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Mark Ronson confirms details for new album “Late Night Feelings”

13 Apr

Mark Ronson has confirmed the details for his upcoming fifth album.

The British record producer and songwriter has christened his next studio collection “Late Night Feelings” and will release it on June 21 via RCA Records.

Lead promotional single “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” – featuring Miley Cyrus – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Uptown Special” delivers additional guest appearances Alicia Keys (“Truth”), Diana Gordon (“Why Hide”), Yebba (“Don’t Leave Me Lonely”), Camila Cabello (“Find U Again”), Lykke Li (“2 Am”), Ilsey (“Spinning”), Angel Olson (“True Blue”) and King Princess (“Pieces of Us”).

Throughout his career, Ronson has also helmed songs for artists including Nikka Costa (“Like a Feather”), Lamya (“I Get Cravings”), Sean Paul (“International Affair”), Estelle (“Magnificent”), Christina Aguilera (“Slow Down Baby”), Amy Winehouse (“You Know I’m No Good”) and Adele (“Cold Shoulder”).

Stream the audio clip for “Late Night Feelings” below.

Alicia Keys reunites with Raphael Saadiq for new collaboration

12 Apr

Alicia Keys has reunited with Raphael Saadiq for a new collaboration.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer (born Charles Ray Wiggins) previously teamed up with Keys on the John Mayer-featuring “Lesson Learned,” taken from the artist’s chart topping album, “As I Am.”

Saadiq’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Erykah Badu (“Love of My Life”), Mary J. Blige (“So Lady”), Teedra Moses (“Take Me”), John Legend (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”), Mashonda (“Ask of You”), Kelly Price (“So Sweet”) and Jill Scott (“Summer Spring Feeling”).

Keys’ current promotional single “Raise a Man” – which was co-written by Terius “The-Dream” Nash and co-produced by Larrance “Rance” Dopson – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Her upcoming eighth album reportedly delivers further contributions from Emeli Sande, Mark Ronson, St. Vincent, Pierre Medor, Linda Perry, Jeremiah Bethea, Asia Whiteacre, Tricky Stewart, Stacy Barthe, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, DaHeala, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt, and Emile Haynie.

Stream the audio clip for “Love That Girl” below.

Khalid liberates sophomore album “Free Spirit”

5 Apr

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has liberated his sophomore studio collection online.

“Free Spirit” – featuring singles “My Bad,” “Better,” “Tallk” and “Don’t Pretend” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Digi, Scribz Riley, Kurtis “K9” McKenzie, Stargate, John Hill, Emily Warren, Al Shux, D’Mile, Sarah Aarons, Hit-Boy, Disclosure, Murda Beatz, Doc McKinney, Charlie Handsome, DJ Dahi, and Sam Romans.

See the tracklisting for “Free Spirit” below.

(1) Intro / (2) Bad Luck / (3) My Bad / (4) Better / (5) Talk / (6) Right Back / (7) Don’t Pretend (featuring Safe) / (8) Paradise / (9) Hundred / (10) Outta My Head (with John Mayer) / (11) Free Spirit / (12) Twenty One / (13) Bluffin / (14) Self / (15) Alive / (16) Heaven / (17) Saturday Nights

 

Camila Cabello hits the studio with Amy Wadge, Sam Romans for new collaboration

5 Apr

Cuban-American singer and songwriter Camila Cabello has teamed up with Amy Wadge and Sam Romans for a new collaboration.

Besides previously co-penning “Consequences” for Cabello alongside Emily Weisband and Nicolle Galyon, Wadge’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Ed Sheeran (“Thinking Out Loud”), Keith Urban (“Parallel Line”), John Legend (“By Christman Eve”), Kacey Musgraves (“Wonder Woman”), Lukas Graham (“You’re Not the Only One”) and Kylie Minogue (“Rollin'”).

Meanwhile, Romans is responsible for co-writing Craig David’s “Heartline,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Demi Lovato’s “Sober,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” Little Mix’s “Down and Dirty,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” Noah Cyrus’s “I’m Stuck,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring further contributions from Mark Ronson, Ilsey Juber, and Jordan Reynolds – is expected to arrive later this year via Syco Music / Epic Records.

Cabello’s debut studio collection, 2018’s “Camila,” topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Havana,” “Never Be the Same,” “Real Friends” and “Consequences.”

Stream the audio clip for “Consequences” below.

Jennifer Lopez unleashes new promotional single “Medicine”

4 Apr

Jennifer Lopez has unleashed her new promotional single online.

“Medicine” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The French Montana-featuring track was co-written by Kaydence (Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger) and Varren Wade (Ella Mai, Janet Jackson), with collective production duties handled by Stargate (Camila Cabello, Sam Smith) and Sons of Sonix (Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz).

Lopez’s upcoming project under HITCO Records serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “A.K.A.,” which peaked to number eight on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Same Girl,” “I Luh Ya Papi,” and “First Love.”

Stream the audio clip for “Medicine” below.

Kelsey Lu delivers new promotional single “Blood”

29 Mar

Kelsey Lu has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Blood” – which was co-written by Orlando Higginbottom (better known by his stage name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and produced by Adrian Younge – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lu’s upcoming debut album of the same name – featuring previous singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is scheduled to arrive on April 19 via Columbia Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

Stream the audio clip for “Blood” below.

Khalid drafts Sam Romans, Hit-Boy for new promotional single “Self”

28 Mar

American singer/songwriter Khalid Robinson, known mononymously as Khalid, has liberated his new promotional single online.

“Self” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Sam Romans (known by his stage name RØMANS), whose other credits include Craig David’s “Heartline,” Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Demi Lovato’s “Sober,” Justine Skye’s “Don’t Think About It,” AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.”

Production duties on “Self” were handled by Hit-Boy (born Chauncey Hollis), who is also responsible for Beyonce’s “Bow Down,” Kelly Rowland’s “Lay it On Me,” Mary J. Blige’s “Stronger,” Rihanna’s “Watch n’ Learn,” Nicki Minaj’s “Feeling Myself,” Mariah Carey’s “Thirsty,” and Tinashe’s “Joyride.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Khalid’s sophomore studio collection “Free Spirit” – featuring previous singles “My Bad,” “Better,” “Talk” and “Saturday Nights” – will arrive on April 5th via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “American Teen” yields additional contributions from Stargate (Normani), Charlie Handsome (Sevyn Streeter), Jamil “Digi” Chammas (Arlissa), Denis Kosiak (Martin Garrix), Scribz Riley (Tove Lo), D’Mile (Lucky Daye), Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Lauren Jauregui) and Al Shux (Elle Varner).

Stream the audio clip for “Self” below.