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Mabel hits the studio with Pawws, The Electric

21 Sep

British singer/songwriter Mabel McVey, known mononymously as Mabel, has teamed with Pawws and The Electric for a new collaboration.

Pawws (born Lucy Helene Taylor) has previously penned songs that were performed by Dua Lipa (“Be the One”), Etham (“Close Enough”), Liv Dawson (“I’ll Be Waiting), Danny L Harle (“Me4U”) and Annalisa (“Used to You”).

Meanwhile, The Electric (composed of Edvard Erfjord and Henrik Michelsen) are responsible for producing Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,” Fifth Harmony’s “Don’t Say You Love Me,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “At My Best,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Olly Murs’s “Love You More,” and M.O’s “Not in Love.”

Mabel’s current mini-album “Bedroom” – featuring the Marlon Roudette-penned / John “JD” Reid-produced “Finders Keepers” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming debut studio collection under Polydor Records reportedly boasts alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Raye (Anne-Marie), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya), Levi Lennox (FKA twigs), Grades (Ella Mai) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Finders Keepers” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart

19 Sep

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British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Snakehips and Evan “Kidd” Bogart for a new collaboration.

Composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter; Snakehips are known for their works with Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Malika (“Fall for You”), Anne-Marie (“Either Way”), Sinead Harnett (“Days with You”), Tinashe (“All My Friends”), MØ (“Don’t Leave”) and Anderson Paak (“Money on Me”).

On the songwriting front, Bogart is responsible for co-penning Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Britney Spears’s “Love Me Down,” ZZ Ward’s “Help Me Mama,” Leona Lewis’s’ “Happy,” Beyonce’s “Halo,” Jason Derulo’s “It Girl,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Black Heart,” and Rihanna’s “S.O.S.”

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 boasts contributions from Chris Loco (Diana Gordon), Moon Willis (Justine Skye), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Cass Lowe (Niia Rocco), MNEK (Demi Lovato), Jax Jones (Selena Gomez), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Courage (Foxes) and Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt).

Watch the music video for “Either Way” below.

Craig David confirms details for new album “The Time is Now”

15 Sep

Craig David has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “The Time is Now” and will release it on January 26, 2018 via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox/Insanity Records.

Lead promotional single “Heartline” – which was co-written with Sam Romans and Jonas Blue – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” boasts further songwriting contributions from Carmen Reece (Ariana Grande), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), Rachel Furner (Sam Smith) and Talay Riley (Keri Hilson).

On the production front, David has worked with Tre Jean-Marie (Marlon Roudette), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran), MNEK (Zara Larsson), Fraser T. Smith (Stormzy) and Kaytranada (Sinead Harnett).

See the tracklisting for “The Time is Now” below.

(1) Magic / (2) Heartline / (3) Brand New / (4) Going On / (5) Love Me Like it’s Yesterday / (6) For the Gram / (7) Get Involved / (8) I Know You / (9) Live in the Moment / (10) Love will Come Around / (11) Somebody Like Me / (12) Focus / (13) Reload / (14) Talk to Me / (15) Talk to Me (Part 2)

Sabina Ddumba hits the studio with MNEK, TMS

7 Sep

Swedish singer/songwriter Sabina Ddumba has enlisted the songwriting and production services of MNEK and TMS for her next album.

Composed of Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher; TMS are responsible for co-writing and producing Sigma’s “Find Me,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” Craig David’s “Better with You,” Dua Lipa’s “Bad Together,” Zac Samuel’s “Play it Cool,” and Ghosted’s “Get Some.”

Meanwhile, MNEK (born Uzoechi Emenike) previously co-wrote and produced “Time,” taken from Ddumba’s debut studio collection, “Homeward Bound,” which peaked to number ten on the Swedish Albums Charts.

Dduma’s yet-to-be-titled second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Sweden.

Among the additional songwriters and producers expected to appear on the album are Shungudzo Kuyimba, Andreas “Axident” Schuller, Dayo Olatunji, Warren “Oak” Felder, Jenna Andrews, James “Gladius” Wong, Hayley Warner, Dantae Johnson, Whitney Phillips, Erik Hassle, and Tayla Parx.

Watch the music video for “Time” below.

Mabel releases music video for new single “Finders Keepers”

18 Aug

Mabel has released the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Finders Keepers” – featuring Kojo Funds – to her Vevo channel on Thursday (August 18, 2017).

Co-written by Mabel alongside Marlon Roudette and Jordan “JD” Reid; “Finders Keepers” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Mabel’s upcoming debut album, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Joel Compass (FKA twigs), RAYE (Ellie Goulding), Arnthor Birgisson (Taya), GRADES (Raleigh Ritchie), Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt) and MNEK (Kara Marni).

Watch the music video for “Finders Keepers” below.

Zara Larsson reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

12 Aug

Swedish singer/songwriter Zara Larsson has reunited with fellow recording artist MNEK for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on international hit single “Never Forget You,” which debuted at number five on the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Additionally, MNEK’s current promotional single “Paradise” – which samples Ultra Nate’s “Free” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Larsson is expected to release her third album – featuring further contributions from Hitimpulse – in 2018 via TEN Music Group / Epic Records.

The still-untitled collection follows “So Good,” which was released earlier this year and spawned singles including “Don’t Let Me Be Yours,” “Symphony,” “Lush Life,” “I Would Like” and “Ain’t My Fault.”

Fans of MNEK’s songwriting and production works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Mullally, Anne-Marie, Craig David, Akon, Naughty Boy, Kara Marni, Cassie, Ella Henderson, Rozes, Charli XCX, Mabel McVey, Ray BLK, Chromeo, Tamera Foster, Melissa Steel, Diztortion, Kenzie May, Leah McFall, Mo Adeniran, Kamille, and Christina Aguilera.

Watch the music video for “Paradise” below.

Becky Hill debuts new promotional single “Unpredictable”

9 Aug

British singer/songwriter Rebecca Claire Hill, professionally known as Becky Hill, has debuted her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by MNEK alongside Karen Poole, whose other credits include Jamelia’s “Taxi,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Mr. C,” Taya’s “Sweet Waste of Time,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Let Me Be Me,” Kylie Minogue’s “Wow,” Janet Jackson’s “Put Your Hands On,” and Lily Allen’s “Cheryl Tweedy.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to arrive next year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Formerly signed to Parlophone Records, the “Rude Love” star has reportedly co-penned songs on the next projects by Maverick Sabre, Ella Eyre, Terri Walker, Chloe Leone, Imani Williams, DAKOTA, and Professor Green.

Hill’s songwriting resume boasts earlier works with Arlissa (“Touch”), Tanya Lacey (“All I See”), KStewart (“Be Without You”), Bebe Rexha (“Creepers”), Lindsey Stirling (“Love’s Just a Feeling”), Leona Lewis (“It’s the Love”), BB Diamond (“Gone Missing”) and Katy B (“Freak Like Me”).

Stream the audio clip for “Unpredictable” below.