Tag Archives: Tom Havelock

Ray BLK signs new deal with Island Records

23 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, Sigrid, JP Cooper, Drake, Mollie King, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, AlunaGeorge, Hailee Steinfeld, Marlon Roudette, and Jessie Ware, amongst others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, MNEK, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Harloe, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Chill Out” below.

Ray BLK taps Harloe for new collaboration

16 Jan

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has tapped the songwriting services of fellow recording artist Harloe.

Born Jessica Ashley Karpov, Harloe’s songwriting resume boasts works with Kelly Clarkson (“Medicine”), Britney Spears (“Love Me Down”), Charli XCX (“Secret”), Olivia Holt (“Thin Air”) and Madison Beer (“Unbreakable”).

Her current single “More Than Ever” – which was co-written with regular collaborator Emanuel Kiriakou – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, BLK is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2016’s “Durt” – featuring the Gina Kushka and Tom Havelock-penned / Jimmy Napes-produced “Doing Me” – later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rymez, Kelly Kiara, MNEK, Lil Eddie, Raye, The 23rd, Dayo Olatunji, Courage, Jin Jin, Invisible Men, Kamille, Mr. Hudson, Evan Bogart, Tamera Foster, Parker Ighile, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “More Than Ever” below.

JONES enlists George Reid of AlunaGeorge for new collaboration

30 Dec

British singer/songwriter Cherie Jones-Mattis, known mononymously as JONES, has enlisted George Reid of AlunaGeorge for a new collaboration.

Reid’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Taya (“Sweet Waste of Time”), Raleigh Ritchie (“A Moor”), Charlotte OC (“Meet Again”), Molly Rainford (“Bad Friend”) and NAO (“Talking Drum”).

Among the fellow songwriters Reid has worked with are Cathy Dennis, Karen Poole, Fiona Bevan, Dee Adams, Cleo Tighe, Bryn Christopher, Chiara Hunter, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Caroline Ailin, and Glen Roberts.

Meanwhile, JONES is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album and follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” some time next year via 37 Adventures.

Current promotional single “Something Bout Our Love” – which was co-written by Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers and Mark “TIEKS” Tieku – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

For her second studio collection, JONES has also teamed up with Invisible Men, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Sky Adams, Danny Shah, Lostboy, Arnthor Birgisson, Wayne Hector, Lauren Aquilina, Tom Havelock, Laconic, Max McElligott, Starsmith, Ollie Green, Rachel Furner, Martin Sjolie, and Laura Dockrill.

Stream the audio clip for AlunaGeorge’s “Last Kiss” below.

JONES premieres music video for new single “Something Bout Our Love”

17 Dec

JONES has premiered the music video for her new promotional single online.

The William Baker-directed clip for “Something Bout Our Love” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (December 15, 2017).

Co-written with Lucy “Pawws” Taylor and Mark “TIEKS” Tieku; “Something Bout Our Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

JONES’ upcoming sophomore album, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin,” is expected to arrive early next year via 37 Adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Laconic, Sky Adams, Danny Shah, Laura Dockrill, Ollie Green, Starsmith, Arnthor Birgisson, Rachel Furner, Wayne Hector, Lostboy, Tom Havelock, Isabella Summbers, Martin Sjolie, Lauren Aquilina, and Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Something Bout Out Love” below.

Sigrid releases new promotional single “Strangers”

10 Nov

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as simply Sigrid, has released her new promotional single online.

“Strangers” – which was co-written and produced by regular collaborator Martin Sjolie – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Sigrid’s upcoming debut studio collection – featuring previous promotional singles “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Plot Twist” – is expected to arrive early next year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts additional productions from Future Cut (Rita Ora), Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding), Laconic (Mic Lowry), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce), The Electric (Mabel McVey), Fred Ball (Rihanna), BloodPop (Justin Bieber), Patrik Berger (Charli XCX) and TMS (Niall Horan).

On the songwriting front, Sigrid has worked with Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Noonie Bao (Raye), Tom Havelock (Kwabs), Emily Warren (Becky Hill), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello) and Arrow Benjamin (Alicia Keys).

Stream the audio clip for “Strangers” below.

Taya drafts Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Alan Sampson for new collaboration

1 Nov

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, has drafted Eyelar Mirzazadeh and Alan Sampson for a new collaboration.

Eyelar, who previously teamed up with Taya on the Toddla T-produced “Got Me Wondering” and Jonny Coffer-assisted “Here with Me,” is known for co-penning Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There,” Yellow Claw’s “Drowning in Champagne,” and Little Mix’s “Is Your Love Enough?”

Sampson, who also collaborated with Taya on the Anita Blay-penned “Skin,” is responsible for co-writing and / or co-producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Meanwhile, Taya’s current promotional single “When Ur Sober” – which was written by Emma Davidson-Dillon alongside Wayne Hector and Arnthor Birgisson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her self-titled mini-album features additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna), Mark Ralph (Era Istrefi), Nicola Roberts (Tinashe), Felix Snow (Selena Gomez), Al Shux (Plan B), Karen Poole (Lily Allen), Tom Havelock (Sinead Harnett), Jonas Jeberg (Ella Eyre) and Anjulie Persaud (Cassie).

Stream the audio clip for “Got Me Wondering” below.

JONES releases new promotional single “Something Bout Our Love”

1 Nov

British singer/songwriter Cherie Jones-Mattis, known mononymously as JONES, has released her new promotional single online.

“Something Bout Our Love” – which was co-written by Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers and Mark “TIEKS” Tieku – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

JONES’ sophomore studio collection and follow-up to 2016’s “New Skin” is expected to arrive early next year via 37 Adventures.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts productions from Laconic (Tom Grennan), Ollie Green (Kara Marni), Starsmith (Jess Glynne), Arnthor Birgisson (Enrique Iglesias), Martin Sjolie (Sam Smith), Lostboy (Mabel McVey), Ed Harcourt (James Bay) and Sky Adams (Zak Abel).

On the songwriting front, JONES has worked with Wayne Hector (Rita Ora), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa), Max McElligott (Joy Crookes), Rachel Furner (Craig David), Tom Havelock (Sinead Harnett) and Lauren Aquilina (Tamera Foster).

Stream the audio clip for “Something Bout Out Love” below.