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Little Mix draft Nija Charles, Captain Cuts for fifth album

19 Apr

British girl group Little Mix have added Nija Charles and Captain Cuts to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album.

Charles’ songwriting resume boasts works with Cardi B (“Ring”), Jason Derulo (“Colors”), Chris Brown (“Pull Up”), Lecrae (“Lucked Up”), Flo Rida (“Hola”), Lyrica Anderson (“Don’t Take it Personal”) and Kid Ink (“F With You”).

Composed of Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Ryan Rabin; Captain Cuts are known for producing Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” Rozes’ “Famous,” Chainsmokers’“Break Up Every Night,” Halsey’s “Roman Holiday,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Two Young Hearts,” and Amy Shark’s “Sink In.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from TMS, Chris Loco, Goldfingers, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and The Electric.

On the songwriting front, Little Mix have also worked with Kamille, Maegan Cottone, Jessica Agombar, Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Chelcee Grimes, Sam Romans, James Newman, Plested, Iain James, and Shakka.

Watch the music video for “Power” below.

Little Mix reunite with Sam Romans for new collaboration

10 Apr

Little Mix have reunited with Sam Romans for a new collaboration.

The Roc Nation signee previously co-penned four songs for Little Mix – “Down & Dirty,” “Private Show,” “Is Your Love Enough?” and “If I Get My Way.” All tracks appear on the British girl group’s fourth studio collection, “Glory Days,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Romans is also responsible for co-penning Craig David’s “Heartline,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” Clean Bandit’s “Tears,” Ella Mai’s “Makes Me Wonder,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Kwabs’ “Father Figure,” and Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me.”

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Other album contributors include TMS, Chris Loco, Kamille, Goldfingers, Eyelar, Fred Ball, Jessica Agombar, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Maegan Cottone, James Newman, Freedo, Chelcee Grimes, Philip Plested, Iain James, Shakka, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Is Your Love Enough?” below.

Mali-Koa signs new deal with Island Records UK

30 Mar

Singer/songwriter Mali-Koa has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists include John Newman, Marlon Roudette, Ray BLK, Ariana Grande, Sigrid, Drake, Antigoni Buxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge, and Cosima.

Mali-Koa’s current single “Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Plested and produced by Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She has also worked with songwriters and producers including Scott Effman, Nat Dunn, Pip Kembo, Lauren Aquilina, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, T-Collar, Hannah Wilson, Maestro Tha Baker, Nina Nesbitt, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.

Zak Abel drafts Wayne Hector, Steve Mac for “Love Song”

26 Mar

British singer/songwriter Zak Zilesnick, professionally known as Zak Abel, has christened “Love Song” as his next promotional cut and will release it on March 30 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written with Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, who are also responsible for Jess Glynne’s “Take Me Home,” Anne-Marie’s “Alarm,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Toni Braxton’s “Woman,” Kate Winslet’s “What If,” Cover Drive’s “Sparks,” and Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart.”

Abel’s debut studio collection, 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked,” spawned contributions from Francis “Eg” White (“Deserve to Be Loved”), Cass Lowe (“The River”), Fred Cox (“Broken”) and Jonny Lattimer (“Rock Bottom”).

On the songwriting front, Abel co-pennede “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith alongside Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of UK songwriting/production team TMS.

The “Say Sometihng” star also recorded new music with songwriters/producers and fellow recording artists including Ray BLK, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Fred Ball, SG Lewis, Philip Plested, Nile Rodgers, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Watch the music video for “Unstable” below.

Little Mix reunite with TMS for new collaboration

20 Mar

Little Mix have reunited with TMS for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production team – composed of Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes – recently teamed up with Little Mix on the track “If I Get My Way,” taken from the platinum edition of the group’s fourth studio collection, “Glory Days.”

TMS have also contributed to the next projects by Anne-Marie, Louis Tomlinson, Wens, Hailee Steinfeld, Alma, Olly Murs, Sigrid, Era Istrefi, Astrid S, Nick Jonas, Taya, Sabina Ddumba, Ellie Goulding, Imani Williams, Liv Dawson, Mabel McVey, Raye, Noah Cyrus, L Devine, and Rihanna.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Chris Loco, Kamille, Goldfingers, Maegan Cottone, Fred Ball, Jessica Agombar, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, James Newman, Freedo, Chelcee Grimes, Philip Plested, Iain James, and Shakka.

Stream the audio clip for “If I Get My Way” below.

Little Mix reunite with Kamille for new collaboration

12 Mar

Little Mix have reunited with Kamille for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter previously co-penned “Black Magic,” “Love Me Like You,” “Hair,” “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Power,” taken from the albums “Get Weird” (2015) and “Glory Days” (2016), respectively.

Kamille’s debut mini-album “My Head’s a Mess” – featuring lead promotional single “Body” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly yields additional alliances with Goldfingers, Maegan Cottone, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Sinead Harnett, Jez Ashurst, Rachel Furner, Tre Jean-Marie, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, James Newman, Chelcee Grimes, Freedo, Philip Plested, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “Body” below.

John Newman delivers new promotional single “Fire in Me”

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter John Newman has delivered his new single online.

“Fire in Me” – which was co-written by James Newman, David “Dave the Doctor” Mørup, and Philip Plested – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Newman is scheduled to release his third album and follow-up to 2015’s “Revolve” later this year via Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further contributions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Evan Bogart, Jonathan Rotem, Andrew Jackson, Johnny McDaid, Foy Vance, Jamie Hartman, Max McElligott, Johnny Ghost, Digital Farm Animals, Guy Chambers, Jonny Coffer, and Goldfingers.

As a songwriter, Newman recently co-write “‘Til I’m Done” for Paloma Faith alongside regular collaborators Wayne Hector and TMS (aka Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Watch the music video for “Fire in Me” below.