Tag Archives: Zane Lowe

Jacob Banks confirms details for new album “Village”

13 Sep

Jacob Banks has confirmed the details for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his first studio collection “Village” and will release it on November 2nd via Interscope Records.

Co-written with Laleh Pourkarim and Pierre-Luc “PL” Riux and produced by Yonatan “XSDTRK” Ayal, current promotional single “Be Good to Me” – featuring Seinabo Sey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the highly-anticipated album, Banks has also collaborated with Stargate, Bibi Bourelly, Stint, Zane Lowe, JP Saxe, Utters, John Newman, Sam Romans, Hue Strother, Charlie Handsome, Two Inch Punch, and Benny Cassette.

See the tracklisting for “Village” below.

(1) Chainsmoking / (2) Love Ain’t Enough / (3) Mexico / (4) Processo / (5) Kumbaya / (6) Slow Up / (7) Grown Up / (8) Keeps Me Going / (9) Be Good to Me / (10) Nostalgia / (11) Caroline / (12) Witness / (13) Unknown (To You) / (14) Peace of Mind

Jacob Banks hits the studio with Stargate, Hue Strother

17 Feb

British singer/songwriter Jacob Banks has teamed up with Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate and Hue Strother for a new collaboration.

Stargate’s recent production and songwriting credits include Tinashe’s “Faded Love,” Daya’s “New,” Charli XCX’s “Track 10,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Rachel Platten’s “Broken Glass,” Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” and Bebe Rexha’s “I Got Time.”

Meanwhile, Strother’s songwriting resume boasts works with Mack Wilds (“Night Time”), Kiana Lede (“One of Them Days”), Ledisi (“Add to Me”), Cassie (“Radio”) and H.E.R. (“Every Kind of Way”).

Banks, on the other hand, is expected to release his upcoming project – featuring further contributions from Francis “Eg” White, Charlie Handsome, Bibi Bourelly, Two Inch Punch, Jonny Lattimer, Sam Romans, and Benny Cassette – is expected to arrive later this year via Interscope Records.

His current promotional single “Unknown (To You)” – which was produced by Robin Hannibal and co-written by John Newman and Zane Lowe – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the audio clip for “Unknown (To You) [Timbaland Remix]” below.

Lady Gaga hits the studio with BloodPop for new album

3 Jul

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Lady Gaga has added BloodPop to the list of contributors for her new album.

The hitmaker – real name Michael Tucker – is known for co-producing and co-writing Justin Bieber’s platinum-selling single “Sorry” along with Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Sonny “Skrillex” Moore.

His other songwriting and production credits include Charli XCX (“Grins”), Madonna (“Beautiful Scars”), Tinashe (“Bet”), Pia Mia (“Touch”), Mikky Ekko (“U”), Raye (“Tell Me”) and Fifth Harmony (“Scared of Happy”).

Fans of BloodPop’s work should also look out for the next projects by Dua Lipa [Warner Brothers], Hailee Steinfeld [Republic], Britney Spears [RCA], Charli XCX [Atlantic] and MØ [Chess Club / RCA Victor].

Meanwhile, Gaga is scheduled to release her upcoming fourth album later this year through Universal Music Group / Interscope Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Artpop,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Applause” and “Do What You Want.”

For the new album, Gaga has also collaborated with RedOne (Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Ronson (Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera), Diane Warren (Beyonce, Leona Lewis) and Zane Lowe (Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah).

Watch the music video for “Applause” below.

Zane Lowe hints at new collaboration with Lady Gaga

20 Jan

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Zane Lowe has hinted at a new collaboration with Lady Gaga.

“I’m writing with @ladygaga tomorrow,” the award-winning radio host and musician tweeted on Tuesday (January 19, 2016).

As a songwriter and producer, Lowe is responsible for Sam Smith’s “Restart” [Capitol Records], Liam Bailey’s “Walking Out” [Flying Buddha Records] and Chase & Status’ “Count on Me” [MTA Records].

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons. Moreover, Lowe hosts his own show on Apple’s international radio station, Beats 1.

Meanwhile, Gaga is scheduled to release her upcoming fourth album later this year through Streamline Records and Interscope Records.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Artpop” reportedly boasts contributions from RedOne (Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez), Mark Ronson (Bruno Mars, Christina Aguilera), and Nile Rodgers (Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue).

Watch the music video for “Till it Happens to You” below.

Sam Smith shares “Restart” music video

30 Sep

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Sam Smith has shared a new music video online.

The singer/songwriter – born Samuel Frederick Smith – posted the visual clip for “Restart” to his official Vevo page on Monday (September 29, 2014).

“Restart” was produced by Zane Lowe along with Jimmy Napes, whose resume includes works for Gorgon City [Virgin EMI Records], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records] and Mary J. Blige [Capitol Records].

Smith’s debut album “In the Lonely Hour” is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with PMR Records / Capitol Records.

The studio collection includes previous singles “Money on My Mind,” “Stay with Me,” “Lay Me Down” and “I’m Not the Only One.”

“In the Lonely Hour” also boasts productions from Fraser T. Smith (Celine Dion, Lily Allen), Two Inch Punch (Lianne La Havas, Jessie Ware), Mojam (Jess Glynne, Emeli Sande) and Francis “Eg” White (Chloe Howl, Ellie Goulding).

Watch the music video for “Restart” below.

Liam Bailey reveals credits for debut album “Definitely Now”

15 Aug

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Liam Bailey has revealed the songwriting credits for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter is scheduled to release “Definitely Now” on August 19 via Sony Music Entertainment / Masterworks / Flying Buddha Records.

Lead single “On My Mind” – written by Bailey along with Thomas Brenneck, Leon Michels, Nick Movoshon and Jeff Silverman – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

As previously reported, “Definitely Now” is executively produced by Salaam Remi, who also worked on the next projects by Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records], Ella Henderson [Syco Music] and Jazmine Sullivan [RCA Records].

The highly-anticipated LP yields further productions and songwriting contributions from Fraser T. Smith (Ella Eyre, Rebecca Ferguson), Zane Lowe (Sam Smith, Tinie Tempah) and Jonathan Shorten (Gabrielle, Joss Stone).

Peep the tracklisting and songwriting credits for “Definitely Now” below.

“On My Mind”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Thomas Brenneck / Leon Michels / Nick Movoshon / Jeff Silverman).

“Breaking”
Written: (Liam Bailey).

“Fool Boy”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Fraser T. Smith).

“Black Moon”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Ben Kumar / Leon Michels).

“Villain”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Salaam Remi).

“Autumn Leaves”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Adam Coney / Jon Thorne).

“So…? Maybe Love”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Bassy Bob Brockman / Sharief Hobley).

“Battle Hymn of Central London”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Sam Genders).

“So, Down Cold”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Tom Danvers).

“Crazy Situation”
Written By: (Liam Bailey).

“Summer Rain”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Sam Genders).

“Sail with Ease”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Naville Malcome / Jonathan Shorten / Richie Stevens).

“Stun Me”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Sam Genders).

“Walking Out”
Written By: (Liam Bailey / Zane Lowe).

Sam Smith reveals “In the Lonely Hour” credits

22 May

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Sam Smith has revealed the credits for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Samuel Fredrick Smith – is scheduled to release “In the Lonely Hour” on May 27 via PMR / Capitol Records.

New single “Stay with Me” – written by Sam Smith along with James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips – is now available for download via iTunes.

Other album contributors include Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre, Becky Hill), Fraser T. Smith (Tori Kelly, Bebe Rexha), Francis “Eg” White (Adele, Celine Dion) and Matthew Prime (Eliza Doolittle, Kylie Minogue).

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “In the Lonely Hour” below.

“Money on My Mind”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (Two Inch Punch).

“Good Thing”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Francis “Eg” White).
Produced By: (Francis “Eg” White).

“Stay With Me”
Written By: (Sam Smith / William Phillips / James Napier).
Produced By: (Jimmy Napes).

“Leave Your Lover”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Simon Aldred).
Produced By: (Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).

“I’m Not the Only One”
Written By: (Sam Smith / James Napier).
Produced By: (Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).

“I’ve Told You Now”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Francis “Eg” White).
Produced By: (Francis “Eg” White / Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).

“Like I Can”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Matthew Prime).
Produced By: (Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).

“Life Support”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Benjamin Ash).
Produced By: (Two Inch Punch).

“Not in That Way”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Fraser T. Smith).
Produced By: (Fraser T. Smith).

“Lay Me Down”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Elvin Smith / James Napier).
Produced By: (Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).

“Restart”
Written By: (Sam Smith / Zane Lowe).
Produced By: (Zane Lowe).

“Make It To Me”
Written By: (Sam Smith / James Napier / Howard Lawrence).
Produced By: (Howard Lawrence / Jimmy Napes / Steve Fitzmaurice).