The dance mix, "Easy As Life—Theme from Aida" features additional lyrics by Tim Rice and is produced by Tony Moran and Warren Rigg and executive produced by Lascelles Stephens. The song, one of the powerful ballads in Aida's second act, features music by Elton John.
In a statement Stephens, who is also Cox's manager, said, "When Deborah began performances in Aida, this song instantly became a signature moment for her in the show. We quickly realized that having her go into the studio to record this remix was a wonderful way for Deborah to introduce her fans to her new endeavor on Broadway."
Lyricist Tim Rice added, "I have always felt that it is a shame that Broadway and the popular music charts have often drifted away from each other. I am therefore delighted to hear a Top 40 take on one of the songs from Aida, especially in the peerless command of Deborah Cox (and because I wrote the words)."
Born in 1973, Cox began her professional career at the age of 12, playing small Toronto clubs before attending a performing arts school. She later signed with Arista Records, and her first single, "Sentimental," was released in 1995. Her second single, "Who Do U Love?," sold over 500,000 copies. Cox's recording of "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" from her album "One Wish" topped the R&B charts for 14 weeks. She also had another Top 10 hit with "We Can't Be Friends." She currently holds the No. 1 Billboard Dance position with her remake of Phil Collins' "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven."
Aida features a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento and direction by Robert Falls. The musical plays the Palace Theatre — Broadway and 47th Street — and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747. For more information about Aida, go to www.DisneyOnBroadway.com. "Easy As Life—Theme from Aida" is not currently available in stores. For a limited time, it can be downloaded free of at www.DisneyOnBroadway.com/DeborahCox.