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Zara Larsson hits the studio with Caroline Ailin, Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit

9 Dec

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has enlisted Caroline Ailin and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit for a new collaboration.

Patterson previously co-produced and co-wrote “Hold My Hand” for Jess Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Ina Wroldsen, and Finlay “Starsmith” Dow-Smith. Taken from Glynne’s debut studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh,” the track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Ailin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Dua Lipa (“New Rules”), Tiffany Hwang (“Talk”), Olivia Holt (“History”), Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Rachel Platten (“Hey Hey Hallelujah”), Grades (“Crocodile Tears”), JKay (“Danger”), Alex Adair (“Casual”) and Tulecco (“Creative”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Larsson’s upcoming album and follow-up to “So Good” is expected to arrive early next year via TEN Music Group in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from MNEK (Tamera Foster), Hit Impulse (Ella Eyre), Madison Love (Jasmine Thompson), Sermstyle (Demi Lovato), Brittany “Delacey” Armadio (Madison Beer), Jim Lavigne (Kevin Gates) and William Wiik Larsen (Jessie Reyez).

Stream the audio clip for “Only You” below.

Kara Marni teams with Arlissa, All About She for new song “Just Us”

26 Nov

Kara Marni has revealed a new song from her upcoming debut project.

“Just Us” was written by Marni alongside fellow recording artist Arlissa and UK production duo All About She (composed of Jonathan Clare and James Tadgell).

Having previously collaborated with Arlissa on unreleased cuts “Crazy,” “Strangers,” and “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie;” All About She have also written songs with Calvin Harris (“Love Now”), VV Brown (“Bullet”), Sasha Keable (“Careless Over You”), Charli XCX (“Four By Four”), Karen Harding (“Starlight”), Imani Williams (“Got My Love”), Lauren Faith (“Love Can Wait”), Melissa Steel (“Making it Rain”) and Camden Cox (“Spirals”).

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current singles “Love Was Made for Saving” and “Every Time I Breathe” – which was collectively helmed by Michael Pollack, Jeff Gitty, and William “Cook Classics” Lobban-Bean – are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in various media outlets, Marni’s upcoming mini-album – featuring the Sebastian Kole-assisted / Invisible Men-produced lead single “Gold” – is expected to arrive early next year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with MNEK, Amy Wadge, Fred Cox, Eyelar, Shea Taylor, Fabienne, Ollie Green, Mullally, Autumn Rowe, Lostboy, Andrea Martin, Pantha, Lauren Aquilina, Chris Loco, Frances, Maths Time Joy, Laura Dockrill, and Mac & Phil.

Watch Kara Marni perform “Golden” and “Just Us” below.

Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Mullally hits the studio with Utters, Ed Thomas for new collaboration

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Connor Mullally-Knight, known mononymously as Mullally, has enlisted Ed Thomas and Utters for a new collaboration.

Thomas is responsible for co-writing Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind,” Louis Mattrs’ “Pink Lemonade,” Kiah Victoria’s “Cold War,” Zac Abel’s “Everybody Needs Love,” Aquilo’s “Thin,” and Maverick Sabre’s “Falling Again.”

Meanwhile, Utters’ production resume boasts works with AlunaGeorge (“Last Kiss”), Chronixx (“I Know Love”), Raleigh Ritchie (“In Too Deep”), All Saints (“One Woman Man”), Foxes (“Beauty Queen”), Ella Eyre (“Home”), Selah Sue (“Feel”) and Purple Ferdinand (“Through Your Eyes”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mullally’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “She Don’t Know Me” – is expected to arrive early next year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional productions from Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Two Inch Punch, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, ADP, Jordan Riley, Cook Classics, Scott Hoffman, Robopop, Will Simms, MNEK, Jonny Coffer, Grades, Scribz Riley, and Cool & Dre.

On the songwriting front, Mullally has also worked with Amy Wadge, Jason Boyd, Danny Parker, Grace Tither, Ali Tennant, Max McElligott, Ari PenSmith, Danny Shah, Jordan Thomas, Levi Lennox, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Know Me” below.

Chromeo draft Sean Douglas, Jason Evigan for new promotional single “Juice”

7 Nov

Canadian electro funk duo Chromeo (aka David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel) have released their new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan, who are also responsible for Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack,” Kat Graham’s “Power,” David Guetta’s “What I Did for Love,” Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Jessie J’s “Said Too Much,” Alyxx Dione’s “Chingalinga,” Nick Jonas’ “Champagne Problems,” and Pitbull’s “Options.”

Meanwhile, Chromeo’s upcoming fifth studio collection “Head Over Heels” is expected to arrive early next year via Big Beat / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “White Women” reportedly delivers further alliances with Digital Farm Animals, Lindy Robbins, Ian Kirkpatrick, Priscilla Renea, Andrew Jackson, Scott Harris, Ammar Malik, and MNEK.

Stream the audio clip for “Juice” below.

Kara Marni drafts Laura Dockrill, Ollie Green for new collaboration

31 Oct

British singer/songwriter Kara Marni has drafted Laura Dockrill and Ollie Green for a new collaboration.

Dockrill’s songwriting resume boasts works with Anne-Marie (“Karate”), MNEK (“More than a Miracle”), Elli Ingram (“Table for Two”), Javeon (“Give Up”), Dornik (“Drive”), Jessie Ware (“Small Talk”) and Courage (“Wild at Heart”).

Meanwhile, Green is known for co-penning and/or producing cuts performed by Frances (“Love Me Again”), Alex Newell (“Devilish”), Freya Ridings (“Maps”), Jones (“Indulge”), Leo Kalyan (“Daydream”), Alan Walker (“Tired”), John Gibbons (“Sunglasses in the Rain”) and Gavin James (“Hearts on Fire”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni’s upcoming project – featuring the Sebastian Kole-penned / Invisible Men-produced lead single “Golden” – is expected to arrive early next year via Access Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Amy Wadge, Lauren Aquilina, Fabienne, Trey Campbell, Autumn Rowe, Grace Tither, Mullally, Steph Jones, Andrea Martin, Rachel Furner, Eyelar, Kingsley Brown, Maegan Cottone, Grace Barker, and Frances.

In addition to The Invisible Men, Marni has also worked with producers including Mac & Phil, Chris Loco, Lostboy, Maths Time Joy, Pantha, Fred Cox, Laconic, Joel Compass, Aston Rudi, and MNEK.

Watch the music video for “Golden” below.

Ray BLK enlists Shama Joseph for new collaboration

25 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has enlisted Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph is known co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions,” Nicki Minaj’s “Win Again,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Elle Varner’s “Where Your Man Is,” Kid Ink’s “No Miracles,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Haitian-American musician’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Chantal Kreviazuk, Emily Warren, Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks, Jessica “Harloe” Ashley, Tiwa Savage, Natalie Sims, Carmen Reece, Emanuel Kiriakou, James “JHart” Abrahart, and Rock City.

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Snakehips, Jin Jin, Parker Ighile, Tamera Foster, Naughty Boy, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Evan Bogart, Mr. Hudson, Chris Loco, Raye, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Baby Girlz” below.