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Latest Release - June 20, 2023

 

Everything’s Coming Up “Rosey” for Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Heather Hill

 

Multi-honoured Songwriter, Vocalist and Pianist Uncorks Warm and Fizzy Lead Single Ahead of Fourth Album

 

TORONTO - (June 20, 2023) The pop of a champagne bottle opening never fails to light up a room and bring smiles, whether it’s in the midst of a big celebration or an intimate affair. There’s something warmly nostalgic about that flute full of delicious bubbly, especially when it’s pink. One delightful sip can transport you to a simpler, yet elegant time of exhilarating love, easy laughter and letting go. Multi-honoured singer-songwriter Heather Hill is serving up the joyful effervescence of pink champagne in her irresistible new release, “Rosey” - available now!

 

The Blue Mountains, Ontario-based artist is pouring on intoxicating romance with this retro confection that blows a kiss back to the post-Swing Jazz era with a wink and a nudge to Les Paul and Mary Ford, all dressed in modern musical sensibilities. The lead single from her upcoming fourth album Twilight Mist, “Rosey” was co-written with Hill’s frequent collaborator, award winning Ontario singer-songwriter, Matt Gerber.

 

“‘Rosey’ is a throw-back 1950s jazz pop tune about love and delight,” notes Hill. “Matt and I imagined an incredible night of pink champagne and dancing. Everything is bubbly and full of love and life.”

 

I love the light that sparkles in your eyes

Intoxicating. I’m mesmerized.

I could drink you up. It’s no surprise.

I wish I could bottle this sweet and bubbly love!

 

There’s a very specific setting that Hill and Gerber imagined to set the scene and give the story in “Rosey” its vibrant, nostalgic overtones.

 

“This heart opening song had me envisioning a fancy party in a beautiful dance hall,” Hill recalls. “There are pink bubbles, pink drinks, pink dresses, pink roses and a jazz band. At this fancy party, the guests are floating around the dance-floor in bliss and delight. Love and pink champagne has transformed the guests and the entire evening.”

 

The result sounds like the most sumptuously romantic and giddily joyous affair ever. The best part is we’re all invited.

 

Rosey kind of love

Giddy on your love

Tipsy on your love

It fills me up

 

“Rosey” makes it effortless to get caught up in its rapturous vibe with Hill’s sweet, flirtatious vocal buoyed by acclaimed, Juno nominated jazz pianist and drummer David Restivo, guitarist Mike Rud and upright bassist Jill McKenna. Truly a cross country effort, the instrumental trio recorded the instrumental tracks for “Rosey” in Restivo’s home city of Nelson, B.C. and Hill recorded her lead vocal at Villa Sound in Singhampton, Ontario with engineer Adam Fair, who also mixed the song.

 

Hill has always pursued collaborations with diverse artists and her songwriting prowess has been paying off in industry recognition and accolades. “Love”, a song co-written with another frequent collaborator Sarah Prodan that will be included on the upcoming Twilight Mist, was recently selected as Best Original Song for the 2023 Love Wins International Festival, which takes place in both Los Angeles and New York City during Pride in both locales. “Free This Love”, another co-write with Matt Gerber and award winning Toronto singer-songwriter Henry Lees, picked up Top 10 Finalist honours from the 2022 USA Songwriting Competition and reached the Semi-Finals for the 2022 International Songwriting Contest. Another co-write with Gerber, “You’re So Beautiful”, became a Semi-Finalist in the 2021 International Songwriting Competition.

 

Hill has also co-written several songs with Chris Antonik, a #1 charting, multiple Maple Blues Awards nominee, Canadian rock powerhouse Jess Speziale, Meghaan LeBlanc, a Nova Scotian Celtic troubadour and Kat Leonard, a comedian and entertainer.

 

A deep, varied history of academic studies and performance experience has led Hill to the highly creative and soul-affirming place she’s in now. With a classical piano performance degree (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (U of T) and a Master of Arts (English) degree from University of Waterloo under her wing, she made her home temporarily in New York performing in some of the city’s most legendary clubs such as The Cutting Room and the Makor Room, and recorded her first album, “Listen” with platinum producer Steve Addabbo (Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan). There, Hill also received her first song cut in the off-Broadway production “Songs of the Century” and studied with revered singer-songwriter, producer, music mentor, teacher and co-founder of the Jazz Foundation of America, Ann Johns Ruckert, who also worked with legends such as Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, T-Rex, Merry Clayton and Quincy Jones throughout her storied career.

 

Moving back to Toronto to raise her family, Hill continued to pursue her song craft in earnest, releasing her second album Leuty Station, called “a remarkable and beautiful sounding disc” by Juno nominated and multi-credited Film/TV singer-songwriter Blair Packham. In 2022, Hill released her third album We are The Same, a collection she calls a warm hug in an uncertain world.

 

Always desiring to lift other songwriters up in their artistry, Hill has led the Toronto Songwriting Guild for the past decade – a group of 10-15 professional songwriters who are working on their song craft and sharing their talents. Additionally, she’s a member of One Fire Movement - a grassroots group of artists spreading peace through their art and activism.

 

There’s joy, magic and delight in the ‘job’ of songwriting for Heather Hill and her new release “Rosey” shows how much she is ‘in the pink’ with her craft as she gears up for her fourth album Twilight Mist to be out later this year. For now though, she has one simple request for everyone listening along.

 

“For Matt and I, this song is all about simplicity, joy, fun and play,” says Hill. “I hope this song makes you smile. If it does, share it with a friend.”

 

“Rosey” from Heather Hill is available now.

Recent Coverage

 

RECORD WORLD INTERNATIONAL - June 23, 2023

"Everything is Coming Up Rosey for Heather Hill"

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CASHBOX CANADA - June 23, 2023

"Everything is Coming Up Rosey for Heather Hill"

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FIND YOUR SOUNDS - June 22, 2023

"Everything is Coming Up Rosey for Heather Hill"

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TINNITIST with Darryl Sterdan - June 21, 2023

"Everything is Coming Up Rosey for Heather Hill"

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BETWEEN THE SETS with Ian Churchward - RogersTV - Feb 21, 2023

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COLLINGWOOD TODAY: Jan 14/23 - Jessica Owen

'The inspiration came from watching nature deal with hard things."

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VOLATILE WEEKLY: Jan 11/23 - Jarod Smith

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BKONTHESCENE: Dec. 23/22

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BARRIE360: Dec 22/22

Have a listen on Barrie360 or on spotify

CASHBOX CANADA: Dec 17/22

"Hill’s new single is a stirring piano melody mixed with her soaring vocals. It is an example of her inspiration of the Georgian Bay coming to life to spread love and peace in the world." Cashbox Canada. See full article

RECORD WORLD INTERNATIONAL: Dec 17/22

Blue Mountain, ON-Based Pianist and Singer Heather Hill Releases Inspirational “I Rise”

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CANADIAN BEATS: Dec 16/22

For anyone familiar with the gothic inspiration of rural Ontario, “I Rise” contributes some of the most haunting representations of the beauty that can be seen throughout much of the province. Hill’s piano, mixed with acoustic guitar, adds depth to the lyrics that explore a humanity that is keenly observant, compassionate, and rooted in nature. Canadian Beats Media See full article.

TINNITIST: Dec 12/22

"A stirring piano ballad laced with soaring vocals and acoustic guitar, I Rise — the latest single from Hill’s third studio album We Are The Same — offers a keenly observant and compassionate take on overcoming life’s obstacles. Hill’s soul-stirring and life affirming music transcends, uplifts, and remains steadfast in its joyful celebration proclaiming no matter who we are and where we are, we all belong together because we are the same." Tinnitist See full article.

FINDYOURSOUNDS: Dec 11/22

"Sometimes we can feel the inspiration of an artist through their music. Singer-songwriter Heather Hill takes listeners on a journey through her inspirations of the naturally beautiful Blue Mountains in her latest single “I Rise.” Findyoursounds See full article

SEAN KERNS: Oct 28/22

Welcome to the great songs and beautiful voice of Heather Hill from Canada. What is it about Canada that produces so many great songwriters?

Sean Kerns:  https://seankearns.uk/heather-hill/

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