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Rita Ora drafts Jimmy Napes for sophomore album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted James Napier, professionally known as Jimmy Napes, for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Sam Smith (“I’m Not the Only One”), Disclosure (“Latch”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“Nobody But You”), Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Liv Dawson (“Searching”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Lapsley (“Hurt Me”), Javeon (“Intoxicated”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Napes’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Noonie Bao, Toby Gad, Diplo, Rodney Jerkins, Francis “Eg” White, Matt Prime, James Draper, Youthonix, Naughty Boy, Mojam Music, Jonny Coffer, Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jr., MoZella, Craze & Hoax, MNEK, Philip Plested, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, Levi Lennox, James Ford, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring lead single “Your Song” as well as “Him & Me,” “Girls,” “Falling to Pieces” and “Velvet Rope” – later this year via Atlantic Records.

In addition to confirmed collaborators Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt and Sam Romans, the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, RAYE, Jake Gosling, Ammar Malik, Stargate, Eyelar, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Chelcee Grimes, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Meghan Trainor, Dallas K, and Jin Jin.

Stream the following the playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ work!

Kat Dahlia delivers new single “Friday Night Majic”

12 May

American singer/songwriter Kat Dahlia has delivered her new single.

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

The track was co-written by Meleni Smith, professionally known as Polly A., whose other credits include Alicia Keys’ “Love is My Disease.” J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile,” Selena Gomez’s “Bang Bang Bang,” Jordin Sparks’ “Left … Right,” Ben Stevenson’s “Love Could Be,” and Natasha Bedingfield’s “Happy.”

Production duties on “Friday Night Majic” were handled by J-Roc (real name Jerome Harmon), who is also responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s “Walk it Out,” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie,” and Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good.”

Meanwhile, Dahlia is expected to release her second album, and follow-up to 2015’s “My Garden,” later this year via Vested in Culture / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jon Levine (DAGNY, Bebe Rexha), Lauren Christy (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson), Digital Farm Animals (Fifth Harmony, Liam Payne) and Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes).

Listen to the audio clip for “Friday Night Majic” below.

Liza Owen delivers new single “Don’t Call Me Baby”

5 May

British singer/songwriter Liza Owen has delivered her new single online.

“Don’t Call Me Baby” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Owen co-wrote the track alongside Ali Tamposi, whose other credits include Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me,” DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” Lea Michele’s “Getaway Car,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” Rozzi Crane’s “Crazy Ass Bitch,” Demi Lovato’s “Never Been Hurt,” and Alex & Sierra’s “Little Do You Know.”

Production duties on “Don’t Call Me Baby” were handled by Daniel “Robopop” Omelio (Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” / Britney Spears’ “Just Luv Me”) and Jordan Palmer (Eden XO’s “El Barrio” / Empire Cast’s “Body Speak”).

Owen’s debut project – featuring the Lauren Dyson-penned / Goldfingers-produced “Better with Me” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, Luke Fitton, Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim, Mick Schultz, Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, Benjamin “Benny Cassette” Rotondi, Levi Lennox, and Mac & Phil (Matthew Holmes & Philip Leigh).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the collection are Negin Djafari, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Maegan Cottone, Rachel Furner, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Lauren Aquilina, Asia Whiteacre, Ilsey Juber, Danny Parker, Ed Drewett, Corey Sanders, Brian Lee, and Philip Plested.

Stream “Don’t Call Me Baby” below.

Louis Tomlinson hits the studio with Camille Purcell, Sam Romans, TMS

4 May

British singer/songwriter Louis Tomlinson has drafted Camille Purcell, Sam Romans, and TMS for a new collaboration.

Purcell is known for co-writing Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Olly Murs’ “Grow Up,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Ella Henderson’s “Glow,” Sigma’s “Find Me,” Roll Deep’s “All or Nothing,” and The Saturdays’ “What About Us.”

She’s also working on her upcoming debut album under Virgin EMI Records with producers Chris Loco (RAYE, Jessie Reyez), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ella Eyre) and Goldfingers (Mic Lowry, John Newman).

Romans, on the other hand, previously penned singles for Mary J. Blige (“Doubt”), AlunaGeorge (“I’m in Control”), Mahalia Burkmar (“Back Up Plan”), Lapsley (“Love is Blind”), Naughty Boy (“Home”), Melissa Steel (“You Love Me”), Clean Bandit (“Tears”) and Ella Mai (10,000 Hours”).

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by James Morrison, Rixton, Tom Walker, Jennifer Hudson, X Ambassadors, Cosima, Gavin James, Noah Cyrus, Jess Glynne, Era Istrefi, Liss, Fleur East, Kali Uchis, Alan Walker, Calum Scott, Tiggs Da Author, Jake Troth, and Rudimental.

Lastly, TMS – composed of members Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – have produced singles for Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Diztortion (“Put Your Love on Me”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), G-Eazy (“Me, Myself & I”), Jess Glynne (“Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself”), Madison Beer (“Melodies”) and Years & Years (“Worship”).

Fans of TMS’ production and songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by RAYE, Imani Williams, Dua Lipa, Era Istrefi, Aloe Blacc, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha, Ella Henderson, Paloma Faith, Hey Violet, Madcon, Liv Dawson, Mollie King, and The Vamps.

As mentioned in various media outlets, Tomlinson’s debut studio collection – featuring contributions from Jason Evigan, Skylar Grey, LunchMoney Lewis, Hayley Warmer, and Digital Farm Animals – is expected to arrive later this year via Syco Music / Columbia Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Just Hold On” below.

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!