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Era Istrefi taps Jenna Andrews for debut album

22 Apr

Kosovo-Albanian recording artist Era Istrefi has tapped the songwriting services of Jenna Andrews for her upcoming debut album.

The Canadian singer/songwriter’s notable credits include SoMo’s “Curve,” The Band Perry’s “Live Forever,” BANKS’ “Mind Games,” Jordan Fisher’s “All About Us,” Majid Jordan’s “Make it Work,” Skylar Stecker’s “Bring Me to Life,” Tori Kelly’s “Bottled Up,” Drake’s “You and the Six,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “Run,” Tamia’s “Love Life,” and Jessie J’s “Personal.”

Andrews’ resume boasts further collaborations with producers including Sacha Skarbek, Jeff Bhasker, Arnthor Birgisson, Jonas Jeberg, Will IDAP, RedOne, Chuck Harmony, Dan Heath, Benny Cassette, Matt Parad, Jon Levine, Tim Anderson, Wayne Wilkins, Mick Schultz, Kerry Brothers, Rune Westberg, Brett James, Daniel “Daylight” Kyriakides, Moon Willis, and King Henry.

Meanwhile, Estrefi is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Bon Bon” and “Redrum” – later this year via B1 Recordings / Neser Music in partnership with Ultra Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Sam Romans (John Legend), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Dido), Linnea Sodahl (Zara Larsson), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa), Jesse Saint John (Marina Diamandis), Camille Purcell (The Script) and Rachel “RAYE” Keen (Charli XCX).

Listen to the audio clip for “Redrum” below.

Dua Lipa unwraps tracklisting for debut album “DL1”

20 Apr

Dua Lipa has unwrapped the tracklisting for her upcoming debut album.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the British singer-songwriter will release the self-titled collection – featuring singles “Hotter Than Hell,” “Be the One,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Room for 2” and “Thinking About You” – on June 2 via Warner Bros. Records.

Current promotional single “Lost in Your Light” – available from April 21 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Rick Nowels, whose credits include Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” FKA twigs’ “Good to Love,” Adele’s “Why Do You Love Me,” Tom Odell’s “Wrong Crowd,” Foxes’ “Wicked Love,” and Melanie C’s “Unravelling.”

Other songwriters backing Dua Lipa on the highly-anticipated project are Lindy Robbins, Autumn Rowe, Chelcee Grimes, Ilsey Juber, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Cara Salimando, Emily Warren, Caroline Ailin, Sarah Hudson, Lauren Christy, Sean Douglas, Talay Riley, Ferras Al-Qaisi, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Album producers include GRADES, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Digital Farm Animals, Emile Haynie, RITUAL, Jon Levine, Axident, Tom Neville, Ian Kirkpatrick, James Flannigan, Greg Wells, Andrew Wyatt, and TMS.

See the tracklisting for “DL1” below.

(1) Genesis / (2) Lost in Your Light (featuring Miguel) / (3) Hotter Than Hell / (4) Be the One / (5) IDGAF / (6) Blow Your Mind (Mwah) / (7) Garden / (8) No Goodbyes / (9) Thinking About You / (10) New Rules / (11) Begging / (12) Homesick / Deluxe Edition – (13) Dreams / (14) Room for 2 / (15) New Love / (16) Bad Together / (17) Last Dance

Marina Diamandis enlists Big Taste, Jesse Saint John for new collaboration

19 Apr

Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, has enlisted Big Taste and Jesse Saint John for a new collaboration.

Saint John’s songwriting credits include Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down,” Charli XCX’s “Secret (Shh),” Brooke Candy’s “Rubber Band Stacks,” Erika Jayne’s “Xxxpen$ive,” Lola Blanc’s “Slay,” and Harloe’s “All in My Feelings.”

Meanwhile, Big Taste is known for his productions works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”) and Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”).

Diamandis, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via Neon Gold Records and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Froot” reportedly delivers further productions from Noah Breakfast (Kanye West), James Flannigan (Kodaline), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith) and Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Anita Blay (Little Mix), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue), Sarah Hudson (Santigold), Diana Gordon (Beyonce) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Stream “Froot” below.

Dua Lipa shares acoustic performance of “Genesis”

16 Apr

Dua Lipa has shared a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted an exclusive acoustic performance of “Genesis” to her YouTube channel on Saturday (April 16, 2017).

The track was co-written by Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Ella Henderson), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Ricky Martin), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Olly Murs, Jake Miller) and Andreas “Axident” Schuller (Justin Bieber, Thomas Rhett).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album will be released on June 2 via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kenzie May, Chelcee Grimes, Laura Dockrill, Karen Poole, Emily Warren, Noonie Bao, Lindy Robbins, Camille Purcell, Whitney Phillips, Jin Jin, Ilsey Juber, Amy Wadge, MoZella, Jenna Andrews, Ed Drewett, Iain James, Jacob Attwooll, Andrew Jackson, and JHart.

Dua Lipa’s upcoming single “Lost in Your Light” – featuring guest vocals from fellow recording artist Miguel – will arrive on April 21 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa co-wrote “Used to You” for Annalisa alongside Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, as well as “Wake Up Alone” for The Chainsmokers alongside Emily Warren, Scott Harris, and Andrew Taggart.

Watch the acoustic performance of “Genesis” below.

Adam Lambert enlists Bonnie McKee, Tommy English for fourth album

10 Apr

Adam Lambert has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Bonnie McKee and Tommy English for his upcoming fourth album.

McKee previously co-wrote “Cuckoo” and “Chokehold” for Lambert alongside regular collaborators Josh Abraham and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein. Both tracks appear on Lambert’s sophomore studio collection, 2012’s “Trespassing,” which topped to the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, English – who is signed to Pulse Music Group – is known for his songwriting and productions credits with BØRNS (“Electric Love”), Dark Waves (“Echo”), New Politics (“Everywhere I Go”), Black Veil Brides (“Devil In The Mirror”) and Makua Rotham (“Lost In Translation”).

Lambert’s fourth album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Zedd, Justin Bieber), Big Taste (Maty Noyes, Jake Miller), Leland (Selena Gomez, Rachel Platten), BloodPop (Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding) and MNEK (Ray BLK, Zara Larsson).

Other songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Shawn Mendes, Nick Jonas), Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Rita Ora) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel).

Stream Bonnie McKee’s 2015 EP “Bombastic” below.

Noah Cyrus confirms details for new single

9 Apr

Noah Cyrus has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Stay Together” as the second promotional cut from her debut album, “NC-17,” and will release it on April 14 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Brit” Burton (Jessie J, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Emily Warren (The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes).

Production duties on “Stay Together” were handled by British musician Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, who also contributed the next projects by Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, Taya, John Newman, Louisa Johnson, Marlon Roudette, GNASH, Conrad Sewell, Sigma, Anne-Marie, KStewart, Liam Payne, Astrid S, Chromeo, JP Cooper, Liza Owen, Kat Dahlia, Louis Tomlinson, Mabel McVey, DAECOLM, Emma Bale, and Fifth Harmony.

As mentioned in earlier posts, “NC-17” – featuring the Labrinth-assisted “Make Me (Cry)” and Ilsey Juber-penned / Dan Wilson-produced “Almost Famous” – will arrive later this year via Songs Music Publishing / RECORDS.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Two Inch Punch, Big Taste, Jonas Jeberg, DannyBoyStyles, Carl Falk, Ariel Rechtshaid, and Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are Noonie Bao, Jenna Andrews, Sarah Hudson, Maegan Cottone, Andrea “NyLo” Landis, Caroline Ailin, Madison Emiko Love, Lauren Aquilina, Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Hannah Wilson, Ross Golan, Justin Tranter, Sam Romans, and Trey Campbell.

Watch the music video for “Make Me (Cry)” below.

Sarah Hudson reveals artwork for new mini-album “Songs from the Sea”

4 Apr

Sarah Hudson has revealed the artwork for her upcoming mini-album.

“Songs from the Sea” – featuring “Mermaid,” “Black Crow,” “Voices,” “Gypsy Girl,” “Love Me This Way” and “Wildflowers” – will arrive on April 7 via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, Hudson has reportedly contributed to the next projects by Katy Perry, Ella Henderson, AVA, Georgia Ku, Dua Lipa, Adam Lambert, Brooke Candy, Delacey, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Noah Cyrus, and Years & Years.

Her previous songwriting credits include Santigold’s “Banshee,” Charli XCX’s “Babygirl,” Nicki Minaj’s “Get on Your Knees” (f/ Ariana Grande), Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow” (f/ Rita Ora), Erika Jayne’s “XXPen$ive,” Idina Menzel’s “Queen of Swords,” Ashley Tisdale’s “Unlove You,” Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling” (f/ Halsey), Empire Cast’s “Born to Love You,” and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”

Hudson’s extensive resume boasts further works with producers such as Dr. Luke, Cirkut, Benny Blanco, Patrik Berger, John Hill, Desmond Child, Billy Mann, Guy Roche, Skrillex, Felix Snow, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Andrew Goldstein, Emanuel Kiriakou, Big Taste, Greg Wells, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mattheu “Billboard” Jomphe, Kevin Kadish, Jason Evigan, Benny Cassette, Dev Hynes, Scott “Baby Daddy” Hoffman, and Stargate.

Among the fellow songwriters Hudson has collaborated with are Ferras Alqaisi, Cathy Dennis, Jesse St. John, Noonie Bao, Amanda “MNDR” Warner, Shelly Peiken, Chloe Angelides, Julia Michaels, Clarence Coffee Jr., Justin Tranter, Talay Riley, Jacob “JKash” Kasher, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Sam Hollander, James “JHart” Abrahart, Sean Douglas, Taylor Parks, and Sam Martin.

Listen to the audio clip for “Gypsy Girl” below.