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Sam Smith premieres music video for new single “One Last Song”

30 Nov

Sam Smith has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The visual clip for “One Last Song” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Wednesday (November 29, 2017).

Production duties on “One Last Song” were collectively handled by Steve Fitzmaurice (Paloma Faith, Kylie Minogue), Jimmy Napes (Madonna, Alicia Keys) and Tyler Johnson (John Legend, Harry Styles).

Smith’s latest album “The Thrill of it All” – featuring the Stargate-produced lead single “Too Good at Goodbyes” and Timbaland-assisted “Pray” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “One Last Song” below.

Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Sabrina Carpenter hits the studio with StarGate for new collaboration

5 Nov

American singer, songwriter, and actress Sabrina Carpenter has drafted Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting and production duo StarGate for a new collaboration.

StarGate recently co-wrote and produced “Body Talk,” taken from Canadian R&B duo Majid Jordan’s sophomore studio collection under OVO Music and Warner Brothers Records, “The Space Between.”

Other songwriting and production credits by StarGate include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Daya’s “New,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” OneRepublic’s “No Vacancy,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got Time,” and Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty.”

Meanwhile, Carpenter is expected to release her third studio collection – featuring the Leland-penned / Jonas Jeberg-produced lead single “Why” – early next year via Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Evolution” reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Jonas Blue (Craig David), Jin Jin (Yebba Smith), Bastian Langebaek (Jess Glynne), Nate Campany (Tori Kelly), JHart (Kelsea Ballerini) and The Monsters & Strangerz (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Stream the acoustic version of “Why” below.

Sam Smith releases sophomore studio collection “The Thrill of it All”

3 Nov

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has released his sophomore studio collection online.

“The Thrill of it All” – featuring promotional singles “Too Good at Goodbyes,” “Pray” and “Burning” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” was prominently co-written and co-produced by regular collaborator Jimmy Napes (born James Napier), who also contributed to the next projects by Mumford & Sons, Tori Kelly, Rita Ora, Liv Dawson, Ria Ritchie, Yebba Smith, and Raye.

Other musicians backing Smith on “The Thrill of it All” are StarGate (Majid Jordan), Timbaland (Keyshia Cole), Malay (Jazmine Sullivan), Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles), Steve Fitzmaurice (Olly Murs), Jason Boyd (Rita Ora), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars) and The Audibles (Chris Brown).

Stream “The Thrill of it All” below.

Majid Jordan premiere music video for new single “Body Talk”

30 Oct

Majid Jordan – composed of Majid Al-Maskati and Jordan Ullman – have premiered the music video for their new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “Body Talk” was posted to the Canadian R&B duo’s YouTube channel on Monday (October 30, 2017).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Body Talk” was co-written by James Fauntleroy alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of StarGate.

Majid Jordan’s sophomore album “The Space Between” – featuring previous promotional singles “My Imagination,” “One I Want” and “Phases” – is out now via OVO Sound / Warner Brothers Records.

Watch the music video for “Body Talk” below.

Sam Smith shares new promotional single “Burning”

27 Oct

British singer/songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith, professionally known as Sam Smith, has shared his new promotional single online.

“Burning” – which as co-written by James “Poo Bear” Boyd alongside Dominic Jordan and Jimmy Giannos of production duo The Audibles – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Smith’s upcoming sophomore album – featuring previous promotional singles “Too Good at Goodbyes” and “Pray” – will arrive on November 3rd via PMR Records and Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “In the Lonely Hour” boasts further contributions from StarGate (Ne-Yo), Jimmy Napes (Tori Kelly), Timbaland (Justin Timberlake), Steve Fitzmaurice (Mary J. Blige), Tyler Johnson (John Legend), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), Simon Aldred (Birdy) and Malay (Frank Ocean).

Stream the audio clip for “Burning” below.

Rachel Platten delivers new studio collection “Waves”

27 Oct

Rachel Platten has delivered her new studio collection online.

“Waves” – featuring promotional singles “Broken Glass,” “Perfect for You” and “Collide” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album songwriters include Lindy Robbins (Faith Hill), Sean Douglas (Demi Lovato), Nate Cyphert (Kenzie May), Brett “Leland” McLaughlin (Troye Sivan), Sam Martin (Colbie Caillat) and Mitch Allan (Bebe Rexha).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Wildfire” also boasts productions from StarGate (Beyonce), Jason Evigan (Prince Royce), Mstr Rogers (Ella Eyre), Ian Kirkpatrick (Fleur East), Busbee (Maren Morris), Jon Levine (Kat Dahlia), Ryan Tedder (Adele), Zach Skelton (Camila Cabello) and Jonas Jeberg (Daya).

Stream “Waves” below.