Tag Archives: Peter “Merf” Kelleher

Ella Henderson drafts Laconic for sophomore album

8 May

British singer/songwriter Ella Henderson has worked with Ashley Milton and Daniel Goudie of Laconic for her upcoming sophomore album.

The production and songwriting duo have previously helmed songs for Cover Drive (“Easy Life”), Mic Lowry (“Whiskey Kisses”), Kelli-Leigh (“Doctor Doctor”), Tanya Lacey (“Body Rock”), Kieran Alleyne (“Critical”), Peking Dut (“Stranger”), Sebastian Guy (“Cruel Intentions”), Karen Harding (“Chemistry”), Stevie McCrorie (“Cannonballs”) and Cherri V (“Finders Keepers”).

Laconic’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Maegan Cottone, Caroline Ailin, Jin Jin, Fiona Bevan, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, Ayak Thiik, Eyelar, Jessica Agombar, Fransisca Hall, Chiara Hunter, Gina Kushka, Emily Warren, Soaky Siren, Whitney Phillips, Nicola Roberts, Ina Wroldsen, Maiday, Tom Aspaul, Philip Plested, BullySongs, Ed Drewett, Jesse St. John, Tebey Ottoh, Nate Cyphert, Shae Jacobs, Paddy Dalton, Tom Havelock, and JHart.

Fans of their works should also keep an eye on the next releases by DAKOTA, Melissa Steel, Fleur East, Sigrid, Imani Williams, Rachel Adedeji, Troi Irons, Vanessa White, Taya, Saara Aalto, Becky Hill, KStewart, John Buckley, Madcon, Tom Walker, Calum Scott, Rixton, Tiggs Da Author, and Aston Merrygold.

Meanwhile, Henderson is scheduled release her sophomore studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One,” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Cutfather, Daniel Davidsen, Kasper Larsen, Dallas Austin, Jordan Riley, Cass Lowe, Parker Ighile, Jonny Coffer, Fraser T. Smith, Emanuel Kiriakou, Julian Bunetta, Glass Animals, Andrew Goldstein, TMS, Jason Evigan, Warren “Oak” Felder, Electric, Fred Ball, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Noel Zancanella, GRADES, Josh Record, Robopop, Isa Machine, MYKL, Joe Janiak, Patrik Patrikious, Youthonix, Adam Argyle, Jamie Scott, MNEK, Kuya Productions, JRY, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Chapter One” 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.

Fleur East taps Grace Tither for sophomore album

2 May

Fleur East has tapped the songwriting services of Grace Tither for her upcoming sophomore album under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The British songstress’s credits include Zara Larsson’s “Secret,” Ella Eyre’s “Easy Go,” Brandon Beal’s “Cashflow,” Nabiha’s “Eleven Eleven,” Christian Amby’s “One More Time,” and Kato & Sigala’s “Show You Love.”

Tither’s resume boasts further works with producers Ki “KiFi” Fitzgerland, Tre Jean-Marie, Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, James Flannigan, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Kasper Larsen, Josh Wilkinson, Duck Blackwell, Paul Harris, Michael Angelo, and Jez Ashurst.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Love, Sax and Flashbacks,” on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this yea via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Maegan Cottone, Dayo Olatunji, Tayla Parx, Fiona Bevan, Chiara Hunter, Hannah Wilson, Lauren Aquilina, Jessica Morgan, Sam Romans, Jacob Attwooll, Bryn Christopher, JHart, Talay Riley, BullySongs, and Philip Plested.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Goldfingers, Tre Jean-Marie, Laconic, DJ Freedo, PRGRSHN, Ryden Carl, M-Phazes, Nana Rouges, Mojam Music, Red Triangle, TMS, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” 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

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


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.