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MNEK teases new collaboration with Years & Years

21 Jan

British singer, songwriter, and record producer MNEK has teased a new collaboration with electronic music group Years & Years.

“We got high and talked bwois @ollyyears,” MNEK posted to his Instagram profile on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

MNEK’s recent songwriting/production credits include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Jax Jones’ “Breathe,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Sub Focus’ “Don’t You Feel It,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Little Mix’s “Touch.”

Meanwhile, Years & Years are expected to release their upcoming sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Grades, Noonie Bao, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Sarah Hudson, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Fans of MNEK’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on on the next projects by Dua Lipa, Tinashe, Zara Larsson, Lennon Stella, Tameka Foster, Melissa Steel, Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Chromeo, Mullally, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Stream the audio clip for “Paradise” below.

Madonna reunites with Billboard for new collaboration

20 Jan

American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman Madonna Louise Ciccone, known mononymously as Madonna, has reunited with Billboard for a new collaboration.

The Canadian hitmaker previously co-produced “Ghosttown” for Madonna alongside Jason Evigan. Co-written with Sean Douglas and Evan “Kidd” Bogart, the track topped the US Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

Born Mathieu Jomphe, Billboard songwriting/production resume boasts additional works with Ariana Grande (“Thinking Bout You”), Erik Hassle (“TKO”), Zara Larsson (“Rooftop”), Elliphant (“You’re Gone”), Shakira (“La La La”), Ferras (“Speak in Tongues”), Britney Spears (“Hold it Against Me”), Kesha (“Cannibal”), Ellie Goulding (“In My City”) and Mika (“Popular Song”).

Meanwhile, Madonna is expected to release her upcoming fourteenth album – featuring further contributions from Brittany “Starrah” Hazzard – later this year via Boy Toy / Live Nation / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2015’s “Rebel Heart,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Living for Love,” “Ghosttown” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.”

Stream the audio clip for “Ghosttown” below.

Keith Urban delivers new promotional single “Parallel Line”

19 Jan

New Zealand-born Australian country music singer/songwriter Keith Urban has delivered his new promotional single online.

“Parallel Line” – which was written by Ed Sheeran alongside Johnny McDaid, Amy Wadge, Julia Michaels, and Benjamin “Benny Blanco” Levin – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in various medial outlets, Urban’s upcoming tenth album “Graffiti U” – featuring previous promotional single “Female” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Capitol Nashville / Hit Red Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Ripcord” reportedly yields additional alliances with Jason Evigan, Chris Wallace, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Matthew Radosevich, Francis “Eg” White, Shy Carter, Hillary Lindsey, and Greg Wells.

Stream the audio clip for “Parallel Line” below.

Madonna enlists Starrah for new collaboration

19 Jan

Madonna has enlisted fellow recording artist Starrah for a new collaboration.

Born Brittany Talia Hazzard, the American singer/songwriter recently co-wrote “No Drama” for Tinashe alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Norwegian songwriting/production duo Stargate.

Starrah’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Camila Cabello (“Havana”), Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Era Istrefi (“No I Love Yous”), Nicki Minaj (“No Frauds”), Katy Perry (“Swish Swish”), Halsey (“Now or Never”), Maroon 5 (“What Lovers Do”), Drake (“Fake Love”) and Calvin Harris (“Feels”).

Meanwhile, Madonna is expected to release her upcoming fourteenth album later this year via Boy Toy / Live Nation / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project follows 2015’s “Rebel Heart,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Living for Love,” “Ghosttown” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.”

Stream the audio clip for “Inside Out” below.

Mabel shares new promotional single “Fine Line”

19 Jan

Swedish singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has shared her new promotional single online.

“Fine Line” – featuring UK rapper Not3s – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written with regular collaborators Marlon Roudette and Jordan “JD” Reid, who previously teamed up with Mabel on “Finders Keepers,” which peaked to number eight on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mabel’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from TMS, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Fraser T. Smith, Rachel “Raye” Keen, Tre Jean-Marie, Negin Djafari, MNEK, Jordan Riley, Lostboy, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Fine Line” below.

Justine Skye liberates debut album “Ultraviolet”

19 Jan

American singer/songwriter Justine Skye has liberated her debut album online.

“Ultraviolet” – featuring singles “Heaven,” “Good Love,” “Back for More,” “Don’t Think About It” and “U Don’t Know” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from TMS, Fred Ball, Austin Powerz, Hit-Boy, Chris Loco, Moon Willis, A1, Hitmaka, Bizness Boi, Jeff Shum, Frank Dukes, Jesse “Corparal” Wilson.

On the songwriting front, Skye has worked with Rachel “Raye” Keen, Sam Romans, Prince Charlez, Derrus Rachel, Jason Derulo, Lyrica Anderson, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, Kevin Garrett, Jaramye Daniels, Arin Ray, Prince Chrishan, Maurice Moore, Jimmy Burney, Glenda Proby, Dwayne Washington, and PartyNextDoor.

Stream “Ultraviolet” below.

Mabel McVey reunites with Marlon Roudette, JD Reid for new promotional single “Fine Line”

17 Jan

Spanish-born Swedish singer and songwriter Mabel McVey, mononymously known by her stage name Mabel, has chritstned “Fine Line” – featuring UK rapper Not3s – as her next promotional single and will release it on January 19 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written with regular collaborators Marlon Roudette and Jordan “JD” Reid, who previously teamed up with Mabel on “Finders Keepers,” which peaked to number eight on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mabel’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from TMS, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Fraser T. Smith, Rachel “Raye” Keen, Tre Jean-Marie, Negin Djafari, MNEK, Jordan Riley, Lostboy, and The Electric.

Stream the audio clip for “Low Key” below.