Musician Morena Roas hasn’t let the difficulties of 2020 and COVID-19 stop her creative train from rolling into the station just before the year is finished. Leading an impressive string of song releases, as well as the re-release of her 2019 Christmas album “My Very Merry 1st Christmas,” Roas has delivered her newest original single, “Next To Ya,” just in time for the holidays. The track pop dance track was released this past Saturday, 28 November 2020 across streaming platforms worldwide. The accompanying music video, which was directed, choreographed, and produced by Mike Baerga, was released ahead of the single on 19 October 2020.
Morena Roas has been recording music, performing live, and hosting events and weekly shows in Houston for years. She scored a local club hit with “Molly Where You At,” the video for which was filmed in the Montrose area. The single went on to make its way through the Houston club circuit. Roas has competed in various singing competitions, including becoming a finalist at Pride Houston’s Pride SuperStar. She has hosted various karaoke and open mic events, including her own weekly open mic, “The Floor Is Yours,” which she hosted for several years at Guava Lamp.
Roas has also performed at LGBT celebrations here in Houston, and as far away as Brazil. She will be releasing another single, for which she filmed a music video earlier in November at Sanman Studios. She will also be re-releasing her 2019 Christmas album later this month.