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Era Istrefi enlists James “JHart” Abrahart for new collaboration

1 Sep

Era Istrefi has enlisted James “JHart” Abrahart for a new collaboration.

The British songwriter is known for co-writing Little Mix’s “Power,” Kelsea Ballerini’s “Machine Heart,” Zara Larsson’s “I Would Like,” Charlie Puth’s “Dangerously,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time,” Rita Ora’s “Body on Me,” Stanaj’s “Changed,” and Fifth Harmony’s “I Lied.”

JHart’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Greg Wells, Audra Mae, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Alex Hope, Harmony Samuels, Lindy Robbins, David Guetta, Victoria Horn, Ricky Reed, Taylor Parks, Fraser T. Smith, Shungudzo Kuyimba, and LOSTBOY.

Meanwhile, Istrefi is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

Her next single “No I Love Yous” – featuring French Montana – was co-written by Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez, Lea Michele), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Lukas “Lulou” Loules (Tori Kelly, Fifth Harmony) and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund (Tinashe, Ella Eyre).

Other songwriters and producers backing Estrefi on the still-untitled collection are Rami Yacoub, Sam Romans, HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Big Taste, Raye, Jesse Saint John, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Jin Jin, TMS, Sarah Hudson, and Felix Snow.

Watch the music video for “Bonbon” below.

Maroon 5 confirm new promotional single details

29 Aug

American pop rock band Maroon 5 have teamed up with R&B singer/songwriter SZA for their new promotional single “What Lovers Do,” which will arrive on September 1st via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose recent credits include Era Istrefi’s “No I Love Yous,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels,” Nicki Minaj’s “Regret in Your Tears,” DJ Khalid’s “Don’t Quit,” Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish,” 2 Chainz’s “Realize,” Kid Ink’s “No Strings,” and Halsey’s “Now or Never.”

Production duties on “What Lovers Do,” on the other hand, were collectively handled by regular collaborator Jason Evigan (Macklemore, Rita Ora) and Ben Billion$ (The Weeknd, Kelly Rowland).

Maroon 5’s upcoming sixth studio collection – featuring previous singles “Don’t Wanna Know” and “Cold” – will arrive later this year via 222 Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “V,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Maps,” “Animal” and “Sugar.”

Watch the music video for “Don’t Wanna Know” below.

Era Istrefi taps Jonas Jeberg for new collaboration

27 Aug

Era Istrefi has tapped Jonas Jeberg for a new collaboration.

The Danish record producer recently helmed singles for Selena Gomez (“Fetish”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Sabrina Carpenter (“Why”), Daya (“Words”), Shawn Hook (“Reminding Me”) and Dirty Heads (“Vacation”).

Jeberg’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters including Ammar Malik, Cara Salimando, Danny Parker, Fransisca Hall, Ed Drewett, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Iain James, Makeba Riddick, Claude Kelly, Julia Michaels, Ross Golan, Taylor Parks, Andre Merritt, and Cathy Dennis.

Meanwhile, Istrefi is expected to release her upcoming debut album later this year via Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

Her next single “No I Love Yous” – featuring French Montana – was co-written by Chloe Angelides (Lea Michele, Ariana Grande), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Halsey, Camila Cabello), Lukas “Lulou” Loules (Tori Kelly, Fifth Harmony) and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund (Ella Eyre, Adam Lambert).

Other songwriters and producers backing Estrefi on the still-untitled collection are Sam Romans, HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Big Taste, Raye, Jesse Saint John, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Jin Jin, TMS, Sarah Hudson, and Felix Snow.

Watch the music video for “Redrum” below.

Camila Cabello shares new promotional single “Havana”

6 Aug

American singer/songwriter Camila Cabello has shared her new promotional single online.

“Havana” – featuring Young Thug – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Halsey, The Weeknd), Ali Tamposi (David Guetta, Troye Sivan), Brian Lee (Carly Rae Jepsen, Jason Derulo), Andrew Watt (Charlie Puth, Selena Gomez), Louis Bell (Rita Ora, Justin Bieber) and Pharrell Williams (Usher, Kelly Rowland).

Production duties on “Havana” were handled by Frank Dukes (born Adam Feeney), who is also responsible for Frank Ocean’s “Biking,” Lorde’s “Green Light,” Zayn Malik’s “Still Got Time,” Rihanna’s “Sex With Me,” Post Malone’s “Cold,” Tory Lanez’s “Friends with Benefits,” and Drake’s “Fake Love.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Cabello’s debut album “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving.” – featuring singles “Crying in the Club,” “I Have Questions” and “OMG” – will arrive later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Havana” below.

Camila Cabello confirms new promotional singles “OMG” and “Havana”

3 Aug

Camila Cabello has confirmed the details for her new promotional singles.

The American singer/songwriter christened “OMG” and “Havana” as the next promotional cuts from her upcoming debut album “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving” and will release them on August 4th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Produced by Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate, “OMG” was co-written by Charli XCX (RAYE, Vance Joy), Noonie Bao (Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Sasha Sloan (Daya, Louis Tomlinson).

The Frank Dukes-produced “Havana,” on the other hand, was co-written by Starrah (Halsey, The Weeknd), Ali Tamposi (Liza Owen, Troye Sivan), Brian Lee (Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo), Andrew Watt (Rita Ora, Charlie Puth) and Pharrell Williams (Kehlani, Justin Timberlake).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving” – featuring previous singles “Crying the Club” and “I Have Questions” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Syco Music and Epic Records.

Other album contributors include Max Martin (Nick Jonas), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys), Andrew “Pop” Wansel (Jarryd James), Savan Kotecha (Ariana Grande), Ed Sheeran (Liam Payne), Ammar Malik (Jessie Ware), Ilya Salmanzadeh (Skip Marley), Ryan Tedder (Hailee Steinfeld) and Shellback (Adam Lambert).

Stream the audio clip for “Know No Better” below.

Era Istrefi drafts French Montana for new single “No I Love Yous”

18 Jul

Era Istrefi has announced the title for her new single.

The Kosovo-Albanian recording artist (born Era Istrefaj) christened “No I Love Yous” as the next promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Ultra Records / B1 Recordings / Neser Music.

The French Montana-featuring track, which was co-written by Chloe Angelides and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard alongside Lukas “Lulou” Loules and Alexander “Alex Purple” Kronlund, is scheduled to arrive on August 25 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

In addition to “Bonbon” and the Felix Snow-produced “Redrum,” “Home With You” (co-written by RAYE and co-produced by Big Taste) and “Sapphire” (co-written by Sam Romans and produced by TMS) are among the other tracks slotted for inclusion on Istrefi’s debut album.

The highly-anticipated collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from HitImpulse, Maegan Cottone, Two Inch Punch, Chelcee Grimes, Fred Ball, Jenna Andrews, Will Simms, Kamille, Fred Gibson, Linnea Sodahl, Jesse Saint John, and Sarah Hudson.

Watch the music video for “Redrum” below.

Katy Perry reveals tracklisting for new album “Witness”

3 Jun

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming album “Witness,” which will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “Swish Swish” – featuring Nicki Minaj – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” boasts songwriting contributions from Sarah Hudson (Ariana Grande), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Dua Lipa), Noonie Bao (Charli XCX), Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Camila Cabello), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Elof Loelv (Phoebe Ryan) and Sia (Gwen Stefani).

Album producers include Max Martin (Justin Timberlake), Johan “Shellback” Schuster (Taylor Swift), Ali Payami (Nick Jonas), Oscar Holter (Tove Lo), DJ Mustard (Britney Spears), Twice As Nice (Rita Ora), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mike WiLL Made It (Beyonce), Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy (Little Mix), and Jack Garratt (Kacy Hill).

See the tracklisting for “Witness” below.

(1) Witness / (2) Hey Hey Hey / (3) Roulette / (4) Swish Swish / (5) Deja Vu / (6) Power / (7) Mind Maze / (8) Miss You More / (9) Chained to the Rhythm / (10) Tsunami / (11) Bon Appetit / (12) Bigger Than Me / (13) Save As Draft / (14) Pendulum / (15) Into Me You See