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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

Ella Henderson hits the studio with MNEK

16 Mar

Ella Henderson has recorded new music with MNEK.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer – real name Uzoechi Emenike – is known for his works with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”), Sabina Ddumba (“Time”), Becky Hill (“Warm”), Madonna (“Hold Tight”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), MØ (“Final Song”), Little Mix (“Nothing Feels Like You”) and Beyonce (“Hold Up”).

MNEK fans should also keep an eye on the next projects by Ray BLK, Akon, Christina Aguilera, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Bebe Rexha, Diztortion, Melissa Steel, Tamera Foster, KStewart, Camille Purcell, Terri Walker, Brandon Skeie, Wolfie, Charli XCX, Shift K3Y, and TYNI.

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Other hitmakers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are TMS, Jason Evigan, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, The Rascals, Johan Carlsson, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Parker Ighile, Josh Record, Electric, Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Adam Argyle, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Steve Mac, Jamie Scott, Kuya Productions, Robopop, Isa Machine, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Steve Robson, Patrik Patrikious, Youthonix, Joe Janiak, MYKL, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, and Mac & Phil.

Watch the music video for “The Rhythm” below.

Ella Henderson teams with Maegan Cottone, Kuya Productions for new collaboration

8 Mar

Ella Henderson has teamed up with British songwriter/vocal producer Maegan Cottone and Canadian production duo Bobby Brass and Sammy G of Kuya Productions for a new collaboration.

Cottone is known for co-writing Little Mix’s “Move,” Ferras’ “Closer,” Britney Spears’ “Pretty Girls” (featuring Iggy Azalea), Olly Murs’ “Up” (featuring Demi Lovato), Fleur East’s “Know Your Name,” Medina’s “Good Enough,” and Jax Jones’ “This is Real” (featuring Selena Gomez).

Meanwhile, notable credits by Kuya Productions include Little Mix’s “F.U.,” Alessia Cara’s “Here,” Kandi Burruss’ “I Just Know,” Kreesha Turner’s “There,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Blow,” Keshia Chante’s “Together,” Jesse McCartney’s “Rock You,” and Shawn Desman’s “Shook.”

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Camille Purcell, Grace Barker, Jessica Ashley, Caroline Ailin, Frances, Julia Michaels, Rachel Rohan, Amy Wadge, Shungudzo Kuyimba, MoZella, Emily Warren, JHart, Claude Kelly, Benjamin Arrow, Sam Romans, Joseph Angel, Evan Bogart, Philip Plested, Trey Campbell, Max McElligott, and Justin Tranter.

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are TMS, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, Parker Ighile, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Jason Evigan, Warren “Oak” Felder, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Josh Record, Noel Zancanella, Jamie Scott, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Isabella Summers, Johan Carlsson, Mac & Phil, Steve Mac, Julian Bunetta, Electric, Adam Argyle, John Henry Ryan, MYKL, Joe Janiak, Patrik Patrkious, Youthonix, Steve Robson, Robopop, and The Rascals.

Watch the music video for “Yours” below.

JONES shares lyric video for new single “Whole”

22 Feb

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JONES has shared a new lyric video online.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Cherie Jones – posted the lyrical clip for “Whole” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (February 21, 2017).

Peter “Merf” Kellher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of TMS co-wrote the track – which was previously recorded by Polish singer/songwriter Aneta – alongside Ina Wroldsen (Janelle Monae, Zara Larsson), Wayne Hector (Charlie Puth, Ricky Reed) and James Reynolds (Dragonette, Icona Pop).

JONES’ acoustic EP – featuring the Laura Dockrill & Josh Record-assisted “Hoops” and “Becoming” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin,” is expected to arrive later this year via 37 adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts alliances with Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers (Iggy Azalea), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Martin Sjolie (Sam Smith) and Ed Harcourt (James Bay).

Watch the lyric video for “Whole” below.

JONES delivers acoustic rendition of new single “Whole”

17 Feb

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JONES has delivered her new single online.

The acoustic rendition of “Whole” – which was previously recorded by Polish singer/songwriter Aneta – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track – originally entitled “You Make Me Whole – was co-written by Thomas Barnes, Peter Kelleher and Benjamin Kohn of TMS alongside Ina Wroldsen (Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson), Wayne Hector (Charlie Puth, Katy Perry) and James Reynolds (Dragonette, Icona Pop).

As mentioned in earlier posts, JONES – real name Cherie Jones – is currently recording new music for her sophomore album under 37 Adventures.

The follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” reportedly boasts alliances with Isa Machine (Jessica Simpson), Starsmith (Jess Glynne), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Martin Sjolie (Sam Smith), Laura Dockrill (Dua Lipa) and Ed Harcourt (James Bay).

Listen to the audio clip for “Whole” below.

Liv Dawson delivers new single “Searching”

3 Feb

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Liv Dawson has delivered her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jimmy Napes, whose other credits include Ria Ritchie’s “In My Blood,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” Ellie Goulding’s “Heal,” Alicia Keys’ “Chemical,” and Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful.”

Production duties on “Searching” were handled by siblings Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, who also worked with the likes of Sam Smith (“Omen”), The Weeknd (“Nocturnal”) and Mary J. Blige (“Right Now”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson’s upcoming debut album will arrive later this year via Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from TMS (Paloma Faith), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa), Sam Romans (John Legend), Frances (Ella Henderson), Knightstarr (Craig David), and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

Listen to the audio clip for “Searching” below.