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Craig David delivers new promotional single “Live in the Moment”

12 Jan

British singer/songwriter Craig David has delivered his new single online.

“Live in the Moment” – featuring GoldLink – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Tre Jean-Marie, who also contributed to the next projects by Little Mix, Christina Aguilera, Imani Williams, Ella Mai, Antigoni Buxton, Taya, Melissa Steel, L Devine, Bobii Lewis, Mabel McVey, OMI, Louisa Johnson, Andreya Triana, Mo Adeniran, Fleur East, and Jason Derulo.

Production duties on “Live in the Moment” were handled by Louis “Kaytranada” Celestin, who is also responsible for Cassie’s “Don’t Play it Safe,” Mary J. Blige’s “Telling the Truth,” Katy B’s “Honey,” Zak Abel’s “Say Something,” Talib Kweli’s “Butterfly,” Anderson Paak’s “Lite Weight,” and Kali Uchis’ “Rush.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, David’s upcoming seventh album “The Time is Now” – featuring previous promotional singles “Heartline,” “I Know You” and “For the Gram” – is scheduled to arrive on January 26th via Insanity Records.

The highly-anticipated project delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fraser T. Smith (Miguel), Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande), Sam Romans (John Legend), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Jonas Blue (Arlissa), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson) and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran).

Stream the audio clip for “Live in the Moment” below.

Carmen Reece teases new collaboration with Craig David

31 Dec

Carmen Reece has teased a new collaboration with Craig David.

“Back in with this special soul.. 🎤💜✒️ My friend the one and only – Mr. @craigdavid ✨💜✨,” the British singer/songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Sunday (December 31, 2017).

Born Helen Culver, Reece previously teamed up with David on his current promotional single “I Know You,” featuring Bastille. The Fraser T. Smith-produced track peaked to number twenty-five on the UK Singles Chart.

Reece’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with K. Michelle (“Woman of My Word”), Tamar Braxton (“Blind”), Ariana Grande (“Right There”), Jasmine V (“That’s Me Right There”), Samantha Jade (“Shake That”), Teyana Taylor (“Put Your Love On”), Jessica Mauboy (“Can I Get a Moment?”), Sabina Ddumba (“Not Too Young”) and Michelle Williams (“Say Yes”).

Meanwhile, David is scheduled to release his upcoming seventh album “The Time is Now” – featuring the Sam Romans-penned / Jonas Blue-produced “Heartline” – on January 26 via Sony Music / Insanity Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields additional contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Christina Aguilera, Ella Mai), Rachel Furner (Frances, Little Mix), Steve Mac (Pink, Ed Sheeran), Diztortion (Rihanna, Sasha Keable), Kaytranada (Cassie, Mary J. Blige) and Talay Riley (Kelela, Nick Jonas).

Stream the audio clip for “I Know You” below.

Craig David liberates new promotional single “I Know You”

24 Nov

Craig David has liberated his new promotional single online.

“I Know You” – which was co-written by Dan Smith of Bastille alongside Carmen Reece and 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, David’s upcoming seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” – featuring previous promotional singles “Heartline” and “For the Gram” – will arrive on January 26th via Speakerbox / Insanity Records in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment UK.

The highly-anticipated project delivers additional alliances with Chase & Status, Jonas Blue, Kaytranada, Sam Romans, JP Cooper, Diztortion, Rachel Furner, Ella Mai, GoldLink, AJ Tracey, Steve Mac, Tre Jean-Marie, and Blonde.

Stream the audio clip for “I Know You” below.

Ella Mai delivers new promotional single “Naked”

3 Nov

Ella Mai has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Naked” – which was co-written by Samuel “Sam Hook” Jean and produced by Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Mai’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Ready” is expected to arrive early next year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna, Sean Paul), Tre Jean-Marie (Becky Hill, Christina Aguilera), Grades (Alina Baraz, Jess Glynne) and Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Ella Henderson).

Mai has also provided guest vocals on the track “Talk to Me, Pt. II,” which appears on Craig David’s upcoming album “The Time is Now,” scheduled to arrive on January 26 via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Naked” below.

Taya drafts Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Alan Sampson for new collaboration

1 Nov

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, has drafted Eyelar Mirzazadeh and Alan Sampson for a new collaboration.

Eyelar, who previously teamed up with Taya on the Toddla T-produced “Got Me Wondering” and Jonny Coffer-assisted “Here with Me,” is known for co-penning Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There,” Yellow Claw’s “Drowning in Champagne,” and Little Mix’s “Is Your Love Enough?”

Sampson, who also collaborated with Taya on the Anita Blay-penned “Skin,” is responsible for co-writing and / or co-producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Meanwhile, Taya’s current promotional single “When Ur Sober” – which was written by Emma Davidson-Dillon alongside Wayne Hector and Arnthor Birgisson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her self-titled mini-album features additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna), Mark Ralph (Era Istrefi), Nicola Roberts (Tinashe), Felix Snow (Selena Gomez), Al Shux (Plan B), Karen Poole (Lily Allen), Tom Havelock (Sinead Harnett), Jonas Jeberg (Ella Eyre) and Anjulie Persaud (Cassie).

Stream the audio clip for “Got Me Wondering” 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.

Craig David reunites with Fraser T. Smith for acoustic version of new single “Heartline”

22 Oct

British singer/songwriter Craig David has reunited with regular collaborator Fraser T. Smith for the acoustic version of his new promotional single “Heartline,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On David’s upcoming seventh studio collection “The Time is Now,” which is scheduled to arrive on 26 January via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records; Smith also co-wrote and produced four songs in the shape of “Going On,” “Love Me Like It’s Yesterday,” “I Know You” and “Somebody Like Me.”

In addition to the Sam Roman-penned/Jonas Blue-produced “Heartline;” the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Mabel McVey), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Kaytranada (Alicia Keys), Carmen Reece (Nathan Sykes), Steve Mac (Rita Ora) and Talay Riley (Nick Jones).

Meanwhile, fans of Fraser T. Smith’s works should keep an eye on the next releases by Raye, Amber-Simone, Dan Caplen, Angel Haze, Cosmo Pyke, Anne-Marie, Tom Grennan, Ella Henderson, Stanaj, Dakota, Melissa Steel, Gabrielle, Liv Dawson, Grace Mitchell, Dagny, and Phoebe Ryan.

Stream the acoustic version of “Heartline” below.