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JP Cooper shares music video for new promotional single “Closer”

11 Nov

JP Cooper has shared the music video for his new promotional single online.

The visual clip for “Closer” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (November 10, 2017).

Collectively produced by Mike Spencer and Teemu Brunila; “Closer” appears on Cooper’s debut studio collection “Raised Under Grey Skies,” which is now available via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Other musicians backing JP Cooper on the album are Adriano Buffone (Janelle Monae), Two Inch Punch (Dan Caplen), Fred Ball (Zak Abel), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Mark Taylor (Ella Eyre) and Greg Wells (Kimber Springs).

Watch the music video for “Closer” below.

Gladius James liberates new promotional single “Too Bad”

11 Nov

Kiwi singer, songwriter, and record producer James Wong (professionally known as Gladius James) has liberated his new single online.

“Too Bad” – which was penned and produced by Gladius James – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track also marks the first promotional cut from his upcoming debut mini-album “Revelation,” which will arrive in early 2018 via Island Records.

On the songwriting and production front, Gladius has helmed songs for Justin Bieber (“Company”), Demi Lovato (“You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore”), Bebe Rexha (“Small Doses”), Olivia Holt (“Generous”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Maty Noyes (“Lil’ Bit Wrong”) and Bonnie McKee (“Easy”).

Gladius’ resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters and producers including Big Taste, Caroline Ailin, Ricky Reed, Julia Michaels, Matt Radosevich, Lauren Christy, Ollie Green, Candace Shields, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Ilsey Juber, Ian Kirkpatrick, Fransisca Hall, Axident, and Maureen “MoZella” McDonald.

Stream the audio clip for “Too Bad” below.

Toni Braxton unleashes new promotional single “Coping”

10 Nov

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by James Newman, whose other credits include Little Mix’s “Love Me Like You,” Foxes’ “Amazing,” Hailee Steinfelds’ “Digital Love,” Calvin Harris’ “Blame,” Ashley Roberts’ “Clockwork,” Becky Hill’s “False Alarm,” Jessie Ware’s “First Time,” and Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There.”

Production duties on “Coping” were handled by Stuart Crichton, whose resume boasts additional works with Kesha (“Learn to Let Go”), Ferras (“Closer”), Eden XO (“Say That Again”), Sweet California (“Hum”), Delta Goodrem (“Believe Again”), Tina Arena (“Love You Less”) and Jamelia (“Beware the Dog”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection “Sex and Cigarettes” – featuring the Fred Ball-produced lead single “Deadwood” – is scheduled to arrive early next year via Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Coping” below.

Grace Mitchell delivers new promotional single “Riiich”

10 Nov

Grace Mitchell has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Riich” – which was written by Mitchell alongside Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Noel Zancanella – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Riiich” were collectively handled by Tedder and Zach Skelton, who are also responsible for Rachel Platten’s “Labels,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and James Blunt’s “Love Me Better.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mitchell’s upcoming project – featuring the Martin Johnson-produced “Come Back for You,” Cara Salimando-penned “French Becky” and Teddy Geiger-assisted “Capital Letters” – is expected to arrive early next year via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Mattman & Robin, Julie Frost, Francis “Eg” White, Justin Tranter, Emily Warren, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Alex Hope, Brett “Leland” McLaughlin, Justin Parker, Fraser T. Smith, and Jesse Shatkin.

Stream the audio clip for “Riiich” 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.

Shawn Mendes works with Ryan Tedder for third album

10 Nov

Canadian singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has worked with Ryan Tedder of American rock pop band OneRepublic for his upcoming third album.

Alongside regular collaborator Zach Skelton; Tedder recently co-wrote and produced for other artists including Rachel Platten (“Labels”), Hailee Steinfeld (“Most Girls”), James Blunt (“Lose My Number”) and Grace Mitchell (“Riiich”).

Tedder’s extensive resume boasts additional works with Kygo (“Kids in Love”), Jessie Ware (“Selfish Love”), Ed Sheeran (“Happier”), MØ (“Nights With You”), Ellie Goulding (“Keep on Dancing”), Demi Lovato (“Wildfire”), Adele (“Remedy”) and Taylor Swift (“I Know Places”).

Meanwhile, Mendes is expected to release his next studio collection – featuring further contributions from Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, and Geoffrey Warburton – early next year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Illuminate,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Mercy” and “Treat You Better.”

Stream OneRepublic’s latest album “Oh My My” below.

Jess Kent drafts Justin Tranter for new collaboration

8 Nov

Jess Kent has drafted Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

The Warner/Chappell Music signee recently co-wrote “Home” for Nick Jonas alongside regular collaborator Nick Monson. The track is taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Ferdinand.”

Tranter’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Maroon 5 (“Help Me Out”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), Julia Michaels (“Issues”), Gwen Stefani (“Used to Love You”), Fergie (“Tension”), Jason Derulo (“If I’m Lucky”), Kesha (“Finding You”), Justin Bieber (“Friends”) and Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar”).

Meanwhile, Kent is expected to release her next project early next year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Billy Steinberg, Jussi “Jussifer” Illmari, Chelsea Lena, Jesse Saint John, Ido Zmishlany, Leroy “Big Taste” Clampitt, Negin Djafari, Justin Raisen, Trey Campbell, Patrick Patrikious, and Jeremiah Raisen.

Stream “My Name is Jess Kent” below.