Tag Archives: Polydor Records

Lana Del Rey unleashes new single “Lust for Life”

19 Apr

Lana Del Rey has unleashed her new single online.

“Lust for Life” – featuring Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer The Weeknd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Max Martin, born Martin Sandberg, whose recent credits include Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Lust for Life” were collectively handled by Del Rey alongside Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Nelly Furtado, John Legend) and Dean Reid (Lykke Li, Marina Diamandis).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Del Rey’s upcoming album of the same name – featuring previous single “Love” – will arrive later this year via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2015’S “Honeymoon” delivers further alliances with Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), John Hill (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mark Ronson (Lily Allen) and Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding).

Stream “Lust for Life” below.

Years & Years team up with Alex Hope for new collaboration

27 Mar

British electronica trio Years & Years – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Turkmen – have teamed up with Alex Hope for a new collaboration.

The Australian songwriter, producer and musician is known for her works with Wrabel (“11 Blocks”), Troye Sivan (“Wild”), Broods (“Freak of Nature”), Guy Sebastian (“The Pause”), Jessica Mauboy (“The Palace”), Taylor Henderson (“When You Were Mine”), Laura Welsh (“Sex & Violence”), Jamie Lawson (“Tell Me Again”) and Tina Arena (“Only Lonely”).

Hope’s extensive resume boasts additional alliances with artists and fellow musicians such as Joel Little, Grace Sewell, Hayley Warner, Kacy Hill, Jarryd James, Sarah Hudson, JHart, Grimes, Stuart Crichton, Delta Goodrem, Louis Schoorl, Allie X, Jesse St. John, Grace Ackerman, Philip Plested, Fiona Bevan, Youthonix, Bram Inscore, Leland, Phil Thornalley, and Jack Antonoff.

Years and Years, on the other hand, are expected to release their sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Justin Tranter (Betty Who, Jasmine Thompson) and Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber).

Years and Years’ first studio collection, 2015’s “Communion,” topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned alliances with TMS (“Worship”), Greg Kurstin (“King”), Mike Spencer (“Eyes Shut”) and Two Inch Punch (“Desire”).

Watch the music video for “Shine” below.

Mabel McVey announces details for debut mini-collection

10 Mar

Mabel McVey has announced the details for her upcoming EP.

The singer-songwriter christened her first mini-collection “Bedroom” and release it on May 26 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current promotional single “Finders Keepers” – featuring Kojo Funds – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Amongst the songwriters and producers backing McVey on “Bedroom” are Joel Pott (George Ezra), Kid Harpoon (Florence Welch), Josh Crocker (Cosima), Sarah Aarons (Zedd) and JD Reid (Katy B).

Listen to the audio clip for “Finders Keepers” below.

Mabel McVey teams with RAYE for new collaboration

1 Mar

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Mabel McVey has teamed up with label mate RAYE for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Rachel Keen – is known for co-writing Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” M.O’s “Not in Love,” Blonde’s “All Cried Out,” Era Istrefi’s “Home with You,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” and Matoma’s “The Wave.”

RAYE’s mini-collection “SECOND” – featuring “I, U, Us,” “Tell Me,” “Ambition,” “Shhh,” and “Distraction” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, McVey is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Know Me Better,” “My Boy, My Town” and “Thinking of You” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Joel Pott (George Ezra), Marlon Roudette (Liam Payne), Jin Jin (Dido), Levi Lennox (Sam Smith) and Negin Djafari (Fifth Harmony).

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Kid Harpoon (Shakira), Crada (Drake), Joel Compass (Tinashe), Free School (Kelis), Christian Rich (Sinead Harnett), DJ Freedo (Zara Larsson), Bless Beats (Jess Glynne), Digital Farm Animals (JONES), Rodaidh McDonald (Adele), MeLo-X (Beyonce), Stint (NAO) and Nineteen85 (Majid Jordan).

Watch the music video for “Shhh” below.

Naughty Boy hints at new collaboration RAYE

19 Feb

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Naughty Boy has hinted at a new collaboration with RAYE.

“We can throw shapes together @Raye,” The British record producer and songwriter – real name Shahid Khan – tweeted.

Naughty Boy’s current single “Should’ve Been Me” – featuring guest vocals from Kyla and Popcaan – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Hotel Cabana,” is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Bibi Bourelly, Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Romans, Kiesza, Mike Posner, Ella Eyre, DNCE, Miguel, Ava Lily, Sam Romans, MNEK, and Tamera Foster.

Meanwhile, RAYE is currently working on her debut album under Polydor Records with Chris Loco, Fred Cox, Joel Compass, DJ Dahi, Francis “Eg” White, Justin Parker, Oren Yoel, Two Inch Punch, Illangelo, Jimmy Napes, Wayne Wilkins, Arnthor Birgisson, Jonny Lattimer, Felix Snow, and TMS.

On the songwriting front, the “You Don’t Know Me” star has reportedly contributed to the next projects by Ellie Goulding [Polydor], Rudimental [Major Tom’s Music], Rita Ora [Atlantic] Era Istrefi [Ultra Records].

RAYE’s previous songwriting credits include Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty” [Atlantic], Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave” [Sony Music UK], M.O.’s “Not in Love” [Interscope] and Blonde’s “All Cried Out” [Polydor].

Watch the music video for “I, U, Us” below.

Selena Gomez drafts Kygo for new single “It Ain’t Me”

13 Feb

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Selena Gomez has announced the details for her new single.

The actress, singer, and songwriter christened “It Ain’t Me” – featuring Kygo – as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album and will release it on Thursday (February 16, 2017).

“It Ain’t Me” was co-written by Kygo – real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll – alongside Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato), Brian Lee (Fifth Harmony, Jude Demorest) and Andrew Watt (Justin Bieber, Rita Ora).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Gomez’s next studio collection will arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Revival” reportedly delivers productions from Stargate (Beyonce), Jonas Jeberg (Zara Larsson), Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), The Futuristics (Halsey), BloodPop (Lady GaGa) and The Arcade (Iggy Azalea).

On The songwriting front, Gomez has worked with Ross Golan (Charli XCX), Julia Michaels (John Legend), Justin Tranter (Jojo), Albin Nedler (DNCE), Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes) and Jacob Kasher (Bebe Rexha).

Watch the music video for “Hands to Myself” below.

BloodPop hints at new collaboration with Ellie Goulding, RAYE

5 Feb

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BloodPop has hinted at a new collaboration with Ellie Goulding and RAYE.

“It’s been a lovely week @elliegoulding @raye,” the record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Saturday (February 04, 2017).

BloodPop previously co-wrote and produced RAYE’s “Tell Me,” taken from her mini-collection, “Second,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His other credits include Lady GaGa’s “Million Reasons,” John Legend’s “What You Do to Me,” MØ’s “Drum,” Britney Spears’ “Better,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Happy,” Pia Mia’s “Touch,” and Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.”

Fans of BloodPop’s work should also look out for the next projects by Tinashe [RCA], Hailee Steinfeld [Republic], Dua Lipa [Warner Brothers], Selena Gomez [Interscope] and Charli XCX [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, RAYE has written songs for Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), M.O (“Not in Love”), Snakehips (“Don’t Leave”), Blonde (“All Cried Out”), Charli XCX (“After the Afterparty”) and Era Istrefi (“Home With You”).

She is also working on her debut album with producers Chris Loco, Fred Cox, Eg White, DJ Dahi, Joel Compass, Justin Parker, Oren Yoel, Two Inch Punch, Illangelo, Jonny Lattimer, Wayne Wilkins, Jimmy Napes, and TMS.

Goulding, on the other hand, is expected to release the follow-up to 2015’s “Delirium” later this year via Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Noel Zancanella (OneRepublic), Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons), Nate Campany (Tori Kelly), Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran) and Andrew Jackson (Rag’n’Bone Man).

Watch the music video for “I, U, Us” below.