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Jess Glynne hits the studio with RAYE, Jax Jones

13 Jul

British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne has tapped the songwriting and production services of RAYE and Jax Jones. However, it is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future Jones’ release or Glynne’s upcoming sophomore album under Atlantic Records.

RAYE has (born Rachel Keen) has previously teamed up with Jax Jones on his single “You Don’t Know Me,” which was released in December 2016 via Polydor Records. Co-written by Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, the track peaked to number three on the UK Singles Chart.

As a songwriter, RAYE has contributed to the next projects by Rihanna [Roc Nation], Little Mix [Syco Music], 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].

Her previous songwriting credits include Blonde’s “Just for One Night,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Tara Carosielli’s “Money,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Matoma’s “The Wave,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” and M.O.’s “Not in Love.”

Glynne’s second studio collection, on the other hand, reportedly delivers further contributions from Toby Gad (Leona Lewis), Kid Harpoon (Denai Moore), Sam Romans (Craig David), Jamie Scott (Anne-Marie), GRADES (Sinead Harnett), Kamille (Olly Murs) and Ed Sheeran (Justin Bieber).

For the follow-up to 2015’s “I Cry When I Laugh,” Glynne has also reunited with Jonny Coffer (Ella Eyre), Starsmith (Ellie Goulding), Talay Riley (Nick Jones) and Steve Mac (Jasmine Thompson).

Listen to the audio clip for “You Don’t Know Me” below.

Angel Taylor hits the studio with Brian Kennedy

6 Jul

Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Angel Taylor has recorded new music with Brian Kennedy for her upcoming project.

Kennedy’s songwriting and production credits include Chris Brown’s “Forever,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know it All,” Rihanna’s “Disturbia,” Jennifer Hudson’s “If This Isn’t Love,” Brandy’s “Fall,” Teyana Taylor’s “Business,” Fantasia’s “No Time for It,” Pia Toscano’s “This Time,” and Joe Jonas’ “See No More.”

His extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow musicians LaShawn Daniels, Ali Tamposi, Dewain Whitmore, Ester Dean, James Fauntleroy, Frankie Storm, Alonzo “Novel” Stevenson, Kelly Sheehan, Jasper Cameron, Heather Bright, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Andre Merritt, Kasia Livingston, Claude Kelly, Makeba Riddick, and Troy Verges.

Meanwhile, Taylor is expected to release the follow-up to 2009’s “Love Travels” later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Toby Gad (Beyonce), Chelsea Lena (Jacquie Lee), XSDTRK (Usher), Maegan Cottone (Era Istrefi), JHart (Stephen Puth), Michael Angelo (Sam Smith), Ebenezer (Eric Bellinger), Jean Baptiste Kouame (Chris Brown) and BullySongs (Fleur East).

As a songwriter, Taylor has co-penned and / or provided guest vocals on Rozzi Crane’s “Jealous,” Arty’s “Up All Night,” Tritonal’s “My Getaway,” and Erick Morillo’s “Lost in You.”

Stream “Love Travels” below.

Jess Glynne hits the studio with Jonny Coffer, Jamie Scott for new collaboration

4 Jul

British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne has recorded new music with Jonny Coffer and Jamie Scott for her upcoming sophomore album.

Coffer previously co-wrote “No Rights No Wrongs” for Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, James Newman, Knox Brown, and Finlay “Startsmith” Dow-Smith. The track appears on Glynne’s debut album, “I Cry When I Laugh,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Scott is known for co-writing Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Skin,” Jessie Ware’s “Me Before You,” The Beach’s “Geronimo,” Ady Suleiman’s “Wait for You,” Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill,” The Vamps’ “Wild Heart,” and Arlissa’s “Sticks & Stones.”

Glynne’s second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Toby Gad (John Legend), Ed Sheeran (Anne-Marie), Talay Riley (Fleur East), GRADES (Mullally), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), Kid Harpoon (Foxes), Justin Tranter (Troye Sivan), Steve Mac (Rita Ora) and Kamille (Rudimental).

Watch the music video for “Hold My Hands” below.

Ella Eyra taps Fransisca Hall, Jesse Shatkin for new single “Ego”

3 Jul

Ella Eyre has confirmed the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter – born Ella Mary McMahon – dubbed “Ego” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming sophomore album and will release it later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin, who are also behind Cheryl’s “Waiting for Lightning,” Kelly Clarkson’s “In the Blue,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Crystal Heart,” Indiana’s “Play Dead,” and Lea Michele’s “Believer.”

Other songwriters expected to appear on the follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” are Harloe, Lauren Christy, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Jin Jin , Becky Hill, Steph Jones, Dayo Olatunji, Sarah Aarons, Grace Barker, Caroline Ailin, Gina Kushka, Sean Douglas, Nate Campany, Philip Plested, Evan Bogart, and Sam Preston.

On the production front, Eyre has worked with Jason Evigan, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonny Coffer, Toby Gad, Emanuel Kiriakou, Jarrad Rogers, Andrew Goldstein, Jonas Jeberg, Two Inch Punch, Joel Little, Paul O’Duffy, Jim Duguid, Kid Harpoon, Crada, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Came Here for Love” below.

Jess Glynne drafts Ed Sheeran for sophomore album

3 Jul

British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne has drafted fellow recording artist Ed Sheeran for her upcoming sophomore album.

Sheeran co-wrote “Woman and Like Me” and “Thursday” for Glynne alongside regular collaborator Steve Mac, as registered on ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers).

In addition to Sheeran’s global hit “Shape of You,” which topped both the UK and US Singles Chart, Sheeran and Mac wrote songs for other artists including Rita Ora (“Your Song”), Liam Payne (“Strip that Down”) and Zara Larsson (“Don’t Let Me Be Yours”).

Mac also produced and co-wrote “Take Me Home” for Glynne alongside Wayne Hector and Nick Tsang. The track, which appears on Glynne’s debut album “I Cry When I Laugh,” peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Glynne’s second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Toby Gad (Craig David), Jin Jin (Ray BLK), Starsmith (Foxes), Talay Riley (Nick Jonas), GRADES (Kwabs), Sam Romans (John Legend), Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles), Justin Tranter (Imagine Dragons) and Kamille (David Guetta).

Watch the music video for “Galway Girl” below.

Charlie Puth confirms title for sophomore album

1 Jul

Charlie Puth has confirmed the title for his upcoming sophomore album.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer – born Charles Otto Puth Jr. – christened his second studio collection “VoiceNotes” and will release it later this year via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

Current single “Attention” – which was written by Puth alongside regular collaborator Jacob “JKash” Kasher – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Nine Track Mind” reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Ross Golan (Jasmine Thompson), Ammar Malik (Ed Sheeran), Breyan Isaac (Britney Spears), Eskeerdo (Alex Aiono), Sean Douglas (Madonna), Ilsey Juber (Lykke Li) and Babyface (Alicia Keys).

Among the producers expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Johan Carlsson (Ariana Grande), Toby Gad (Prince Royce), Jason Evigan (Rachel Platten), CIRKUT (The Weeknd), Rami Yacoub (Demi Lovato), JRY (Nick Jonas), Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande) and AMMO (Halsey).

Watch the music video for “Attention” below.

Molly Kate Kestner drafts Chris Loco for new collaboration

25 Jun

Molly Kate Kestner has drafted Chris Loco for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter (born Christopher Crowhurst) is known for his works with Emeli Sande (“Garden”), Kevin Garrett (“Little Bit of You”), Justine Skye (“U Don’t Know”), Professor Green (“Lullaby”), Etta Bond (“Kiss My Girlfriend”), Sinead Harnett (“Rather Be with You”), Leona Lewis (“I to You”), The Veronicas (“Always”) and Ella Eyre (“Two”).

Loco has also contributed to the next projects by Kiana Lede, Erik Hassle, WENS, Kamille, Ava Lily, RAYE, Jessie Reyez, Delacey, Sinead Harnett, Taya, Raleigh Ritchie, Shola Ama, Georgia Ku, Melissa Steel, Becky Hill, YEBBA, Dua Lipa, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, Tamera Foster, Kara Marni, and Ray BLK.

Meanwhile, Kestner’s upcoming debut project – featuring singles “Prom Queen,” “It’s You,” “Good Die Young” and “I Don’t Know” – is expected to arrive later this year via Artist Partner Group and Atlantic Records.

Among the producers Kestner has worked with on the still-untitled collection are Toby Gad (Madonna), BloodPop (John Legend), Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith), Jim Duguid (Craig David), Andrew Cedar (Trey Songz) and Mac & Phil (The Chainsmokers).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Loco’s work!