Tag Archives: Rachel “Raye” Keen

Raye unleashes new promotional single “Decline”

3 Nov

British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, known mononymously as Raye, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Decline” – which was co-written by regular collaborator Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and produced by Fraser T. Smith – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Raye’s next project and follow-up to 2016’s “Second” is expected to arrive early next year via Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, Raye recently co-penned “If I Get My Way” for Little Mix alongside Sam “RØMANS” Roman and TMS (aka Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Fans of her songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Rihanna, Stefflon Don, Jess Glynne, Era Istrefi, Mabel McVey, Rudimental, Anne-Marie, Naughty Boy, Ellie Goulding, Ray BLK, and Louisa Johnson.

Stream the audio clip for “Decline” below.

Rihanna connects with N.E.R.D. for new promotional single “Lemon”

1 Nov

Rihanna has teamed up with American funk rock band N.E.R.D. for their return single “Lemonade,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Written and produced by group member Pharrell Williams; “Lemon” marks the first promotional cut from N.E.R.D.’s upcoming studio collection under Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is currently working on her upcoming ninth album, which will be distributed via Westbury Road Entertainment in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

Among the songwriters and producers who contributed to the follow-up to 2016’s “Anti” are TMS (Nick Jonas), Camille “Kamille” Purcell (Bebe Rexha), Diztortion (Craig David) and Rachel “Raye” Keen (Justin Skye).

Stream the audio clip for “Lemon” below.

Raye enlists Jin Jin, Fraser T. Smith for new promotional single “Decline”

28 Oct

Raye has announced the details for her new promotional single.

The British singer/songwriter (real name Rachel Keen) christened “Decline” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming project under Polydor Records and will release it on November 3rd via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by regular collaborator Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, whose other credits include Yebba’s “Evergreen,” Jonas Blue’s “We Could Go Back,” Kiesza’s “Don’t Want You Back,” Dom McAllister’s “Only One,” Little Mix’s “Grown,” and Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand.”

Production duties on “Decline” were handled by Fraser T. Smith, who is also responsible for Stormzy’s “Blinded by Your Grace,” Ray BLK’s “Baby Girlz,” Calum Scott’s “Rhythm Inside,” Dakota’s “Long Hot Summer,” Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill,” and Craig David’s “Heartline (Acoustic).”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Raye is expected to release her debut studio collection early next year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

As a songwriter, she recently co-penned Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It” alongside fellow recording artist RØMANS and UK production team TMS (aka Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Raye also provided guest vocals on “Glue” by Canadian electronic music duo Somewhere Else, which is composed of record producer Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese and songwriter, fashion stylist, and designer Billy Walsh.

Stream the audio clip for “Glue” below.

Ray BLK enlists Shama Joseph for new collaboration

25 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has enlisted Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph is known co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions,” Nicki Minaj’s “Win Again,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Elle Varner’s “Where Your Man Is,” Kid Ink’s “No Miracles,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Haitian-American musician’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Chantal Kreviazuk, Emily Warren, Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks, Jessica “Harloe” Ashley, Tiwa Savage, Natalie Sims, Carmen Reece, Emanuel Kiriakou, James “JHart” Abrahart, and Rock City.

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Snakehips, Jin Jin, Parker Ighile, Tamera Foster, Naughty Boy, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Evan Bogart, Mr. Hudson, Chris Loco, Raye, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Baby Girlz” below.

Mabel drafts Lostboy for new collaboration

24 Oct

British singer/songwriter Mabel has drafted Lostboy for a new collaboration.

The record producer and songwriter has helmed songs for MAAD (“Wonderland”), Gabrielle Aplin (“Waking Up Slow”), Skinny Living (“Why”), Caitlyn Scarlett (“Hell for a Honeymoon”), Sarah Close (“Call Me Out”), Lauren Faith (“Let Them Talk”) and Marlon Roudette (“Ultra Love”).

Lostboy (born Peter Rycroft) has also contributed to the next projects by Years & Years, Taya, Amber-Simone, Elley Duhe, KStewart, Molly Rainford, Becky Hill, Dakota, Ella Henderson, Fleur East, Kara Marni, L Devine, Antigoni Buxton, Nina Nesbitt, Hannah Jane Lewis, Ella Eyre, Arlissa, and Tom Walker.

Meanwhile, Mabel is expected to release her debut studio collection early next year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with The Electric, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, JD Reid, Kelly Kiara, MNEK, Negin Djafari, Tre Jean-Marie, Raye, Jordan Riley, Marlon Roudette, and TMS.

Mabel’s current mixtape “Ivy to Roses” – featuring promotional singles “Finders Keepers” and “Begging” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Low Key” below.

Anne-Marie hits the studio with Emily Warren, Chris Loco for new collaboration

24 Oct

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie has teamed up with Emily Warren and Chris Loco for a new collaboration.

Recent songwriting credits by Warren include Little Mix’s “No More Sad Songs,” Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Dua Lipa’s “New Rules,” Molly Kate Kestner’s “Good Die Young,” Sean Paul’s “No Lie,” Alessia Cara’s “The Other Side,” Noah Cyrus’ “Stay Together,” and Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by Sigrid, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Sigala, Ella Eyre, Tori Kelly, David Guetta, Shakira, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, Liza Owen, Phoebe Ryan, and Ella Henderson.

Meanwhile, Loco is responsible for co-writing and producing Raleigh Ritchie’s “Stronger than Ever,” Emeli Sande’s “Garden,” Kevin Garrett’s “Little Bit of You,” Justine Skye’s “U Don’t Know,” Etta Bond’s “Kiss My Girlfriend,” Sinead Harnett’s “Rather Be with You,” and Professor Green’s “Lullaby.”

Fans of the Loco’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Kamille, Diana Gordon, Louisa Johnson, Molly Kate Kestner, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kiana Lede, Raye, Jessie Reyez, Melissa Steel, Kenzie May, Becky Hill, Yebba, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, Ray BLK, and Jojo.

Anne-Marie’s upcoming debut album – featuring singles “Ciao Adios,” “Alarm” and “Heavy” – is expected to arrive later this year via Major Tom’s Music in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from TMS, Fraser T. Smith, Bless Beats, Justin Parker, Greg Wells, Rick Nowels, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Digital Farm Animals, Moon Willis, Jamie Scott, Adriano Buffone, Jonas Jeberg, Fred Cox, and Mojam Music.

On the songwriting front, Anne-Marie has worked with Raye, Amy Wadge, Stacy Barthe, Chelcee Grimes, Natasha Bedingfield, Jin Jin, Sasha Sloan, Eyelar, Negin Djafari, Kamille, Jennifer Decilveo, Tash Phillips, Wayne Hector, Ed Sheeran, Iain James, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Levi Lennox, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Heavy” below.

Mabel enlists Ghosted for new collaboration

19 Oct

British singer/songwriter Mabel has teamed up with London-based songwriting and production team Ghosted (aka TMS) for a new collaboration.

Composed of Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes; Ghosted are responsible for Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” Zac Samuel’s “Play it Cool,” Dua Lipa’s “Bad Together,” Craig David’s “Change My Love,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself, & I.”

The trio’s current promotional single “Get Some” – featuring guest vocals from Virgin EMI recording artist Kamille – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Mabel is expected to release her debut studio collection early next year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project, which follows current mixtape “Ivy to Roses,” reportedly boasts further contributions from The Electric, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Dre Skull, Maxi Millz, JD Reid, Kelly Kiara, MNEK, Raye, Tre Jean-Marie, Negin Djafari, Jean Baptiste Kouame, and Marlon Roudette.

Fans of Ghosted’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Maroon 5, Anne-Marie, Niall Horan, Paloma Faith, Era Istrefi, Noah Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, Alma, Sabina Ddumba, Calum Scott, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, Ella Henderson, and Rihanna.

Stream the audio clip for “Get Some” below.