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Camila Cabello releases new single “I Have Questions”

22 May

Camila Cabello has released her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Cabello alongside fellow recording artist Bibi Bourelly, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” Selena Gomez’s “Camouflage,” and Usher’s “Need U.”

Production duties on “I Have Questions” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, who is also responsible for Sia’s “Chandelier,” Kylie Minogue’s “Kiss Me Once,” Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” and One Direction’s “Perfect.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello is scheduled to drop her debut album “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” – featuring previous single “Cyring in the Club” – later this year via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection boasts further songwriting contributions from Sia Furler (Britney Spears), Charli XCX (RAYE), Noonie Bao (Dua Lipa), Sasha Sloan (Anne-Marie), Madison Love (Jason Derulo), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Rickard Goransson (Nick Jonas) and Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys).

Album producers include Pharrell Williams (Ciara), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Ryan Tedder (Kesha), Happy Perez (Frank Ocean), Cashmere Cat (Halsey), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown), Frank Dukes (Lorde), Max Martin (Katy Perry), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Skip Marley) and Stargate (Tiwa Savage).

Stream the audio clip for “I Have Questions” below.

Camila Cabello confirms title for debut album

15 May

Camila Cabello has confirmed the title for her upcoming debut solo album.

The Cuban-born American singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving” and will release it later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The yet-to-be-announced first single is scheduled to arrive on May 19 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the producers expected to appear on “The Hurting, the Healing, the Loving.” are Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Ryan Tedder (Hailee Steinfeld), Frank Dukes (Zayn Malik), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Kehlani), Max Martin (Katy Perry), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez) and Stargate (Rihanna).

On the songwriting front, Cabello has teamed up with Charli XCX (Rita Ora), Noonie Bao (Carly Rae Jepsen), Sasha Sloan (Louis Tomlinson), Madison Love (Jason Derulo), Bibi Bourelly (Selena Gomez), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Rickard Goransson (Nick Jonas) and Billy Walsh (The Weeknd).

Watch the music video for “Bad Things” below.

Camila Cabello enlists Stargate for debut album

11 May

Camila Cabello has enlisted Stargate for her upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian songwriting and production duo, composed of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, previously teamed up with Fifth Harmony on singles “Worth It,” taken from 2015’s “Reflection,” as well as “Write on Me” and “All in My Head (Flex),” taken from 2016’s “7/27.”

Stargate’s recent credits include OneRepublic’s “No Vacancy,” Bebe Rexha’s “Bad Bitch,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Zara Larsson’s “Sundown,” Major Lazer’s “Run Up,” Shakira’s “Try Everything,” Gwen Stefani’s “Asking for It,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” and AlunaGeorge’s “Hold Your Head High.”

Their current promotional single “Waterfall” – featuring guest vocals from Sia and Pink – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Cabello is scheduled to release first solo studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Ryan Tedder (Hailee Steinfeld), Frank Dukes (Zayn Malik), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Elle Varner), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez) and Max Martin (Taylor Swift).

Listen to the following playlist dedicated to Stargate’s work below.

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!