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Sam Smith confirms title for sophomore album

12 Aug

Sam Smith has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his second studio collection “TPH-50HR” (which means The Pink House 50 Heydon Road) and will release it in September via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project reunites Smith with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford and Sons, Ray BLK, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Eliza Caird, Raye, Clean Bandit, Etham, Ria Ritchie, and Yebba.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Kelly Rowland), Sophie “Frances” Cooke (Meghan Trainor) and Iain James (Olly Murs).

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Malay (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (Sinead Harnett), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Martin Sjolie (Charlotte OC), Paul Epworth (John Legend), Fred Cox (Grace Carter), Joel Little (Lorde), Timbaland (Beyonce) and Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy).

Stream “In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows)” below.

Sam Smith drafts Timbaland for sophomore album

9 Apr

British singer/songwriter Sam Smith has drafted the production services of Timbaland for his upcoming sophomore album.

The American record producer, singer, songwriter, rapper and DJ – born Timothy Mosley – is known for his works with Missy Elliot (“Work It”), Aaliyah (“Try Again”), Justin Timberlake (“Cry Me a River”), Nelly Furtado (“Maneater”), Rihanna (“Rehab”) and Beyonce (“Drunk in Love”).

Timbaland’s extensive resume boasts further works with Ginuwine (“Pony”), Adina Howard (“Sexual Needs”), Nicole Wray (“Make it Hot”), Keri Hilson (“Return the Favor”), Demi Lovato (“All Night Long”), Jennifer Hudson (“Pocketbook”), Kelis (“Running Mate”), Brandy (“Drum Life”), Solange (“Get Together”) and Destiny’s Child (“Get on the Bus”).

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his sophomore studio collection in late September via Method Records and Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional productions from Jimmy Napes (Eliza Doolittle), Two Inch Punch (Rag’n’Bone Man), Malay (Frank Ocean), Cass Lowe (AlunaGeorge), Martin Sjolie (Nathan Sykes), Paul Epworth (Adele) and Joel Little (Ellie Goulding).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Rachel Furner (Craig David), Jason Boyd (Jennifer Lopez), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Johnny McDaid (Ed Sheeran) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Kacy Hill).

Stream “In the Lonely Hour” below.

Sam Smith reunites with Two Inch Punch for sophomore album

3 Apr

Sam Smith has reunited with Two Inch Punch for his second album.

The British musician – born Benjamin Ash – previously co-wrote and produced “Life Support,” “Safe With Me” and “Money on My Mind” (initially entitled “Do it for the Love”), which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Other notable credits by Two Inch Punch include Ella Eyre’s “Deeper,” Lulu James’ “Sweetest Thing,” Moko’s “With You,” Anne-Marie’s “Boy,” Frances’ “Let it Out,” Louis Mattrs’ “Bow Down,” Zac Samuel’s “Never Letting Go,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Human,” SG Lewis’ “All Night,” JONES’ “Bring Me Down,” Becky Hill’s “Caution to the Wind,” Javeon’s “Precious,” and Years & Years’ “Desire.”

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Method Records and Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” reportedly boasts additional alliances with Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding), Malay (John Legend), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Johnny McDaid (Harry Styles), Cass Lowe (Tinashe), Martin Sjolie (Charlotte OC), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Paul Epworth (FKA Twigs), Jason Boyd (Jennifer Lopez) and Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele).

Fans of Two Inch Punch’s work, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by DAKOTA, Era Istrefi, Kacy Hill, JP Cooper, Tory Lanez, Julia Michaels, Ava Lily, Ella Eyre, RAYE, Jessie Ware, Una Sand, Dua Lipa, Janice Kavander, Camille Purcell, ALMA, Noah Cyrus, Gabrielle, Kenzie May, Charli XCX, Liza Owen, Jess Glynne, Mabel McVey, Jorja Smith, Eliza Doolittle, Sinead Harnett, Liv Dawson, Sabrina Claudio, Taya, and Rex Orange County.

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

Sam Smith hits the studio with Johnny McDaid

8 Feb

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Sam Smith has recorded new music with Johnny McDaid.

The Irish record producer and songwriter recently co-penned “Shape of You” for Ed Sheeran alongside the song’s producer Steve Mac.

McDaid’s other credits include James Blunt’s “Make Me Better,” Aquilo’s “Sorry,” Robbie Williams’ “Love of My Life,” Birdy’s “Wild Horses,” Biffy Clyro’s “Howl,” Example’s “Say Nothing,” and Rudimental’s “Never Let You Go.”

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Method Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Malay (Frank Ocean), Levi Lennox (Bebe Rexha), Mark Taylor (Ella Eyre) Cass Lowe (Stanaj) and Jason Boyd (Jason Derulo).

Smith’s first studio collection, 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

Watch the music video for “Omen” below.

Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd hints at new collaboration with Sam Smith

8 Dec

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Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd has hinted at a new collaboration with Sam Smith.

“Amazing creating history with you @samsmithworld !!” the songwriter posted to his Instagram account on Thursday (December 08, 2016).

Boyd is known for co-writing international hit singles including “What Do You Mean” (Justin Bieber), “Where Are U Now” (Jack Ü), “She Ain’t You” (Chris Brown), “Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco) and “Work” (Kelly Rowland).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Usher (“Caught Up”), Pink (“Love is Such a Crazy Thing”), Kelis (“Handful”), Ludacris (“Contagious”), Mya (“Lock U Down”), Amerie (“Just Like Me”) and Blu Cantrell (“Round Up”).

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his sophomore studio collection in 2017 via Method Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding), Malay (John Legend), Levi Lennox (Zayn Malik), Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias) and Cass Lowe (Ella Henderson).

Smith’s first studio collection, 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

Watch the music video for “Lay Me Down” below.

Sam Smith records new music with Cass Lowe

21 Oct

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Sam Smith has recorded new music with Cass Lowe.

The British hitmaker is known for his works with AlunaGeorge (“I Remember”), Snakehips (“All My Friends”), Fifth Harmony (“Scared of Happy”), Blonde (“All Cried Out”), Shola Ama (“Boyfriend”), Hey Violet (“Pure”), Cheryl (“Coming Up for Air”) and Sinead Harnett (“Anywhere But Here”).

Lowe’s extensive songwriting and production resume boasts additional alliances with Alex Aiono, Ella Henderson, Anne-Marie, Bridgit Mendler, Astrid S, Charli XCX, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Diztortion, MØ, Stanaj, and Tinashe.

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release his sophomore studio collection in 2017 via Method Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Jimmy Napes (Madonna, Ellie Goulding), Malay (Tori Kelly, John Legend), Levi Lennox (Miguel, Becky Hill), Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue).

Smith’s first studio collection, 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

Watch the music video for “I’m Not the Only One” below.

Sam Smith hits the studio with Malay for new album?

23 Jul

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Sam Smith has recorded new music with James “Malay” Ho.

The hit songwriter and record producer is known for his works with John Legend (“Green Light”), Frank Ocean (“Lost”), Goapele (“Undertow”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”), and Stacy Barthe (“War IV Love”).

His recent credits include Thirdstory’s “G Train” [Verve], Alessia Cara’s “Wild Things” [Def Jam], Zayn Malik’s “It’s You” [RCA], Raury’s “Trap Tears” [Columbia], and Tori Kelly’s “Talk” [Capitol].

Meanwhile, Smith is currently recording new music for his upcoming sophomore album under Method Records and Capitol Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes (Madonna, Ellie Goulding), Levi Lennox (Miguel, Becky Hill), and Mark Taylor (Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue).

Smith’s first studio collection, 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

Watch the music video for “Lay Me Down” below.