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Katy Perry joins forces with Nicki Minaj for new single “Swish Swish”

19 May

American singer/songwriter Katheryn Hudson, professionally known as Katy Perry, has released her new promotional single online.

“Swish Swish” – which was produced by Duke Dumont alongside Noah “Mailbox” Passovoy and PJ “PromNite” Sledge – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track was also co-written by Sarah Hudson (Dua Lipa, Charli XCX) and Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard (Rihanna, Halsey).

In case you didn’t know, “Swish Swish” marks the second collaboration between Minaj and Perry, as the latter co-wrote “Get on Your Knees,” taken from Minaj’s 2014 album “The Pinkprint,” alongside Sarah Hudson, Chloe Angelides, Jacob “JKash” Kasher, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, and Henry “CIRKUT” Walter.

Perry’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Witness,” on the other hand, will arrive on June 9th via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Prism” – featuring singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit” – delivers further contributions from Max Martin (Tori Kelly), Sia Furler (Camila Cabello), Ali Payami (Ellie Goulding), Ferras Al-Qaisi (Ricky Martin), Shellback (Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “Swish Swish” below.

Halsey liberates new single “Eyes Closed”

6 May

American singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, professionally known as Halsey, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Halsey alongside Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “6 Inch,” Rihanna’s “Woo,” Lana Del Rey’s “Lust for Life,” Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder,” and Drake’s “Crew Love.”

Production duties on “Eyes Closed” were handled by Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin (Ciara, Ed Sheeran), Magnus “Cashmere Cat” Hoiberg (Kacy Hill, Jhene Aiko) and Nathan “Happy” Perez (Miguel, Frank Ocean).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Halsey’s upcoming sophomore studio collection “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” – featuring previous single “Now or Never” – will arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Christoper Braide (Jessie Reyez), Lido (ASAP Ferg), Sia (Beyonce), Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Dan Wilson (Adele), Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue), Justin Tranter (Betty Who), and AMMO (Jessie J).

Listen to the audio clip for “Eyes Closed” below.

Halsey unwraps tracklisting for sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom”

29 Apr

American singer/songwriter Halsey – born Ashley Frangipane – has unwrapped the trackliting for her upcoming sophomore album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,” out on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

Current single “Now or Never” – which was co-written by Starrah and collectively produced by Benny Blanco, Happy Perez, and Cashmere Cat – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” delivers additional alliances with Lido (Ariana Grande), Christopher Braide (Lana Del Rey), Sia Furler (Labrinth), Ricky Reed (Kesha), Dan Wilson (Noah Cyrus), Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez), Rogét Chahayed (Kendrick Lamar), The Weeknd (Rihanna) and AMMO (Jason Derulo).

See the tracklisting for “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” below.

(1) The Prologue / (2) 100 Letters / (3) Eyes Closed / (4) Heaven in Hiding / (5) Alone / (6) Now or Never / (7) Sorry / (8) Good Morning / (9) Lie / (10) Walls Could Talk / (11) Bad at Love / (12) Don’t Play / (13) Strangers / (14) Angel on Fire / (15) Devil in Me / (16) Hopeless

Listen to the audio clip for “Now or Never” below.

Cashmere Cat reveals release date for new album “9”

19 Apr

Cashmere Cat has revealed the release date for his upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian DJ and record producer – born Magnus Hoiberg – will release “9” on April 28 via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Current promotional single “9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other artists backing Cashmere Cat on “9” are Jhene Aiko (“Please Don’t Go”), Camila Cabello (“Love Invincible”), Selena Gomez (“Trust Nobody”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Infinite Stripes”), Ariana Grande (“Quit”), The Weeknd (“Wild Love”), Kacy Hill (“Europa Pools”) and Kehlani (“Night Night”).

The highly-anticipated project also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Halsey), Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears), SOPHIE (Charli XCX), Frank Dukes (Lorde), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Evian Christ (Tinashe) and Rock City (Keri Hilson).

Stream “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Cashmere Cat reveals title for debut album

4 Apr

Cashmere Cat has revealed the title of his upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist – born Magnus Hoiberg – christened his first studio collection “9” and will release it later this year via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Current promotional single “9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ and London-based electronic music producer SOPHIE – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the additional tracks slotted for inclusion on “9” are “Love Incredible (f/ Camila Cabello),” “Wild Love (f/ The Weeknd and Francis & the Lights),” “Trust Nobody (f/ Selena Gomez & Tory Lanez),” “Throw Myself a Party (f/ Starrah, 2 Chainz & Tory Lanez),” and “Please Don’t Go (f/ Jhene Aiko).”

On the production front, Cashmere Cat’s resume boasts works with The Weeknd (“True Colors”), Britney Spears (“Just Luv Me”), Travis Scott (“Way Back”), Ariana Grande (“Be My Baby”), Kanye West (“Wolves”), Tinashe (“All Hands on Deck”), Kid Ink (“Body Language”), Ryn Weaver (“OctaHate”), Miguel (“Going to Hell”), Justine Skye (“Save My Soul”) and Gwen Stefani (“Hell Yeah Baby”).

He also worked with songwriters and fellow producers including Benny Blanco, Julia Michaels, RoboPop, Bebe Rexha, Stargate, Rock City, Charli XCX, Michael Angelakos, Two Inch Punch, Cathy Dennis, Mike Dean, Sia Furler, Ben Billions, Belly, Frank Dukes, Steve Mac, RoboPop, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rostam Batmanglij, Frank Ocean, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Happy Perez, and AMMO.

Listen to the audio clip for “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Nicki Minaj unleashes new single “Regret in Your Tears”

10 Mar

Nicki Minaj has unleashed her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Minaj alongside Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” Ella Mai’s “Lay Up,” Cashmere Cat’s “Trust Nobody,” and The Weeknd’s “True Colors.”

Production duties on “Regret in Your Tears” were collectively handled by Boi-1da (Tinashe, Kendrick Lamar), Allen Ritter (Drake, Travis Scott) and Frank Dukes (Lorde, Kanye West).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Minaj will release her fourth studio album – featuring “No Frauds” and “Changed It” – later this year via Young Money / Cash Money Records in partnership with Republic Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2014’s “The Pinkprint,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Pills ‘N Potions,” “Anaconda,” “Only,” and “Feeling Myself.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Regret in Your Tears” below.