Tag Archives: Universal Music Group

Connie Constance unleashes debut album “English Rose”

22 Mar

Connie Constance has unleashed her debut album online.

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

The new project features 11 songs in the shape of “English Rose,” “Fast Cars,” “I Want Out,” “Bloody British Me,” “Yesterday,” “Bad Vibes,” “Give & Take,” “Blooming in Solitude,” “Grey Area,” “Let Go,” and “End Credits (Outro).”

On the songwriting and production front, Constance has worked with Ben Baptie, Paul Weller, Luke Gomm, Oscar Scheller, Jim Abbiss, Paul White, Kwesi Darko, Tev’n, Dave Okumu, Mura Masa, and Alfa Mist.

Stream “English Rose” below.

Celeste delivers new mini-album “Lately”

22 Mar

British singer/songwriter Celeste Waite, known monnymously as Celeste, has delivered her new mini-album online.

“Lately” – featuring five new songs in the shape of “Both Sides of the Moon,” “Lately,” “Father’s Son,” “Summer” and “Ugly Thoughts” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts productions from Tev’n (Joy Crookes, Kenzie May), Josh Crocker (Mabel McVey, Kali Uchis), Tom Havelock (Nina Nesbitt, Jasmine Thompson) and Will Archer (George Maple, Jessie Ware).

Stream “Lately” below.

Sam Smith hits the studio with Amy Allen, Two Inch Punch

20 Mar

Sam Smith has recorded new music with Amy Allen and Two Inch Punch.

Born Benjamin Ash, Two Inch Punch previously co-wrote and produced Sam Smith’s “Money on My Mind,” which topped the UK Singles Chart in 2014. The pair also worked on two additional songs – “Life Support” and “Safe With Me.”

Meanwhile, Allen is responsible for co-writing Fletcher’s “Undrunk,” Shawn Mendes’s “When You’re Ready,” Halsey’s “Without Me,” Matoma’s “Losing It Over You,” Selena Gomez’s “Back to You,” and Dinah Jane’s “Pressure.”

Smith’s current single “Dancing With a Stranger” (featuring Normani) – which was produced by regular collaborators Jimmy Napes alongside Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming third album and follow-up to 2017’s “The Thrill of It All” – featuring further productions and songwriting contributions from Kamille and Steve Mac – is expected to arrive later this year via Capitol Records.

Watch the music video for “Money on My Mind” below.

Kamille teases new collaboration with Pharrell Williams

19 Mar

British singer/songwriter Camille Purcell, known mononymously as Kamille, has teased a new collaboration with Pharrell Williams.

“When @pharrell likes a song u wrote but u never got to tell him thank u,” Kamille posted to Instagram on Monday (March 18, 2019).

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

Meanwhile, Kamille is expected to release her upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “My Head’s a Mess” later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

She has also contributed to the next releases by Sam Smith, Tiesto, Lianne La Havas, Dan Caplen, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Nick Jonas, Ray BLK, Stormzy, Liam Tomlinson, and Years & Years.

Besides Pharrell Williams, Kamille has also been in the studio with producers Goldfingers, Steve Mac, Fraser T. Smith, Invisible Men, Cass Lowe, Jamie Scott, T-Collar, Nana Rogues, Diztortion, Naughty Boy, Louis Bell, SG Lewis, Al Shux, Levi Lennox, Shama Joseph, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Emotional” below.


Teyana Taylor premieres “Issues / Hold On” music video

17 Mar

Teyana Taylor has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Issues / Hold On” – featuring appearances from A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Tyler The Creator, and models Kristen Crawley and Lori Harvey – was posted to the American singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Friday (March 15, 2019).

The track was co-written by Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney of Nova Wav, who are also responsible for  Kelly Rowland’s “Kelly,” Monica’s “Commitment,” The Carters’ “LoveHappy,” Kehlani’s “Crzy,” Britney Spears’s “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Tinashe’s “Ooh La La.”

Production duties on “Issues/Hold On” were collectively handled by Kanye West (Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Mike Dean (Madonna, The Weeknd), Plain Pat (Dido, Kid Kudi) and Boogz Da Beast (Nas, John Legend).

Taylor’s latest studio collection K.T.S.E. (an initialism of Keep That Same Energy) – featuring previous singles “WTP” and “Gonna Love Me” – is now available via GOOD Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Watch the music video for “Issues / Hold On” below.

Arlissa hits the studio with Fredro for new collaboration

15 Mar

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has teamed up with Fredro for a new collaboration.

The Swedish record producer and songwriter (born Fredrik Odesjo) has recently helmed the entirety of Ehlia Luna’s EP “Black Girl Music,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Fredro’s extensive resume boasts further works with Christina Milian (“When You Look at Me”), Mya (“Fabulous Life”), Vitamin C (“Busted”), Sugababes (“Supernatural”), Cheri Dennis (“Ooh Ooh”), Shontelle (“Ghetto Lullabye”), Jessica Mauboy (“Can Anybody Tell Me”) and Melodi Brown (“Skin”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Arlissa’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Let This Go” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers alliances with Malay, Jesse Shatkin, Anita Blay, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Sinai Tedross, Martin Sjolie, Andre Harris, MoZella, Jonny Hockings, Lostboy, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, Wrabel, and Jeff Kleinman.

Stream the acoustic version of “Let This Go” below.

Emeli Sande confirms details for new single “Sparrow”

12 Mar

Emeli Sande has confirmed the details for her new single.

The Scottish singer/songwriter christened “Sparrow” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming third album and will release it on March 15 via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Sande’s last studio collection, 2016’s “Long Live the Angels,” peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Hurts,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows.”

On the songwriting front, Sande has penned songs for Alicia Keys (“Not Even the King”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Katy Perry (“It Takes Two”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Elle Varner (“Runaway”) and Alesha Dixon (“Radio”).

Watch the music video for “Hurts” below.