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RAYE teams with Jonas Blue, Steve Mac for new collaboration

5 Jun

British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, professionally known as RAYE, has teamed up with Jonas Blue and Steve Mac for a new collaboration.

Blue previously teamed up with RAYE on hit single “By Your Side,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, recent songwriting and production credits by Mac (born Steven McCutcheon) include Rita Ora’s “Your Song,” Liam Payne’s “Strip That Down,” Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” Clean Bandit’s “Symphony,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Olly Murs’ “Deeper,” Anne-Marie’s “Alarm,” and James Blunt’s “2005.”

RAYE, on the other hand, is expected to release her next project, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Second,” later this year via Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields contributions from Illangelo (Jorja Smith), Billy Walsh (Camila Cabello), Jonny Lattimer (Izzy Bizu), Adam Midgley (Dua Lipa), Felix Snow (SZA), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware), Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Joel Compass (FKA twigs), Blue May (Denai Moore), Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Jimmy Napes (Ray BLK) and TMS (Carly Rae Jepsen).

Current promotional single “The Line” – which was produced by regular collaborator Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting front, RAYE recently co-penned 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here” alongside Adam Baptiste, Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike and Arnthor Birgisson, as well as Tara Carosielli’s “Money” alongside Hannah Yadi and Maaike Kito Lebbing (aka Kito).

She has also contributed to the next projects by Rita Ora [Atlantic], Mabel McVey [Polydor], Era Istrefi [Ultra Music], Rudimental [Atlantic], Anne-Marie [Major Tom’s Music], Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor].

Stream the audio clip for “The Line” below.

Julia Michaels reunites for Justin Tranter, Mattman & Robin for new single “Uh Huh”

2 Jun

American singer/songwriter Julia Michaels has liberated her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Justin Tranter, who previously collaborated with Michaels on “Issues,” as well as Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” Linkin Parks’ “Heavy,” Sofia Carson’s “Back to Beautiful,” Kygo’s “Carry Me,” Pia Mia’s “Touch,” Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Nicole Scherzinger’s “Run,” Fifth Harmony’s “Dope,” and John Legend’s “What You Do to Me.”

Production duties on “Uh Huh” were handled by Mattias Larsson and Robin Fredriksson of Mattman & Robin, who are also behind other tracks co-written by Michaels and Tranter including Britney Spears’ “Slumber Party,” Gwen Stefani’s “Make Me Like You,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Love Myself,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” and Nick Jonas’ “Close.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Michaels is expected to release her debut project later this year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection reportedly boasts additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten), Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware), Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), Ammar Malik (Shawn Mendes), Jack Antonoff (Lorde) and Stephan Moccio (Tori Kelly).

Fans of Michaels songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Tinashe, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, and Snakehips.

Stream the audio clip for “Uh Huh” below.

Rita Ora drafts Jimmy Napes for sophomore album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Rita Ora has drafted James Napier, professionally known as Jimmy Napes, for her upcoming sophomore album.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter is known for his works with Sam Smith (“I’m Not the Only One”), Disclosure (“Latch”), Alicia Keys (“Hallelujah”), Mary J. Blige (“Nobody But You”), Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Liv Dawson (“Searching”), Ellie Goulding (“Heal”), Lapsley (“Hurt Me”), Javeon (“Intoxicated”), Ria Ritchie (“In My Blood”), Lianne La Havas (“Wonderful”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Napes’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Noonie Bao, Toby Gad, Diplo, Rodney Jerkins, Francis “Eg” White, Matt Prime, James Draper, Youthonix, Naughty Boy, Mojam Music, Jonny Coffer, Julio Bashmore, Tobias Jesso Jr., MoZella, Craze & Hoax, MNEK, Philip Plested, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, Levi Lennox, James Ford, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Ora is scheduled to release her second studio collection – featuring lead single “Your Song” as well as “Him & Me,” “Girls,” “Falling to Pieces” and “Velvet Rope” – later this year via Atlantic Records.

In addition to confirmed collaborators Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt and Sam Romans, the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, RAYE, Jake Gosling, Ammar Malik, Stargate, Eyelar, Leon Thomas, Diana Gordon, Max McElligott, Chelcee Grimes, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Meghan Trainor, Dallas K, and Jin Jin.

Stream the following the playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ work!

Rita Ora teams with Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac for new single “Your Song”

13 May

Rita Ora has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Your Song” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it on May 26 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran, whose other credits include Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself,” Jessie Ware’s “Say You Love Me,” Hilary Duff’s “Tattoo,” Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made for Loving You,” and Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling.”

Production duties on “Your Song” were handled by Steve Mac, who is also responsible for Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Zara Larsson’s “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and Anne-Marie’s “Alarm.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s second studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “ORA,” will arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Diana Gordon, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Jin Jin, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Georgia Ku, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt, Max McElligott, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Sam Romans, Justin Tranter, and Ammar Malik.

Stream “ORA” below.

Zara Larsson selects “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” as new single

22 Mar

Zara Larsson has selected “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” as the next promotional cut from her latest album, “So Good,” now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Larsson alongside Johnny McDaid and fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran, who also penned songs for James Blunt (“Time of Our Lives”), Taylor Swift (“Everything Has Changed”), Hillary Duff (“Tattoo”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), Major Lazer (“Cold Water”), Tori Kelly (“I Was Made for Loving You”) and Jessie Ware (“Say You Love Me”).

Production duties on “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” were handled by Steve Mac, whose other credits include Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” Clean Bandit’s “Symphony,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Anne-Marie’s “Alarm,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Thumbs,” and Demi Lovato’s “Kingdom Come.”

In addition to previous singles “Lush Life” and “Ain’t My Fault,” Larsson’s latest album delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Stargate (“Sun Down”), Julia Michaels (“One Mississippi”), Stint (“Make That Money Girl”), Ana Diaz (“Funeral”) and MNEK (“What They Say”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Don’t Let Me Be Yours” below.

Clean Bandit teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne, Jimmy Napes

20 Mar

Clean Bandit have reunited in the studio with Jess Glynne and Jimmy Napes.

“MC Emotional Banger and DJ Vibrancy jamming @jessglynne @jimmynapes,” the British electronic music group – composed of Grace Chatto and siblings Jack and Luke Patterson – posted to their Instagram profile.

Clean Bandit previously teamed with Glynne and Napes on international hit single “Rather Be,” which topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Glynne also provided guest vocals on Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” which peaked to number two on the UK Singles Chart, and Napes co-wrote “Extraordinary,” which delivered guest vocals from UK singer-songwriter Sharna Bass.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the upcoming sophomore album by Clean Bandit – featuring singles “Tears,” “Rockabye” and “Symphony” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Craig David), Mark Ralph (AlunaGeorge), Ina Wroldsen (Janelle Monae), Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez) and Steve Mac (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Toby Gad (Beyonce), Natasha Bedingfield (Tori Kelly), Labrinth (Noah Cyrus), Priscilla Renae (Rihanna), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Eyelar (Diztortion), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), MNDR (Charli XCX) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Symphony” below.

Ella Henderson hits the studio with MNEK

16 Mar

Ella Henderson has recorded new music with MNEK.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer – real name Uzoechi Emenike – is known for his works with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”), Sabina Ddumba (“Time”), Becky Hill (“Warm”), Madonna (“Hold Tight”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), MØ (“Final Song”), Little Mix (“Nothing Feels Like You”) and Beyonce (“Hold Up”).

MNEK fans should also keep an eye on the next projects by Ray BLK, Akon, Christina Aguilera, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Bebe Rexha, Diztortion, Melissa Steel, Tamera Foster, KStewart, Camille Purcell, Terri Walker, Brandon Skeie, Wolfie, Charli XCX, Shift K3Y, and TYNI.

Henderson, on the other hand, will release the follow-up to 2014’s “Chapter One” later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

Other hitmakers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are TMS, Jason Evigan, Fraser T. Smith, Dallas Austin, Cass Lowe, The Rascals, Johan Carlsson, Emanuel Kiriakou, Andrew Goldstein, Parker Ighile, Josh Record, Electric, Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Adam Argyle, Jez Ashurst, Mojam Music, Steve Mac, Jamie Scott, Kuya Productions, Robopop, Isa Machine, GRADES, Jonny Coffer, Steve Robson, Patrik Patrikious, Youthonix, Joe Janiak, MYKL, Julian Bunetta, John Henry Ryan, and Mac & Phil.

Watch the music video for “The Rhythm” below.