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Izzy Bizu hits the studio with Zak Abel, Fred Cox for new collaboration

5 Oct

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British singer/songwriter Isobel Beardshaw, known professionally as Izzy Bizu, has teamed up with Zak Abel and Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Besides releasing his debut album “Only When We’re Naked” in 2017 via Atlantic Records UK, Abel is also known for co-writing Paloma Faith’s “I’ll Be Gentle” and Why Don’t We & Macklemore’s “I Don’t Belong In This Club.”

Meanwhile, Cox’s production resume boasts works with Grace Carter (“Heal Me”), Olivia Nelson (“Back When”), Caitlyn Scarlett (“Back When”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Grace”), Kiah Victoria (“Treat Me”), Denai Moore (“Leave It Up To You”), Chloe Howl (“Comfortably Me”) and Tanika (“Fuck Boy”).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Bizu is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album under Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

The follow-up to 2016’s “A Moment of Madness” reportedly features additional alliances with Ian Barter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Diane Warren, Plested, Fiona Bevan, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Kelli Leigh, Troy Miller, and Laconic.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Lights On” below.

Zak Abel hits the studio with Marlon Roudette for new collaboration

23 May

Zak Abel has teamed up with Marlon Roudette for a new collaboration.

Roudette previously co-wrote “Finders Keepers” and “Fine Line” for his sister Mabel McVey. The JD Reid-produced tracks peaked to numbers eight and eleven on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In addition to prepping his third studio collection under Universal Music Group / Island Records UK, Roudette has also penned songs on the next projects by Sinead Harnett, Louisa Johnson, Dan Caplen, and Liam Payne.

Meanwhile, Abel is expected to release his next project and follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring current promotional single “Love Song” – later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Mojam Music, Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “When the Beat Drops Out” below.

Zak Abel hits the studio with Mojam Music, Clarence Coffee Jr.

10 May

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has recorded new music with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Mojam have previously produced songs for Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Tom Walker (“Heartland”), James Arthur (“Get Down”), Conor Maynard (“Talking About”), Sam Smith (“Like I Can”), Naughty Boy (“Should’ve Been Me”), Professor Green (“Monster”) and Tinie Tempah (“A Heart Can Save the World”).

Meanwhile, Coffee Jr.’s songwriting resume boasts works for Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Dua Lipa (“Genesis”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“Tonight I’m Getting Over You”), Olly Murs (“Deeper”), Kylie Minogue (“Sexercize”), Lea Michele (“On My Way”), Justin Bieber (“The Feeling”) and Selena Gomez (“Forget Forever”).

Abel, on the other hand, is expected to release his next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked” reportedly yields additional alliances with Nile Rodgers, Maegan Cottone, Lostboy, Will Simms, Jordan Riley, Philip Plested, SG Lewis, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Lawrie Martin, Fred Ball, Max McElligott, and Lucy “Pawws” Taylor.

Abel’s current promotional single “Love Song” – which was co-written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Love Song” below.

Zak Abel drafts Wayne Hector, Steve Mac for “Love Song”

26 Mar

British singer/songwriter Zak Zilesnick, professionally known as Zak Abel, has christened “Love Song” as his next promotional cut and will release it on March 30 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written with Wayne Hector and Steve Mac, who are also responsible for Jess Glynne’s “Take Me Home,” Anne-Marie’s “Alarm,” Birdy’s “Hear You Calling,” Toni Braxton’s “Woman,” Kate Winslet’s “What If,” Cover Drive’s “Sparks,” and Rixton’s “Me and My Broken Heart.”

Abel’s debut studio collection, 2017’s “Only When We’re Naked,” spawned contributions from Francis “Eg” White (“Deserve to Be Loved”), Cass Lowe (“The River”), Fred Cox (“Broken”) and Jonny Lattimer (“Rock Bottom”).

On the songwriting front, Abel co-pennede “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith alongside Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of UK songwriting/production team TMS.

The “Say Sometihng” star also recorded new music with songwriters/producers and fellow recording artists including Ray BLK, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Fred Ball, SG Lewis, Philip Plested, Nile Rodgers, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Watch the music video for “Unstable” below.

Paloma Faith releases new promotional single “Guilty”

26 Oct

Paloma Faith has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Ella Henderson alongside Wayne Hector, whose recent credits include Emeli Sande’s “Highs & Lows,” Little Mix’s “Nothing Else Matters,” Taya’s “When You’re Sober,” Kaiser Chef’s “Sunday Morning,” and Jones’ “Til We Get There.”

Production duties on “Guilty” were handled by regular collaborators TMS (aka Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes), who have also contributed to the next projects by Maroon 5, Anne-Marie, Era Istrefi, Noah Cyrus, Louis Tomlinson, Alma, Sabina Ddumba, Calum Scott, Mabel, Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding, Nick Jonas, and Rihanna.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” – featuring previous promotional single “Crybaby” – will on November 17 via Sony Music Entertainment UK / RCA Records Label.

The follow-up to 2014’s “A Perfect Contradiction” boasts further contributions from Starsmith, Lindy Robbins, Cleo Tighe, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Sia Furler, John Newman, Zak Abel, Carla Marie Williams, Klas Ahlund, Jin Jin, Francis “Eg” White, Samuel Dixon, and Cass Lowe.

Stream the audio clip for “Guilty” below.

Zak Abel delivers debut album “Only When We’re Nakes”

7 Oct

British singer/songwriter Zak Abel has delivered his debut album online.

“Only When We’re Naked” – featuring promotional singles “The River,” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album contributors include Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Fred Cox (Maverick Sabre), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Cass Lowe (Anne-Marie), Maegan Cottone (Olly Murs), Eg White (Adele), Lawrie Martin (Nathan Sykes) and Tim Woodcock (Eliza Doolittle).

As a songwriter, Abel co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside UK-based songwriting/production team TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes).

Stream “Only When We’re Naked” below.

Zak Abel enlists Cass Lowe for new single “The River”

30 Sep

Zak Abel has unveiled his new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written and produced by Cass Lowe, whose other credits include Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Snakehips’ “All My Friends,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” Astrid S’ “Such a Boy,” Fifth Harmony’s “Scared of Lonely,” AlunaGeorge’s “I Remember,” and Niia’s “Girl Like Me.”

Zak Abel’s upcoming debut album “Only When We’re Naked” – featuring previous singles “All I Ever Do (Is Say Goodbye),” “Rock Bottom” and “Unstable” – will arrive on October 7th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated projects boasts additional alliances with Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Sky Adams (Kylie Minogue), Danny Shah (Imani Williams), Ed Thomas (Jorja Smith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jonny Lattimer (Mollie King) and Francis “Eg” White (Sam Smith).

As a songwriter, Abel (born Zak David Zilesnick) co-penned “I’ll Be Gentle” for Paloma Faith’s upcoming fourth album “The Architect” alongside Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Thomas “Froe” Barnes of UK production team TMS (also known by their stage name Ghosted).

Stream the audio clip for “The River” below.