Tag Archives: Philip Plested

Zak Abel hits the studio with Marlon Roudette for new collaboration

23 May

Zak Abel has teamed up with Marlon Roudette for a new collaboration.

Roudette previously co-wrote “Finders Keepers” and “Fine Line” for his sister Mabel McVey. The JD Reid-produced tracks peaked to numbers eight and eleven on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In addition to prepping his third studio collection under Universal Music Group / Island Records UK, Roudette has also penned songs on the next projects by Sinead Harnett, Louisa Johnson, Dan Caplen, and Liam Payne.

Meanwhile, Abel is expected to release his next project and follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring current promotional single “Love Song” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Mojam Music, Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “When the Beat Drops Out” below.

Zak Abel hits the studio with Mojam Music, Clarence Coffee Jr.

10 May

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has recorded new music with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Mojam have previously produced songs for Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Tom Walker (“Heartland”), James Arthur (“Get Down”), Conor Maynard (“Talking About”), Sam Smith (“Like I Can”), Naughty Boy (“Should’ve Been Me”), Professor Green (“Monster”) and Tinie Tempah (“A Heart Can Save the World”).

Meanwhile, Coffee Jr.’s songwriting resume boasts works for Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Dua Lipa (“Genesis”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Tonight I’m Getting Over You”), Olly Murs (“Deeper”), Kylie Minogue (“Sexercize”), Lea Michele (“On My Way”), Justin Bieber (“The Feeling”) and Selena Gomez (“Forget Forever”).

Abel, on the other hand, is expected to release his next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” reportedly yields additional alliances with Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, and Lucy “Pawws” Taylor.

Abel’s current promotional single “Love Song” – which was co-written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Love Song” below.

Little Mix reunite with Shungudzo for fifth album

9 May

Little Mix have reunited with Shungudzo for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean/French/Native-American singer-songwriter (also known as Alexandra Govere) previously co-wrote “Touch” for Little Mix alongside Philip Plested, Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim and Patrick Patrikious. The MNEK-produced cut reached to number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Shungudzo’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Alina Baraz (“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”), Victoria Monet (“Wish I Never Met You”), Louisa Johnson (“Best Behaviour”), Jessie Ware (“Your Domino”), Mic Lowry (“Frustrations”) and The Chainsmokers (“It Won’t Kill Ya”).

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The highly-anticipated project reportedly yields further songwriting contributions from JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Stream the audio clip for “Come on Back” below.

Little Mix enlist Martin Sjolie for fifth album

6 May

Little Mix have enlisted Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian musician is known for helming “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Strangers,” “Fake Friends,” and “High Five” for Island Recording artist Sigrid.

Fans of Sjolie’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Astrid S, Elderbrook, Grace Carter, Alice Chater, Jones, Sarah Close, Raye, Ella Henderson, L Devine, and Arlissa.

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

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from Banx & Ranx, Kid Joki, Thomas “Earwulf” Eriksen, Captain Cuts, The Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, TMS, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher, and Rice N Peas.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “No More Sad Songs” below.

Leona Lewis reunites with Autumn Rowe, Jonas Quant for new collaboration

3 May

British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis has reunited with Autumn Rowe and Jonas Quant for a new collaboration.

Rowe previously co-wrote “Collide” and “Your Hallelujah,” taken from the albums “Glassheart” and “Christmas, with Love,” respectively.

Meanwhile, Quant is responsible for producing Lewis’ rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” The track was largely played as part of a travel and tourism advertising push in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.

As mentioned in earlier, Lewis’ next project – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Mac & Phil, Aleena Gibson, Jon Maguire, Corey Sanders, Ilsey Juber, Philip Plested, Lauren Aquilina, Walter Afanasieff, Jake Gosling, and Chris Leonard – is expected to arrive later this year.

Her last studio collection, 2015’s “I Am,” was released via Island Records UK and Def Jam Recordings. Executive-produced by German hitmaker Toby Gad, it debuted at number twelve on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Fire Under My Feet” and “Thunder.”

Stream the audio clip for “Your Hallelujah” below.

Little Mix hit the studio with Banx & Ranx

3 May

Little Mix have added Banx & Ranx to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music and Columbia Records.

The Canadian production duo – composed of Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond – recently collaborated with Ella Eyre on the track “Answerphone,” which peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

Banx & Ranx have also recorded tracks with artists including Olly Murs (“Kiss Me”), KStewart (“Sex for Breakfast”), Sean Paul (“Mad Love”), Raye (“Thinking About You”) and Dua Lipa (“Kiss and Make Up”).

Other producers backing Little Mix on the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” are Rice N Peas, Kid Joki, Earwulf, Captain Cuts, Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and TMS.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “Answerphone” below.

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.