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Charlie Puth reunites with Jacob Kasher for new single “Attention”

21 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has released his new single online.

The self-produced “Attention” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Puth wrote “Attention” alongside Jacob Kasher Hindlin, professionally known as JKash, who previously teamed up with the artist on “Does it Feel,” “I Won’t Tell a Soul” and the Selena Gomez-featuring “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”

Other notable credits by JKash include Maroon 5’s “Cold,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Zara Larsson’s “So Good,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You,” Trey Songz’s “Priceless,” Jason Derulo’s “Swalla,” and Meghan Trainor’s “No.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Puth is expected to drop his sophomore album later this year via Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (James Blunt), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Eskeerdo (Rihanna), Breyan Isaac (Britney Spears), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Ilsey Juber (Ellie Goulding) and Babyface (Toni Braxton).

Among the producers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Johan Carlsson (Harry Styles), Toby Gad (Madonna), Jason Evigan (Kehlani), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), John Ryan (Nick Jonas), Rami Yacoub (Celine Dion), AMMO (Sean Paul), Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande) and Detail (Beyonce).

Listen to the audio clip for “Attention” below.

Liam Payne drafts Soulshock & Karlin for debut album

16 Apr

Liam Payne has drafted Soulshock & Karlin for his debut solo album.

The Danish production and songwriting duo – composed of Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin – are known for helming Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him,” Tracie Spencer’s “It’s All About You (Not About Me),” Alesha Dixon’s “Breathe Slow,” Jojo’s “Leave (Get Out),” Fantasia’s “Truth Is,” Jamelia’s “DJ,” Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco,” and Cheryl’s “Happy Hour.”

Soulshock & Karlin’s extensive resume boasts further works with top songwriters including Andrea Martin, Cathy Dennis, Lindy Robbins, Makeba Riddick, Kandi Burruss, Tamara Savage, Shamora Crawford, Frankie Storm, Ina Wroldsen, Priscilla Renea, Heavynn Lumpkins, Wayne Hector, Harold Lilly, Mischke Butler, Claude Kelly, Rico Love, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Lil Eddie.

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Digital Farm Animals (John Newman), Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Zaire Koalo (Chris Brown), Nick Monson (Selena Gomez), DannyBoyStyles (Charlie Puth) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Fans of Soulshock & Karlin, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Nico & Vinz, K. Michelle, Sophia Black, and new Danish artist MAYA, who is signed to the duo’s recently-launched Souljam Publishing.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Soulshock & Karlin’s work!

Charlie Puth reunites with Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson for new album

17 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has reunited with Ross Golan and Johan Carlsson for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo previously teamed with Puth on “Then There’s You,” taken from the artist’s debut album, 2016’s “Nine Track Mind.”

Other notable credits by Golan and Carlsson include Colbie Caillat’s “Live it Up,” Little Mix’s “You Gotta Not,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Gavin DeGraw’s “Fire,” Michael Buble’s “Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” One Direction’s “If I Could Fly,” Flo Rida’s “My House,” and Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman.”

Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Nelly Furtado), Toby Gad (Madonna), Jason Evigan (Fifth Harmony), Cirkut (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Enrique Iglesias), John Henry Ryan (John Legend) and Ammo (Beyonce).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Alicia Keys), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo (Rihanna), Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo).

Side Note – Make sure you subscribe to Ross Golan’s audio podcast “And the Writer Is …,” where he sits down every week with an acclaimed songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. Among the fellow songwriters interviewed so far are Benny Blanco, Savan Kotecha, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, and LunchMoney Lewis.

Listen to the audio clip for “Then There’s You” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] The Neptunes

10 Mar

The Neptunes are an American production duo, composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who are credited with contributing the sound for many successful hip hop and R&B artists in the late-1990s and 2000s.

Their notable credits include Kelis’ “Caught Out There,” Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Faith Evans’ “Burnin’ Up,” Foxy Brown’s “Candy,” Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Beyonce’s “Work it Out,” Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita,” LL Cool J’s “Luv U Better,” Toni Braxton’s “Hit the Freeway,” Mariah Carey’s “Say Something,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.”

Amongst the tracks The Neptunes produced but were not officially released are “Save the Babies” (Brandy), “My Big Secret” (Janet Jackson), “Switch it Up” (Teyana Taylor), “Beat U” (Kylie Minogue), “Friends Are” (Vanessa Marquez), “I’m Still Here” (Nicole Scherzinger), “What a Thug Like” (Amerie), “Dope Boy” (Natasha Ramos), “All Night Long” (Eve) and “Go Deeper” (Ashanti).

In 2009, Billboard ranked The Neptunes number one on their list of the top 10 producers of the decade. Readers of Vibe named The Neptunes as the third greatest hip-hop producers of all time behind Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to The Neptunes’ work!

Charlie Puth hits the studio with John Henry Ryan

8 Mar

Charlie Puth has recorded new music with John Henry Ryan.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer’s credits include Pitbull’s “Fireball,” Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle,” One Direction’s “Perfect,” Robin Schulz’s “Headlights,” Tiesto’s “Summer Nights,” Nick Jonas’ “Take Over,” Maroon 5’s “Cold,” and John Legend’s “Love Me Now.”

Ryan’s extensive resume boasts further works with fellow songwriters and producers Julian Bunetta, Wayne Hector, Ash Pournouri, Ed Drewett, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kid Harpoon, Emily Wright, DJ Frank-E, Ali Tamposi, Jamie Scott, Sean Douglas, Axident, Eric Bellinger, Ricky Reed, Justin Tranter, David “DQ” Quinones, Sam Martin, and Jonny Coffer.

Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Jason Evigan (Kehlani, Rachel Platten), Cirkut (Rihanna, Hey Violet), Rami Yacoub (DNCE, Celine Dion) and Ammo (Jessie J, Fifth Harmony).

On the songwriting front, Puth has teamed up with Babyface (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Jacob Kasher (Usher, Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes), Eskeerdo (Rihanna, Fifth Harmony), Ilsey Juber (Mariah Carey, Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo, Enrique Iglesias).

Watch the music video for “One Call Away” below.

Ariana Grande enlists Pharrell Williams for new album

7 Mar

Ariana Grande has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming fourth album.

Williams recently produced the original motion picture soundtrack for “Hidden Figures,” which featured guest appearances from Lalah Hathway (“Surrender”), Mary J. Blige (“Mirage”), Alicia Keys (“Apple”) and Janelle Monae (“Jalapeno”).

The American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and film producer’s resume boasts further works with Beyonce (“Work it Out”), Toni Braxton (“Hit the Freeway”), Kelly Rowland (“Feet to the Fire”), Frank Ocean (“Pink + White”), Solange (“I Decided”), Ed Sheeran (“Sing”), Kylie Minogue (“I Was Gonna Cancel”), Usher (“Twisted”) and Mariah Carey (“Say Something”).

Meanwhile, Grande is expected to release her next studio collection – featuring additional alliances with Taylor Parks and Tommy Brown – later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2016’s “Dangerous Woman,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Focus,” “Side to Side,” “Into You” and “Everyday.”

Fans of Williams’ production and songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Camila Cabello, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, Christina Aguilera, Cris Cab, and N*E*R*D.

Watch the music video for “Everyday” below.

Camila Cabello drafts Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Max Martin for debut album?

3 Mar

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Camila Cabello has reportedly drafted Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin for her upcoming debut album.

The Swedish songwriting and production trio are responsible for Ariana Grande’s “Everyday,” Jennifer Lopez’s “First Love,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind,” Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” and Natalie La Rose’s “Around the World.”

Meanwhile, Cabello will release her first solo studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project is said to deliver further contributions from Pharrell Williams (Beyonce), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Rihanna), Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Frank Dukes (Drake), Ammar Malik (Kesha), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Ryan Tedder (Adele) and Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan).

The Cuban-American star’s current collaboration with Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat, “Love Incredible,” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Bad Things” below.