Issa Covers Tangier, Mark Free And 21 Guns On Upcoming Covers Album
May 30, 2012
Norwegian melodic rock star Issa is busy recording a very special album called ‘AOR Classics Vol.1’ where she will cover songs originally performed by the likes of 21 Guns, Regatta, Aviator, and Tangier. The new recording will be hopefully released during the fall of 2012.
Born after a concept that Frontiers Records president Serafino Perugino had in mind for some time, Issa will sing on a number of well known and hidden melodic rock/AOR classics which have been arranged and produced for her by Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline and Edge Of Forever).
Issa says, “Serafino selected some very much loved melodic rock songs of all time, some of them cult songs and others that are more well known. I just can’t wait to put my stamp on them, as all these songs were performed by male vocalists and had to be raised to fit my higher octave range. This will make them different from the original versions but we are still embracing the real quality songwriting involved in this collection of classics. My personal favourites so far are “I Won’t Surrender’ originally recorded by Tower City, ‘State Of Love’ by Mark Free and ‘Dream On’ by Boulevard, but I love all of them to be honest. The vocalists on the original songs are just amazing and I’m loving the challenge of capturing my own versions of them. I really hope the fans love this record as much as I do!”
Issa released her second solo album ‘The Storm’ on October 14, 2011. Since her debut ‘Sign Of Angels’, Issa has created her own style and approach to melodic rock by mixing her peculiar and unique melodic sensibility with a rocking attitude which is unseen in today’s pop singers. Not metal and certainly not easy listening pop, Issa’s music has everything and more to appeal to the vast masses: real rock with a commercial sheen.
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