"Respect" is a very out-of-the-box and original album with not only very sophisticated pieces but with also some other simple and purified minimalist ones such as piano-violin-voice or even piano-voice.
Beyond technical performance, it is like a return to the sources, to what music has of quintessential: Emotion.
In fact, the voice of Zaïa Lebtahi can be defined by her strong emotion.
She states, "It is a form of resistance today more than ever to want to exist originally, outside of fashionable tendances."
"Respect" invites us into a musical journey in an eclectic universe ranging from Alternative to Rock, passing through Jazz and Pop, to remind us to our senses, for feeling has become the major stake to stay within reality in our world that is so virtual.
Respect is something that everyone claims the most and that we are the least able to give. It is difficult to bring us all to the same meaning of this word. To bring us all together, period.
Zaïa Lebtahi offers to make a match between Respect and Love.
To love oneself, to love another, to love above all and without waiting, unconditionally, therefore loving beyond the Ego.
To love now, without discussing, without fuss.
These words best highlight what the album wishes to speak out:
"Give Love, above all!"
"Now we know enough!"
Now we know and we cannot ignore any longer that our only salvation is to love, above everything. It is the true challenge for an individual and for us all.
To feel together the vibration of energy that is music is not only the only way to reunite us but also the way to remind us that we are already united by Life.
Respect is the Respect of Life.
The song "Respect" finishes by "(..)respect Life!"
Respect Music Album by Zaïa Lebtahi.
Produced and composed by Zaïa Lebtahi.
All songs’ voice, lyrics and composition by Zaïa Lebtahi,
in the exception of: “Free” written by Stevie Wonder, “Let it be” lyrics by Izya Lebtahi, “The Man I love” by George and Ira Gershwin, “La vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf.
Sound producing and mixing by Steve Reid, Pascal Guyon, Lee Curreri, Larry Treadwell.
Voices: Zaïa and Izya Lebtahi, Guitar: Anthony Carafone, Larry Treadwell, Piano: Zaïa Lebtahi, Dave Stone, Marc Bosserman, Bass: John Cartwright, Violin/Cello: Novi Novog, Percussions: Steve Reid, Debra Dobkin. Photo and Graphic Design by Izya Lebtahi.
Special thanks to Izya Lebtahi.