Tag Archives: XL Recordings

Kelela reunites in the studio with Arca

29 Mar

American singer/songwriter Kelela Mizanekristos has reunited with Arca for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “A Message” and “Hallucinogen,” taken from Kelela’s 2015 mini-album, “Hallucinogen.”

Arca’s resume boasts further works with FKA twigs (“Papi Pacify”), Bjork (“Mouth Mantra”), Kanye West (“New Slaves”) and Frank Ocean (“Mine”).

The Venezuelan electronic producer, consultant, mixing engineer and DJ – real name Alejandro Ghersi – is also scheduled to release his third studio collection, “Reverie,” on April 7 via XL Recordings.

Meanwhile, Kelela’s still-untitled debut album – featuring contributions from Ariel Rechtshaid, Damon Albarn, and Jeremiah “Nugget” Raisen – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherry Coffee Music/ Warp Records.

Additionally, the “Rewind” star recently provided guest vocals on tracks performed by artists/acts including Solange (“Scales”), Clams Casino (“A Breath Away”), Danny Brown (“From the Ground”) and Marcelline & TRNSGNDR/VHS (“Dangerzone”).

Watch the music video for “Reverie” below.

Arca announces details for new album

23 Feb

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Arca has announced the details for his new album.

The Venezuelan electronic producer, consultant, mixing engineer and DJ – real name Alejandro Ghersi – christened his third studio collection “Reverie” and will release it on April 7 via XL Recordings.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring lead promotional single “Piel” – follows the critically-acclaimed “Mutant,” which was named amongst Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of 2015.

On the songwriting and production front, Arca’s resume boasts works with Kelela (“A Message”), FKA twigs (“Papi Pacify”), Bjork (“Mouth Mantra”), Kanye West (“New Slaves”) and Frank Ocean (“Mine”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Piel” below.

ROSTAM premieres “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” music video

12 Mar

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ROSTAM has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The singer-songwriter-record producer posted the visual clip for his new single “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” to his YouTube channel on Friday (March 11, 2016).

The track – now available via iTunes – marks the first promotional cut from ROSTAM’s upcoming studio album under XL Recordings.

Video treatment was handled by ROSTAM along with Josh Goleman, whose resume includes previous works with Alabama Shakes (“Don’t Wanna Fight”), Gary Clark Jr. (“Church”) and Ra Ra Riot (“Water”).

On the songwriting and production front, the former Vampire Weekend member co-helmed Charli XCX’s “Need Ur Luv” [Neon Gold], Santigold’s “Run the Races” [Atlantic] and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Warm Blood” [Interscope].

Watch the music video for “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” 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.

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

Adele shares new single “When We Were Young” live performance

17 Nov

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Adele has shared a new performance video online.

An exclusive live rendition of “When We Were Young” was posted to the singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Tuesday (November 17, 2015).

The track marks the second promotional cut from Adele’s upcoming third album, “25,” out on November 20 through XL Recordings and Columbia Records.

It was also co-written by fellow recording artist Tobias Jesso Jr. and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, whose recent credits include Kelela (“Rewind”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“All That”) and Madonna (“Living for Love”).

Other musicians backing Adele on “25” are Greg Kurstin (Sia), Max Martin (Tinashe), Shellback (Usher), Ryan Tedder (Beyonce), Paul Epworth (John Legend), Danger Mouse (Norah Jones) and Bruno Mars (Alicia Keys).

Watch the live performance for “When We Were Young” below.

Adele announces new single “When We Were Young”

6 Nov

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Adele has announced the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “When We Were Young” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming third album “25.”

“When We Were Young” was co-written by Tobias Jesso Jr., who previously helmed Sia’s “Alive” along with Adele.

Production duties were handled by Ariel Rechtshaid, whose other credits include Kelela’s “Rewind” [Cherry Coffee Music], Madonna’s “Living for Love” [Interscope] and Sky Ferreira’s “You’re Not the One” [Capitol].

As mentioned in earlier posts, “25” – featuring lead single “Hello” – will hit stores on November 20 through XL Recordings and Columbia Records.

Other musicians backing Adele on the keenly-awaited LP are Greg Kurstin (Beyonce), Ryan Tedder (Leona Lewis), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Max Martin (Tinashe), Shellback (Britney Spears) and Bruno Mars (Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Hello” below.

Adele unwraps new album “25” tracklisting

24 Oct

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Adele has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming third album.

The British singer/songwriter will release “25” on November 20 through XL Recordings in conjunction with Columbia Records.

Lead single “Hello” – out now via iTunes – was co-written by Greg Kurstin, whose resume includes further works with Sia (“Chandelier”), Kelly Clarkson (“Heartbeat Song”) and Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”).

Other album contributors include Max Martin, Shellback, Paul Epworth, Tobias Jesso Jr., Ryan Tedder, Samuel Dixon, Danger Mouse, Bruno Mars, Christopher “Brody” Brown, Philip Lawrence, and Ariel Rechtshaid.

The deluxe edition of the album – which will be exclusively sold on Target outlets in the United States – features three additional songs in the shape of “Can’t Let Go,” “Lay Me Down” and “Why Do You Love Me.”

Peep the tracklisting for “25” below.

(01) Hello / (02) Send My Love (To Your New Lover) / (03) I Miss You / (04) When We Were Young / (05) Remedy / (06) Water Under the Bridge / (07) River Lea / (08) Love in the Dark / (09) Million Years Ago / (10) All I Ask / (11) Sweetest Devotion

Adele unleashes music video for new single “Hello”

24 Oct

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Adele has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Xavier Dolan-directed clip for “Hello” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (October 22, 2015).

“Hello” was written by Adele along with Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include John Newman (“Come and Get It”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”) and Ellie Goulding (“Something in the Way You Move”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Adele’s upcoming third album “25” is scheduled for release on November 20 through XL Recordings and Columbia Records.

The keenly-awaited LP boasts further alliances with Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Bruno Mars (Alicia Keys), Ryan Tedder (Beyonce), Danger Mouse (Norah Jones), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Sia) and Max Martin (Usher).

Watch the music video for “Hello” below.

Adele confirms new album “25”

21 Oct

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Adele has confirmed the title for her new album.

The British singer/songwriter christened her third studio collection “25” and will release it later this year through XL Recordings and Columbia Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2011’s “21,” which peaked to number one on both the UK and US Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain.”

On the songwriting front, Adele serves as co-writer for Sia’s latest single “Alive” along with Tobias Jesso Jr. The Jesse Shatkin-produced track is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

Meanwhile, “25” reportedly boasts alliances with Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Diane Warren (Lady Gaga), Ed Sheeran (Tori Kelly), Ryan Tedder (Beyonce), Pharrell (Usher), Emile Haynie (Jessie Ware) and Max Martin (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Rolling in the Deep” below.