Astrid S – Party’s Over (EP)


Norwegian singer Astrid S (best known for her single ‘Hurts So Good’ or collabs with Shawn Mendes (Air) or Katy Perry (Hey Hey Hey)) released her second EP ‘Party’s Over’ on June 30th, 2017.

Tracklist:

1. Breathe

2. Such A Boy

3. Sushi

4. Bloodstream

5. Party’s Over

6. Does She Know

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3½ stars

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Fred Ball teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys


Fred Ball has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Piano lesson with Alicia Keys – Thank you for the magic and the madness,” the Roc Nation signee posted to Instagram on Friday (June 30, 2017).

Notable songwriting and production credits by Fred Ball include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” All Saints’ “Summer Rain,” Una Sand’s “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Petite Meller’s “America,” Little Mix’s “See Me Now,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Synchronized,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

He has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Pixie Lott, Wens, Kevin Garrett, Raye, Tamera Foster, Saya, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Maad, Joy Crookes, Arlissa, Emeli Sande, Dagny, Fanny Anderson, Taya, Grace Carter, Era Istrefi, L Devine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tinashe, and Paloma Faith.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Kanye West).

 

Rihanna enlists RAYE for new album


Rihanna has enlisted the songwriting services of RAYE for her new album.

The British singer/songwriter – born Rachel Keen – is known for her singles “The Line,” “Shhh,” “I, U, Us,” “Bet You Wish” and “Hotbox.” She has also provided guest vocals on Jonas Blue’s “By Your Side” and Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” peaking to numbers 15 and 3 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively.

In addition to prepping her forthcoming debut album under Universal Music Group / Polydor Records, RAYE has contributed to the next projects by Little Mix [Syco Music], Rita Ora [Atlantic], Mabel McVey [Polydor], Era Istrefi [Ultra Music], Rudimental [Atlantic], Anne-Marie [Major Tom’s Music], Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI] and Ellie Goulding [Polydor].

Her previous songwriting credits include Blonde’s “Just for One Night,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Tara Carosielli’s “Money,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Matoma’s “The Wave,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” and M.O.’s “Not in Love.”

Meanwhile, Rihanna is expected to release her ninth studio collection later this year via Westbury Road Entertainment and Roc Nation Records.

The still-untitled collection serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Anti,” which topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Work,” “Kiss it Better,” “Needed Me” and “Love on the Brain.”

 

Nabiha – I O U (Album)


Danish singer/songwriter Nabiha has released her new EP online.

“I O U” – featuring “Young,” “Issues,” “Grand Piano,” “Keeper,” “Feel Your Body,” “Drunk” and “My Truth” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection boasts productions from Will Simms (Bobii Lewis), Carl Ryden (David Guetta), Andrew “Druski” Scott (Dawn Richard), Nick Clow (Britney Spears) and Michael Angelo (Imani Williams).

On the songwriting front, Nabiha has worked with Hayley Aitken (Tina Arena), Ayak Thiik (Imani Williams), Luciana Caporaso (Kylie Minogue), Felicia Barton (Demi Lovato) and Michelle Escoffery (Beverley Knight).

Tracklist:

01 Young
02 Issues
03 Grand Piano
04 Keeper
05 Feel Your Body
06 Drunk (feat. Lady Leshurr)
07 My Truth

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3½ stars

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Anne-Marie collaborates with Mojam Music for debut album


British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie has collaborated with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music for her upcoming debut album.

The songwriting and production duo are known for their works with Emeli Sande (“Hurts”), Conor Maynard (“Talking About”), Naughty Boy (“Should’ve Been Me”), Sinead Harnett (“Do it Anyway”), Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Cheryl (“Boys”), Tom Walker (“Heartland”), Frances (“No Matter”), Gorgon City (“Imagination”), James Arthur (“Get Down”) and Sam Smith (“Like I Can”).

Fans of Mojam’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Mr. Sanka, Craig David, Fleur East, L Devine, Natasha Bedingfield, Phoebe Ryan, Ella Henderson, Louisa Johnson, Tamera Foster, Ava Lily, Becky Hill, Tori Kelly, Liv Dawson, Ella Eyre, and Daecolm.

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Ciao Adios,” “Alarm” and “Do it Right” – later this year via Major Tom’s Music and Asylum Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Chris Loco, Fraser T. Smith, Bless Beats, Greg Wells, Rick Nowels, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Digital Farm Animals, Jim Eliot, Cass Lowe, Jamie Scott, Felix Joseph, Adriano Buffone, Jonas Jeberg, Braford Ellis, and Fred Cox.

 

Jess Glynne hits the studio with Jonny Coffer, Jamie Scott for new collaboration


British singer/songwriter Jess Glynne has recorded new music with Jonny Coffer and Jamie Scott for her upcoming sophomore album.

Coffer previously co-wrote “No Rights No Wrongs” for Glynne alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, James Newman, Knox Brown, and Finlay “Startsmith” Dow-Smith. The track appears on Glynne’s debut album, “I Cry When I Laugh,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Scott is known for co-writing Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Skin,” Jessie Ware’s “Me Before You,” The Beach’s “Geronimo,” Ady Suleiman’s “Wait for You,” Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill,” The Vamps’ “Wild Heart,” and Arlissa’s “Sticks & Stones.”

Glynne’s second studio collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Toby Gad (John Legend), Ed Sheeran (Anne-Marie), Talay Riley (Fleur East), GRADES (Mullally), Sam Romans (Alicia Keys), Kid Harpoon (Foxes), Justin Tranter (Troye Sivan), Steve Mac (Rita Ora) and Kamille (Rudimental).

 

Lee Hyori – Black (Album)


“Black” is the 6th album recorded by South Korean singer Lee Hyori (이효리). It was released on July 04, 2017 by Kiwi Media.

Tracklist:

1.Seoul (Feat. Killagramz)
2.Black
3.White Snake (Feat. Los)
4.Unknown Track (Feat. Absint)
5.Love Me (Feat. Killagramz)
6.Rain Fall (비야내려)
7.Mute
8.Pretty (예쁘다)
9.What Doesn’t Change (변하지않는건) (Feat. Los)
10.Diamond (다이아몬드) (With Lee Juck)
11.Seoul (Inst.)
12.Black (Inst.)

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4 stars

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India.Arie – SongVersation: Medicine (EP)


Multi-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie is excited to release her new EP SongVersation: Medicine that is available via all digital retailers. An extension of her 2013 release SongVersation, which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and Vibe among others, this eight-song EP is India’s offering during these tumultuous times. The first single featured on the EP “I Am Light” appeared on the Beyond The Lights soundtrack as well as she performed “Breathe”alongside Erykah Badu on the 2016 Soul Train Awards.

Tracklist:

01 I Am Light
02 Soulbird Rise
03 Light of the Holy Spirit
04 Give Thanks
05 Just Let It Go
06 Breathe
07 Chicken Soup in a Song
08 Life Is Good

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3½ stars

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Yuuki Aira – decade wind (Album)


 decade wind is the debut best album released by Yuuki Aira. The album is to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a singer. It will contain an application form for her 10th anniversary live.

Released Date: 2017.06.28

Tracklist:

1.Disc 1 – “white wind”

1.colorless wind
2.Miageru Ano Sora de (見上げるあの空で; Looking Up At the Sky)
3.Yoimachi Uzuki (宵待雨月; Waiting for Dusk in June)
4.Zankoku yo Kibou to Nare (残酷よ希望となれ)
5.Moon Legend
6.Sekai no Namida (セカイノナミダ; World’s Tears)
7.No reason?
8.Toiki Scarlet.. (吐息 Scarlet…)
9.Blue sky, True sky
10.Weeping alone
11.Tales of Flame
12.eternal flower
13.Dominant space
14.LAMENT ~Yagate Yorokobi wo~ (LAMENT ~やがて喜びを~)
15.swear

Disc 2 – “blue wind”

1.Hoshi wo Motomete (星を求めて; Seeking for the Stars)
2.Hoshi ga Eien wo Terashi Teru (星が永遠を照らしてる)
3.Kanashimi wa Dare no Negai Demo Nai (悲しみは誰の願いでもない; Sadness isn’t Anyone’s Desire)
4.Double Bible
5.ROUTE EXIT
6.Rondo Carrousel
7.DestiNAtion Destiny
8.Mirai wo Hiraku Kagi (未来を開く鍵; Key to Open the Future)
9.LETTER SONG
10.Mirai no Moyou (未来の模様; Future Pattern)
11.REINCARNATION BLUE
12.Itoshiki Aragai yo, Michibike Hikari e (愛しき抗いよ、導け光へ)
13.Heart of Summer
14.Pale Moon ga Yureteru (ペールムーンがゆれてる)
15.It’s my life
16.Uta (うた; Song)

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4½ stars

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