Rotana Premieres “Daddy” Video

Today, Rotana premiered the video for her debut single, “Daddy,” via BlackBook CLICK HERE to watch. “I lost my shit and it felt so right. You’ve gotta question it all. The system. “Daddy” is any bully that requires you to dilute yourself to make them more comfortable.”

The track, “Daddy,” debuted on Spotify’s New Music Friday and iTunes Pop Hot Tracks. “Daddy” is now on the Spotify US Viral 50 chart.

Rotana debuted her 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 and raised 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. Shortly after, Rotana quit her job and began to pursue music full time.

“I know what it’s like to wake up one day and realize, holy shit. I am not really sure who I am and if I believe in the system I know so well. I was wearing so many layers of societal expectations. Then I decided to get naked. To silence the noise on the outside and get loud on the inside. This is 2017. This is Generation Z. It is female. It is powerful. It is animal- and it is free.”

For more of Rotana’s story and the inspiration behind her music, listen to the Swan Feather podcast here.

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