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Sam Smith hits the studio with Amy Allen, Two Inch Punch

20 Mar

Sam Smith has recorded new music with Amy Allen and Two Inch Punch.

Born Benjamin Ash, Two Inch Punch previously co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” which topped the UK Singles Chart in 2014. The pair also worked on two additional songs – “Life Support” and “Safe With Me.”

Meanwhile, Allen is responsible for co-writing Fletcher’s “Undrunk,” Shawn Mendes’s “When You’re Ready,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” Matoma’s “Losing It Over You,” Selena Gomez’s “Back to You,” and Dinah Jane’s “Pressure.”

Smith’s current single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming third album and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Kamille and Steve Mac – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Money on My Mind” below.

Sam Smith hits the studio with Kamille, Steve Mac for new collaboration

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has teamed up with fellow recording artist Kamille and music producer Steve Mac for a new collaboration.

Kamille and Steve Mac have collectively helmed singles for Ella Henderson (“Glow”), Mabel (“Don’t Call Me Up”) and Little Mix (“Love Me Like You”).

Besides working on her upcoming project under Virgin EMI, Kamille has also contributed to the next releases by Tiesto, Lianne La Havas, Dan Caplen, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Stormzy, Liam Tomlinson, and Years & Years.

Meanwhile, Mac’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Ed Sheeran (“Shape of You”), Anne-Marie (“Alarm”), Craig David (“Brand New”), Jess Glynne (“Thursday”), Nick Jonas (“Right Now”) and Rita Ora (“Your Song”).

Smith’s current promotional single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

His forthcoming third studio collection and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” which topped both the US and UK albums chart, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

 

Sam Smith, Normani share music video for new single “Dancing With a Stranger”

29 Jan

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith and American recording artist Normani have shared the music video for their new single online.

The visual clip for “Dancing With a Stranger” was posted to Smith’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (January 29, 2019).

The track was collectively produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate alongside Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Tori Kelly’s “Change Your Mind,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Smith’s last studio collection, 2017’s “The Thrill of It All,” topped both the UK and US Albums Chart. It also spawned four hit singles in the shape of “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “One Last Song,” “Pray” and “Baby, You Make Me Crazy.”

Meanwhile, Normani’s upcoming debut album – featuring alliances with Pharrell Williams, Daniel Caesar, BlaqNmilD, Joel Little, Illangelo, Teddy Geiger, Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, D’Mile, and The Rascals – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

Sam Smith teams up with Normani for new single “Dancing With A Stranger”

11 Jan

Sam Smith has teamed up with Normani for his new single “Dancing With a Stranger,” which is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously worked with Smith on international hit single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani’s upcoming project – featuring singles “Waves” and the Calvin Harris-produced “Checklist” and “Slow Dance” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields further productions from Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Dancing With A Stranger” below.

Stargate celebrate 20 years in the music business

31 Oct

Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate, which is composed of members Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, have celebrated 20 years in the music business.

Alongside former member Hallgeir Rustan, and before relocating to the United States, Stargate have helmed hits for Samantha Mumba (“Always Come Back to Your Love”), Misteeq (“Scandalous”), Shola Ama (“Still Believe”), Blue (“All Rise”), Javine (“Real Things”), Atomic Kitten (“It’s OK”), Billie Piper (“Day & Night”), Fierce (“Sweet Love 2K”) and Ashley Ballard (“Hottie”).

Stargate’s recent credits include David Guetta’s “Light Headed,” Charli XCX’s “Girls Night Out,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Without You,” Tinashe’s “Faded Love,”  Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” and Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Under Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s management, Stargate have also worked with songwriters Johnta Austin, Frankie Storm, Claude Kelly, Starrah, Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Autumn Rowe, Justin Tranter, Ester Dean, Ross Golan, Amanda Ghost, James Fauntleroy, Kristal “Tyterwriter” Oliver, and Ryan Toby.

Stream the following playlists dedicated to Stargate’s works.

Sam Smith reunites with Stargate for new collaboration

13 Jun

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has reunited with Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian duo previously co-wrote and co-produced Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” which topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Stargate’s credits also include Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Push Back,” Tinashe’s “No Drama,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Zara Larsson’s “Sundown,” and Charli XCX’s “Track 10.”

Smith’s current single “Pray” – which was collectively produced by Timbaland, Steve Fitzmaurice, and Jimmy Napes – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, fans of Stargate’s songwriting and production works should keep an eye on the next projects by Saweetie, Rita Ora, David Guetta, Charli XCX, Jacob Banks, Khalid, and Normani Kordei.

Stream the audio clip for “Pray” below.

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Sam Smith premieres music video for new single “One Last Song”

30 Nov

Sam Smith has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The visual clip for “One Last Song” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 29, 2017).

Production duties on “One Last Song” were collectively handled by Steve Fitzmaurice (Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue), Jimmy Napes (Madonna, Alicia Keys) and Tyler Johnson (John Legend, Harry Styles).

Smith’s latest album “The Thrill of it All” – featuring the Stargate-produced lead single “Too Good at Goodbyes” and Timbaland-assisted “Pray” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “One Last Song” below.