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One Liners: Jay-Z, CL, Ed Sheeran, more

By | Published on Friday 29 October 2021



Kobalt has signed Jazmine Sullivan to a new global publishing deal for her past and future works. “I am THRILLED to continue my partnership with the Kobalt team”, she says. “I can only imagine what the future holds for us”.

AWAL has signed singer-songwriter CMAT to a worldwide deal. “After two years of riding solo, I literally could not be happier AWAL are hitching themselves to the CMAT wagon”, she says.



Jay-Z has shared two new songs, ‘Guns Go Bang’, featuring Kid Cudi, and ‘King Kong Riddim’, featuring Jadakiss, Conway The Machine and BackRoad Gee. Both tracks are taken from the soundtrack of upcoming Netflix movie ‘The Harder They Fall’.

CL has released the video for ‘Let It’, from her recently released solo album ‘Alpha’.

Kelly Lee Owens has released new track ‘Unity’, which is the theme for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Yes, I said 2023, what of it? “‘Unity’ is a song that I put everything I had into it – rising arpeggios, rising basslines”, she says. “It’s led with my voice, but I wanted the sense of community brought in with choirs”.

Following her recent cover of N-Trance’s ‘Set You Free’, Kyla La Grange is back with her first original track in five years, ‘Neverland’. “I wrote it when I was feeling really shit about myself and questioning a lot of things, and was just so lucky that I had friends who could pull me out of it”, she says. “I guess in a way it’s a tribute to the ones who keep your blood pumping and hold your hair back, to the fact that for many people their friendships will outlive their romantic relationships”.

Blood Red Shoes will release new album ‘Ghosts On Tape’ on 14 Jan. “Ultimately this album is an invitation”, says Steven Ansell. “It’s us saying, this is our world, these are our darkest thoughts and feelings – our ghosts – caught on tape. You are welcome to join us. Come and embrace the strange”. Join them on new single ‘Morbid Fascination’.

Planningtorock has released new EP ‘Gay Dreams Do Come True’, and released the video for ‘Her Home Is My Heart Now’ from it. They say that the track “is a true story – after years of dating myself and a relationship that almost broke me I found the most beautiful heart in the world and that heart found me. That beautiful heart has taught me so much about love, kindness, care and passion. A heart that embraces me fully as I continue to glow up and out as a non binary queer femme. I sing this song with the fullest of hearts and, yes, her heart is my home now”.

Jessy Lanza will helm the next DJ-Kicks compilation, upon which she is placing a brand new track, ‘Seven 55’, featuring Loraine James. “I wrote ‘Seven 55’ about a close friend and his inability to commit”, she says. “I fantasised about the women caught in his web and wrote ‘Seven 55’ from their point of view”. The compilation is out on 19 Nov.

Daine has released new single ‘Cemetery Dreams’, taken from her debut album, which is due out next year.

Lauran Hibberd has released new single ‘Charlie’s Car’.

Yard Act have only gone and released a new single called ‘Land Of The Blind’. Frontman James Smith says: “‘Land Of The Blind’ is a song about the art of illusion, and how self-confidence can really inspire conviction in a trick”. The band’s debut album, ‘The Overload’, is out on 7 Jan.

Hurray For The Riff Raff will release new album ‘Life On Earth’ – her first for Nonesuch – on 18 Feb. Here’s new single ‘Rhododendron’.

Denise Chaila has released new single ‘Energy’, featuring Murli. The track will appear on her new EP, ‘It’s A Mixtape’, which is out on 26 Nov. She’ll also be playing her first UK headline show at Olso in Hackney on 12 Nov as part of the Pitchfork London Festival.

M(h)aol have released the video for ‘No One Ever Talks To Us’. The track is taken from their new EP, ‘Gender Studies’, which is out today.



Ed Sheeran has announced a Christmas show at St John At Hackney church in London on 13 Dec. You have to pre-order his new album from his website if you want to get a ticket or two.

The Eagles will be playing shows in the UK next summer as part of their 50th anniversary tour, including a headline set at the BST Hyde Park festival. Tickets go on sale next Friday.

Bastille have announced UK arena dates in April next year. Tickets go on sale next Friday.

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