The Canadian Singer Lands PBS Special and cameos with Jon Secada, Chris Botti and James Scott
November 19, 2014 (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) The highly anticipated music video for Roxanna’s hit single, “Here With Me” will premiere today on ENSTARZ, at 9 a.m. PST. The sultry love ballad is a true story stemming from her parents’ unceasing love and the prequel to her breakout single, “Unforgotten.” The song features Grammy award winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, and the video will star Soap heartthrob, James Scott as the leading man. This is the 2nd single off of Roxanna’s debut album, Exotica, a soulful testimony to the trials and tribulations of love, forgiveness, and healing.
“Here With Me,” is a narration of Roxanna’s parents’ relationship, in addition to her own experiences with falling in love. When they first met, Roxanna’s father presented her mother with rose and a beautiful poetry book. When her mother passed away, Roxanna inherited the poetry book and the first bookmarked page she opened was the song “Here With Me.” With a few alterations and the help of Chris Botti, this beautiful creation was born. Roxanna is thrilled to be sharing this meaningful project with the world, “I knew I wanted something classy and romantic and James Scott was the perfect fit. We then brought in director, Samuel Gonzales Jr. who was really able to bring life to my vision.”
“Here With Me” is releasing on the heels of her wildly successful 90 minute Public Television special, ROXANNA: EXOTICA LIVE, which premiered Saturday, November 15th in the Detroit metro area, Central and Western Canada. The segment was taped at the Cathedral-like venue, Vibiana, in Los Angeles and guest stars Jon Secada.
Her hope for people who watch the video is that they understand it is a narration of honest, true love.
From an early age, Iranian-born singer/songwriter Roxanna knew that music was a far-reaching instrument of strength and hope. Originally turning to music as an escape from childhood-strife, Roxanna’s ultimate musical journey was fueled by a quest for serenity, hope for healing, and overcoming love’s deepest heartbreaks.
Settling in Toronto in the 1980s, Roxanna enrolled at Winston Churchill Collegiate where the budding star’s passion for music deepened as she focused on music classes and joined choir. Following undergraduate school, Roxanna’s philanthropic personality led her to attend nursing school at Seneca College where she earned her RN degree.
Over the course of her nursing career, Roxanna’s life changing experiences with her patients, along with her unwavering passion for music, empowered Roxanna to seek more. “I knew my music could be useful in this world. Pursuing my dream as a singer was the happiest moment in my life,” she adds. At last, the Canadian-based sensation caught her big break after contacting legendary producer, Mark Portmann and performing Christina Aguilera’s “Lift Me Up.”
Solidifying and incessant bond, the sultry songstress has now teamed up with Portmann for her debut album, Exotica, on which she infuses the influences of pop royalty, like Aguilera, with a sensual Spanish-flare as heard by Julio Iglesias. Seeking to bring “passion back to contemporary music,” Roxanna’s aspiration to share music’s unquestioned power of healing, intertwined with her undaunted ability to sing from the heart prove to be a prevalent theme of passion and raw realness.
Exotica is highlighted by Roxanna’s hit Latin-infused single, “Unforgotten,” as well as love ballads “Close Your Eyes” and “Hello.” Eager to share her journey with the world, the flourishing songbird says, “I can’t wait to share my songs as a testament that time has a way of healing everything. When you find the strength to make a change, love and forgiveness and healing are around the corner.”
Confident that she has found her calling, Roxanna continues to captivate the hearts, bodies, and souls of industry megastars and everyday music-lovers alike. Whether it’s nurturing a broken heart or fostering empowerment, her music and her story remain a genuine testimony of truth.
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