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One Liners: Sony/ATV, Skin, DJ Khaled & Drake, more

By | Published on Friday 17 July 2020



Sony/ATV has signed songwriter Claudia Brant, who has worked with artists including Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi and Ricky Martin. “With over two thousand songs recorded, multiple awards and 30 years of my life dedicated to songwriting, it’s clear to me now that Sony/ATV is where I belong”, she says.

Sony/ATV has also signed TikTok sensation Ir Sais. “Coming from a small Island in the Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire, he has captured fans with his incredible, authentic sound”, says Niels Walboomers, Managing Director of Sony/ATV Benelux. “We are THRILLED to join Ir Sais as he makes his native language, Papiamento, heard all over the globe. Papiamento pal Mundo, Ir Sais for the world!”



Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin is set to publish her autobiography – titled ‘It Takes Blood And Guts’ – on 24 Sep.



You know the old cliche, you wait all day for a DJ Khaled track featuring Drake, then two come along at once. This very morning, ‘Greece’ and ‘Popstar’ arrived, both being just that. Khaled has also announced that he will release his twelfth studio album, ‘Khaled Khaled’, this year.

The Killers have announced that their new album, ‘Imploding The Mirage’, will be out on 21 Aug. Plus, as a little extra treat, here’s the ‘My Own Soul’s Warning’ video.

Anne-Marie and Doja Cat have released a track together, ‘To Be Young’.

Tinashe has released new track ‘Rascal (Superstar)’.

Devendra Banhart has released ‘It’s Not Always Funny’, the third track to be taken from his new EP ‘Vast Ovoid’, which is out next week.

Matmos have released new track ‘No Concept’. Their new album, ‘The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises In Group Form’, is out on 21 Aug.

Were you wondering recently what happened to Elliphant? Well, I was. And, hey, she’s just put a new song out this very morning. It’s called ‘Uterus’ and is her first solo track for four years, with more to come before this year is out.

Benee has released new single ‘Night Garden’, featuring Kenny Beats and Bakar. “It was awesome working with [Kenny Beats], he was so fast making the beat that it was also probably the fastest I have ever had to write a song”, she says. Plus, Bakar “has the coolest voice, so I felt it would be sick to have him on it”.

UK drill pioneer Stickz has released new track ‘Sarious’.

Dutchavelli has released new track ‘Black’.

Awich has released new single ‘Shook Shook’, the first to be taken from new EP ‘Partition’, out through Universal on 21 Aug.

Scandal have released new single ‘Spice’.

0171 have released new single ‘Photograph’. “‘Photograph’ is inspired by looking at a photo of an ex”, says the duo’s Joe Bedell-Brill. “A photo that records a moment when everything seemed perfect, but now it’s a lie, and it makes you feel strange, like you can’t really remember who you were in that photo, when you loved that person. Like a life that never happened”.

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