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Kelis’ 2001 sophomore album “Wanderland” is now streaming

5 Jun

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American singer/songwriter Kelis’ sophomore studio collection “Wanderland” is now streaming on all digital streaming outlets.

Even though the album was not released in US markets, due to Kelis’ departure from Universal Music imprint Virgin Records, “Wanderland” was available in European markets and peaked to number thirteen on the UK Albums Chart.

Entirely produced by The Neptunes (aka Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), the follow-up to 1999’s “Kaleidoscope” featured lead single “Young, Fresh n’ New,” as well as guest appearances from Pusha T (“Popular Thug”), Malice (“Daddy”), Roscoe (“Digital World”) and John Ostby (“Mr. U.F.O. Man”).

Kelis’ most recent studio collection, the David Andrew Sitek-produced “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

For her upcoming project, Kelis has teamed up with producers Daniel “Grades” Traynor (Kwabs, Lianne La Havas), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera) and Rowan “LOXE” Perkins (Nao, Jaz Karis).

Stream “Wanderland” below.

 

Kamille teases new collaboration with Pharrell Williams

19 Mar

British singer/songwriter Camille Purcell, known mononymously as Kamille, has teased a new collaboration with Pharrell Williams.

“When @pharrell likes a song u wrote but u never got to tell him thank u,” Kamille posted to Instagram on Monday (March 18, 2019).

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

Meanwhile, Kamille is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “My Head’s a Mess” later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

She has also contributed to the next releases by Sam Smith, Tiesto, Lianne La Havas, Dan Caplen, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Stormzy, Liam Tomlinson, and Years & Years.

Besides Pharrell Williams, Kamille has also been in the studio with producers Goldfingers, Steve Mac, Fraser T. Smith, Invisible Men, Cass Lowe, Jamie Scott, T-Collar, Nana Rogues, Diztortion, Naughty Boy, Louis Bell, SG Lewis, Al Shux, Levi Lennox, Shama Joseph, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Emotional” below.

 

Dua Lipa enlists Billy Walsh for new collaboration

18 Mar

Dua Lipa has enlisted Billy Walsh for a new collaboration.

The Canadian songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer is known for co-writing Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” The Weeknd’s “Die for You,” Camila Cabello’s “Real Friends,” Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Emeli Sande’s “Starlight,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” and Majid Jordan’s “Something About You.”

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further songwriting contributions from Lindy Robbins, Tayla Parx, Kamille, Sasha Sloan, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Kennedi, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Hudson, and Tove Lo – is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

On the production front, the “New Rules” singer has reportedly worked with Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Pharrell Williams, Joel Little, Grades, King Henry, Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, Nineteen85, MNEK, Jason Evigan, Fred Ball, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin.

Stream the audio clip for “Swan Song” below.

Solange unleashes new album “When I Get Home”

1 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer Solange Knowles, known mononymously as Solange, has unleashed her new studio collection online.

“When I Get Home” – featuring guest appearances from Cassie, Tyler the Creator, Devin the Dude, Playboi Carti, Sampha, Gucci Mane, and Scarface – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Seat At the Table” also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Raphael Saadiq, Dev Hynes, Metro Boomin, John Key, Steve Lacy, Chassol, John Carroll Kirby, Panda Bear, Jamire Williams, and Standing on the Corner.

Stream “When I Get Home” below.

Stacy Barthe teams with The Neptunes for new collaboration

23 Feb

Stacy Barthe has teamed up with The Neptunes for a new collaboration.

Composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, The Neptunes recently helmed nine songs on Justin Timberlake’s latest album “Man of the Woods” including “Midnight Summer Jam,” “Higher, Higher,” “Wave,” “Supplies,” “Flannel,” “Montana,” “Breeze of the Pond” and “Livin’ Off the Land.”

The songwriting and production duo are also responsible for Kelis’ “Caught Out There,” Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Beyonce’s “Work it Out,” Toni Braxton’s “Hit the Freeway,” Mariah Carey’s “Say Something,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.”

Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” – featuring productions from Malay, Benny Cassette, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Barthe’s resume boasts works with Alicia Keys (“Limitedless”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”), Marsha Ambrosius (“So Good”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Lauriana Mae (“Marvelous”) and Ciara (“Flaws and All”).

Watch the music video for “Extraordinary Love” below.

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.