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Youngr unleashes new single “Monsters”

22 Apr

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Dario Younger Brigham-Bowes, professionally known as Youngr, has released his new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Sam Romans, whose other credits include Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt,” Lapsley’s “Love is Blind,” Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me,” Ella Mai’s “10,000 Hours,” Little Mix’s “Down & Dirty,” Mahalia’s “Back Up Plan,” Clean Bandit’s “Tears,” and AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control.”

Production duties on “Monsters” were handled by Youngr and Romans alongside Mark Spencer, who is also responsible for JP Cooper’s “September Song,” Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault,” Snakehips’ “Cruel,” Jack Garratt’s “Weathered,” Rudimental’s “Lay it All on Me,” and Years & Years’ “Eyes Shut.”

Youngr’s upcoming debut studio project – featuring previous promotional singles “Out of My System” and “Too Keen” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Monsters” below.

Cashmere Cat reveals release date for new album “9”

19 Apr

Cashmere Cat has revealed the release date for his upcoming debut album.

The Norwegian DJ and record producer – born Magnus Hoiberg – will release “9” on April 28 via Mad Love Records and Interscope Records.

Current promotional single “9 (After Coachella)” – featuring Danish singer/songwriter MØ – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Other artists backing Cashmere Cat on “9” are Jhene Aiko (“Please Don’t Go”), Camila Cabello (“Love Invincible”), Selena Gomez (“Trust Nobody”), Ty Dolla $ign (“Infinite Stripes”), Ariana Grande (“Quit”), The Weeknd (“Wild Love”), Kacy Hill (“Europa Pools”) and Kehlani (“Night Night”).

The highly-anticipated project also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Benny Blanco (Halsey), Cathy Dennis (Britney Spears), SOPHIE (Charli XCX), Frank Dukes (Lorde), Starrah (Nicki Minaj), Evian Christ (Tinashe) and Rock City (Keri Hilson).

Stream “9 (After Coachella)” below.

Lana Del Rey unleashes new single “Lust for Life”

19 Apr

Lana Del Rey has unleashed her new single online.

“Lust for Life” – featuring Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer The Weeknd – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Max Martin, born Martin Sandberg, whose recent credits include Katy Perry’s “Chained to the Rhythm,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Lust for Life” were collectively handled by Del Rey alongside Rick Nowels (FKA twigs, Charli XCX), Kieron Menzies (Nelly Furtado, John Legend) and Dean Reid (Lykke Li, Marina Diamandis).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Del Rey’s upcoming album of the same name – featuring previous single “Love” – will arrive later this year via Interscope Records (US) and Polydor Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2015’S “Honeymoon” delivers further alliances with Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), John Hill (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars), Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys), Mark Ronson (Lily Allen) and Justin Parker (Ellie Goulding).

Stream “Lust for Life” below.

Liam Payne drafts Soulshock & Karlin for debut album

16 Apr

Liam Payne has drafted Soulshock & Karlin for his debut solo album.

The Danish production and songwriting duo – composed of Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin – are known for helming Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him,” Tracie Spencer’s “It’s All About You (Not About Me),” Alesha Dixon’s “Breathe Slow,” Jojo’s “Leave (Get Out),” Fantasia’s “Truth Is,” Jamelia’s “DJ,” Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco,” and Cheryl’s “Happy Hour.”

Soulshock & Karlin’s extensive resume boasts further works with top songwriters including Andrea Martin, Cathy Dennis, Lindy Robbins, Makeba Riddick, Kandi Burruss, Tamara Savage, Shamora Crawford, Frankie Storm, Ina Wroldsen, Priscilla Renea, Heavynn Lumpkins, Wayne Hector, Harold Lilly, Mischke Butler, Claude Kelly, Rico Love, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Lil Eddie.

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Digital Farm Animals (John Newman), Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Zaire Koalo (Chris Brown), Nick Monson (Selena Gomez), DannyBoyStyles (Charlie Puth) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Fans of Soulshock & Karlin, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Nico & Vinz, K. Michelle, Sophia Black, and new Danish artist MAYA, who is signed to the duo’s recently-launched Souljam Publishing.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Soulshock & Karlin’s work!

Camille Purcell teases new collaboration with The Script

16 Apr

Camille Purcell has teased a new collaboration with The Script.

“@thescriptofficial love u. i’ve been slyly starstruck cos I love (study) all your songs and Breakeven 100% inspired me to start writing 😢😩 it’s aite tho I’ve been playin it cool all this time you’d never know I’m the number one Stan 😁🔪🙊 #5thAlbum,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Purcell’s songwriting resume boasts credits with Little Mix (“Shout Out to My Ex”), Olly Murs (“You Don’t Know Love”), Fleur East (“Sax”), Sam Bailey (“Treasure”), Ella Henderson (“Glow”), Leona Lewis (“Mr. Right”), Roll Deep (“All or Nothing”), Jessie J (“Hero”), Lena (“Keep on Living”), The Saturdays (“What About Us”) and Sigma (“Find Me”).

She’s also working on her upcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records with the likes of Chris Loco (RAYE, Emeli Sande), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Dantae Johnson (Vanessa White, Kieran Alleyne) and Goldfingers (John Newman, Liza Owen).

Meanwhile, The Script – composed of Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Power – are expected to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Phonogenic Records and Columbia Records.

The still-untitled project – featuring additional songwriting contributions and productions from Toby Gad, JHart, and Greg Wells – serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “No Sound Without Silence,” which topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number ten on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Fans of Purcell’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Jess Glynne, David Guetta, Rita Ora, Liza Owen, Mollie King, Sigala, Tamera Foster, Calum Scott, Dua Lipa, Wiz Kid, and Ella Eyre.

Stream “No Sound Without Silence” below.

Nick Jonas reunites with Jason Evigan for fourth album

14 Apr

Nick Jonas has reunited with Jason Evigan for his upcoming fourth album.

The American songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist previously helmed “Chains” and “Teacher,” taken from 2014’s “Nick Jonas,” as well as “Voodoo,” “Champagne Problems,” “Good Girls,” “Comfortable” and “The Difference,” taken from 2016’s “Last Year Was Complicated.”

Fans of Evigan’s work should also keep an eye on the next projects by Boy Epic, Ella Eyre, Andy Grammer, Chromeo, David Guetta, Ella Henderson, Charlie Puth, RYDER, Jessie Reyez, Fifth Harmony, Kiiara, Julia Michaels, Louis Tomlinson, Rachel Platten, Delta Goodrem, and MØ.

Meanwhile, Jonas is expected to release his next studio collection – featuring additional contributions from Cass Lowe, Skylar Grey, and Gian Stone – later this year via Safehouse Records and Island Records.

Stream “Last Year Was Complicated” below.

John Newman teams with Alex Salibian for new collaboration

12 Apr

John Newman has teamed up with Alex Salibian for a new collaboration.

The American musician recently co-produced Harry Styles’ debut solo single “Sign of the Times” alongside Jeff Bhasker and Tyler Johnson.

Other notable credits by Salibian – who is signed to Bhasker’s production company – include Cam’s “Want it All,” Mikky Ekko’s “Burning Doves,” Elle King’s “Kokaine Karolina,” and Young the Giant’s “Silvertongue.”

Meanwhile, Newman is expected to release his third studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Revolve” reportedly delivers further productions from Goldfingers (Liza Owen), Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Leona Lewis), Digital Farm Animals (Liam Payne), Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande), Guy Chambers (Kylie Minogue), Jamie Hartman (Rag’n’Bone Man) and Electric (Little Mix).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Jonny “Ghostwriter” Harris (Ella Eyre), Max McElligott (Craig David), Johnny McDaid (Zara Larsson), Andrew Jackson (Ellie Goulding), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran) and James Newman (Olly Murs).

Stream “Revolve” below.