Blush Red for Faouzia’s Rendition of “I’m Blue”
Faouzia, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan-Canadian artist, released a profound take on Eiffel 65’s classic, worldwide #1 hit, “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental superstar first recorded the song over three years ago, becoming a smash hit via viral video. Last month, “I’m Blue” was featured on the soundtrack for Netflix series Red Rose, which brought the track back to the spotlight.
Faouzia’s rendition of “I’m Blue” begins with a haunting chant of the keys, then creeps slowly into lyricism. The chorus crescendos, matched by melodies on higher piano octaves. Her vocals fly effortlessly into the note changes that the iconic song brings in the chorus. Faouzia’s vocal range takes over and brings the song to its climax. Shortly after, the song cuts out, finished. The significant, belting end into silence captures the mood of the entire song, and leaves the listener breathless.
Faouzia has collaborated with big names such as John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, named PEOPLE’s “Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark on the Musical Landscape.” Faouzia has amassed over 1.5 billion global streams and cemented herself as a forefront artist right now. She released an eight track album, CITIZENS, in 2022, which captures her quick wit and an ear for the ethereal.
Faouzia is only twenty-two years old, but she has a clear, smart sense of self. Her addictive voice and charisma is matched by an exceptional style and creative eye. She has turned many of the visions of her music into videos with stunning visuals and concepts. Videos like “Puppet” feature wild hair, with complex, mind-blowing outfits to present her shining personality. She plays with color, attitude and movement, and it’s hard not to fall in love.
Pre-save Faouzia’s upcoming “Plastic Therapy ” and check out “I’m Blue ” below. Keep up with Faouzia as she continues to record.