“Twelve” by Rotana

Uber-talented indie singer/songwriter Rotana opens up her heart and soul and offers us a chance to explore the sonic creation that is “Twelve”. With this down-to-earth and personal blend of melodies and lyrics, she gives room for the human being that gives life to the artist to come forth and share her experiences in life. The track is refreshingly soothing and raw allowing all the feelings and emotions that reside within it to come to us and connect as the story gently unfolds. Something about this track is without a doubt absolutely stunning and understands how to give our senses room to be free and accept the fragile beauty of our existence. She does not aim to sugarcoat what life entails but instead gives life to a one-of-a-kind contemporary must-listen gem. Enjoy!

Location: Saudi Arabia / USA

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“Twelve is a song about finally meeting yourself. How painful, awkward and beautiful that can be. You feel like a 12-year-old whose body, hormones and whole world is about to change. Though you are terrified, there is a deep peace and excitement there too. It was too hard trying to be someone else and you have grown tired. As a Saudi woman, I often reference my experience as a delayed adolescence of sorts. I am just now in the process of accepting the people I must lose on the journey to myself. In this song I mourn the loss of my best friend and the version of me that was desperately trying to be more like her so I could keep her.” 


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