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Ray BLK teams with Naughty Boy, Wyclef Jean for new single “All or Nothing”

18 Apr

British singer/songwriter Ray BLK has teamed up with record producer Naughty Boy for his new single “All or Nothing,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Wyclef Jean-assisted track was co-written Swedish recording artist Seinabo Sey alongside Philip Plested, Kane “KIN” Parfitt and Wesley Muoria-Chavez.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK has signed a new deal with Universal Music imprint Island Records UK and will release her next project later this year.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” reportedly boasts further contributions from Fred Ball, Priscilla Renea, Ben Abraham, Dyo, Nile Rodgers, Kamille, Moon Willis, Harloe, Aston Rudi, Kelly Kiara, Cass Lowe, Jin Jin, Rymez, Lil Eddie, Courage, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Paul Epworth, Chris Loco, and The 23rd.

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing” below.

Jorja Smith reveals song titles from upcoming debut album

2 Apr

British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith is scheduled to release her debut album – featuring current promotional single “Let Me Down” – in June via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the additional tracks slotted for inclusion on the still-untitled project are “Wandering Romance,” “On Your Own,” “The One,” “Lifeboats” and “Broken.”

Album songwriters and producers are Ed Thomas (Kiah Victoria), Joel Compass (Tinashe), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Amanda Ghost (Beyonce), Felix Joseph (Abi Ocia), Kito (Mabel McVey) and Josh Record (Dua Lipa).

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

Ray BLK signs new deal with Island Records

23 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Sigrid, JP Cooper, Drake, Mollie King, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, AlunaGeorge, Hailee Steinfeld, Marlon Roudette, and Jessie Ware, amongst others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, 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, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, MNEK, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Harloe, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Chill Out” below.

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.