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Lykke Li releases new album “So Sad So Sexy”

8 Jun

Lykki Li has released her new album online.

“So Sad So Sexy” – featuring singles “Deep End,” “Hard Rain,” “Utopia,” “Sex Money Feelings Die” and “Two Nights” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Learn” boasts songwriting contributions from Rick Nowels, Koz, Ilsey Juber, Sarah Aarons, and Andrew Wyatt.

On the production front, Li has teamed up with Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Rostam Batmanglij, T-Minus, Malay, Jonny Coffer, Skrillex, Ali Payami, DJ Dahi, Kid Harpoon, and Illangelo.

Stream “So Sad So Sexy” below.

Cosha unleashes new promotional single “Do You Wanna Dance?”

24 May

British singer/songwriter Cosha, formerly known as Bonzai, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Cosha (real name Cassia O’Reilly) alongside fellow recording artist Rostam Batmanglij, whose recent credits include Maggie Rogers’ “Falling Water,” Lykke Li’s “Hard Rain,” and Haim’s “Little of Your Love.”

Cosha’s upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Jeff Gitty, Stint, Fred Ball, King Henry, Grades, Justin Raisen, and Sad Pony – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Do You Wanna Dance” below.

Lykke Li premieres music video for new single “Hard Rain”

23 May

Lykke Li has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Hard Rain” was posted to the Swedish singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (May 22, 2018).

Co-written and produced by fellow recording artist Rostam Batmanglij, “Hard Rain” appears on the Li’s upcoming fourth album, “So Sad So Sexy,” which will arrive on June 8 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Lean” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Jonny Coffer, T-Minus, Jeff Bhasker, Ilsey Juber, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, and James “Malay” Ho.

Watch the music video for “Hard Rain” 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

Bonzai premieres music video for new single “I Feel Alright”

9 Aug

British singer/songwriter Cassia O’Reilly, known mononymously as Bonzai, has premiered the music video for her new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “I Feel Alright” was posted the Dublin-raised artist’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

As mentioned in earlier posts, production duties on “I Feel Alright” were collectively handled by Mura Masa (ASAP Rocky, NAO) and Danny L Harle (Carly Rae Jepsen, Caroline Polacheck).

Bonzai’s upcoming debut album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive next year via Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from GRADES (Mullally), Justin Raisen (Lawrence Rothman), Sad Pony (Kelela), Rostam Batmanglij (Declain McKenna) and A.G. Cook (Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for “I Feel Alright” below.

Bonzai drafts Rostam Batmanglij for new collaboration

26 Jul

British singer-songwriter Cassia O’Reilly, professionally known as Bonzai, has teamed up with Rostam Batmanglij for a new collaboration.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer, mononymously referred to as Rostam, had previously worked with artists including Solange (“F.U.B.U.”), HAIM (“Little of Your Love”), Frank Ocean (“Ivy”), Santigold (“Big Boss Big Time Business”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Warm Blood”), Declain McKenna (“Listen to Your Friends”) and Charli XCX (“Need Ur Love”).

His upcoming debut album “Half Light” – featuring promotional singles “Gwan” and the Ariel Rechtshaid-assisted “Bike Dream” – is scheduled to arrive on September 8th via Nonesuch Records.

For her upcoming debut project under Sony Music Entertainment UK, Bonzai has also worked with GRADES (Alina Baraz), Mura Masa (Charli XCX), Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira), Nugget (Kelela), Danny L Harle (Carly Rae Jepsen), Andrew Wyatt (Dua Lipa) and Fred Ball (Rihanna).

Her current single “I Feel Alright” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Bike Dream” below.

HAIM draft Ariel Recthshaid, Rostam Batmanglij for new single “Little of Your Love”

21 Jun

American rock band HAIM – consisting of sisters Este Haim (bass), Danielle Haim (guitars and lead vocals), and Alana Haim (guitars and keyboards) – have released their new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by regular collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, who is also responsible for Adele’s “When We Were Young,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “All That,” Kelela’s “Rewind,” Charli XCX’s “Stay Away,” Madonna’s “Living for Love,” Sky Ferreira’s “You’re Not the One,” and Usher’s “Climax.”

Production duties on “Little of Your Love” were collectively handled by Rechtshaid alongside Rostam Batmanglij, whose other credits include Solange’s “F.U.B.U.,” Frank Ocean’s “Ivy,” Santigold’s “Big Boss Big Time Business,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Warm Blood,” and Charli XCX’s “Need Ur Love.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, HAIM will release their upcoming sophomore album “Something to Tell You” – featuring previous promotional singles “Want You Back” and “Right Now” – will arrive on July 7th via Polydor Records (UK) and Columbia Records (US).

Stream the audio clip for “Little of Your Love” below.

Lykke Li writes new music with Ilsey Juber

17 Jun

Lykke Li has teamed up with Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

The American singer/songwriter is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “Infinity,” Britney Spears’ “Man on the Moon,” Fifth Harmony’s “Body Rock,” K. Michelle’s “If It Ain’t Love,” Beyonce’s “All Night,” Majid Jordan’s “My Love,” Bea Miller’s “Yes Girl,” Hey Violet’s “Guys My Age,” Keke Palmer’s “Figure You Out,” Tinashe’s “Flame,” Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” and Martin Garrix’s “In the Name of Love.”

Juber’s resume boasts additional works with producers Fraser T. Smith, Wallpaper, Dan Wilson, Axident, Jonas Jeberg, Will IDAP, Matt Radosevich, JMike, Eric Hudson, Sir Nolan, Julian Bunetta, Diplo, Freddy Wexler, Jason Evigan, Louis Biancaniello, The Arcade, Noah “40” Shebib, DJ Mustard, Toby Gad, Big Taste, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, and CIRKUT.

Meanwhile, Li is reportedly working on her upcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2014’s “I Never Learn,” which peaked to number twenty-nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “No Rest for the Wicked,” “Gunshot” and “Never Gonna Love Again.”

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd), Emile Haynie (Florence Welch), Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce), Ariel Rechtshaid (Carly Rae Jepsen), Rostam Batmanglij (Frank Ocean), Klas Ahlund (Robyn), Illangelo (Jorja Smith) and Nineteen85 (Drake).

Fans of Juber’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Ellie Goulding, Grace Barker, Ella Eyre, Kiesza, Noah Cyrus, Liza Owen, Sabina Ddumba, Jessie Ware, Dagny, Leona Lewis, and Charlie Puth.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Juber’s work!

Rostam teams with Ariel Rechtshaid for new single “Bike Dream”

15 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Rostam Batmanglij, professionally known as Rostam, has unleashed his new single online.

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

The track was written by Rostam, whose other credits include Solange’s “F.U.B.U.,” Frank Ocean’s “Ivy,” Santigold’s “Big Boss Big Time Business,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Warm Blood,” and Charli XCX’s “Need Ur Love.”

Production duties on “Biker Dream” were collectively handled by Rostam alongside regular collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, who is also responsible for HAIM’s “Right Now,” Adele’s “When We Were Young,” Madonna’s “Living for Love,” Sky Ferreira’s “You’re Not the One,” and Kelela’s “Rewind.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Rostam’s upcoming debut album “Half-Light” – featuring previous promotional single “Gwan” – is scheduled to arrive on September 8th via Nonesuch Records.

Watch the lyric video for “Bike Dream” below.

HAIM announce details for sophomore album

10 May

HAIM have announced the details for their sophomore album.

The American pop rock band – composed of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim – christened their second studio collection “Something to Tell You” and will release it on July 7th via Columbia Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

Current promotional single “Want You Back” – which was collectively produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and BloodPop – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Jesse Shatkin (Rihanna, Kylie Minogue), Rostam Batmanglij (Santigold, Charli XCX) and Justin Tranter (Tinashe, Britney Spears).

HAIM’s debut studio collection, 2013’s “Days Are Gone,” peaked to number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “If I Could Change Your Mind,” “My Song 5,” “The Wire” and “Don’t Save Me.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Want You Back” below.