Tag Archives: RCA Records

Mikky Ekko reunites with Justin Parker for new promotional single “Fame”

9 Oct

Mikky Ekko has announced the details for his new single.

The American singer/songwriter (born John Stephen Sudduth) christened “Fame” as the first promotional cut from his upcoming project and will release it on October 13 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by regular collaborator Justin Parker, whose other credits include Lana Del Rey (“Video Games”), Ellie Goulding (“I Know You Care”), Kwabs (“Fight for Love”), Banks (“You Should Know Where I’m Coming From”), Keith Urban (“Shame”) and Birdy (“Deep End”).

As a songwriter, Ekko has co-penned Christina Aguilera’s “We Remain” alongside Ryan Tedder and Brent Kutzle. The track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Rihanna’s 2013 single “Stay,” which Ekko co-wrote with Parker, peaked to number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Ekko’s debut album, 2015’s “Time,” delivered contributions from Stargate (“Watch Me Rise”), Greg Kurstin (“Smile”), Noel Zancanella (“Love You Crazy”), BloodPop (“U”), Jeff Bhasker (“Burning Doves”), Clams Casino (“Comatose”), David Andrew Sitek (“Riot”) and Elof Loelv (“Mourning Doves”).

Stream “Time” below.

Stacy Barthe hints at new collaboration with Alicia Keys

28 Sep

Stacy Barthe has hinted at a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“#wcw @aliciakeys this spirit, this talent, this mother, this wife, this friend, this creative force, this woman = remarkable. Thank you for you❤️❤️❤️” she posted to her Instagram on Wednesday (September 27, 2017).

Barthe previously co-wrote “When It’s All Over” and “Limitedless” for Keys’ 2012 album “Girl on Fire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Cheryl Cole (“Heaven”), Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Lauriana Mae (“Flaws & All”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Honey Pot”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”) and Ciara (“Flaws & All”).

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from producers/fellow songwriters including Malay (“War IV Love”), Oren Yoel (“In My Head”), Claude Kelly (“Me Versus Me”), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (“Flawed Beautiful Creatures”) and Benny Cassette (“Live for Today”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Emile Haynie (Lady Gaga), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Beyonce).

Stream Stacy Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Miguel selects title for fourth studio collection

25 Sep

Miguel has selected the title for his upcoming fourth album.

The American singer/songwriter (born Miguel Jontel Pimentel) christened his next studio collection “War & Leisure” and will release it later this year via Bystorm Entertainment / RCA Records.

Lead promotional single “Sky Walker” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Happy Perez – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Follow-up single “Shock and Awe” was co-written with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Chris Brown), Steve “Aceface” Mostyn (Prince Royce) and Ronald “Flip” Colson (Kendrick Lamar).

Other musicians expected to appear on “War & Leisure” are Raphael Saadiq (Adrian Marcel), Fraser T. Smith (Craig David), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), James “Malay” Ho (Sam Smith), Dave Sitek (Theophilus London), Salaam Remi (Mack Wilds) and Fisticuffs (Jazmine Sullivan).

Miguel’s last studio collection, 2015’s “Wildheart,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Coffee,” “Going to Hell,” “NWA” and “What’s Normal Anyway.”

Stream the audio clip for “Shock and Awe” below.

Paloma Faith unwraps artwork, tracklisting for new album “The Architect”

22 Sep

Paloma Faith has unwrapped the artwork and tracklisting for her upcoming fourth album “The Architect,” which will arrive on November 17 via Sony Music Entertainment UK / RCA Records Label.

Lead single “Crybaby” – which was co-written with Lindy Robbins, Cleo Tighe, and Finlay “Starsmith” Dow-Smith – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “A Perfect Contradiction” boasts additional songwriting alliances with fellow recording artists including Sia Furler (“Warrior”), Zak Abel (“I’ll Be Gentle”) and John Newman (“Till I’m Done”).

Other album contributors are Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna), Ilsey Juber (Britney Spears), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Knox Brown (Jess Glynne), Eg White (Maverick Sabre), Arnthor Birgisson (Raye), Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce), Wayne Hector (Olly Murs), Klas Ahlund (Robyn) and TMS (Craig David).

See the tracklisting for “The Architect” below.

(1) Evolution / (2) The Architect / (3) Guilty / (4) Crybaby / (5) I’ll Be Gentle (featuring John Legend) / (6) Politics of Hope / (7) Kings and Queens / (8) Surrender / (9) Warrior / (10) ‘Til I’m Done / (11) Lost and Lonely / (12) Still Around / (13) Pawns / (14) WW3 / (15) Love Me As I Am / (16) Power to the Peaceful / (17) Tonight’s Not the Only Night / (18) My Body / (19) Price of Fame

Usher reunites with Danja for new collaboration

10 Sep

Usher has reunited with Danja for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “Appetite,” “So Many Girls,” “I Care for You” and “Show Me,” taken from the albums “Here I Stand” (2008), “Raymond v. Raymond” (2010) and “Looking for Myself” (2012), respectively.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has also produced songs for Keyshia Cole (“Incapable”), DJ Khaled (“Shining”), Mariah Carey (“Migrate”), Tank (“This is How I Feel”), Brandy (“Can You Hear Me Now?”), Chris Brown (“Discover”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”) and K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”).

Meanwhile, Usher is expected to release his ninth studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Hard II Love” later this year via RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jermaine Dupri (Monica, Whitney Houston), Rico Love (Cassie, Nick Jonas), Bryan Michael Cox (Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige) and Sean “The Pen” Garrett (Nicole Scherzinger, Trey Songz).

Stream the audio clip for “Appetite” below.

SZA collaborates with DJ Dahi for new promotional single “Quicksand”

8 Sep

American singer/songwriter Solána Imani Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, has unveiled her new promotional single online.

“Quicksand” – which appears on the original motion soundtrack for Issa Rae’s hit TV series “Insecure: Season 2” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Quicksand” were handled by DJ Dahi (born Dacoury Natche), who is also responsible for Drake’s “Worst Behavior,” Jazmine Sullivan’s “Brand New,” Madonna’s “Beautiful Scars,” Big Sean’s “I Don’t Fuck with You,” Tinashe’s “Bet,” and Kelela’s “All the Way Down.”

Meanwhile, SZA recently provided guest vocals on Maroon 5’s latest single “What Lovers Do.” The track was co-written with Adam Levine, Dayo Olatunji, Elina Stridh, Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, Victor Radstrom, Jason Evigan, and Benjamin “Ben Billions” Diehl.

Her debut studio collection “Ctrl,” which was released earlier this year via Top Dog Entertainment in partnership Sony Music’s RCA Records, peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Drew Barrymore” and “Love Galore.”

Stream the audio clip for “Quicksand” below.

Tinashe enlists NOVA WAV for new collaboration

27 Aug

Tinashe has enlisted NOVA WAV for a new collaboration.

The American songwriting and production duo (composed of Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney) are responsible for Kehlani’s “CRZY,” taken from the artist’s debut studio collection “SweetSexySavage,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

NOVA WAV’s resume boasts further works with Ariana Grande (“Best Mistake”), Britney Spears (“Hard to Forget Ya”), August Alsina (“Drugs”), Tessanne Chin (“Love Suicide”) and Bobby Valentino (“Tipsey Love”).

Meanwhile, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore album “Joyride” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Komi Hakam, Ester Dean, Arrow Benjamin, Hitmaka, Max Martin, Benny Cassette, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, and Stargate.

Tinashe’s current promotional single “Flame” – which was co-written by Ilsey Juber, Simon Wilcox, Nasri Atweh, and Nolan “Sir Nolan” Lambroza – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Flame” below.