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Sabina Ddumba hits the studio with MNEK, TMS

7 Sep

Swedish singer/songwriter Sabina Ddumba has enlisted the songwriting and production services of MNEK and TMS for her next album.

Composed of Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher; TMS are responsible for co-writing and producing Sigma’s “Find Me,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” Craig David’s “Better with You,” Dua Lipa’s “Bad Together,” Zac Samuel’s “Play it Cool,” and Ghosted’s “Get Some.”

Meanwhile, MNEK (born Uzoechi Emenike) previously co-wrote and produced “Time,” taken from Ddumba’s debut studio collection, “Homeward Bound,” which peaked to number ten on the Swedish Albums Charts.

Dduma’s yet-to-be-titled second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Sweden.

Among the additional songwriters and producers expected to appear on the album are Shungudzo Kuyimba, Andreas “Axident” Schuller, Dayo Olatunji, Warren “Oak” Felder, Jenna Andrews, James “Gladius” Wong, Hayley Warner, Dantae Johnson, Whitney Phillips, Erik Hassle, and Tayla Parx.

Watch the music video for “Time” below.

Mollie King reunites with Xenomania’s Brian Higgins for new single “Hair Down”

27 Aug

Mollie King has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Hair Down” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on September 1st via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written and produced by Brian Higgins of Xenomania, who previously teamed up with King as part of The Saturdays on “All Fired Up,” which peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

Some of his other notable credits include Girls Aloud’s “Something New,” Alesha Dixon’s “The Boy Does Nothing,” Sugababes’ “Red Dress,” Melanie Blatt’s “Do Me Wrong,” Little Mix’s “Pretend It’s Okay,” Kylie Minogue’s “Giving You Up,” and Rebecca Ferguson’s “Mr. Bright Eyes.”

King’s first studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Jonny Lattimer (Sinead Harnett), Knightstarr (Pixie Lott), The Rascals (Kelly Rowland), Electric (Imani Williams), Red Triangle (Fleur East), Cutfather (Ella Henderson), KIN (Tamera Foster) and Mac & Phil (Leona Lewis).

On the songwriting front, King has worked with Chelcee Grimes (Kesha), Tayla Parx (Liza Owen), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith), Chiara Hunter (Paloma Faith), Fiona Bevan (Antigoni Buxton), Grace Barker (Rita Ora), Cara Salimando (Dua Lipa), Britt Burton (Jessie J) and Nina Nesbitt (Olivia Holt).

Watch the music video for “Back to You” below.

Fifth Harmony liberate new self-titled album

25 Aug

Fifth Harmony – composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, and Lauren Jauregui – have liberated their third studio album online.

Released by Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music in partnership with Epic Records, the self-titled collection – featuring singles “Down,” “Angel” and “He Like That” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” boasts productions from The Monsters & Strangerz, AMMO, Dallas K, Skrillex, Tommy Brown, Harmony Samuels, Dreamlab, Ian Kirkpatrick, Electric, Jason Evigan, and The Stereotypes.

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have worked with Nate Cyphert, Jude Demorest, Ester Dean, Sebastian Kole, Candy Shields, Tayla Parx, Ryan Toby, Whitney Phillips, Dayo Olatunji, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Lisa Scinta.

Stream “Fifth Harmony” below.

Demi Lovato confirms details for new album, releases title track

24 Aug

Demi Lovato has confirmed the details for her upcoming album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her sixth studio collection “Tell Me You Love Me” and will release it on September 29 via Safehouse Records in partnership with Hollywood Records and Island Records.

Now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets; the title track was written by Kirby Lauryen (Beyonce, Ariana Grande), John Hill (Rihanna, Zara Larsson) and Ajay “Stint” Bhattacharyya (Jessie Ware, Carly Rae Jepsen).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Confident” reportedly boasts additional songwriting contributions from Laleh (Tori Kelly), Chloe Angelides (Era Istrefi), Diane Warren (Beyonce), Priscilla Renea (Alicia Keys) and Tayla Parx (Cassie).

On the production front, Lovato has worked with Ido Zmishlany (Stephen Puth), Happy Perez (Camila Cabello), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Neff-U (Mary J. Blige), Oscar Holter (Adam Lambert) and Warren Felder (RAYE).

Stream the audio clip for “Tell Me You Love Me” below.

Fifth Harmony unwrap tracklisting for self-titled album

15 Aug

Fifth Harmony have unwrapped the tracklisting for their upcoming third album, which is scheduled to arrive on August 25 via Syco Music and Epic Records.

Current promotional single “Angel” – which was co-written and co-produced by Skrillex and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “7/27” boasts further productions from The Monsters & Strangerz, AMMO, Dallas K, Tommy Brown, Harmony Samuels, Dreamlab, Ian Kirkpatrick, Electric, Jason Evigan, and The Stereotypes.

On the songwriting front, Fifth Harmony have worked with Nate Cyphert, Jude Demorest, Ester Dean, Sebastian Kole, Candy Shields, Tayla Parx, Ryan Toby, Whitney Phillips, Dayo Olatunji, and Lisa Scinta.

See the tracklisting for “Fifth Harmony” below.

(1) Down (featuring Gucci Mane) / (2) He Like That / (3) Sauced Up / (4) Make You Mad / (5) Deliver / (6) Lonely Night / (7) Don’t Say You Love Me / (8) Angel / (9) Messy / (10) Bridges

Tori Kelly reunites with Ed Sheeran for new collaboration?

13 Aug

American singer/songwriter Victoria Loren Kelly, professionally known as Tori Kelly, has reportedly reunited with Ed Sheeran for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “I Was Made for Loving You,” taken from Kelly’s debut studio collection, 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Sheeran’s songwriting resume boasts further works with Jessie Ware (“Say You Love Me”), Rita Ora (“Your Song”), Liam Payne (“Strip that Down”), Zara Larsson (“Don’t Let Me Be Yours”), Justin Bieber (“Love Yourself”), Hilary Duff (“Tattoo”) and Jess Glynne (“Woman Like Me”).

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes, Natasha Bedingfield, JHart, Tayla Parx, Nate Campany, Fabienne Holloway, Daniel Nigro, Emily Warren, and Wayne Hector.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are MOJAM (aka Mustafa Omer & James Murray), Warren “Oak” Felder, Noel Zancanella, Stephan Moccio, Neff-U, Kyle Shearer, and Fred Cox.

Stream the audio clip for “I Was Made for Loving You” below.

Jimmy Napes teases new collaboration with Tori Kelly

12 Aug

Jimmy Napes has teased a new collaboration with Tori Kelly.

“Had so much fun working with the incredible @torikelly today. When my son realises she’s the elephant from ‘Sing’ it’s going to blow his little mind,” the British singer, songwriter, and record producer posted to Instagram.

Napes’ credits include Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” Liv Dawson’s “Searching, ” Ellie Goulding’s “Heal,” Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be,” and Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians including Richard “Biff” Stannard, Bradford Ellis, Felix Joseph, William “Tourist” Phillips, Toby Gad, Rodney Jerkins, Malay, Francis “Eg” White, Youthonix, Jonny Coffer, Timbaland, Fraser T. Smith, Emile Haynie, and Sampha.

Meanwhile, Kelly is expected to release her sophomore album and follow-up to 2015’s “Unbreakable Smile” later this year via School Boy Records in partnership with Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions from Mojam Music (Louisa Johnson), Warren “Oak” Felder (Demi Lovato), Noel Zancanella (Leona Lewis), Stephan Moccio (Maty Noyes), Theron “Neff-U” Feemster (ZZ Ward), Kyle Shearer (Phoebe Ryan) and Fred Cox (Janelle Monae).

On the songwriting front, Kelly has worked with Natasha Bedingfield (Anne-Marie), James “JHart” Abrahart (Molly Kate Kestner), Tayla Parx (Alina Baraz), Nate Campany (Starley), Fabienne Holloway (Chloe Leone), Daniel Nigro (Charlotte OC), Emily Warren (Dua Lipa) and Wayne Hector (Craig David).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Jimmy Napes’ works!