Tag Archives: Samuel “Sam” Dew

Craig David taps Jin Jin for new album

27 Jun

Craig David has tapped the songwriting services of Janee Bennett, professionally known as Jin Jin, for his upcoming seventh studio collection.

The British singer/songwriter is known for co-penning Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Little Mix’s “Grown,” Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand,” Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” Bakermat’s “Don’t Want You Back,” Alex Newell’s “Keep it Moving,” Sub Focus’ “Love Divine,” Tinie Tempah’s “Mamacita,” Foxes’ “Scar,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” Aston Merrygold’s “Trudy,” and Krishane’s “Drunk & Incapable.”

She has also contributed to the next projects by RAYE, Dom McCallister, Taya, Jonas Blue, Sabrina Carpenter, HRVY, Rita Ora, Sigala, Bobii Lewis, YEBBA, David Guetta, Ray BLK, Conrad Sewell, Anne-Marie, Mullally, Jess Glynne, Starley, Ella Eyre, Blonde, Sean Paul, Dido, Jasmine Thompson, Astrid S, Vance Joy, Dakota, Era Istrefi, Stanaj, and Janelle Monae.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Rachel Furner (Frances), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Eyelar (Tinashe), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Usher), Ed Drewett (Britney Spears), Sam Dew (Zayn Malik), Max McElligott (Kiah Victoria), Claude Kelly (Jason Derulo) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jin Jin’s work!

Craig David reunites with Rachel Furner for new collaboration

9 Jun

Craig David has reunited with Rachel Furner for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter previously co-wrote “All We Needed” for David’s 2016 album “Following My Intuition.” The Dave Tozer-produced track peaked to number forty-two on the UK Singles Chart.

Other songs Furner co-wrote with the R&B crooner include the “Gone Tomorrow,” “Just Like Wonderful,” “Nothing’s Changed,” “Sing it Out (Rain),” “Unbreakable,” “Walk With Me,” “Be My Girl,” “Natural Love,” “What You Do to Me,” “Make Me Wanna,” “Don’t Turn Around,” and “Giving it Up.”

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Secret Love Song”), Liza Owen (“All of My Life”), Una Healy (“Grow Up Not Old”), Frances (“Under Our Feet”), Sam Smith (“All Rise”), Dakota (“Only Ever Been You”) and Sweet California (“Just One”).

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), Eyelar (Kylie Minogue), Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Lauren Faith (Kaytranada), Talay Riley (Zendaya), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Sam Dew (Bridgit Kelly), Max McElligott (John Newman), Claude Kelly (Whitney Houston) and Sam Romans (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “All We Needed” below.

Bleachers release new single “Hate That You Know Me”

17 Apr

American indie pop act Bleachers – fronted by musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer Jack Antonoff – have released their new single online.

“Hate That You Know Me” – featuring background vocals from Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, Julia Michaels, and Sam Dew – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Julia Michaels, who previously teamed up with Antonoff on Fifth Harmony’s “Dope,” taken from the group’s sophomore album, “7/27,” as well as “How Do We Get Back to Love,” taken from the soundtrack to the sixth season of original HBO series, “Girls.”

Production duties on “Hate That You Know Me” were handled by Antonoff alongside Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Frances’ “Say it Again,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Rare.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Bleachers’ sophomore studio collection “Gone Now” – featuring previous single “Don’t Take the Money” – will arrive on June 2 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

In addition to Kurstin, Antonoff has also collaborated with fellow producers Organized Noize (Big Boi, Cee Lo Green) and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar, Raleigh Ritchie) on the follow-up to 2014’s “Strange Desire.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Hate That You Know Me” below.