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Lianne La Havas shares music video for “Tokyo”

10 Aug

Lianne La Havas has shared a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Ravi Dhar-directed clip for “Tokyo” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (August 09, 2017).

The track was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, whose resume boasts further works with Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Birdy (“Blown Apart”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”), Kandace Springs (“Chosen”), Pixie Geldof (“Escape Route”), Lea Michele (“Don’t Look Down”), Paloma Faith (“Flood”) and Bat for Lashes (“In Your Bed”).

Havas’ current studio collection “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable” and “What You Don’t Do” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” boasts additional contributions from Al Shux (Kelela), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Di Genius (Tanika), Shea Taylor (Bridget Kelly), Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Howard Lawrence (Frances) and Mark Batson (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Tokyo” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Hurts”

5 Sep

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Hurts” as the first promotional cut from her sophomore album and will release it in September 16 via iTunes.

Production duties on “Hurts” were collectively handled by regular collaborators Mac & Phil (Ava Lily, Tamera Foster) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Jess Glynne).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Shakil Ashraf, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “Next to Me” below.

Emeli Sande announces details for new single “Intermission”

26 Aug

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Emeli Sande has announced the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer-songwriter christened “Intermission” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore studio collection and will release it in September via iTunes.

Production duties on “Intermission” were handled by Shakil “Shakaveli” Ashraf, who also worked with the likes of Naughty Boy (“Pardon Me”), James Arthur (“Flyin”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), and Krept & Konan (“Messages”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Sande’s second album is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Capitol Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional alliances with Naughty Boy, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Rodney Jerkins, Supa Dups, Jerry Duplessis, Wyclef Jean, Di Genius, Jim Eliot, Crada, Tre Jean-Marie, Mike Spencer, Jonny Coffer, Mojam, Syience, and TMS.

Sande’s debut studio collection, 2012’s “Our Version of Events”, debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and delivered international hit singles including “Heaven,” “Next to Me,” “Clown” and “My Kind of Love.”

On the songwriting front, Sande co-penned tracks for Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”), Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), David Guetta (“What I Did for Love”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

Watch the music video for “My Kind of Love” below.

Emeli Sande hints at new collaboration with Wyclef Jean

18 Feb

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Emeli Sande has hinted at a new collaboration with Wyclef Jean.

“WYCLEF HERO JEAN,” the Scottish singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram account on Wednesday (February 17, 2016).

Along with regular collaborator Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Jean co-wrote and produced songs for Whitney Houston (“My Love is Your Love”), Shakira (“Hips Don’t Lie”), Estelle (“Thank You”), and Samantha Jade (“Step Up”).

His extensive resume includes further works with Carlos Santana (“Maria Maria”), T.I. (“You Know What It Is”), R. Kelly (“Ghetto Religion”), Mya (“Pussycats”), Cris Cab (“Ticket”) and Major Lazer (“Reach for the Stars”).

Meanwhile, Sande will release the follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” later this year through Capitol Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Mac & Phil, Jonny Coffer, Rodney Jerkins, Mojam, Supa Dups, Di-Genius, TMS, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Jim Eliot, Syience, and Mike Spencer.

As a songwriter, Sande recently co-penned cuts for Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), The Veronicas (“Always”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

In addition to launching her own management company, “Jupiter Management,” in partnership with Roc Nation, she also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA], Raye [Polydor Records], and Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI].

Watch the music video for “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” below.

Lianne La Havas debuts new single “Fairytale”

14 Feb

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Lianne La Havas has debuted her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter-guitarist posted the audio clip for “Fairytale” to her YouTube channel on Friday (February 12, 2016).

“Fairytale” appears on La Havas’s “Blood Solo” EP, which is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

The original issue of “Blood” – featuring singles “Unstoppable,” “What You Don’t Do” and “Green & Gold” – was released in July 31, 2015 through Nonesuch Records (US) and Warner Brothers Records (UK).

Commercial performance-wise, the follow-up to 2012’s “Is Your Love Big Enough?” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and number fifty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered collaborations with Paul Epworth (Adele), Matthew Hales (Sara Bareilles), Al Shux (Elle Varner), Shea Taylor (Beyonce), Di Genius (Nelly Furtado), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure), and Sam Dew (Rihanna).

Listen to the audio clip for “Fairytale” below.

Lianne La Havas unveils new single “Green and Gold” music video

3 Nov

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Lianne La Havas has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Green & Gold” to her YouTube channel on Monday (November 02, 2015).

“Green & Gold” was written and produced by Havas and Jamie Lidell along with Matthew Hales, whose other credits include Sara Bareilles (“Islands”), Rebecca Ferguson (“I Choose You”) and Andreya Triana (“Giants”).

Havas’ latest studio collection “Blood” – featuring previous singles “Unstoppable” an “What You Don’t Do” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Nonesuch Records and Warner Bros Records.

Other album contributors include Shea Taylor (Mack Wilds), Mark Batson (India Arie), Di Genius (Maverick Sabre), Al Shux (Lana Del Rey), Sam Dew (Alicia Keys) and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure (Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Green & Gold” below.

Melissa Steel hints at new collaboration with Dallas Austin

14 Oct

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Melissa Steel has hinted at a new collaboration with Dallas Austin.

“Had a sick session with @DallasAustin and the co today,” the British singer/songwriter tweeted on Tuesday (October 13, 2015).

Austin recently co-wrote “FourFiveSeconds” for Rihanna along with Kirby Lauryen and Mike Dean. The Kanye West and Paul McCartney-assisted track peaked to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

He also worked with Janet Jackson (“Just a Little While”), Lionel Richie (“Reason to Believe”), Madonna (“Secret”), Pink (“Don’t Let Me Get Me”), TLC (“Silly Ho”), Kelis (“Trick Me”) and Monica (“Don’t Take It Personal).

Meanwhile, Steel is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Kisses for Breakfast” and “You Love Me?” – next year through Disturbing London in conjunction with Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled LP reportedly delivers productions from Chris Loco (Tori Kelly), Di Genius (Emeli Sande), Rodney Jerkins (Sam Smith), Harmony Samuels (Ciara), Knox Brown (Little Mix) and Bless Beats (Jess Glynne).

Austin, on the other hand, contributed to the next projects by Krishane [Atlantic Records], M.O [Operator Records] and Cris Cab [Island Records].

Watch the music video for “Beat and Path” below.