The new single “And If You Will Come to Me” brings together the soaring vocal artistry of Idan Raichel - one of the biggest stars in the history of Israeli popular music and a major figure on the world stage - with the free flowing, improvisational guitar stylings of Billboard chart- topping American world fusion guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins.
The song is presented in two forms in this single release: a thrillingly fast-paced version that takes its influence from modern electronic music, and a traditional acoustic ensemble arrangement featuring Lawson on Spanish guitar accompanied by Grammy-winning violinist Mads Tolling, bassist Dan Feiszli (Julio Iglesias) and percussionist Davo Bryant (Ottmar Liebert, Baba Olatunji).
After attending Idan Raichel’s sold-out concert in San Francisco several years ago, Lawson Rollins realized both artists share a love of cross-cultural, genre-bending collaboration. The soulful Hebrew lyrics and joyous melodies of “And If You Will Come to Me” - a poetic ode to life-long love - provide the perfect platform for melding their unique sounds into an exhilarating blend of emotive vocals and infectious melody.
About Idan Raichel:
Producer, keyboardist, lyricist, composer and performer Idan Raichel is a global music icon who has brought his inspiring example and soul-stirring music to some of the planet’s biggest stages. As the leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan acts as a musical ambassador representing a hopeful world in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different backgrounds and beliefs. Over the past 13 years, Idan has collaborated with American pop stars India.Arie, Dave Matthews and Alicia Keys, not to mention a wide range of artists who are household names in their native countries: Portugal’s Ana Moura, France’s Patrick Bruel, Italy’s Ornella Vanoni, Germany’s Andreas Scholl, and Mali’s Vieux Farka Touré to name but a few. The Idan Raichel Project’s spectacular live show has enchanted audiences worldwide.
Available on Cumbancha Records