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Hot New Talent Alert: Roz Bell


If Justin Timberlake and Sting could have a baby his name would be Roz Bell, my first hot tip for 2007. With his infectious "rock 'n soul" sound and good looks to boot, Bell is the perfect package to storm the pop charts this year. His album "The First Sunbeams" will be released in March in Canada. No U.S. release date has been scheduled at this time. But this urban troubadour is signed to Universal so with a bit of luck he can be heard around the globe before you know it.

Hailing from Toronto, Bell started his songwriting career when he was ten years old. Initially, he wanted to be an MC, but he was later turned on by by the sweet pop and rock 'n roll from people like Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Bill Whither. "My whole goal is to sit in my bedroom and write my own 'Lean On Me,'" he says in a press release. With the help of producers James Robertson, Jeff Blue and mixer Neal Pogue, he finally has a chance to make a mark of his own with his debut album "The First Sunbeams."

Listen to Bell's lush pop tune "Papercut" that is a song that poignantly describes how men and women can differ. "The track is about a woman overreacting to something. Something the man sees as being as harmless and small as a papercut. But the man fears he might be losing her this time and is trying to change her mind," Bell tells Arjanwrites.com. "Musically, it's a throwback to Hall and Oates and that 80's "big chorus", R&B-influences pop/rock."

Stream Roz Bell "Papercut"

January 9, 2007 in Audio Streams, Hot New Pop Alert | Permalink


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hot new talent indeed! ... the songs i've heard thus far are far too incredible and i can't wait for this album to come out... it's so refreshing and happy.... Papercut is wicked... it puts me in a good mood no matter what... everyone should watch out for this album!

Posted by: Maria Ponte at Jan 9, 2007 5:41:42 PM

No one will be disappointed with this new album. Check our Roz's myspace page (www.myspace.com/rozbell) to listen to a couple other tracks. My favorite isn't even on there (I've had his album for a while). Anyone that has given this album a chance has liked it and we've tested at least 50 people. Definitely check it out!

Posted by: joe at Jan 10, 2007 4:03:32 PM


To be fair as his brother I'm his biggest fan that said anyone who knows of Roz Bell will apprecaite that I'm only speaking the truth!

Looking forward to seeing you win @ the Grammy for Best New Artist, Best Single and Best Album!

Posted by: David R. Bellemare at Jul 27, 2007 8:39:30 PM

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