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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

 

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.

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.

Jennifer Lopez reunites with Stargate for new single “Medicine”

21 Mar

Jennifer Lopez has announced the details for her new single online.

The American singer, songwriter, and actress christened “Medicine” (featuring French Montana) as her next promotional cut and will release it on April 5th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was produced by Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate, who previously teamed up with Lopez on the Lil Wayne-featuring/Taio Cruz-penned “I’m Into You.”

Co-production duties on “Medicine” were handled by Moses Samuels and Michael Akinkunmi of Sons of Sonix (Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz) and it was written by Kaydence (Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger) and Varren Wade (Ella Mai, Janet Jackson).

Lopez’s upcoming album under Epic Records serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “A.K.A.,” which spawned contributions from Max Martin (“First Love”), Chris Brown (“Emotions”), RoccStarr (“Acting Like That”), Sia Furler (“Expertise”), Tayla Parx (“So Good”) and Pop & Oak (“Troubeaux”).

Watch the music video for “I’m Into You” below.

 

Sam Smith hits the studio with Amy Allen, Two Inch Punch

20 Mar

Sam Smith has recorded new music with Amy Allen and Two Inch Punch.

Born Benjamin Ash, Two Inch Punch previously co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” which topped the UK Singles Chart in 2014. The pair also worked on two additional songs – “Life Support” and “Safe With Me.”

Meanwhile, Allen is responsible for co-writing Fletcher’s “Undrunk,” Shawn Mendes’s “When You’re Ready,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” Matoma’s “Losing It Over You,” Selena Gomez’s “Back to You,” and Dinah Jane’s “Pressure.”

Smith’s current single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming third album and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Kamille and Steve Mac – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Money on My Mind” below.

Khalid delivers new promotional single “My Bad”

8 Mar

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

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

Production duties on “My Bad” were handled by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose credits include The Carters (“Boss”), H.E.R. (“I’m Not Okay”), Lucky Daye (“Karma”), Ruth B (“Slow Fade”), Eric Bellinger (“Innocent”), Denice Stone (“Wildflower”) and Victoria Monet (“New Love”).

Khalid’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Free Spirit” – featuring previous singles “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), and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie (Lauren Jauregui).

Stream the audio clip for “My Bad” below.

Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Only Want You”

3 Mar

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

“Only Want You” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Ali Tamposi (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes), Carl Rosen (Marshmello, Selena Gomez), Andrew Watt (Kygo, Justin Bieber) and Louis Bell (Halsey, Camila Cabello).

Ora’s latest album under Atlantic Records, “Phoenix,” features further contributions from Stargate (“Soul Survivor”), Jimmy Napes (“Velvet Room”), Digital Farm Animals (“Falling to Pieces”), Julian Bunetta (“Cashmere”), Rudimental (“Summer Love”) and John “JRY” Ryan (“First Time High”).

Stream the audio clip for “Only Want You” below.