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Kelis teams up with Disclosure for new song “Watch Your Step”

24 May

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American singer/songwriter Kelis has teamed up with Disclosure on a new song entitled “Watch Your Step,” which is slotted for inclusion on the British production duo’s upcoming third studio album, “Energy.”

Scheduled to arrive on August 28 via Island Records UK, “Energy” features additional guest appearances from Kehlani (“Birthday”), Common (“Riverie”), Amine (“My High”),  Channel Tres (“Lavender”), Mick Jenkins (“Who Knew”), Blik Bassy (“Ce N’est Pas”) and Fatoumata Diawara (“Douha”).

Disclosure’s last studio album, 2015’s “Caracal,” topped the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles including “Omen” (featuring Sam Smith), “Holding On” (featuring Gregory Portman) and “Magnets” (featuring Lorde).

Meanwhile, Kelis’s next project – which is expected to arrive later this year – reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson, and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji.

Watch the music video for “Energy” below.

Ella Eyre releases new single “L.O.V.E.”

8 May

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Ella Eyre has released her new single online.

“L.O.V.E.” – which was written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “L.O.V.E.” were collectively handled by Shatkin alongside Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Banx & Ranx, who previously teamed up with Eyre on singles “Answerphone” and “Mama.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s upcoming sophomore studio album – featuring previous singles “Mama” and “New Me” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Di Genius, Linnea Sodahl, Jay Weathers, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Chiara Hunter, Laconic, Andrew Wells, Natalie Dunn, DannyBoyStyles, Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

Stream the audio clip for “L.O.V.E.” below.

Ella Eyre confirms details for new single “L.O.V.E”

1 May

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Ella Eyre has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Ella Mary McMahon) christened “L.O.V. E” as her next promotional cut and will release it on 08 May 2020 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was written by Eyre alongside Fransisca Hall and Jesse Shatkin, who previously teamed up with the artist on her 2017 single “Ego” (featuring Ty Dolla Sign), which peaked to number sixty-seven on the UK Singles Chart.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Eyre’s upcoming sophomore studio album – featuring previous singles “Mama” and “New Me” – is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records UK.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Feline” reportedly boasts additional contributions from Supa Dups, Di Genius, Linnea Sodahl, Jay Weathers, MNEK, Tre Jean-Marie, Chiara Hunter, Laconic, Andrew Wells, Natalie Dunn, DannyBoyStyles, Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

Watch the music video for “New Me” below.

Paloma Faith teams up with Jonas Blue for new single “Mistakes”

28 Feb

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Paloma Faith has teamed up with Jonas Blue for his new single “Mistakes,” which is now available via is iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released under A Positiva / Virgin EMI Records, “Mistakes” was co-written by Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike and James “Boy Matthews” Norton and collectively produced by Jonas Blue and Aaron Zuckerman.

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is expected to release her fifth studio album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records Label UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly boasts songwriting contributions from Diane Warren, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Clarence Coffee Jr, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Cleo Tighe, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

On the production front, Faith has worked with Grades, Fred Ball, Starsmith, Dave Okumu, George Moore, Stephan Moccio, Detonate, Tre Jean-Marie, AC Burrell, Digital Farm Animals, Patrick Wimberley, Fred Ball, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Mistakes” below.

Sugababes enlist Sinead Harnett, Monro for new collaboration

26 Feb

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British group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have added Sinead Harnett and Ross “Monro” James to the list of contributors for their upcoming project.

Harnett previously teamed up with Monro on “Want It With You,” “Him Too,” “Walking Away,” “All That You Are” and “Too Good for a Bad Thing,” taken from her albums “Chapter One” (2017) and “Lessons in Love” (2019), respectively.

As a songwriter, Harnett co-wrote Little Mix’s “One I’ve Been Missing” (w/ Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie) and Louise’s “Breaking Back Together” (w/ Adam Argyle and Michael Angelo) and “Give You Up” (w/ Iain James and Phil Cook).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Sugababes are expected to release their next project later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned four singles in the shape of “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Aminata Kabba, Dan Caplen, Aston Rudi, Karen Poole, and Craigie Dodds.

Stream the audio clip for “Want It With You” below.

 

Kelis confirms new EP release for 2020

19 Feb

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According to a recent interview with SSENCE, American singer, songwriter and chef Kelis is scheduled to release her new EP later this year.

Among the songwriters and producers Kelis worked with on this project are Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Kara Marni, Ella Eyre), Daniel “Grades” Traynor (Dua Lipa, Lianne La Havas), Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji (Lauren Jauregui, David Guetta).

Kelis’ last studio album, the David Andrew Sitek-produced “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

She also provided guest vocals on the track “Back and Forth,” taken from Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder’s fourteenth studio album, “Deja Vu,” which was released in 2015 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Back and Forth” below.

Kara Marni drafts ADP, Daecolm for new collaboration

19 Feb

Kara Marni has drafted Amish “ADP” Patel and Daecolm for a new collaboration.

ADP recently co-produced and co-wrote “We Made It” for Louis Tomlinson alongside Levi Lennox, John Henry Ryan, and Julian Bunetta. The track appears on Tomlinson’s debut solo album, “Walls,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Daecolm’s songwriting credits include Chris Brown’s “Bite My Tongue” and Mario’s “Drowning.” His most recent project ‘Figures” – featuring eight new tracks in the shape of “Flashing Lights,” “Cadillac ’95,” “Swervin,” “Loud,” “Righteous,” “Three,” “Neon” and “Sex Birds” – is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni is currently working on her upcoming third project under Access Records, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Love Just Ain’t Enough” and 2019’s “No Logic.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features productions from Invisible Men, Cadenza, Phil Cook, Mojam, Che Pope, Grades, Loxe, Mike Woods, Goldfingers, Jay Mooncie, Mnek, Preditah, and Sons of Sonix.

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Dayyon Alexander, Sam Harper, Autumn Rowe, Nadine Samuels, Carmen Reece, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Philip Plested, and Chiara Hunter.

Stream “Figures” below.