The QUEEN of Classic Cover Songs, Karine Hannah, Releases a Stripped Down Version Of Kiss’ Hit “I Was Made For Loving You”
February 11th, 2022 (Nashville, TN): Karine Hannah molds classic Kiss hit, “I Was Made For Loving You,” into a power ballad fit only for the Queen of Cover Songs. The song is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Click here to listen.
Karine’s newest cover proves that when you strip away the face paint, big hair, and metallic outfits from Kiss’s classic rock anthem “I Was Made For Loving You,” you can get mask-free, sentimental rock. The sensual nature within the lyrics “I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me” steers away from Kiss’s theatrical sex energy and instead reveals a more profound passion within these familiar lyrics. The gentle instrumentals allow the listener to feel a genuine connection rather than a longing for a one-night stand. Karine’s emotion pours out in her voice through her genuine rasp and impressive higher register wails.
“I chose to make a reimagined interpretation of Kiss’s song ‘I Was Made for Loving You,’ because I knew stripping it and slowing it down would reveal a powerful & haunting melody.” – Karine Hannah
70’s rock was classified by driving guitar parts, drum grooves that have been unheard of prior, emotive lyrics, and catchy melodic rhythms. However, in that era, the lyrics and melody were often overlooked in favor of the groove of the songs. Karine set out to shed new light on this rock anthem. She is accompanied only by a beautiful piano part, allowing her soaring vocals and harmonies to shine. She draws you in from the first note to the final breath and keeps you hanging onto every word she sings. This song showcases her range, but also the vocal nuances and inflection as she beautifully conveys the emotional experience of this song.
“I Was Made For Loving You”
Biography: Growing up in Canada, and at the age of sixteen, her performance on a Canadian television show caught the eye of none other than Celine Dion. The world-renowned diva went on to ask Karine to perform at her wedding.“That was really the start,” she recalls. “It was such an incredible moment, and I was driven to pursue this endlessly to fulfill my dreams as a world class singer.
Karine relocated to New York City. Within weeks of moving to the Big Apple, she linked up with none other than Jim Steinman [Meat Loaf, “Bat Out Of Hell”) and began collaborating with him. For the next few years, nearly every major label courted her, but she didn’t find a home until Cash Money Records/Republic Records/Universal music co-founders Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Baby” Williams heard a recording from her in their lawyer’s office and signed her. She is their one and only signed artist that is a pop artist.
“It happened at a time when I least expected it,” the songstress continues. “I’d been working so hard for so long, and then Cash Money came into the picture.
Their partnership kicked off with Karine’s incendiary debut single “Burning Up”, co-written and produced by Josh Harris. Climbing the billboard charts and making it all the way to number five.
That’s only a prelude to what followed. Her next single co-written by Michael Jay called “Victory” which landed in the top 10 on the billboard charts.
Karine nods her vocal influences to legends such as Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holiday, and as well as French and European artists she heard on the radio as a child. As a result, she’s got something completely her own and electrifying.
“I grew up with 4 sides of music…French,Canadian, American and Euro,” she says. “I want to embrace all of that in my own music.”
Ultimately, Karine stands poised to capture the world’s attention with her voice. “I want people to feel something massive in their soul after listening to my me interpret a song, whether it’s an original or a cover tune,” I sing from the soul, and I hope it reaches listeners.”