Artist: Roxanna, Chris Botti
Song: Hello featuring Chris Botti
Produced by: Mark Portmann
March 4, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Canadian singer-songwriter Roxanna makes a splash departure from her recently released single “Close Your Eyes” to covering a cherished top charting pop song from Lionel Richie’s “Hello.” Roxanna showcases a stunning new approach that is contemporary yet dramatic, resurrecting a love song taking all the right risks.
Joining forces with Mark Portmann, known for working with artists such as Michael Buble and Barbara Streisand, Roxanna has produced a polished and luxurious rich sound with world-renowned trumpeter, Chris Botti. Her sultry vocals blends perfectly with Portmann’s precise piano playing and Botti’s trumpet solo.
As a nurse and as a healer Roxanna is determined to craft every song and lyric to be universally relatable. The light tone of the song is also both dramatic and heart-breaking. Roxanna expresses each lyric to the fullest and listeners will be surprised and instantly understand that she can truly empathize with the classic song.
The enticing introduction of Botti’s trumpet automatically draws you in, following being wrapped in Roxanna’s lush vocals. The song takes you on an emotional journey into a resolution with Roxanna gracefully ending the song repeating “I love you.. I love you..”
Roxanna’s debut album, “Exotica,” will be available July 8, 2014 worldwide and features a string of romantic and flamenco influenced songs including new renditions of The Hollies 1972 hit song, “The Air That I Breathe,” Julio Iglesias’ 1975 hit song “El Amor.”