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Zara Larsson unleashes new single “Ruin My Life”

18 Oct

Zara Larsson has unleashed her new single online.

“Ruin My Life” – which was produced by The Monsters & Strangers and Jackson Foote and co-written by Brittany “Delacey” Amaradio, Michael Pollack, and Jamie “Sermstyle” Sanderson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson is currently working on her upcoming studio collection under TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2017’s “So Good” reportedly delivers further productions from Max Martin, William Wiik Larsen, Jordan Riley, Goldgfingers, Rami Yacoub, Carassius Gold, Grades, Cass Lowe, Digital Farm Animals, and Electric.

On the songwriting front, Larsson has worked with Caroline Ailin, Max Wolfgang, Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji, Erik Hassle, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Marlon Roudette, Natalie Dunn, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, and Whitney Phillips.

Stream the audio clip for “Ruin My Life” below.

Meghan Trainor teams up with The Monsters and the Strangerz

28 Oct

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Meghan Trainor has teamed with The Monsters and the Strangerz on new music.

The production and songwriting team – composed of Alexander Izquierdo, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr. – recently helmed “Hey Everybody!” for 5 Seconds of Summer.

Their resume includes further works with Joe Jonas (“Levels”), Isac Elliot (“Lipstick”), Rita Ora (“Body on Me”), Austin Mahone (“Dirty Work”), Jason Derulo (“Cheyenne”) and Bebe Rexha (“I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”).

Meanwhile, Trainor is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album next year through Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly features alliances with Babyface (Madonna, Janet Jackson), Antonio Dixon (Beyonce, Colbie Caillat), Taylor Parks (Prince Royce, Mollie King) and The Rascals (Fleur East, Ariana Grande).

Trainor’s first studio collection “Title” – featuring singles “All About the Bass,” “Lips Are Movin,” “Dear Future Husband” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets. .

Watch the music video for “Better When I’m Dancin” below.

Rita Ora teams with Chantal Kreviazuk for new album?

22 Dec

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British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has registered a new song title with ASCAP – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

“Last Love” was written Chantal Kreviazuk along with Clarence Coffee Jr., Marcus Lomax, Stefan Johnson and Jordan Johnson of production and songwriting team The Monsters & the Strangerz.

The track is expected to appear on Rita Ora’s highly-anticipated second album, which will be released next year via Roc Nation and Columbia Records.

Kreviazuk’s resume includes works for Lea Michele (“Burn with You”), Shakira (“You Don’t Care About Me”), Jennifer Lopez (“Emotions”), Kelly Clarkson (“Walk Away”), Drake (“Over My Dead Body”) and Gwen Stefani (“Rich Girl”).

Meanwhile, The Monsters & the Strangerz are responsible for helming Bebe Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” [Parlophone], Maroon 5’s “It Was Always You” [Interscope] and Bebe Rexha’s “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” [WBR].

The follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly spawns further collaborations with will.i.am (Usher, Mariah Carey), Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, FKA twigs), Tommy Brown (Jhene Aiko, Ariana Grande) and Diplo (Madonna, Katy Perry).

Watch the lyric video for Kreviazuk’s new single “I Will Be” below.

Lea Michele premieres “On My Way” music video

19 May

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Lea Michele has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“On My Way” – produced by The Monsters & The Strangerz along with Kuk Harrell – marks the second promotional single from the artist’s debut album, “Louder,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The track – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets – was written by Ali Tamposi along with Fernando Garibay, Macrus Lomax, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, and Clarence Coffee.

Video treatment was handled by Hannah Lux Davis, whose credits include Tinashe’s “2 On” [RCA Records], Paris Hilton’s “Good Time” [Republic Records] and Jason Derulo’s “Marry Me” [Beluga Heights / Warner Bros. Records].

“Louder” boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Sia Furler (Carly Rae Jepsen, Rita Ora), Stargate (Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland), Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and Chris Braide (Beyonce, Lana Del Rey).

Watch the music video for “On My Way” below.

Lea Michele teams up with Hannah Lux Davis for “On My Way” music video

23 Apr

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Lea Michele has teamed up with Hannah Lux Davis for her next video.

“On My Way” – produced by The Monsters and the Strangerz – marks the second promotional single from the artist’s debut album, “Louder,” out now via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The track was written by Ali Tamposi, Fernando Garibay, Jordan Johnson, Stefan Johnson, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Hannah Lux Davis has previously directed clips for Miley Cyrus [RCA Records], Ciara [Epic Records], Fifth Harmony [Syco Music], Jay Sean [Republic Records] and Delta Goodrem [Sony Music Australia].

Some of her recent credits include “2 On” by Tinashe [RCA Records], “Good Time” by Paris Hilton [Young Money Records], “Marry Me” by Jason Derulo [Warner Bros. Records] and “Vacation” by G.R.L. [Kemosabe Records].

Watch the music video for “Cannonball” below. The track was written by Sia Furler and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin along with Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Norwegian production duo Stargate.

The Monsters & The Strangerz grace debut album by Bebe Rexha

25 Feb

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The Monsters and The Strangerz have graced the upcoming as-yet-untitled debut album by singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha.

The songwriting and production team features The Monsters: Alexander “Xplicit” Izquierdo, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson and The Strangerz: Marcus “Marc Lo” Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr.

They have previously worked with artists including Sia Furler [RCA Records], Kylie Minogue [Parlophone Records], Lea Michele [Columbia Records], Demi Lovato [Hollywood Records] and Carly Rae Jepsen [Interscope Records].

Some of their recent credits including “Leave My Heart Out of This” by Fifth Harmony [Epic Records], “Only When You’re Close” by Zendaya [Hollywood Records] and “The Reason” by Cody Simpson [Atlantic Records].

Meanwhile, the new LP by Bebe Rexha is expected to be released later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

In addition to The Monsters & The Strangerz, the “Comeback Kids” star also teamed up with Chris Braide (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Fraser T. Smith (Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding) and Billy Steinberg (Celine Dion, Paris Hilton).

Watch the music video for Cash Cash’s new single “Take Me Home” – which features vocals from Bebe Rexha – below.

Zendaya previews self-titled debut album online

11 Sep

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Zendaya has previewed her self-titled debut album online.

The new collection will be released in the United States on September 17 via Universal Music Group / Hollywood Records.

Lead single “Replay” – written by Tiffany Fred, Paul “Phamous” Shelton and Mick Schultz – is now available for download via iTunes.

Other songwriters on the album include Autumn Rowe (Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson), Livvi Franc (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), Sam Watters (Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino) and Rob Allen (Chris Brown, Jessica Jarrell).

Production work was handled by Harmony “H-Money” Samuels / Jonas “Jay Jay” Jeberg / Ronald “Jukebox” Jackson / The Suspex: Mitch Allan & Jason Evigan / The Monsters: Alexander “Xplicit” Izquierdo, Stefan Johnson & Jordan Johnson / The Strangerz: Marcus “Marc Lo” Lomax and Clarence Coffee Jr.