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Zak Abel enlists Fred Ball for new collaboration

20 Sep

Zak Abel has enlisted Fred Ball for a new collaboration.

The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Toni Braxton (“Deadwood”), Rihanna (“Love on the Brain”), Zara Larsson (“One Mississipi”), Nina Nesbitt (“Take You to Heaven”), Astrid S (“Does She Know”) and Una Sands (“Seventeen”).

Ball’s resume boasts additional alliances with songwriters including Shaznay Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Roses Gabor, Andrew Jackson, Natalia Hajjara, Arrow Benjamin, Bibi Bourelly, Iain James, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Joseph Angel, Livvi Franc, Sam Dew, Nina Woodford-Wells, and Ed Drewett.

Meanwhile, Abel is scheduled to release his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” on October 6th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

Among the musicians backing Abel on the album are Fred Cox (Dan Caplen), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Kwabs) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-wrote “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “Only When We’re Naked” below.

JONES shares performance video for new song “Til We Get There”

13 Sep

JONES has shared a new performance video online.

The British singer/songwriter (real name Cherie Jones-Mattis) has posted the visual clip for “Til We Get There” to Mahogany Sessions’ YouTube channel on Tuesday (September 12, 2017).

The track was co-written with Wayne Hector (Craig David, Emeli Sande), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya, Leona Lewis), Phil Thornally (Melanie C, Pixie Lott) and Lukasz Duchnowski (Tina Arena, Kim Cesarion).

JONES’ upcoming sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” is expected to arrive later this year via 37 Adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Laura Dockrill (Elli Ingram), Tom Havelock (Aquilo), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Max McElligott (Rita Ora), Danny Shah (Zak Abel), Lauren Aquilina (Mali-Koa) and Ollie Green (Stephen Puth).

On the production front, JONES has worked with Isabella Summers (Jasmine Thompson), Lostboy (Marlon Roudette), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Grades (Raleigh Ritchie), Martin Sjolie (Sarah Close), Laconic (Jason Derulo), Ed Harcourt (Sophie Ellis-Bextor) and Starsmith (Joel Compass).

Watch the live performance of “Til We Get There” below.

Kylie Minogue hits the studio with Sky Adams

31 Aug

Kylie Minogue has teamed up with Sky Adams for a new collaboration.

The African German record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Zak Abel (“All I Ever Do is Say Goodbye”), Effie (“Pressure”), Rizzle Kicks (“Always Late”), Koda Kumi (“Hurricane”), Rochelle (“You Got Something”) and Yellow Claw & Yade Lauren (“Love and War”).

Adams’ resume boasts additional alliances with fellow songwriters including Amy Wadge, Knightstarr, Maegan Cottone, Tebey Ottoh, Victoria Horn, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Ali Tennant, Fiona Bevan, Tom Aspaul, Grace Tither, Danny Shah, Guy Chambers, Pam Sheyne, Ki Fitzgerald, and Gina Kushka.

Minogue, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourteenth album and follow-up to 2015’s “Kylie Christmas” later this year via BMG Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson), Steve McEwan (Carrie Underwood), Richard “Biff” Stannard (Sam Smith), Cutfather (Olly Murs), Luke Fitton (Tom Grennan), Guy Chambers (Marlon Roudette), Sigala (Craig David), DJ Fresh (Elle Eyre) and The Invisible Men (Rita Ora).

Watch the music video for “Come Into My World” below.

Zak Abel confirms details for debut album

2 Nov

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Zak Abel has confirmed the details for his debut album.

The British singer-songwriter – real name Zakhel Abel Hlungwane – christened his first studio collection “Only When We’re Naked” and will release it on February 3, 2017 via Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Unstable” – which was written Abel alongside Lawrie Martin, Danny Shaw and Sky Adams – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Peep the tracklisting for “Only When We’re Naked” below.

(1) Unstable / (2)Still Want UUU / (3) Broken / (4) The River / (5) Winging It / (6) Only When We’re Naked / (7) Awakening / (8) Deserve to Be Loved / (9) Hero / (10) One More