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The Weeknd releases new single “After Hours”

19 Feb

Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) has released his new single online.

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

The track was written by The Weeknd alongside Ahmad Balshe, Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese, Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville, and Mario Winans.

The Weeknd’s upcoming studio album “After Hours” – featuring previous single “Heartless” – is scheduled to arrive on March 20 via Republic Records.

Stream the audio clip for “After Hours” below.

Ella Mai teams up with Johnta Austin for new collaboration

14 Feb

Ella Mai has teamed up with Johnta Austin for a new collaboration.

Austin is responsible for co-writing Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together,” Toni Braxton’s “Just Be a Man About It,” Aaliyah’s “Miss You,” Mary J. Blige’s “Be Without You,” Janet Jackson’s “Call on Me,” Fantasia’s “Hood Boy,” Jessica Simpson’s “A Public Affair,” and Melanie Fiona’s “This Time.”

His debut album “Love, Sex & Religion” – featuring productions from Jermaine Dupri, Bryan Michael Cox, Troy Taylor, J-Kits,  Drumma Boy, Harmony Samuels, Xeryus Gittens, and Troy Oliver – is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides featuring on Usher’s latest single “Don’t Waste My Time,” Mai is also scheduled to release her second studio album later this year via DJ Mustard’s label 10 Summers Records in partnership with Interscope Records.

Her self-titled debut studio album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Boo’d Up,” “Naked,” “Trip” and “Shot Clock.”

Stream “Love, Sex & Religion” below.

 

Sam Smith announces details for new album “To Die For”

13 Feb

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Sam Smith has announced the details for her his new album.

The British singer/songwriter (born Samuel Frederick Smith) christened his third studio collection “To Die For” and will release it on May 1st via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Current promotional single “How Do You Sleep” – which was written by Smith alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, and Max Martin – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill Of It All” boasts further songwriting contributions from Ryan Tedder, Louis Bell, Ali Tamposi, Andrew Watt, Two Inch Punch, Amy Allen, Kamille, and Steve Mac.

As a songwriter, Smith recently co-penned Celine Dion’s “For the Lover That I Lost” alongside regular collaborators Jimmy Napes and Stargate (aka Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen). The track appears on Dion’s latest studio album, “Courage,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Dancing With a Stranger” below.

 

Raye releases new single “All of My Love”

8 Feb

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British singer/songwriter Rachel Keen, known professionally as Raye, has released her new single online.

“All of My Love” –  which was co-written by Jacob Kasher Hindlin and collectively produced by John DeBold and Westen Weiss – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Raye’s upcoming debut studio album – featuring previous singles “Love Me Again” and “Please Don’t Touch” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

As a songwriter, Raye recently co-wrote “Hands on the Sink” for Louise Redknapp alongside Fred Cox and Francis “Eg” White. The track appears on Louise’s latest studio album, “Heavy Love,” which peaked to number eleven on the UK Albums Chart.

Her other credits include Beyonce’s “Bigger,” John Legend’s “A Good Night,” Ellie Goulding’s “Sixteen,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Capital Letters,” Madison Beer’s “Home With You,” and Justin Skye’s “Don’t Think About It.”

Stream the audio clip for “All of My Love” below.

Celeste premieres music video for new single “Stop This Flame”

8 Feb

Celeste has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Leonn Ward-directed clip for “Stop This Flame” was posted to the American-English singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (07/02/2020).

“Stop This Flame” – which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was collectively produced by John Hill (Khalid, Demi Lovato) and Jamie Hartman (Lewis Capaldi, Rag’n’Bone Man).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Celeste’s upcoming debut studio album – featuring additional contributions from Josh Crocker and Charlie Hugall – is expected to arrive later this year via Both Sides Records / Polydor Records.

Watch the music video for “Stop This Flame” below.

Arin Ray enlists Nasri Atweh, Jeff Gitty for new collaboration

4 Feb

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Arin Ray has enlisted Nasri Atweh and Jeff Gitty for a new collaboration.

Nasri’s songwriting resume boasts works with Justin Bieber (“Changes”), Halsey (“Not Afraid Anymore”), Chris Brown (“Don’t Judge Me”), Bebe Rexha (“I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”), Tinashe (“Flame”), Sabrina Claudio (“Don’t Let Me Down”) and Chloe x Halle (“Happy Without Me”).

Meanwhile, Gitty is responsible for producing Brandy’s “Freedom Rings,” Jojo’s “Joanna,” Amber Mark’s “What If,” Allen Stone’s “Sweaters,” Jacob Banks’ “Photograph,” Kirby Lauryen’s “Vain,” H.E.R.’s “As I Am,” Trey Songz’s “She Lovin’ It,” Kali Uchis’ “Gotta Get Up,” and Tommy Genesis’ “Lucky.”

Ray’s most recent single “The Get Down” – which was co-written and co-produced with Dylan “Sir Dylan” Wiggins and The Rascals (aka Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes) – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the songwriting and production front, Ray is known for helming K. Michelle’s “Ain’t You,” Jason Derulo’s “Love Like That,” Justin Skye’s “Back for More,” Jeremih’s “Feel Like Phil,” and Maeta’s “Be Mine.”

Watch the music video for “The Get Down” below.

 

Katy Perry reunites with Ferras, Stargate for new collaboration

1 Feb

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American singer/songwriter Katy Perry has reunited with Ferras and Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate for a new collaboration.

Ferras previously co-wrote “Roulette,” “Deja Vu” and “Bon Appetit” (featuring Migos), taken from Perry’s fifth studio album, 2017’s “Witness,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Stargate are responsible for helming “Firework,” “Peacock,” “It Takes Two” and “This Moments,” taken from Perry’s third and fourth studio albums, 2010’s “Teenage Dream” and 2013’s “Prism,” respectively.

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Perry’s current promotional single “Harleys in Hawaii” – which was co-written by Charlie Puth alongside Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Johan Karlsson – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The “Small Talk” singer is expected to release her upcoming sixth studio album later this year via Universal Music Group / Capitol Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Harleys in Hawaii” below.