On March 24th, 2017, Motown Records will release “The Awakening”, the debut album from Kevin Ross – winner of ASCAP’s 2016 Rhythm and Soul Award and a former BET “Music Matters” Artist. Fans who pre-order the album will instantly receive the first single, “Long Song Away,” plus the track “Pick You Up,” which you can listen to HERE.
Ross will be a special guest on Ro James’ upcoming XIX tour. The North American run kicks off on March 2nd at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC and includes shows at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA (March 5) and The Promontory in Chicago, IL (March 9). Tickets and VIP packages are available at www.rojamesxix.com.
Ross is partnering global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL to give his fans access to exclusive content and tickets giveaways for his upcoming XIX tour. Beginning on March 1st, TIDAL will exclusively release the first episode of Ross’ docu-series, I AM KEVIN ROSS. Members can watch the four-part series on TIDAL.com.
With over 11 million in audience, “Long Song Away” has already jumped into the Top 5 at Urban AC radio and has almost two million streams on Spotify. View the official video for “Long Song Away” HERE. “Pick You Up,” with its finger-snapping, street corner doo-wop, finds Ross giving a pep talk to himself, mindful that he must keep his eyes on the prize in order to overcome the obstacles in his path.
The Awakening also includes his 2016 collaboration with Chaz French, “Be Great (Intro)” which was heard in “Grey’s Anatomy,” and a remix of the track that features BJ the Chicago Kid.