Tag Archives: Stephen Wrabel

Arlissa taps James “Malay” Ho for new collaboration

20 Feb

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has tapped Malay for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born James Ho) has previously worked with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Fans of Malay’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jazmine Sullivan, Zhavia Ward, Fletcher, Lennon Stella, Kai, Ingrid Andress, and RuthAnne.

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming debut project under Def Jam Recordings reportedly yields further contributions from Jesse Shatkin, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Lostboy, Andre Harris, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, and Wrabel.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Arlissa recruits Wrabel, Stint for new collaboration

7 Feb

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Meanwhile, Stint (born Ajay Bhattacharyya) is responsible for helming Alina Baraz’s “Feels Right,” Nao’s “Drive and Disconnect,” Jessie Ware’s “Alone,” Sabrina Claudio’s “Unravel Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” AlunaGeorge’s “Jealous,” and Zara Larsson’s “Make That Money Girl.”

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jesse Shatkin, MoZella, RyKeyz, Jeff Kleinman, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sinai Tedross, Andre Harris, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, T-Collar, and Pip Kembo.

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Kesha releases new album “Rainbow”

11 Aug

American singer/songwriter Kesha Rose Sebert, known mononymously as Kesha, has released her new studio collection online.

“Rainbow” – featuring promotional singles “Praying,” “Woman,” “Hymn” and “Learn to Let Go” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Cara Salimando (Ella Henderson), James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld), Stephen Wrabel (Ellie Goulding) and Justin Tranter (Gwen Stefani).

On the production front, Kesha has worked with Ricky Reed (Meghan Trainor), Stuart Crichton (Kylie Minogue), Drew Pearson (Michelle Branch), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) and Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey).

Stream “Rainbow” below.

Billy Raffoul drops new promotional single “Dark Four Door”

14 Jul

Canadian singer/songwriter Billy Raffoul has dropped his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Ross Golan, whose other credits include Jasmine Thompson’s “Old Friends,” Charlie Puth’s “Then There’s You,” Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman,” Nelly’s “Sounds Good to Me,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” and Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love.”

Production duties on “Dark Four Door” were handled by Mike Crossey, whose resume boasts further works with Take That (“River”), Kaleo (“Way Down We Go”), The 1975 (“Love Me”), Wolf Alice (“Giant Peach”), Twenty One Pilots (“The Judge”), Imelda May (“Tribal”) and Amber Run (“Spark”).

Raffoul’s upcoming debut project – featuring the Simon Wilcox-assisted / Sir Nolan-produced “Driver” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jake Gosling, Ina Wroldsen, Chris Leonard, Julia Michaels, Paul O’Duffy, Hayley Warner, Matthew Friedman, Natalie Hemby, Wayne Hector, Ilsey Juber, Matt Morris, Audra Mae, Wrabel, Justin Tranter, and MoZella.

Watch Raffoul perform “Dark Four Door” below.

Kesha delivers new promotional single “Woman”

13 Jul

American singer/songwriter Kesha has delivered her new single online.

“Woman” – featuring the Dap-Kings Horns – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Kesha alongside fellow recording artist Wrabel, whose other credits include Afrojack’s “Ten Feet Tall,” Ellie Goulding’s “Devotion,” Rozzi Crane’s “Crazy Ass Bitch,” Katharine McPhee’s “Break,” Adam Lambert’s “Nirvana,” and Lea Michele’s “Run to You.”

Production duties on “Woman” were collectively handled by Drew Pearson (Michelle Branch, Phillip Phillips) and Christopher “Brody” Brown (Adele, Bruno Mars).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kesha’s upcoming third album “Rainbow” – featuring the Ben Abraham-assisted / Ryan Lewis-produced “Praying” – will arrive on August 11 via Kemosabe Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Warrior” boasts further contributions from Ricky Reed (Halsey), Justin Tranter (Troye Sivan), Ryan Tedder (Ariana Grande), Stuart Crichton (Kylie Minogue) and James Newman (Hailee Steinfeld).

Listen to the audio clip for “Woman” below.

Kesha drafts Ben Abraham, Macklemore’s Ryan Lewis for new single “Praying”

6 Jul

American singer/songwriter Kesha has unleashed her new single online.

“Praying” – which was written with Ben Abraham and Macklemore’s Ryan Lewis – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Kesha’s upcoming third studio collection “Rainbow” – featuring additional songs such as “Woman,” “Hymn,” “Bastards” and “Learn to Let Go” – is scheduled to arrive on August 11 via Kemosabe Records.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Warrior” reportedly delivers further contributions from Ricky Reed (Halsey), Chelcee Grimes (Rita Ora), BOOTS (FKA twigs), Tayla Parx (Ariana Grande), Captain Cuts (Bebe Rexha), Wrabel (Ellie Goulding), Ryan Tedder (Adele) and Justin Tranter (Nick Jonas).

Listen to the audio clip for “Praying” below.

LEON confirms details for new promotional single

6 Jul

LEON has confirmed the details for her new promotional single.

The Swedish singer/songwriter (born Lotta Louise Lindgren) has christened “Surround Me” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming project and will release it on July 7th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Wrabel, whose other credits include Afrojack’s “Ten Feet Tall,” Ellie Goulding’s “Devotion,” Rozzi Crane’s “Crazy Ass Bitch,” Katharine McPhee’s “Break,” Prince Royce’s “Kiss Kiss,” Adam Lambert’s “Nirvana,” and Lea Michele’s “Run to You.”

Production duties on “Surround Me” were collectively handled Jon Mills and Kurtis “K9” McKenzie of The Arcade, who are also responsible for Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know,” Bipolar Sunshine’s “Are You Happy,” Khalid’s “Cold Blooded,” Iggy Azalea’s “Beg for It,” and G-Eazy’s “Calm Down.”

LEON’s upcoming project, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records. The still-untitled collection follows 2015’s and 2017’s EPs, “Treasure” and “For You,” respectively.

Watch the music video for “Liar” below.