Tag Archives: RCA Records

Lykke Li unveils new promotional single “Utopia”

13 May

Lykke Li has unveiled her new promotional single online.

“Utopia” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Ilsey Juber, whose recent credits include Diplo’s “Stay Open,” Christina Aguilera’s “Accelerate,” Pia Mia’s “Off My Feet,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” and Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control.”

Production duties on “Utopia” were collectively handled by James “Malay” Ho alongside Jonny Coffer, who is also responsible for Rita Ora’s “Girls,” Beyonce’s “Freedom,” Emeli Sande’s “Sweet Architect,” Plan B’s “Queue Jumping,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Skin,” and Naughty Boy’s “Runnin’ (Lose it All).”

Lykke Li’s upcoming fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring previous promotional singles “Hard Rain” and “Deep End” – is scheduled to arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Utopia” below.

Christina Aguilera unwraps artwork, tracklisting, release date for new album

3 May

Christina Aguilera has unveiled the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her eighth studio collection “Liberation” and will release it on June 15 via RCA Records.

Lead single “Accelerate” – featuring 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Kanye West alongside Mike Dean (Grace Carter, Sky Ferreira) and Che Pope (Eminem, The Weeknd), “Accelerate” was also co-written by Tayla Parx (Chris Brown, Janelle Monae), Ilsey Juber (Yebba, Lykke Li), Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna, Selena Gomez) and Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce, Demi Lovato).

The follow-up to 2012’s “Lotus” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Ricky Reed, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Audra Mae, Erik Hassle, Jon Bellion, LunchMoney Lewis, and Teddy Geiger.

See the tracklisting for “Liberation” below.

(1) Liberation / (2) Searching for Maria / (3) Maria / (4) Sick of Sittin / (5) Dreamers / (6) Fall in Line / (7) Right Moves / (8) Like I Do / (9) Deserve / (10) Twice / (11) I Don’t Need It Anymore / (12) Accelerate / (13) Pipe / (14) Masochist

Alicia Keys reunites with Jeff Bhasker for new collaboration

2 May

American singer, songwriter, record producer Alicia Keys has reunited with fellow musician Jeff Bhasker for a new collaboration.

Bhasker previously co-wrote and co-produced “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Love is Blind,” “Wait Til You See My Smile,” “Like the Sea,” “Girl on Fire” and the Bruno Mars-assisted “Tears Always Win,” taken from the albums “The Element of Freedom” (2009) and “Girl on Fire” (2012), respectively.

Bhasker’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Party”), Mark Ronson (“Uptown Funk”), Rihanna (“Kiss it Better”), Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”), Katy Perry (“Pendulum”), Harry Styles (“Sign of the Times”), Lana Del Rey (“National Anthem”) and Drake (“Find Your Love”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further contributions from Swizz Beatz, Kaytranada, Johnny McDaid, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Emile Haynie, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Foy Vance, and Andrew Wyatt.

Watch the music video for “Tears Always Win” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Andrew Wyatt

24 Apr

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has teamed up with fellow musician Andrew Wyatt for a new collaboration.

The Miike Snow vocalist is responsible for co-writing singles including Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” Lorde’s “Perfect Places,” Dua Lipa’s “New Love,” Liam Gallagher’s “Chinatown,” and Beck’s “Dreams.”

Wyatt’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Florence + The Machine (“Wish That You Were Here”), Kacy Hill (“First Time”), Pixie Lott (“Ain’t Got You”) and Charli XCX (“I Need Ur Love”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her seventh studio collection early next year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Kaytranada, Johnny McDaid, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Emile Haynie, Fred Ball, DaHeala, and Foy Vance.

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

Khalid releases new promotional single “OTW”

20 Apr

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has released his new promotional single online.

“OTW” – featuring guest appearances from fellow recording artists 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “OTW” were handled by Nineteen85, who is also responsible for Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” PartyNextDoor’s “Not Nice,” Jessie Ware’s “Desire,” Majid Jordan’s “My Love,” Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter,” Jennifer Hudson’s “Dangerous,” and DJ Khaled’s “For Free.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Khalid’s upcoming sophomore studio collection – featuring additional alliances with Stargate, Hit-Boy, Sam Romans, and Scribz Riley – is scheduled to arrive later this year via RCA Records.

In the meantime, Khalid has also provided guest vocals on the latest releases by Normani Kordei (“Love Lies”), Sabrina Claudio (“Don’t Let Me Down”), Alina Baraz (“Floating”), Tayla Parx (“Runaway”) and Billie Eilish (“Lovely”).

Stream the audio clip for “OTW” below.

Lykke Li confirms new album “So Sad So Sexy”

19 Apr

Lykke Li has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The Swedish singer/songwriter christened her fourth studio collection “So Sad So Sexy” and will release it on June 8 via LL Recordings / RCA Records.

Current promotional singles “Hard Rain” (produced by Rostam Batmanglij) and “Deep End” (co-written by Ilsey Juber and Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk with collective production duties from Jeff Bhasker, Malay, and T-Minus) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Lykke Li’s last album, 2014’s “I Never Learn,” peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Gunshot” and “Never Gonna Love Again.”

See the tracklisting for “So Sad So Sexy” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Max Martin, Ali Payami, Stephan Moccio, Paul E. Phamous, Billy Walsh, and Skrillex – below.

(1) Hard Rain / (2) Deep End / (3) Two Nights / (4) Last Piece / (5) Jaguars in the Air / (6) Sex Money Feelings Die / (7) So Sad So Sexy / (8) Better Alone / (9) Bad Woman / (10) Utopia

Sasha Sloan inks new deal with RCA Records, releases debut mini-album “Sad Girl”

18 Apr

American singer/songwriter Alexandra Yatchenko, professionally known as Sasha Sloan, has inked a new deal with Sony Music imprint RCA Records and released her debut mini-album online.

“Sad Girl” – featuring six songs in the shape of “Normal,” “Fall,” “Ready Yet,” “Hurt,” “Runaway” and “Here” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Sloan’s credits include Tinashe’s “Faded Love,” Camila Cabello’s “Never Be the Same,” Niia’s “Nobody,”, Alma’s “Phases,” Charli XCX’s “Track 10,” John Legend’s “A Good Night,” and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On.”

Fans of Sloan’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Grace Sewell, Daya, Astrid S, Sabrina Carpenter, Nao, Molly Kate Kestner, Noah Cyrus, Meghan Trainor, and Sabina Ddumba.

Stream “Sad Girl” below.