New York City based label Breaking Records will release Karine Hannah’s debut cd “I’ll Be Alright” on July 31, 2007. Hannah collaborated with producers Eve Nelson (Hayley Westenra, Laura Branigan, Chaka Kahn) and Ayhan Sahin (Sandra Bernhard, Beu Sisters, Vonzell Solomon) on an album of English-language covers originally recorded by Turkey’s most-acclaimed female singer/songwriter Sezen Aksu.
New York, NY, July 24, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Karine Hannah was born in Montreal, and began singing at age 4. In her teens she started performing in professional musical reviews and on local television shows, achieving critical acclaim across Canada.
With her powerful, passionate vocal delivery, Grammy-winning producer Jim Steinman (Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Tyler) heard a demo of Hannah singing and called her “the best singer I have heard since Celine Dion.” Apparently, the world’s best-selling singer agreed: After seeing Hannah perform on TV, Dion asked her to perform live at her wedding.
Hannah has also recorded for the likes of such A-list producers as David Foster (Whitney Houston, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Madonna), Diane Warren (Toni Braxton, LeAnn Rimes, Cher), and Larry Dvoskin (Meredith Brooks, Sammy Hagar, Ricky Martin).
After moving to New York earlier this decade, Karine began writing songs and performing across the broader reach of North America. Recorded in New York, “I’ll Be Alright” recasts some of Turkey’s most memorable songs with English lyrics and contemporary arrangements, conceived, arranged and produced by Nelson and Sahin. Standouts on Hannah’s album include “I’ll Be Alright” inspired by the Vanity Fair article on Jennifer Anniston after the split, “Drink” sure to be a juke box favorite, “Crash & Burn” about where the planet is going if we don’t wake up, and the beautiful “Someday”. This new project promises to launch Hannah as one of the next great global singers of the decade.
Hannah says of the project, “There is nothing more rewarding than to sing for people who really appreciate the lyrics of a song. Reinterpreting these famous melodies and bringing new energy to them has been one of the most rewarding gifts that a singer could possibly be offered. I hope that listeners will feel my soul through these songs, and that I might reach, inspire and encourage fans through this unique album.”
Chuck Taylor, Billboard Senior Editor, recently wrote of Hannah, “This gifted singer is that rare performer whose technical gifts are only surpassed by the emotional depth she brings to every note she sings. Her effortless, soaring vocal style breathes feeling and light into any style of music she approaches."
Other Breaking Records releases include “Lourds” by Lourds, Sandra Bernhards “Everything Bad & Beautiful” and the compilation “Breaking for The Holidays”, which features Karine Hannah, Chaka Khan, Ben Jelen & Vonzell Solomon.
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