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Ray BLK drafts Cass Lowe for debut album

18 May

Photo Credit: Elle UK

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has drafted Cass Lowe for her upcoming debut album.

The multi-platinum selling British songwriter and record producer’s credits include Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” Blonde’s “All Cried Out,” Sinead Harnett’s “Anywhere But Here,” Cheryl’s “Coming Up for Air,” Shola Ama’s “Boyfriend,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” Felix Jaehn’s “Hot2Touch,” Niia Bertino’s “Girl Like Me,” Kwabs’ “Make You Mine,” Gabrielle Aplin’s “The House We Never Built,” and Hey Violet’s “Pure.”

Among the fellow producers Lowe has worked with are Electric, Mike Spencer, Dallas Austin, Jesse Shatkin, Lucas Secon, Gary Go, MNEK, Martin Terefe, Guy Sigsworth, Richard Stannard, Ash Howes, Jonas Quant, Robin Hanniball, Mark Ralph, Scott Hoffman, Adam Midgley, Tommy Baxter, Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub, Bradford Ellis, Julian Bunetta, Martin Solveig, and Stargate.

Meanwhile, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Durt,” later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Paul Epworth (FKA twigs, Florence Welch), Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Jessie Reyez), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Dido, Janelle Monae), MNEK (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha) and Jordan Riley (Ella Henderson, Calum Scott).

Fans of Cass Lowe’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Sam Smith, Ella Henderson, Stanaj, Paloma Faith, Alex Aiono, Leona Lewis, Zak Abel, Anne-Marie, Astrid S, David Guetta, Kenzie May, DAGNY, KStewart, Nick Jonas, Rudimental, Kiah Victoria, and MØ.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Lowe’s work!

Ray BLK hits the studio with Paul Epworth

3 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has recorded new music with Paul Epworth.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”), Usher (“Chains”), Lianne La Havas (“Unstoppable”), FKA twigs (“Pendulum”), Coldplay (“Magic”), Lana Del Rey (“Black Beauty”), Bruno Mars (“Natalie”), Cee Lo Green (“It’s Okay”), Kate Nash (“Mouthwash”) and Florence + the Machine (“Mother”).

Epworth’s resume boasts additional collaborations with fellow producers and songwriters including Benny Blanco, Ammar Malik, Rick Nowels, Bibi Bourelly, Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull, Stacy Barthe, Michael “Clams Casino” Volpe, Joel Little, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence, and Element (Hitesh Ceon & Kim Ofstad).

Meanwhile, BLK – who won BBC’s Sound of 2017 – is expected to release her upcoming project later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers alliances with Chris Loco (Emeli Sande, Jessie Reyez), Jin Jin (Dido, Fleur East), MNEK (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha) and Jordan Riley (Ella Henderson, Calum Scott).

BLK’s critically-acclaimed EP “Durt” – featuring productions from Fraser T. Smith, Joseph “Courage” Carson, SG Lewis, and Felix Joseph – is out now via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Durt” below.