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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.

Charlie Puth reunites with Ross Golan, Johan Carlsson for new album

17 Mar

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Charlie Puth has reunited with Ross Golan and Johan Carlsson for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo previously teamed with Puth on “Then There’s You,” taken from the artist’s debut album, 2016’s “Nine Track Mind.”

Other notable credits by Golan and Carlsson include Colbie Caillat’s “Live it Up,” Little Mix’s “You Gotta Not,” Jason Derulo’s “Painkiller,” Meghan Trainor’s “Hopeless Romantic,” Gavin DeGraw’s “Fire,” Michael Buble’s “Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow,” One Direction’s “If I Could Fly,” Flo Rida’s “My House,” and Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman.”

Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Nelly Furtado), Toby Gad (Madonna), Jason Evigan (Fifth Harmony), Cirkut (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Enrique Iglesias), John Henry Ryan (John Legend) and Ammo (Beyonce).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (Alicia Keys), Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Alexander “Eskeerdo” Izquierdo (Rihanna), Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo).

Side Note – Make sure you subscribe to Ross Golan’s audio podcast “And the Writer Is …,” where he sits down every week with an acclaimed songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. Among the fellow songwriters interviewed so far are Benny Blanco, Savan Kotecha, Jason Evigan, Sean Douglas, and LunchMoney Lewis.

Listen to the audio clip for “Then There’s You” below.

Lea Michele unveils release date, tracklisting for new album

14 Mar

Lea Michele has unveiled the release date and tracklisting for her upcoming sophomore album.

The actress, singer, and songwriter will release “Places” on April 28 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Current promotional single “Anything’s Possible” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was written by Michele alongside Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Timothy “Tim” Myers.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Louder” boasts further productions from John Shanks (Sheryl Crow), Toby Gad (Jennifer Hudson), Christopher Braide (Jessie Reyez), Kid Harpoon (Eliza Doolittle), Xandy Barry (Jessica Simpson), Andrew Hollander (Fefe Dobson) and Matt Rad (Demi Lovato).

On the songwriting front, Michele has worked with Chantal Kreviazuk (Avril Lavigne), Wrabel (Ellie Goulding), Ali Tamposi (Beyonce), Michael Fitzpatrick (ZZ Ward), Dana Parish (Celine Dion), Fransisca Hall (Betty Who), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez) and Diane Warren (Andra Day).

See the tracklisting for “Places” below.

(1) Love is Alive / (2) Heavy Love / (3) Proud / (4) Believer / (5) Run to You / (6) Heavenly / (7) Anything’s Possible / (8) Getaway Car / (9) Sentimental Memories / (10) Tornado / (11) Hey You

Louisa Johnson liberates new single “Best Behaviour”

10 Mar

Louisa Johnson has liberated her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Johnson alongside Shungudzo Kuyimba (Little Mix, Ella Henderson) and Daniel “Danny” Parker (Shawn Mendes, James Blunt).

Production duties on “Best Behaviour” were handled by Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS, who reportedly worked on the next projects by Craig David, Taya, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Madcon, Fleur East, Mollie King, Aloe Blacc, The Vamps, Imani Williams, Era Istrefi, Dua Lipa, Liv Dawson, RAYE, Paloma Faith, Hey Violet, and Bebe Rexha.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Johnson’s debut studio collection – featuring previous promotional single “So Good” – will arrive later this year via Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Toby Gad (Daya), BURNS (Hailee Steinfeld), Tre Jean-Marie (Christina Aguilera), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Joe Janiak (Snakehips), Arnthor Birgisson (Leona Lewis), Dallas Austin (Macy Gray) and Jason Evigan (Ella Eyre).

On the songwriting front, Johnson has teamed up with MoZella (Pia Mia), Ali Tamposi (Rita Ora), Chloe Angelides (Selena Gomez), Jacob Kasher (Charlie Puth), Sam Romans (John Legend), Ina Wroldsen (Anne-Marie), Emma Rohan (Freemasons), Negin Djafari (Mabel McVey), Wayne Hector (Jess Glynne) and Marlon Roudette (Sinead Harnett).

Listen to the audio clip for “Best Behavior” below.

Charlie Puth hits the studio with John Henry Ryan

8 Mar

Charlie Puth has recorded new music with John Henry Ryan.

The American singer, songwriter and record producer’s credits include Pitbull’s “Fireball,” Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle,” One Direction’s “Perfect,” Robin Schulz’s “Headlights,” Tiesto’s “Summer Nights,” Nick Jonas’ “Take Over,” Maroon 5’s “Cold,” and John Legend’s “Love Me Now.”

Ryan’s extensive resume boasts further works with fellow songwriters and producers Julian Bunetta, Wayne Hector, Ash Pournouri, Ed Drewett, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Kid Harpoon, Emily Wright, DJ Frank-E, Ali Tamposi, Jamie Scott, Sean Douglas, Axident, Eric Bellinger, Ricky Reed, Justin Tranter, David “DQ” Quinones, Sam Martin, and Jonny Coffer.

Meanwhile, Puth is expected to release his sophomore studio collection later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “One Track Mind” reportedly delivers productions from Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson), Jason Evigan (Kehlani, Rachel Platten), Cirkut (Rihanna, Hey Violet), Rami Yacoub (DNCE, Celine Dion) and Ammo (Jessie J, Fifth Harmony).

On the songwriting front, Puth has teamed up with Babyface (Madonna, Alicia Keys), Jacob Kasher (Usher, Bebe Rexha), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes), Eskeerdo (Rihanna, Fifth Harmony), Ilsey Juber (Mariah Carey, Noah Cyrus) and Sean Douglas (Chromeo, Enrique Iglesias).

Watch the music video for “One Call Away” below.

Lindsey Stirling premieres “Love’s Just a Feeling” music video

6 Mar

Lindsey Stirling has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer posted the visual clip for “Love’s Just a Feeling” – featuring guest vocals from Rooty – to her Vevo channel on Monday (March 06, 2017).

The Zedd-produced track was co-written by Rebecca “Becky” Hill (Ella Eyre, Imani Williams), Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa, Leona Lewis) and Toby Gad (Ella Henderson, Louisa Johnson).

Stirling’s latest album “Brave Enough” – featuring further guest appearances from Christina Perri, ZZ Ward, Raja Kumari, Lecrae, and Rivers Cuomo – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Love’s Just a Feeling” below.

Betty Who delivers new single “You Can Cry Tomorrow”

4 Mar

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Betty Who has delivered her new single online.

“You Can Cry Tomorrow” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Peter Thomas, Zakariyah “Zak Waters” Stucchi, Vaughn “DJ U-Tern” Oliver, and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Betty Who will release her sophomore album “The Valley” – featuring previous singles “Some Kinda Wonderful,” “I Love You Always Forever,” “Human Touch” – on March 24 via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Take Me When You Go” reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Fransisca Hall, Justin Tranter, Ali Tamposi, Paul “Phamous” Shelton, Simon Wilcox, James “JHart” Abrahart, Phoebe Ryan, Wrabel, Ilsey Juber, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Priscilla Renea.

On the production front, Betty Who has worked with Jarrad Rogers, Toby Gad, Martin Johnson, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Zaire Koalo, Trevor Brown, Felix Snow, and Daniel “Robopop” Omelio.

Listen to the audio clip for “You Can Cry Tomorrow” below.