Today, Rotana debuts her first track “Daddy” via Ones To Watch. “The song “Daddy” is about the moment you step into your power” states Rotana. “It’s the decision to question shit and not dilute yourself to make other people more comfortable. Daddy is societal boundaries, the obsession with celebrity and wealth. Most of all, Daddy is the voice in your head that has convinced you that you can’t.” LISTEN HERE
Rotana debuted her upcoming project at The 2017 Sundance Film Festival “A Celebration of Music and Film Concert”. She shared the stage with Common, Andra Day, Jim James, Hunter Hayes, Peter Dinklage, Ava DuVernay and more.
Rotana was born in Saudi Arabia, a beautiful, complicated place and one of the most conservative environments in the world. In 2013, Rotana moved to the U.S. on an employee scholarship from Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world, fully owned by the Saudi government. She immediately began to pursue music while attaining her Masters degree at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. With music, came a path to better understanding herself and what she wanted. Rotana quit her job to pursue music full time.