Tag Archives: Thomas Hull

Mabel McVey reunites with Kid Harpoon for new collaboration

25 Jul

Swedish-British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey has reunited with Kid Harpoon for a new collaboration.

Harpoon previously co-wrote “Bedroom” and “Ivy” for McVey alongside Sarah Aarons and Brian Kennedy, respectively.

Harpoon’s recent songwriting and production credits also include Years & Years’ “Sanctify,” Jessie Ware’s “Alone,” Plan B’s “Grateful,” Lykke Li’s “Bad Woman,” Harry Styles’ “Carolina,” and Lea Michele’s “Heavy Love.”

Meanwhile, McVey is expected to release her next project – featuring the Marlon Roudette-penned “Fine Line” – later this year via Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional productions and songwriting alliances with Fraser T. Smith (“Put Your Name on It”), Joel Compass (“I Told You”), Amy Wadge (“Do it All Again”), Tre Jean-Marie (“Side of You”), Jordan Riley (“Lose My Cool”) and TMS (“Sleep At Night”).

Watch the music video for “Bedroom” below.

Years & Years unleash sophomore album “Palo Santo”

6 Jul

British synthpop band Years & Years – composed of members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Türkmen – have released their sophomore studio collection online.

“Palo Santo” – featuring singles “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” Years & Years have reunited with producers Mark Ralph, Greg Kurstin, Kid Harpoon, and Two Inch Punch.

Other album contributors are Grades, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Alex Hope, Jesse Shatkin, Steve Mac, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream “Palo Santo” below.

Ella Eyre hits the studio with Caitlyn Scarlett, Mojam Music

6 Jun

Ella Eyre has teamed up with fellow recording artist Caitlyn Scarlett and songwriting/production duo Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

In addition to putting the final touches on her upcoming project “Red Tape, Vol. 2,” Scarlett also co-penned a new song for Columbia Records-signee Lennon Stella entitled “Script” alongside Fiona Bevan and MNEK.

Meanwhile, Mojam (composed of Mustafa Omer and James Murray) previously collaborated with Eyre on the remix to “If I Go,” as well as Naughty Boy’s “Think About It,” which peaked to number twelve on the UK R&B Singles Chart.

Eyre, on the other hand, is expected to release her sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Jason Evigan, Dyo, Two Inch Punch, ADP, Lauren Christy, Tre Jean-Marie, MNEK, Toby Gad, Ilsey Juber, Jonny Coffer, Steph Jones, Moon Willis, Caroline Ailin, Jonas Jeberg, Emily Warren, Kid Harpoon, Jin Jin, and Hit Impulse.

Watch the music video for “Answerphone” below.

Plan B releases third album “Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose”

6 May

British singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer Plan B has released his third album under Warner Brothers Records.

“Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose” – featuring singles “In the Name of Man” and “Heartbeat” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Ill Manors” boasts contributions from Craze & Hoax, Jonny Coffer, Fred Gibson, Kwabs, Dom Search, Foy Vance, Al Shux, Kid Harpoon, Eric Appapoulay, Mojam Music, Stint, Kieron McIntosh, Tom Wright-Goss, Francis “Eg” White, John Hill, Arrow Benjamin, and Show N Prove.

Stream “Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose” below.

Years & Years reveal tracklisting for new album “Palo Santo”

25 Apr

British electronic music trio Years & Years have revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming sophomore album, “Palo Santo,” which is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current promotional single “Sanctify” – written by lead vocalist Olly Alexander alongside regular collaborator Thomas “Kid Harpoon” Hull – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” delivers additional contributions from Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Mark Ralph, Alex Hope, Grades, Steve Mac, Noonie Bao, MNEK, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

See the tracklisting for “Palo Santo” below.

Standard Edition – (1) Sanctify / (2) Hallelujah / (3) All for You / (4) Karma / (5) Hypnotised / (6) Rendezvous / (7) If You’re over Me / (8) Preacher / (9) Lucky Escape / (10) Palo Santo / (11) Here – Interlude / Deluxe Edition – (12) Howl / (13) Don’t Panic / (14) Up in Flames

Years & Years reunite with Kid Harpoon for new single “Sanctify”

28 Feb

Years & Years have confirmed the details for their new single.

The British synthpop band – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Türkmen – have christened “Sanctify” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore studio collection under Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (UK).

The track was written by Olly Alexander alongside regular collaborator Thomas Hull (professionally known as Kid Harpoon), who previously teamed up with Years & Years on “Take Shelter,” “Worship,” “Desire” and “Meteorite.”

Years & Years’ second album and follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number forty-seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart, is scheduled to arrive later this year.

The new project, tentatively entitled “Snactioned Human,” boasts further contributions from Justin Tranter, MNEK, Julia Michaels, Sarah Hudson, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Noonie Bao, Grades, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “Meteorite” below.

Niia premieres music video for new single “Day & Night”

5 Dec

Niia Rocco, known mononymously as Niia, has shared the music video for her new promotional single online.

The Sasha Samsonova-directed clip for “Day & Night” was posted to the singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Monday (December 04, 2017).

“Day & Night” was written by Niia alongside Simon Wilcox (Britney Spears, Nick Jonas) and Robin Hanniball (Yuna, Kendrick Lamar).

Niia’s debut album “I” – featuring previous promotional single “Nobody” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The project boasts further songwriting contributions from Mikky Ekko (“Sideline”), Purple Ferdinand (“California”), Kid Harpoon (“Hurt You First”) and Cass Lowe & Sasha Sloan (“Girl Like Me”).

Watch the music video for “Day & Night” below.