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Mutya Keisha Siobahn reunite for new music

19 Jul

Mutya Keisha Siobhan have reunited in the studio for new music.

The British girl group – composed of members Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghey – have released their last single “Flatline” in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records. The Devonte Hynes-produced cut peaked to number fifty on the UK Singles Chart.

Their song “Love in Stereo,” which was written by the trio alongside Hannah Robinson and Richard X, appears on Bananarama’s latest studio collection, “In Stereo,” now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

As the the original line-up of Sugababes, the trio’s debut album “One Touch” dropped in November 2000 via London Records. The critically-acclaimed collection debuted at number twenty-six on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

While Buchanan has not released a solo album as-of-yet, Donaghy released two albums in the shape of “Revolution in Me” (2003) and “Ghosts” (2007). Buena’s solo album “Real Girl” was released in 2007 via Island Records UK.

That project featured lead single “Real Girl,” as well as contributions from Salaam Remi, Wayne Wilkins, Nina Woodford, Johnny Douglas, Angela Hunte, Felix Howard, Pam Sheyne, Ali Tennant, and Francis “Eg” White.

Watch the music video for “Flatline” below.

 

Bananarama record MKS song for new album “In Stereo”

31 Mar

British female pop duo Bananarama – composed of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward – have a recorded a song originally performed by MKS for their eleventh album, “In Stereo,” which will arrive on April 19 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Love in Stereo” was written by MKS members Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy alongside Hannah Robinson and Richard X, who are also responsible for Rachel Stevens’ “Some Girls,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Starlight,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Beat the Feeling.”

Originally formed in 1998 as Sugababes, MKS have released their last single “Flatline” (which was co-written and produced by Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes) in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Their highly-anticipated album featured further contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard (“Beat is Gone”), Shaznay Lewis (“Boys”), Tom Aspaul (“Burnt Out”), MNEK (“Drum”), Iain James (“Love Me Hard”), Sia (“Surrender”), Eliot James (“Summer of 99”) and Mojam (“Too in Love”).

Watch the music video for “Flatline” below.

 

Clare Maguire liberates new promotional single “All or Nothing Love”

9 Feb

British singer/songwriter Clare Maguire has liberated her new single online.

“All or Nothing Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Maguire alongside Philip Plested (Molly Kate Kestner, Leona Lewis) and Jim Eliot (Kylie Minogue, Emeli Sande).

Maguire’s upcoming project – which reportedly boasts further contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard and Richard X – is expected to arrive later this year via French record label Play Two.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up 2016’s “Stranger Things Have Happened,” which was released via Virgin EMI Records and spawned the Blue May-produced lead single “Elizabeth Taylor.”

Stream the audio clip for “All or Nothing Love” below.

Clare Maguire schedules release date for new promotional single “All or Nothing Love”

2 Feb

British singer/songwriter Clare Maguire will release her upcoming promotional single “All or Nothing Love” on February 9th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Philip Plested, whose resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Touch”), Mali-Koa (“Honest”), Chloe x Halle (“Lazy Love”), Etham (“For Myself”), James Arthur (“Certain Things”), Zayn Malik (“I Won’t Mind”) and Chainsmokers (“Bloodstream”).

Production duties on “All or Nothing Love” were handled by Jim Eliot, who is also responsible for Kylie Minogue’s “All the Lovers,” Halsey’s “Strange Love,” Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen,” Jetta’s “Take it Easy,” Chloe Black’s “Wild at Heart,” Christina Perri’s “Sea of Lovers,” and Foxes’ “Body Talk.”

Maguire’s upcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “Stranger Things Have Happened” is scheduled to arrive later this year via independent record label Entertainment One Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly features additional productions and songwriting contributions from Richard Stannard (Imani Williams), Lucy Taylor (Mabel McVey), Stephan Moccio (Celine Dion), Tom Aspaul (Hannah Jane Lewis), Richard X (Nerina Pallot) and TIEKS (Celeste Waite).

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Mess Me Around” below.

Clare Maguire announces new promotional single “All or Nothing Love”

9 Jan

British singer/songwriter Clare Maguire has christened “All or Nothing Love” as her next promotional cut will release it later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Maguire’s last album, 2016’s “Stranger Things Have Happened,” was released via Virgin EMI Records and spawned international hit single “Elizabeth Taylor.”

On her upcoming project, Maguire has reportedly teamed up with producers and songwriters including Richard “Biffco” Stannard (Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa, Mabel McVey), Stephan Moccio (Lykke Li, Meghan Traunor) and Richard X (Kelis, Nerina Pallot).

Stream the audio clip for “Elizabeth Taylor” below.

KStewart unleashes new promotional single “Sex 4 Breakfast”

21 Jul

British singer/songwriter Kate Stewart, professionally known as KStewart, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

Produced by Zacharie Raymond and Yannick Rastogi of Canadian Electronic Caribbean Music production duo Banx & Ranx, the track was co-written by KStewart and her brother David Stewart alongside Adam Baptiste (Katy Perry), Grace Tither (Fleur East) and Ayak Thiik (Imani Williams).

KStewart’s upcoming project – featuring previous singles “Hands,” “Be Without You,” “Ain’t Nobody” and “Keeping You Up” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherry Jam Records in partnership with Warner Brothers Records UK.

For the still-untitled collection, KStewart has worked with producers Future Cut, Axident, Tre Jean-Marie, Luke Fitton, Joel Compass, GRADES, Mike “Scribz” Riley, Laconic, Jordan Riley, Cass Lowe, ADP, Richard X, Cutfather, Kasper Larsen, Jon Levine, Dallas K, LOSTBOY, and Electric.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the project are Tom Aspaul, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Levi Lennox, Sasha Sloan, JHart, Caroline Ailin, Tom Havelock, Anita Blay, Clarence Coffee Jr., Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Joe Janiak, Carmen Reece, Trey Campbell, Negin Djafari, and Amanda Ghost.

Stream the audio clip for “Sex 4 Breakfast” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Richard X

14 Mar

Richard X (born Richard Phillips) is an English record producer and songwriter known for helming singles including Sugababes’ “Freak Like Me,” Rachel Stevens’ “Some Girls,” Liberty X’s “Being Nobody,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Starlight,” and Annie’s “I Know Your Girlfriend Hates Me.”

His debut studio collection, 2013’s “Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1,” delivered guest appearances from Caron Wheeler (“Lonely”), Kelis (“Finest Dreams”) and Javine Hylton (“You Used To).

Other artists/acts Richard X has collaborated with are M.I.A. (“10 Dollar”), Alesha Dixon (“Ting-a-Ling”), Kylie Minogue (“Can’t Beat the Feeling”), Roisin Murphy (“Parallel Lives”), Little Boots (“Staring at the Sun”), Chase & Status (“Midnight Caller”) and The Knocks (“Love Me Like That”).

On the songwriting and production front, Richard X has teamed up with fellow musicians Hannah Robinson, Cathy Dennis, Karen Poole, Victoria Horn, Lisa Greene, Nicola Roberts, Martina Sorbara, Clare Maguire, Whinnie Williams, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Jim Eliot, Pascal Gabriel, and Matt Prime.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Richard X’s work!