The new single “And If You Will Come to Me” brings together the soaring compositional artistry of Idan Raichel - one of the biggest stars in the history of Israeli popular music and a major figure on the world stage - with the free flowing, improvisational guitar stylings of Billboard chart- topping American world fusion guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins.
The song is presented in two forms in this single release: a thrillingly
fast-paced version that takes its influence from modern electronic
music, and a traditional acoustic ensemble arrangement featuring
Lawson on Spanish guitar accompanied by Grammy-winning violinist
Mads Tolling, bassist Dan Feiszli (Julio Iglesias) and percussionist
Davo Bryant (Ottmar Liebert, Baba Olatunji).
After attending Idan Raichel’s sold-out concert in San Francisco several years ago, Lawson Rollins realized both artists share a love of cross-cultural, genre-bending collaboration. The soulful Hebrew lyrics and joyous melodies of “And If You Will Come to Me” provide the perfect platform for melding their unique sounds into an exhilarating blend of romantic vocals and infectious melody.
The collaboration between Idan and Lawson offers a new take on a song whose original version is already a massive hit in Israel, with over 12 million streams on YouTube alone since it was released earlier in 2018. A poetic ode to life-long love, the song has quickly become a much-requested standard for weddings and other special events.