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Jorja Smith premieres music video for new single “Let Me Down”

19 Jan

Photo Credit: Sarah Piantodosi

Jorja Smith has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Hector Dockrill-directed clip for “Let Me Down” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (January 18, 2018).

The track was co-written by Ed Thomas, who is also responsible for Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Production duties on “Let Me Down” were collectively handled by Thomas alongside Paul Epworth, whose resume boasts additional works with FKA twigs (“Pendulum”), Usher (“Need U”), Lianne La Havas (“Unstoppable”), Adele (“Skyfall”), Coldplay (“Magic”) and Lana Del Rey (“Black Beauty”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous promotional singles “On My Mind,” “Teenage Fantasy” and “Beautiful Little Fools” – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Watch the music video for “Let Me Down” below.

Ray BLK taps Harloe for new collaboration

16 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has tapped the songwriting services of fellow recording artist Harloe.

Born Jessica Ashley Karpov, Harloe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Medicine”), Britney Spears (“Love Me Down”), Charli XCX (“Secret”), Olivia Holt (“Thin Air”) and Madison Beer (“Unbreakable”).

Her current single “More Than Ever” – which was co-written with regular collaborator Emanuel Kiriakou – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, MNEK, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Tamera Foster, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “More Than Ever” below.

Jorja Smith releases new promotional single “Let Me Down”

12 Jan

Photo Credit: Sarah Piantadosi

British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has released her new single online.

“Let Me Down” – featuring Stormzy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Ed Thomas, who is also responsible for Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Production duties on “Let Me Down” were collectively handled by Thomas alongside Paul Epworth, whose resume boasts additional works with FKA twigs (“Pendulum”), Usher (“Need U”), Lianne La Havas (“Unstoppable”), Adele (“Skyfall”), Coldplay (“Magic”) and Lana Del Rey (“Black Beauty”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming debut album – featuring previous promotional singles “On My Mind,” “Teenage Fantasy” and “Beautiful Little Fools” – is scheduled to arrive later this year.

Stream the audio clip for “Let Me Down” below.

Ray BLK enlists Shama Joseph for new collaboration

25 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has enlisted Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph is known co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions,” Nicki Minaj’s “Win Again,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Elle Varner’s “Where Your Man Is,” Kid Ink’s “No Miracles,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Haitian-American musician’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Chantal Kreviazuk, Emily Warren, Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks, Jessica “Harloe” Ashley, Tiwa Savage, Natalie Sims, Carmen Reece, Emanuel Kiriakou, James “JHart” Abrahart, and Rock City.

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Snakehips, Jin Jin, Parker Ighile, Tamera Foster, Naughty Boy, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Evan Bogart, Mr. Hudson, Chris Loco, Raye, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Baby Girlz” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Tamera Foster

14 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tamera Foster for a new collaboration.

“Making sweet music with Parker Ighile and Ray Blk,” Foster posted to her InstaStory on Saturday (October 14, 2017).

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future BLK release or Foster’s upcoming debut album.

As a songwriter, Foster co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Kieza and Bakermat alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam.

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with top producers and songwriters including The Electric (“Mirror My Love”), Chelcee Grimes (“Turn it Up Overnight”), Knightstarr (“Mama Used to Say”), Balistiq (“Let Me In”), Andrew Stewart-Jones (“Neverland”) and Tom Aspaul (“Golden Shackles”).

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Chris Loco, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Want You Back” – which was originally intended for Foster’s debut project under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music – below.

Sam Smith reveals artwork, tracklisting for sophomore album “The Thrill of it All”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming sophomore album, “The Thrill of it All,” which will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Pray” – which was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes, Steve Fitzmaurice and Timbaland – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to confirmed contributors Stargate (“Too Good at Goodbyes”), Tyler Johnson (“One Last Song”) and Malay (“Midnight Train”); the follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts further alliances with Two Inch Punch, Frances, Joel Little, Rachel Furner, Cass Lowe, Levi Lennox, Paul Epworth, Martin Sjolie, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

See the tracklisting for “The Thrill of it All” below.

(1) Too Good at Goodbyes / (2) Say it First / (3) One Last Song / (4) Midnight Train / (5) Burning / (6) Him / (7) Baby, You Make Me Crazy / (8) No Peace / (9) Palace / (10) Pray / (11) Nothing Left for You / (12) The Thrill of it All / (13) Scars / (14) One Day at a Time

Sam Smith drafts Timbaland, Jimmy Napes for new single “Pray”

4 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has selected “Pray” as the second promotional single from his upcoming sophomore album under PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Co-written with Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley and James “Jimmy Napes” Napier; “Pray” will be available from October 6th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Current promotional single, the Stargate-produced “Too Good at Goodbyes,” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart.

On the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” Smith has also worked with songwriters and producers including Fred Cox, Rachel Furner, Martin Sjolie, Frances, Levi Lennox, Malay, Jason Boyd, Two Inch Punch, Cass Lowe, Paul Epworth, Joel Little, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Watch the music video for “Too Good at Goodbyes” below.