Tag Archives: William “Tourist” Phillips

JONES unleashes debut album “New Skin”

7 Oct

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JONES has unleashed her debut album online.

“New Skin” – featuring singles “Indulge,” “Hoops,” “Melt” and “Wild” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with 37 Adventures.

The keenly-awaited project boasts productions from Digital Farm Animals (Little Mix), Two Inch Punch (Anne-Marie), Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Rodaidh McDonald (Adele) and HONNE (Izzy Bizu).

On the songwriting front, JONES – real name Cherie Jones – has teamed up with Ollie Green (Alex Newell), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware), A.K. Paul (Emeli Sande), Tourist (Sam Smith) and Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey).

Listen to “New Skin” below.

Lapsley unveils “Love is Blind” music video

4 Mar

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Lapsley has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Love is Blind” to her YouTube channel on Friday (March 04, 2016).

“Love is Blind” was co-written by Sam Romans, whose other credits include Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol], Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI] and AlunaGeorge’s “I’m in Control” [Island].

He also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA], John Legend [Columbia], Birdy [Atlantic], Rudimental [Asylum], Gorgon City [Virgin EMI], Melissa Steel [Atlantic], and Ella Henderson [Syco].

Meanwhile, Lapsley’s first studio collection “Long Way Home” – featuring previous single “Hurt Me” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with XL Recordings.

Other album contributors include James Draper (Cheryl, Nicola Roberts), Paul O’Duffy (Marlon Roudette, Andreya Triana), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Sam Smith) and Tourist (Kacy Hill, Jessie Ware).

Watch the music video for “Love is Blind” below.

Tourist unveils new single “To Have You Back”

24 Jan

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Tourist has unveiled his new single online.

The British record producer and songwriter posted the audio clip for “To Have You Back” via his SoundCloud channel on Thursday (January 21, 2016).

“To Have You Back” is slotted for inclusion on Tourist’s upcoming debut album, “U,” out later this year through Tourist Recordings / Polydor Records.

The highly anticipated project also includes previous singles “Illuminate” (featuring Years & Years) and Holding On (featuring Josef Salvat).

On the songwriting and production front, Tourist – real name William Phillips – has worked with Sam Smith (“Stay with Me”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Kacy Hill (“Arm’s Length”), and Ekkah (“Small Talk”).

His first mini-collection “Patterns” – featuring alliances with Lianne La Havas, Jimmy Napes, and Will Heard – is now available for download via iTunes.

Listen to the audio clip for “To Have You Back” below.

Lapsley reveals artwork, tracklisting for debut album “Long Way Home”

19 Jan

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Lapsley has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for her debut album.

The singer/songwriter dubbed her first studio collection “Long Way Home” and will release it on March 4 through XL Recordings.

Current single “Love is Blind” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Among the musicians backing Lapsley on the keenly-awaited album are James Draper (Cheryl, Nicola Roberts), Sam Romans (Birdy, John Legend), Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Alicia Keys), and Tourist (Kacy Hill, Sam Smith).

Peep the tracklisting for “Long Way Home” below.

(1) Heartless / (2) Hurt Me / (3) Falling Short / (4) Cliff / (5) Operator (He Doesn’t Call Me) / (6) Painter / (7) Tell Me the Truth / (8) Station / (9) Love is Blind / (10) Silverlake / (11) Leap / (12) Seven Months

Tourist debuts new song “Wait”

23 Nov

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Tourist has debuted a new song online.

“Wait” is slotted for inclusion on the Grammy-winning record producer and songwriter’s upcoming debut album, tentatively entitled “U.”

The track also follows previous singles, “Holding On” and “Illuminate,” now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tourist’s first studio collection will be released through Tourist Recordings and Polydor Records.

The highly-anticipated project features guest appearances from Years & Years and Josef Salvat, as well as songwriting contributions from Kid Harpoon.

On the songwriting and production front, Tourist – real name William Phillips –recently helmed Lapsley’s “Hurt Me” [XL Recordings] and Kacy Hill’s “Arm’s Length” [Getting Out of Your Dreams / PMR Records].

His resume include further works with Sam Smith (“Stay With Me”), Jessie Ware (“Pieces”), Lianne La Havas (“Patterns”) and Will Heard (“I Can’t Keep Up”).

Watch the music video for “Holding On” below.

Sam Smith reunites with Fraser T. Smith for new single “Drowning Shadows”

3 Nov

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Sam Smith has released his new single online.

“Drowning Shadows” – which was written by Smith along with Fraser T. Smith – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other notable credits by Fraser T. Smith are Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” [Columbia], CeeLo Green’s “Wildflower” [Elektra], Maverick Sabre’s “Come Fly With Me” [Virgin EMI] and Grace’s “Boyfriend Jeans” [RCA].

Meanwhile, Sam Smith is scheduled to drop the repackaged version of his debut studio collection, “In the Lonely Hour – Drowning Shadows Edition,” on November 6 through PMR Records and Capitol Records.

Commercial performance-wise, the initial edition of the album – featuring singles “Money on My Mind” and “Stay With Me,” as well as the Fraser T. Smith-assisted “Not in That Way” – debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

It also delivered productions and songwriting contributions from Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys), Tourist (Kacy Hill), Eg White (Celine Dion), Matt Prime (Charlie Puth), Mojam (Craig David) and Two Inch Punch (Jessie Ware).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Not in That Way” below.

Kacy Hill hits the studio with Jamie Hartman

31 Oct

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Kacy Hill has recorded new music with Jamie Hartman.

“@KacyHill we wrote a beauty yesterday ma’am. An honour and pleasure, thank you!” the singer, songwriter, and recorded producer posted on Instagram.

Hartman’s extensive resume includes works with Marlon Roudette [Vertigo], Andy Grammar [S-Curve], Christina Aguilera [RCA], Ronan Keating [Polydor], Will Young [Island] and Delta Goodrem [Sony Music].

His recent songwriting/production credits include Anastacia’s “Army of Me” [Sony Music], Kylie Minogue’s “Your Body” [Parlophone], Marina Kaye’s “Dark Star” [Capitol] and James Bay’s “Move Together” [Republic].

Meanwhile, Hill is scheduled to release her first as-yet-untitled studio collection next year through PMR Records in conjunction with GOOD (Getting Out of Your Dreams) Music and Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Jessie Ware), Autumn Rowe (Zendaya, Fifth Harmony) and Matthew Burns (Charli XCX, Britney Spears).

Meanwhile, Hill’s debut EP “Bloo” – featuring the Jack Garratt-produced “Foreign Fields” and Tourist-assisted “Arm’s Length” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “Foreign Fields” below.

Kacy Hill teams up with Tourist for new song “Arm’s Length”

9 Oct

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Kacy Hill has debuted a new song online.

The British model, singer, and songwriter posted the audio clip for “Arm’s Length” to her YouTube channel on Thursday (October 08, 2015).

“Arm’s Length” was co-written and produced by William “Tourist” Phillips, whose other credits include Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” [Capitol], Jessie Ware’s “Pieces” [Island] and Lapsley’s “Hurt Me” [XL].

Hill’s debut mini-collection “Bloo” – featuring further contributions from Jack Garratt, Casey Barth, and Riley Knapp – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings.

Listen to the audio clip for “Arm’s Length” below.

Jessie Ware hits the studio with Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, John Henry Ryan

2 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Jessie Ware has recorded new music with Julian Bunetta, Jamie Scott, and John Henry Ryan.

Bunetta has written and produced songs for Leona Lewis (“Brave”), Jason Derulo (“Breathing”), Olly Murs (“One of These Days”), Colbie Caillat (“If You Love Me Let Me Go”) and Fifth Harmony (“Better Together”).

Meanwhile, Scott is responsible for helming Alex & Sierra’s “Back to You” [Columbia], One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” [Syco], Marsha Ambrosius’ “Love” [RCA] and Christina Perri’s “Be My Forever” f/ Ed Sheeran [Atlantic].

Finally, notable songwriting credits by Ryan are Robin Schulz’s “Headlights” [Tonspiel], The Vamps’ “Story of My Life” [Virgin EMI], Walk the Moon’s “We Are The Kids” [RCA] and Ben Haenow’s “Something I Need” [Syco].

Ware’s sophomore album “Tough Love” – featuring singles “Say You Love Me” and “Champagne Kisses” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with PMR Records and Island Records.

That collection also delivered alliances with Benny Blanco (Miguel), Two Inch Punch (Kacy Hill), Dev Hynes (FKA twigs), Tourist (Sam Smith), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey) and Jimmy Napes (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Champagne Kisses” below.

Kacy Hill announces debut EP “Bloo”

29 Jul

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Kacy Hill has announced the title for her upcoming debut EP.

The British singer/songwriter christened her first mini-collection “Bloo” and will release it later this year.

“Bloo” reportedly features alliances with Tourist (Jessie Ware, Lianne La Havas), Autumn Rowe (Dua Lipa, Bea Miller), Two Inch Punch (Years & Years, Sam Smith) and Matthew Burns (Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Hill has signed a record deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. The urban label also houses artists and producers including John Legend, Big Sean, Jeff Bhasker, Teyana Taylor, and No I.D.

Watch the music video for “Experience” below.