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Katy Perry joins forces with Nicki Minaj for new single “Swish Swish”

19 May

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry, has released her new promotional single online.

“Swish Swish” – which was produced by Duke Dumont alongside Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy and PJ “PromNite” Sledge – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track was also co-written by Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Charli XCX) and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Halsey).

In case you didn’t know, “Swish Swish” marks the second collaboration between Minaj and Perry, as the latter co-wrote “Get on Your Knees,” taken from Minaj’s 2014 album “The Pinkprint,” alongside Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Jacob “JKash” Kasher, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and Henry “CIRKUT” Walter.

Perry’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Witness,” on the other hand, will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” – featuring singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit” – delivers further contributions from Max Martin (Tori Kelly), Sia Furler (Camila Cabello), Ali Payami (Ellie Goulding), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin), Shellback (Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Swish Swish” below.

HARLOE teams with Jason Evigan for new collaboration

16 May

American singer/songwriter Jessica Ashley, professionally known as HARLOE, has teamed up with Jason Evigan for a new collaboration.

The record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is responsible for Nick Jonas’ “Chains,” Kehlani’s “Gangsta,” Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” Alyxx Dione’s “Chingalinga,” Kat Graham’s “Power,” David Guetta’s “Dangerous,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song,” and Madonna’s “Ghosttown.”

Evigan’s extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters Kara DioGuardi, Lindy Robbins, Joleen Belle, MoZella, Audra Mae, Ilsey Juber, Livvi Franc, Ali Tamposi, Skyler Stonestreet, Asia Whiteacre, Kamille, Ross Golan, Sean Douglas, Breyan Isaac, Fred Wexler, Danny Parker, Ammar Malik, Sam Martin, Dewain Whitmore, Jacob Luttrell, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Meanwhile, HARLOE is expected to release her debut project – featuring the Drizzy-assisted “All in My Feelings” and upcoming single “More Than Ever” – later this year via Crooked Paintings Records.

In addition to regular collaborators Emanuel Kirikaou, Evan “Kidd” Bogart and Jesse Saint John, the still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, James “JHart” Abrahart, Sarah Hudson, Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya, Christian “Crada” Kalla, and Samuel “SOPHIE” Long.

Fans of Evigan’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Ryan Lewis & Macklemore, Ella Eyre, MØ, Louisa Johnson, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Bebe Rexha, Charlie Puth, Julia Michaels, Chromeo, Ella Henderson, Jessie Reyez, Kiiara, Fifth Harmony, Louis Tomlinson, Nick Jonas, and Marina & the Diamonds.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jason Evigan’s work!

Liza Owen delivers new single “Don’t Call Me Baby”

5 May

British singer/songwriter Liza Owen has delivered her new single online.

“Don’t Call Me Baby” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Owen co-wrote the track alongside Ali Tamposi, whose other credits include Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me,” DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” Lea Michele’s “Getaway Car,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” Rozzi Crane’s “Crazy Ass Bitch,” Demi Lovato’s “Never Been Hurt,” and Alex & Sierra’s “Little Do You Know.”

Production duties on “Don’t Call Me Baby” were handled by Daniel “Robopop” Omelio (Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” / Britney Spears’ “Just Luv Me”) and Jordan Palmer (Eden XO’s “El Barrio” / Empire Cast’s “Body Speak”).

Owen’s debut project – featuring the Lauren Dyson-penned / Goldfingers-produced “Better with Me” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional productions from Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, Luke Fitton, Hanni “Youthonix” Ibrahim, Mick Schultz, Nicholas “Digital Farm Animals” Gale, Benjamin “Benny Cassette” Rotondi, Levi Lennox, and Mac & Phil (Matthew Holmes & Philip Leigh).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the collection are Negin Djafari, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Maegan Cottone, Rachel Furner, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Lauren Aquilina, Asia Whiteacre, Ilsey Juber, Danny Parker, Ed Drewett, Corey Sanders, Brian Lee, and Philip Plested.

Stream “Don’t Call Me Baby” below.

Marina Diamandis drafts Sarah Hudson, Jason Evigan for new album

5 May

Welsh singer/songwriter Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Sarah Hudson and Jason Evigan for her upcoming fourth album.

Hudson’s songwriting credits include Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” Dua Lipa’s “Genesis,” Santigold’s “Banshee,” Charli XCX’s “Babygirl,” Nicki Minaj’s “Get on Your Knees,” Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow,” Erika Jayne’s “XXPen$ive,” Idina Menzel’s “Queen of Swords,” and Justin Bieber’s “The Feeling.”

Meanwhile, Evigan is known for co-writing and producing Nick Jonas’ “Chains,” Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On,” Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Jason Derulo’s “Cheyenne,” Kehlani’s “Gangsta,” David Guetta’s “Dangerous,” Jojo’s “When Love Hurts,” and Kat Graham’s “Power.”

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

The follow-up to 2015’s “Froot” reportedly delivers further alliances with Big Taste (Jake Miller), Jesse Saint John (Britney Spears), Noah Breakfast (Kanye West), James Flannigan (Kodaline), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith) and Bonnie McKee (Rita Ora).

Stream Sarah Hudson’s new mini-album “Songs from the Sea” below.

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.