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Mabel announces details for new single “Loneliest Time of Year”

21 Nov

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has dubbed “Loneliest Time of Year” as her first Christmas single and will release it on November 22 via Apple Music and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Kamille “Kamille” Purcell (Sam Smith, Lianne La Havas), Nayla “Sillkey” Nyassa (Ray BLK, Jaz Karis), Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Kelis, Christina Aguilera) and Tre Jean-Marie (Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith).

Mabel’s debut studio album, “High Expectations,” was released in August this year via Polydor Records. The collection peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Don’t Call Me Up” and “Mad Love.”

Watch the music video for “Mad Love” below.

 

Tori Kelly teams up with Jeff Gitty for new collaboration

19 Nov

Tori Kelly has teamed up with Jeff Gitty for a new collaboration.

The American musician (born Jeffrey Gitelman) recently produced and co-wrote “Sweaters” for Allen Stone alongside Nasri Atweh of Magic.  The track is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Gitty’s resume boasts additional works with Jojo (“Joanna”), Brandy (“Freedom Rings”), H.E.R. (“As I Am”), Trey Songz (“She Lovin’ It”), Camila Cabello (“All These Years”), Dinah Jane (“SZNS”), Amber Mark (“What If”), Kali Uchis (“Gotta Get Up”) and Tommy Genesis (“Lucky”).

Meanwhile, Kelly is currently working on her next project with the likes of Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Marcus James, Hue Strother, Monro, and The Rascals (aka Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes).

Her latest album “Inspired By True Events” peaked to number 97 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Sorry Would Go a Long Way,” “Change Your Mind,” “Language” and “2 Places.”

Stream the audio clip for “Minute to Myself” below.

Tori Kelly enlists The Rascals for new collaboration

17 Nov

Tori Kelly has enlisted The Rascals for a new collaboration.

The songwriting and production duo – composed of Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas – recently helmed Kehlani’s “You Know Wassup” alongside regular collaborator Antonio Dixon.

Other notable credits by The Rascals include Arin Ray’s “Change,” Chris Brown’s “Emerald,” G-Eazy’s “Scary Nights,” Jessie Reyez’s “Body Count,” Ariana Grande’s “Tattooed Heart,” JP Saxe’s “Women Who Look Like You,” Rick Ross’ “Gold Roses,” Zendaya’s “Something New,” and Kevin Abstract’s “Baby Boy.”

Meanwhile, Tori Kelly’s re-released her latest studio album “Inspired By True Events” with two additional songs in the shape of “Until Forever” and “Minute to Myself” (both produced by Jimmy Napes).

The follow-up to 2018’s “Hiding Place” peaked to number ninetey-seven on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Sorry Would Go a Long Way,” “Change Your Mind,” “Language” and “2 Places.”

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Sorry Would Go a Long Way” below.

Mabel reunites with Kamille for new collaboration

12 Nov

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has reunited with fellow recording artist Kamille for a new collaboration.

Kamille previously co-wrote hit singles “Don’t Call Me Up” and “Mad Love,” taken from Mabel’s debut album, “High Expectations.” The Steve Mac-produced tracks peaked to numbers 3 and 8 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

Fans of Kamille’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Little Mix, Sam Smith, Louis Tomlinson, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Mullally, Liam Payne, Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Rihanna, and Lianne La Havas.

Meanwhile, Mabel’s upcoming project under Polydor Records reportedly features further contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David, Jacob Banks) and MNEK (Christina Aguilera, Kylie Minogue).

Kamille’s new single “Santa x4” – which was co-produced by Frank Nobel and Linus Nordstrom of Goldfingers and features RCA recording group Next Town Down – is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Stream the audio clip for “Santa x4” below.

 

Maeta releases debut EP “Do Not Disturb”

5 Nov

American singer/songwriter Maeta Hall, known mononymously as Maeta, has released her debut EP online.

“Do Not Disturb” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides lead single “Babygirl” (which was co-written by Livvi Franc and produced by Fred Ball), the EP also features five new songs in the shape of “Press Play,” “Payback,” “You Lie,” “Kind of Fool” and “Too Good.”

Other musicians backing Maeta on “Do Not Disturb” are Zaire Kaolo, Trevor Brown, Jaquetta Singleton, Murda Beatz, Starrah, P2J, Miguel Lagos, Julian Poku-Kyei, India Perkins, SLMN, Dylan Wiggins, and The Rascals.

Stream “Do Not Disturb” below.

 

Arlissa teams up with Kiana Lede, M-22 for new single “Eyes Off You”

2 Nov

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has teamed up with Canadian recording artist Kiana Lede and songwriting/production duo M-22 for new single “Eyes Off You,” which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

Produced by Frank Sanders and Matthew Humphry of M-22; the track appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Charlie’s Angels,” which features additional guest appearances from Ariana Grande, Normani, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Niki Minaj, Anitta, Kim Petras, Alma, and Kash Doll.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa’s upcoming debut album – featuring lead single “Running” (which was collectively produced by Matt Schwartz and Martin Terefe) – is expected to arrive in early 2020 via Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly features contributions from Mighty Mike, Shungudzo, Oak Felder, Mayila Jones, Sebastian Kole, Fredro, Natt Dunn, Wrabel, Jesse Shatkin, Stint, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Andre Harris, MoZella, Rykeyz, Senai Tedross, and Martin Sjolie.

Stream the audio clip for “Eyes Off You” below.

Teyana Taylor drafts Kehlani for new single “Morning”

1 Nov

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Teyana Taylor has drafted Kehlani for her new single “Morning,” which is now available via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was collectively produced by Baruch “Mixx” Nembhard, Akintunde “Tune Da Rula” Akinwande, and Miguel “Louis Gold” Jiminez.

Meanwhile, Taylor’s upcoming project “The Album” – featuring previous single “How You Want It” (with King Combs) – is expected to arrive later this year via G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Her last studio collection, 2018’s “K.T.S.E” (an initialism of Keep That Same Energy), peaked to number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Gonna Love Me,” “Issues/Hold On” and “WTP.”

Stream the audio clip for “Morning” below.