Multi-award winning and Gold- and Platinum-selling Canadian ‘First Lady of the Classical Guitar’ Liona Boyd and her multi-talented friend, singer-songwriter Amanda Martinez have teamed up to wish everyone a very special “Happy New Year” with their new single.
“It occurred to me many years ago that, apart from ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ there was no well-known celebratory song that welcomes in the new year while bidding farewell to the previous one,” Boyd recalls. “Even then, ‘Auld Lang Syne’ is, in itself, a slow and nostalgic song that mostly looks backwards, so I decided to write an upbeat pop song with joyful lyrics that people could enjoy dancing to…
“Play this happy song, be sure to sing along and dance around, even if you’re on your own,” she continues. “I guarantee it will lift your spirits!
“My hope, especially during these challenging days of the 2020 pandemic, is that people will share ‘Happy New Year’ with their families and friends, and look forward to a brighter future — whether it’s on New Year’s Eve, or any day of the year.”
Working with her long-time producer Peter Bond, Boyd invited her friend — a fellow multi-talented and inimitable artist, singer/songwriter Amanda Martinez — to join on the timely and multilingual track.
Check out “Happy New Year” below, and stay up to date with Liona and Amanda via their socials.
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