Armed with behemoth vocals and a singular creative vision, Rozzi recently released her relatable quarantine single “Best Friend Song” which found support across several platforms. Today she refocuses outward with new “Orange Skies” (S-Curve Records/BMG), a timely, reflective ballad about the disastrous fires that have recently ravaged her home state of California – already reaching a record 4-million acres of devastation this year. Passionate about the recovery effort and furthering the discussion of Climate Change, both Rozzi, her co-writer/producer – Eric Leva – and her label, S-Curve Records will donate a portion of proceeds to The American Red Cross (Western Wildfires) and the Bay Area’s Sonoma Family Meal.
Rozzi shares, “I wrote ‘Orange Skies’ the last time my state was in flames. It was December of 2019 and Los Angeles was covered in smoke. I remember breathing that air as I walked to my friend Eric’s house, where we felt pulled to write about the fires and about climate change. Despite the massiveness of the issue, I knew I wanted to make the song personal – because of course the underlying issue itself is personal. Climate change isn’t some mythical thing happening to other people, in other places – it’s happening right now, right outside our doors – and we wanted to highlight that intimacy. A few weeks ago, when images showed my hometown San Francisco under literal orange skies, I knew we had to finish and release the song and donate the royalties to organizations helping with the relief efforts.”
“The Western United States has faced an unprecedented wildfire season, and we are so thankful for the hundreds of volunteers and generous donors like Rozzi, who help make our work possible. There are several more weeks of wildfire season ahead, and we are preparing for what might happen and how best to help those affected up and down the coast,” said Joanne Nowlin, CEO of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region.
After collaborations with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Pusha T, a sold-out arena tour supporting Maroon 5 (during which she dueted nightly with the band on “Moves Like Jagger”), the San Francisco-born singer and songwriter delivered her first full-length album, Bad Together and made her late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2018. She also co-hosts the popular “Ugh! You’re So Good!” podcast with Scott Hoying of Pentatonix, which in its first season included guests spanning Michelle Kwan, Jonathan Van Ness and Betty Who. Fans will have new opportunities to experience Rozzi’s captivating live show at the KZZO Wildfire Benefit – Drive-in Concert Livestream on October 24th and the Gritty In Pink Election Night Livestream on November 3rd, with other online live performances to be announced shortly.
Rozzi will release a new body of work in early 2021.