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Ella Henderson hits the studio with Moon Willis

8 Sep

Photo Credit: Frederick Ardley

Ella Henderson has teamed up with Moon Willis for a new collaboration.

The UK record producer and songwriter (born Henry William Durham) is known for helming singles performed by Zac Samuel & Taya (“Never Letting Go”) and Justine Skye & Wizkid (“U Don’t Know”).

Moon Willis’ resume boasts additional alliances with Chris Brown (“Bite My Tongue”), Ray BLK (“Bad Boys”), Craig David (“It Was Always You”), Kyla (“Congratulations”), Becky Hill (“Insecure”), Melissa Steel (“Ray of Sunshine”), Laura Welsh (“You Don’t Even Know”) and RAYE (“Not for You”).

Meanwhile, Henderson is expected to release her second album and follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from TMS (Raye), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Robopop (Lana Del Rey), Jordan Riley (Dan Caplen), Youthonix (Fleur East), Noel Zancanella (Olly Murs), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), GRADES (Raleigh Ritchie) and Martin Sjolie (Maria Mena).

Watch the music video for “Ghost” below.

Sarah Close teams up with Martin Sjolie for new collaboration

24 Aug

Sarah Close has teamed up with Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian pianist, songwriter and record producer has previously helmed songs for Maria Mena (“Where I Come From”), Sigrid (“Don’t Kill My Vibe”), Charlotte OC (“In Paris”), Janice (“Secrets”), Rachel Stevens (“Funky Dory”) and Nathan Sykes (“Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”).

Sjolie’s extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and record producers including Caroline Ailin, Daniel “GRADES” Traynor, Emma Rohan, Iain James, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, Tom Aspaul, Lindy Robbins, James “JHart” Abrahart, Tayla Parx, and Paddy Dalton.

Meanwhile, Close is expected to release her next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Mac & Phil (Phoebe Ryan), Noel Zancanella (Tori Kelly), Utters (Sinead Harnett), Philip Plested (Leona Lewis), Max McElligott (Kiah Victoria), STINT (Demi Lovato), Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt) and Red Triangle (Alice Chater).

Close’s current mini-album “Caught Up” – featuring the LOSTBOY-assisted “Call Me Out” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Call Me Out” below.

Tori Kelly reunites with Ed Sheeran for new collaboration?

13 Aug

American singer/songwriter Victoria Loren Kelly, professionally known as Tori Kelly, has reportedly reunited with Ed Sheeran for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “I Was Made for Loving You,” taken from Kelly’s debut studio collection, 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Sheeran’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Jessie Ware (“Say You Love Me”), Rita Ora (“Your Song”), Liam Payne (“Strip that Down”), Zara Larsson (“Don’t Let Me Be Yours”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), Hilary Duff (“Tattoo”) and Jess Glynne (“Woman Like Me”).

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes, Natasha Bedingfield, JHart, Tayla Parx, Nate Campany, Fabienne Holloway, Daniel Nigro, Emily Warren, and Wayne Hector.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are MOJAM (aka Mustafa Omer & James Murray), Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Stephan Moccio, Neff-U, Kyle Shearer, and Fred Cox.

Stream the audio clip for “I Was Made for Loving You” below.

Jimmy Napes teases new collaboration with Tori Kelly

12 Aug

Jimmy Napes has teased a new collaboration with Tori Kelly.

“Had so much fun working with the incredible @torikelly today. When my son realises she’s the elephant from ‘Sing’ it’s going to blow his little mind,” the British singer, songwriter, and record producer posted to Instagram.

Napes’ credits include Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” Liv Dawson’s “Searching, ” Ellie Goulding’s “Heal,” Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” and Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Toby Gad, Rodney Jerkins, Malay, Francis “Eg” White, Youthonix, Jonny Coffer, Timbaland, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions from Mojam Music (Louisa Johnson), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato), Noel Zancanella (Leona Lewis), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes), Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (ZZ Ward), Kyle Shearer (Phoebe Ryan) and Fred Cox (Janelle Monae).

On the songwriting front, Kelly has worked with Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Molly Kate Kestner), Tayla Parx (Alina Baraz), Nate Campany (Starley), Fabienne Holloway (Chloe Leone), Daniel Nigro (Charlotte OC), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa) and Wayne Hector (Craig David).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ works!

Liam Payne registers new song title online

25 Jul

British singer/songwriter Liam Payne has registered a new song title with ASCAP – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

“Bedroom Floor” is slotted for inclusion on Payne’s upcoming debut album, which will arrive later this year via Hampton Records in partnership with Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The track was written by fellow recording artist Charlie Puth alongside Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Nick Jonas), Noel Zancanella (Ella Henderson), Aaron Jennings (Big Boi) and Steve Mac (Zara Larsson).

For the still-untitled collection, Payne has also teamed up with producers including Soulshock & Karlin (Kelly Rowland), Pharrell Williams (Usher), Digital Farm Animals (Fifth Harmony), Warren “Oak” Felder (Jordan Fisher), Zaire Koalo (Demi Lovato), Nick Monson (Lady GaGa), DannyBoyStyles (The Weeknd) and Ben Billions (Kristian Galva).

Among the additional songwriters expected to appear on the album are Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Emily Warren (Charli XCX), Marlon Roudette (Louisa Johnson), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Madonna), Scott Harris (Melanie Martinez), Jaramye Daniels (Beyonce), Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Christina Milian), Marlin “Hookman” Bonds (Jason Derulo) and Samuel Preston (Nina Nesbitt).

Listen to audio clip for “Get Low” below.

Ella Henderson teams with Naughty Boy for new collaboration

12 Jul

British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson has teamed up with Naughty Boy (born Shahid Khan) for a new collaboration.

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future Naughty Boy release or Henderson’s upcoming sophomore album under Syco Music.

Naughty Boy’s current promotional single “Should’ve Been Me” – featuring Kyla and Popcaan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming still-untitled album, which follows 2013’s “Hotel Cabana,” reportedly boasts further guest appearances from Mike Posner, Raye, Bibi Bourelly, MNEK, Ella Eyre, DNCE, Tamera Foster, Ava Lily, Marsha Ambrosius, Kiesza, Sam Romans, Bebe Rexha, and Miguel.

Meanwhile, Henderson’s next studio collection, which follows 2014’s “Chapter One,” is expected to arrive later this year.

Among the producers set to appear on the album are Isa Machine, Jordan Riley, Youthonix, Fred Ball, TMS, Electric, Jez Ashurst, KIN, Fraser T. Smith, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Robopop, Dallas Austin, Mojam Music, Warren Felder, Cutfather, Jason Evigan, Goldfingers, Noel Zancanella, Kuya, Johan Carlsson, Fred Ball, Cass Lowe, Parker Ighile, Josh Record, and Mac & Phil.

Watch the music video for “Should’ve Been Me” below.

Shawn Hook releases new mini-collection “My Side of Your Story”

16 Jun

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Hook has released his new EP online.

“My Side of Your Story” – featuring four songs in the shape of “Good Days,” “Never Let Me Let You Go,” “Dancing in the Sky,” and the Vanessa Hudgens-assisted “Reminding Me” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Jason Evigan (Nick Jonas), Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez), Gian Stone (Fifth Harmony), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Charlie Puth), Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk (Dua Lipa), Jonas Jeberg (Bebe Rexha), Ryan Tedder (Adele), Noel Zancanella (Ellie Goulding) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Rita Ora).

Stream “My Side of Your Story” below.