It was while studying to be a nurse that singer/songwriter Roxanna witnessed first hand the healing power of music. Sitting bedside with a patient suffering from dementia, she sang gently to the elderly woman, who was no longer swallowing. “She looked into my eyes and for the first time, I saw her smile. And she began to eat, “Roxanna says. “The doctors were amazed.” In fact, she speaks from experience, after spending her youth surrounded by strife. Roxanna was born in war-torn Iran. She turned to music for balance and calm as a child, phonetically mimicking the English-language hits of Olivia Newton-John—who, with Iglesias, is her muse.
Roxanna then enrolled at Winston Churchill Collegiate, mastered English, focused on music classes and joined a choir. She notes, “It opened my heart so much more. I was able to catch up with the Western world.” Then came nursing school, and her RN degree from Seneca College in Toronto. “I loved helping people heal their bodies as I healed my heart,” following her failed romance. But while rewarding, Roxanna says, “I continued to believe there was something more… something else.” Ultimately, it was the relative of a hospital patient who asked why she wasn’t pursuing entertainment professionally—and offered the missing ingredient: financial backing.
Roxanna has finally released her new music video, “Here With Me,” which features Days of our Lives’ James Scott (ex-E.J. DiMera). The highly anticipated video is a prequel to the singer’s 2012 “Unforgotten” music video (which also featured Scott) and takes viewers on a sultry journey through a passionate love/hate relationship that may remind some of the up-and-down connection E.J. and Sami (Alison Sweeney) once shared. But Scott’s appearance in the video isn’t the only thing that makes the track special: beloved Grammy-award winning musician Chris Botti is featured as the song’s trumpeter.
Roxanna – Loved
In the video, Roxanna, finds her mysterious lover, James, waiting for her by the smoky bar in a 1920′s themed, romance narration. James and Roxanna lock lips in a cloudy figment of her imagination, as she emphasizes that the best times were in her lover’s arms. Ironically, at the end of the video, Roxanna wakes up next to James and attempts to sneak away with a bag of money; however, the suave, sophisticated actor replies, “You’re not going anywhere, kid.” This romantic prequel connects the love story to Roxanna’s previously released single, “Unforgotten,” which also features James Scott.
Roxanna – Loved Lyrics:
How does it feel to be loved
To have everything your heart wants
To touch the stars and fly high away
In heaven’s cry
How does it feel to please
To be with the one made for you
And to hear every word you dream of
Whispered in your ear just like a summer breeze
Love, comes into a heart and takes your breath away
Love, Something in a smile or through a tear with a word
Love, can make you feel complete
That is all you ever need
When you are so far away
Everything feels so unreal
And the beat of my heart cries for you
To see you again
All that I’ve ever wished for
Is to love and be loved in returned
And the way that we are is so much more
A reason to live for eternity
Just let him know
Give him your soul
Your every breath
Your every love
We’re so in love
Every dream that we believe is love.