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Charlie Puth enlists Ian Kirkpatrick for new collaboration

3 Sep

Charlie Puth has enlisted Ian Kirkpatrick for a new collaboration.

The American Grammy-nominated record producer and songwriter has helmed singles for Jason Derulo (“Want to Want Me”), Dua Lipa (“New Rules”), Olly Murs (“Stevie Knows”), Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar”), Nick Jonas (“Levels”), Fleur East (“More and More”) and Justin Bieber (“The Feeling”).

Kirkpatrick’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Sam Martin, Asia Whiteacre, Talay Riley, Caroline Ailin, Ed Drewett, Kirby Lauryen, Justin Tranter, Lindy Robbins, Ross Golan, Audra Mae, Sam Watters, Julia Michaels, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Shelly Peiken.

Meanwhile, Puth’s upcoming sophomore album “Voice Notes” – featuring the Jacob “JKash” Kasher-assisted lead single “Attention” – will arrive later this year via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further contributions from Johan Carlsson, Toby Gad, Joshua “Ammo” Coleman, Pharrell Williams, John “JRY” Ryan, Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Henry “Cirkut” Walter, Jason Evigan, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Stream the audio clip for “Attention” below.

Era Istrefi enlists James “JHart” Abrahart for new collaboration

1 Sep

Era Istrefi has enlisted James “JHart” Abrahart for a new collaboration.

The British songwriter is known for co-writing Little Mix’s “Power,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Machine Heart,” Zara Larsson’s “I Would Like,” Charlie Puth’s “Dangerously,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time,” Rita Ora’s “Body on Me,” Stanaj’s “Changed,” and Fifth Harmony’s “I Lied.”

JHart’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Greg Wells, Audra Mae, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Alex Hope, Harmony Samuels, Lindy Robbins, David Guetta, Victoria Horn, Ricky Reed, Taylor Parks, Fraser T. Smith, Shungudzo Kuyimba, and LOSTBOY.

Meanwhile, Istrefi is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

Her next single “No I Love Yous” – featuring French Montana – was co-written by Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez, Lea Michele), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Lukas “Lulou” Loules (Tori Kelly, Fifth Harmony) and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund (Tinashe, Ella Eyre).

Other songwriters and producers backing Estrefi on the still-untitled collection are Rami Yacoub, Sam Romans, HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Big Taste, Raye, Jesse Saint John, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Jin Jin, TMS, Sarah Hudson, and Felix Snow.

Watch the music video for “Bonbon” below.

DAGNY hits the studio with Electric, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor

6 Aug

Norwegian singer/songwriter Dagny Norvoll Sandvik, known mononymously as Dagny, has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Electric for her upcoming project under Republic Records.

Taylor’s songwriting resume boasts works for Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting”), Tom Walker (“Boys Will Be Boys”), Annalisa (“Used to You”) and Redlight (“I’ll Be Waiting”).

Composed of members Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen, Electric are responsible for producing Little Mix’s “No More Sad Songs,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’ “Love You More,” Cheryl’s “Live Life Now,” Ben Haenow’s “Brother,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

DAGNY’s current promotional single “Wearing Nothing” – which was co-written with Tommy English, Alx Reuterskiold and Ludgvig Soderberg – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Ultraviolet,” DAGNY has reportedly teamed up with producers Jon Levine (Bebe Rexha), Mark Ralph (Craig David), Jonny Coffer (Ella Eyre), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Fred Ball (Alicia Keys), Justin Parker (Mikky Ekko), Bastian Langebaek (Kiah Victoria), Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth), Axident (Dua Lipa), Big Taste (Jake Miller) and The 23rd (Grace Carter).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the project are Simon Wilcox (Gallant), Nate Cyphert (Rachel Platten), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Max McElligott (Liv Dawson), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li), Danny Parker (Shawn Mendes), Emily Warren (Noah Cyrus), Andrew Jackson (Galantis), Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Ross Golan (Stanaj) and Michelle Buzz (Jaira Burns).

Watch the music video for “Wearing Nothing” below.

Hailee Steinfeld works with Ali Tamposi for debut album

20 Jul

Hailee Steinfeld has worked with Ali Tamposi for her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

Notable songwriting credits by Tamposi include Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Liza Owen’s “Don’t Call Me Baby,” Cover Drive’s “Can’t Live in a World,” Lea Michele’s “Run to You,” Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me” (featuring Selena Gomez), and DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” (featuring Justin Bieber).

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with producers including John Shanks, Toby Gad, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Teddy Geiger, Julian Bunetta, Fraser T. Smith, Greg Kurstin, Jim Jonsin, Boi-1da, Supa Dups, Jim Beanz, RedOne, and David Guetta.

Steinfeld’s current promotional single “Most Girls,” on the other hand, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets. The track was co-written with Asia Whiteacre, Ryan Tedder, Zach Skelton, Jeremy “Kinetics” Dussolliet and Tim “One Love” Sommers.

For her still-untitled debut album, the “Love Myself” star has also worked with songwriters and producers including Bloodpop, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Rami Yacoub, Whitney Phillips, Albin Nedler, Tayla Parx, BURNS, Kathryn Ostenberg, Brandon Skeie, and Gino “Farrago” Barletta.

Watch the music video for “Most Girls” below.

Selena Gomez unleashes new single “Fetish”

13 Jul

Selena Gomez has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Fetish” – featuring Gucci Mane – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Gomez alongside Chloe Angelides (Ariana Grande, Lea Michele), Gino “Farrago” Barletta (Jojo, Hailee Steinfeld) and Brett “Leland” McLaughlin (Troye Sivan, Kat Graham).

Production duties on “Fetish” were collectively handled Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Sabrina Carpenter) and Alex Schwartz & Joe Khajadourian of The Futuristics (Halsey, Camila Cabello).

As mentioned in earlier posts, the follow-up to 2015’s “Revival” – featuring the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced / Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter-penned “Bad Liar” – is expected to arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin (Taylor Swift), Charli XCX (Ryn Weaver), Hit-Boy (Rihanna), JKash (Charlie Puth), Hazebanga (Santigold), Albin Nedler (Hilary Duff) and Rami Yacoub (Jason Derulo).

Listen to the audio clip for “Fetish” below.

Selena Gomez selects “Fetish” as new single

7 Jul

American singer/songwriter Selena Gomez has selected “Fetish” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming album under Interscope Records.

The track was collectively helmed by Chloe Angelides (Ariana Grande), Gino “Farrago” Barletta (Jojo), Brett “Leland” McLaughlin (Troye Sivan), Jonas Jeberg (Sabrina Carpenter) and The Futuristics (Camila Cabello).

Featuring the Ian Kirkpatrick-produced / Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter-penned lead single “Bad Liar,” the follow-up to 2015’s “Revival” reportedly boasts additional alliances with Mattman & Robin (Imagine Dragons), Charli XCX (Blondie), Hit-Boy (Kelly Rowland), JKash (Bebe Rexha), Hazebanga (Mariah Carey), Albin Nedler (DNCE) and Rami Yacoub (Charlie Puth).

Watch the music video for “Bad Liar” below.

Charlie Puth confirms title for sophomore album

1 Jul

Charlie Puth has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer – born Charles Otto Puth Jr. – christened his second studio collection “VoiceNotes” and will release it later this year via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

Current single “Attention” – which was written by Puth alongside regular collaborator Jacob “JKash” Kasher – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (Jasmine Thompson), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Breyan Isaac (Britney Spears), Eskeerdo (Alex Aiono), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li) and Babyface (Alicia Keys).

Among the producers expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Johan Carlsson (Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Prince Royce), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Demi Lovato), JRY (Nick Jonas), Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande) and AMMO (Halsey).

Watch the music video for “Attention” below.