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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.

[Musician’s Galore] Meleni “Polly A.” Smith

8 Jul

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Meleni Smith, also known by her stage name Polly A., is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She is known for her singles “The Brooklyn Sun,” “Denial,” “Pick Your Poison,” “Nature,” “Meet Me in the Bathroom” and “Happy,” which was featured on the original motion picture soundtrack “Hitch” and later on covered by Natasha Bedingfield.

On the songwriting front, Smith has co-penned tracks for Alicia Keys (“Love is My Disease”), J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), Selena Gomez (“Bang Bang Bang”), Nadine Coyle (“Feels Like Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Left … Right”), Nicole Scherzinger (“Satellite”), and Kat Dahlia (“Mirror”).

She also collaborated with top producers and fellow songwriters including Soulshock & Karlin, Frankie Storm, Toby Gad, Priscilla Renea, Salaam Remi, Crada, Kwame Holland, Syience, Jonas Jeberg, Fernando Garibay, Happy Perez, Boi-1da, Quiz & Larossi, Dave Tozer, Chuck Harmony, and Stargate.

Her latest single “Ghetto Gold Dream” – which was produced by regular collaborator Synematik – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 222 Records and Interscope Records.

Hope you enjoy the Spotify playlist dedicated to Meleni “Polly A.” Smith 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.

Emeli Sande hits the studio with Supa Dups, Di Genius

1 Sep

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Emeli Sande has recorded new material with Supa Dups and Di Genius.

“In the studio with @SupaDups & @EmeliSande” Di Genius posted to his Twitter profile on Tuesday (September 01, 2015).

The Jamaican record producer and songwriter – born Stephen McGregor – is known for his works with Lianne La Havas (“Midnight”), Nelly Furtado (“Don’t Leave Me”) and Katy B (“Little Red Light”) and Mali Music (“One”).

Meanwhile, Supa Dups’ songwriting and production resume includes works for Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Bruno Mars (“Liquor Store Blues”), Estelle (“Come Over”) and Cover Drive (“Can’t Live in a World”).

Collectively, Supa Dups and Di Genius have contributed to the next projects by Pia Mia [Interscope Records], Krishane [Atlantic Records], Cris Cab [Island Records], Tanika [Virgin EMI Records] and Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records].

Sande, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her second studio collection later this year through Capitol Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The highly-anticipated project reportedly boasts further contributions from Naughty Boy, Mojam, Rodney Jerkins, Chris Loco, Syience, Jim Eliot, TMS, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Mac & Phil, and Jonathan “Jonny” Coffer.

Sande’s debut album, 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.”

Watch the music video for “Beneath Your Beautiful” below.

Emeli Sande hits the studio with David Guetta

5 Oct

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Emeli Sande is making music with David Guetta.

There’s been no word on what the pair worked on last night, or whether the session was intended for a future Guetta release or Sande’s second LP.

Guetta’s last single, the Sam Martin-assisted “Lovers on the Sun,” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

The French trance DJ and music producer will release his sixth studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Parlophone Records.

Sande, meanwhile, is currently putting the final touches on her second album. The still-untitled LP serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events,” which featured hit singles including “My Kind of Love” and “Next to Me.”

For the highly-anticipated project, Sande has teamed up with Naughty Boy (Bastille, Ed Sheeran), Chris Loco (Laura Welsh, Sinead Harnett), Jonny Coffer (Sam Smith, Gorgon City) and Syience (Beyonce, John Legend).

Fans of Sande’s poignant songwriting should look out for the next projects by Rihanna [Roc Nation Records], Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records] and Jess Glynne [Atlantic Records].

Watch the music video for David Guetta’s “Lovers on the Sun” below.

Gabrielle hits the studio with Paul O’Duffy for new album

29 Jan

Gabrielle has collaborated with Paul Staveley O’Duffy for her upcoming as-yet-untitled sixth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2007’s “Always.”

The British hitmaker is responsible for co-writing and producing tracks including “Wake Up Alone” by Amy Winehouse [Universal Music Group / Island Records], “Didn’t I” by Marlon Roudette [Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records] and “Yeah Right” by Dionne Bromfield [Universal Music Group / Island Records].

Meanwhile, other musicians backing Gabrielle on the new collection are Richard “Biff” Stannard (Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis Bextor), Reginald “Syience” Perry (Paloma Stoecker, Cheryl Cole), Shahid “Naughty Boy” Khan (Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon) and Mojam Music: James Murray & Mustafa Omer (Mutya Keisha Siobhan, Emeli Sande).