging / (12) Homesick / Deluxe Edition – (13) Dreams / (14) Room for 2 / (15) New Love / (16) Bad Together / (17) Last Dance

Liam Payne drafts Soulshock & Karlin for debut album

16 Apr

Liam Payne has drafted Soulshock & Karlin for his debut solo album.

The Danish production and songwriting duo – composed of Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin – are known for helming Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him,” Tracie Spencer’s “It’s All About You (Not About Me),” Alesha Dixon’s “Breathe Slow,” Jojo’s “Leave (Get Out),” Fantasia’s “Truth Is,” Jamelia’s “DJ,” Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco,” and Cheryl’s “Happy Hour.”

Soulshock & Karlin’s extensive resume boasts further works with top songwriters including Andrea Martin, Cathy Dennis, Lindy Robbins, Makeba Riddick, Kandi Burruss, Tamara Savage, Shamora Crawford, Frankie Storm, Ina Wroldsen, Priscilla Renea, Heavynn Lumpkins, Wayne Hector, Harold Lilly, Mischke Butler, Claude Kelly, Rico Love, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Lil Eddie.

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Digital Farm Animals (John Newman), Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Zaire Koalo (Chris Brown), Nick Monson (Selena Gomez), DannyBoyStyles (Charlie Puth) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Fans of Soulshock & Karlin, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Nico & Vinz, K. Michelle, Sophia Black, and new Danish artist MAYA, who is signed to the duo’s recently-launched Souljam Publishing.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Soulshock & Karlin’s work!

Dua Lipa shares acoustic performance of “Genesis”

16 Apr

Dua Lipa has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted an exclusive acoustic performance of “Genesis” to her YouTube channel on Saturday (April 16, 2017).

The track was co-written by Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Ella Henderson), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Ricky Martin), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Olly Murs, Jake Miller) and Andreas “Axident” Schuller (Justin Bieber, Thomas Rhett).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album will be released on June 2 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kenzie May, Chelcee Grimes, Laura Dockrill, Karen Poole, Emily Warren, Noonie Bao, Lindy Robbins, Camille Purcell, Whitney Phillips, Jin Jin, Ilsey Juber, Amy Wadge, MoZella, Jenna Andrews, Ed Drewett, Iain James, Jacob Attwooll, Andrew Jackson, and JHart.

Dua Lipa’s upcoming single “Lost in Your Light” – featuring guest vocals from fellow recording artist Miguel – will arrive on April 21 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa co-wrote “Used to You” for Annalisa alongside Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, as well as “Wake Up Alone” for The Chainsmokers alongside Emily Warren, Scott Harris, and Andrew Taggart.

Watch the acoustic performance of “Genesis” below.

Noah Cyrus confirms details for new single

9 Apr

Noah Cyrus has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Stay Together” as the second promotional cut from her debut album, “NC-17,” and will release it on April 14 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Brit” Burton (Jessie J, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes).

Production duties on “Stay Together” were handled by British musician Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, who also contributed the next projects by Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, Taya, John Newman, Louisa Johnson, Marlon Roudette, GNASH, Conrad Sewell, Sigma, Anne-Marie, KStewart, Liam Payne, Astrid S, Chromeo, JP Cooper, Liza Owen, Kat Dahlia, Louis Tomlinson, Mabel McVey, DAECOLM, Emma Bale, and Fifth Harmony.

As mentioned in earlier posts, “NC-17” – featuring the Labrinth-assisted “Make Me (Cry)” and Ilsey Juber-penned / Dan Wilson-produced “Almost Famous” – will arrive later this year via Songs Music Publishing / RECORDS.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Two Inch Punch, Big Taste, Jonas Jeberg, DannyBoyStyles, Carl Falk, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Noonie Bao, Jenna Andrews, Sarah Hudson, Maegan Cottone, Andrea “NyLo” Landis, Caroline Ailin, Madison Emiko Love, Lauren Aquilina, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Hannah Wilson, Ross Golan, Justin Tranter, Sam Romans, and Trey Campbell.

Watch the music video for “Make Me (Cry)” below.

JP Cooper releases new single “Passport Home”

8 Apr

British singer/songwriter JP Cooper has released his new single online.

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

The track was co-written and co-produced by Jamie Hartman, whose credits include Kacy Hill’s “Lion,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Remember Me,” Birdy’s “Shadow,” Conrad Sewell’s “Remind Me,” Kylie Minogue’s “Your Body,” Marlon Roudette’s “Everybody’s Feeling Something,” and Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human.”

Cooper’s upcoming debut album – featuring the Mike Spencer-produced “September Song” and Two Inch Punch-assisted “Best Friend” – is expected to arrive later this year via Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran), Toby Gad (John Legend), Greg Wells (Keith Urban), Francis “Eg” White (James Morrison), Paul Barry (Enrique Iglesias) and Alex Smith (Olly Murs).

Listen to the audio clip for “Passport Home” below.

Fifth Harmony works with Captain Cuts for new album

17 Mar

Fifth Harmony have worked with Captain Cuts for their upcoming album.

The LA-based songwriting and production trio – composed of Ryan McMahon, Ben Berger, and Ryan Rabin – are known for helming tracks performed by artists/acts including Bebe Rexha (“I Got You”), Halsey (“Roman Holiday”), Grouplove (“Tongue Tied”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Two Young Hearts”), Tove Lo (“Crave”) and Walk the Moon (“Shut Up and Dance”).

Their promotional single “Love Like We Used To” – featuring guest vocals from Nateur – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Jason Evigan (Charlie Puth), Gian Stone (Rachel Platten), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna), Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo (Stanaj) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Nick Jonas).

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have teamed with Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara), Dayo Olatunji (Jonas Blue), Verse Simmonds (K. Michelle), Candy Shields (Brave Williams) and Akil “Forever Fresh” King (Estelle).

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Like We Used To” below.