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One Liners: Stormzy, Machine Gun Kelly, David Essex, more

By | Published on Thursday 24 November 2022



John Fogarty’s New Songs Administration has acquired various copyrights, songwriter royalties and artist royalties from David Essex. “I am THRILLED to be working with David and am looking forward particularly to finding sync and cover opportunities for his wonderful works”, says Fogarty.



Stormzy has announced all the guests who will appear on his new album. There are a lot of them. Here they are: George Moore, Knox Brown, Ayanna, Oxlade, Dion ‘Chord Lord’ Wardle, Scribz, Riley, KZ, Tempoe, Ms Banks, Owen Cutts, Ayra Starr, Juls, Joel Peter, Calum Landau, Amaarae, Tendai, Storry, Teni, Nao, Grades, Debbie, Elmiene, Jacob Collier, Sampha, Black Sherif, P2J and PRGRSHN. The album, ‘This Is What I Mean’, is out tomorrow.

Machine Gun Kelly has released ‘Taurus’, the title track from his new semi-autobiographical film, which is out in the US now.

Rozi Plain has released new single ‘Help’, taken from her new album ‘Prize’, which is out on 13 Jan. “I think [’Help’ is] my favourite song on the new album”, she says. “A feeling can be a moving target and trying to track it down isn’t always possible. Sometimes it’s slipped away without you even knowing. Beloved things change and it’s okay but can require a lot of deep digging”.

Cruush have released new single ‘Sombre By The Weeknd’ – their first for new label Hit Or Heist. “[The lyrics] touch upon trying your best to impress a group of friends only to be knocked down or made fun of”, says frontwoman Amber Warren. “It’s about being surrounded by much bigger personalities and feeling timid and socially drained after social situations/parties. Feeling like you have to say yes to everything to impress, and toxic friendships which, when you’re out the other side of, you realise that they weren’t the right people for you”.



Connie Constance has announced a one-off show at The Lower Third in London on 30 Mar. Her new album, ‘Miss Power’, is out now. She also has other UK shows in Southampton, Brighton and London next week.



Next year’s Heavy Music Awards will take place at Wembley Arena in London on 26 May, it has been announced. “We are immensely proud to be taking the Heavy Music Awards to OVO Arena Wembley, unquestionably one of the most prestigious music venues on Earth”, say organisers Dave Bradley and Andy Pritchard. “We have worked tirelessly over the last six years to build the HMAs into a platform befitting a scene bursting with talent and creativity. By moving to OVO Arena Wembley, we’re realising our ambition to create an event that will recognise both emerging and established talent in the biggest possible way”.

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