My favorite kind of people are the kind that take the time to recommend music that they think you may like. Which is exactly how I found myself listening to Ross David. (Shoutout to people who slide into your DM’s to recommend music)
Ross David is a singer-songwriter who helms from Indiana and though influenced by John Mayer and Music Soulchild, it is evident that he is working hard to make a name for himself in the music industry.
This Music Monday I must introduce you to Ross David and his 7th EP, Nevada.
If the joyous energy that he carries in his Instagram videos isn’t enough to make you listen, then allow me to convince you. The EP contains six songs that will absolutely help you combat the Monday blues. Ross David seems to gravitate towards love and it shows by the way his voice cradles each lyric that he sings. A song for every romantic occasion: an attempt to cherish each moment with “Slow Me Down”, a sweet encounter with someone new is described by “Sailing” and aiming for better communication with “Show Me How to Love”.
As long as we’re together
When changes come around
I’ll still love you forever
I will admit to finding a couple of the songs a little repetitive (“Sailing” specifically) with their words but Ross’s singing keeps you engaged the entire time. Though each song is sweet in its nature, it’s David’s vocal tone that steals the show. Sure, his higher register is perfectly utilized but it’s when he lowers his tone that he truly allows his voice to shine. Yes, the music behind each song follows a perfect melody, but it’s truly his voice that upstages throughout the entire EP. Nevada sounds like falling in love feels and everything feels a little better after having listened to it.
If my track record can prove anything, then it is that I seem to discover the next big thing right before anyone else does. (James Bay, AURORA, Jessie Reyez and Lewis Capaldi.) I follow the soul in the songs, the honesty in the lyrics and the passion in the finished product; which seem to be all the ingredients that Ross David is creating with.
Listen to Nevada now!
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