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Canadian Singer-Songwriter Leith Ross Drops Single 'Music Box' From Deluxe Version Of Debut Album
By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Meredith Truax.
Following their recent sold out UK and European headline tour, up-and-coming singer, songwriter, and artist Leith Ross (They/Them Pronouns) reveals their latest single “Music Box”. The song will be featured on the deluxe version of their highly anticipated debut album To Learn – entitled To Learn, More – both out May 19th via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada.
On “Music Box,” gentle guitar murmurs beneath the exhale of Leith’s lilting delivery. The track echoes with ethereal emotion akin to a lullaby, resounding on a gorgeous refrain. It all culminates with pensive and poetic crescendo, “Oh, the places in your dreams, are they fiction or memory? And if you listen for long enough, you’ll fall asleep.”
Of “Music Box,” Leith says, “‘Music Box’ is my only imaginary song so far, it’s not based on anything true, other than whatever is buried deep in my subconscious. Kind of like dreams, I guess, which is exactly what this song is trying to emulate. It’s a spooky little song about a made up adventure. An ode to daydreaming and the fantastical!”
Leading up to the release of To Learn, Leith announced their spring 2023 headline tour dates across North America, UK, and Europe, which sold out nearly instantly, resulting in venue upgrades and new dates added across the tour. The North American leg kicks off in Vancouver on May 18th and makes stops at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room on May 23rd, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 6th, Toronto’s The Danforth Music Hall on June 10th, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.leithross.com/live.
2022 was a breakout year for Leith with their viral tracks “We’ll Never Have Sex” and “Orlando.” “We’ll Never Have Sex” has amassed over 44 million Spotify streams and 1 million video views to date. In support of their new music, Leith performed sold-out headline shows across North America last fall, as well as supported Lord Huron in Canada and Andy Shauf and Helena Deland in Europe on various tours last year. Not to mention, they were the recipient of the inaugural John Prine Songwriter Fellowship at last year’s Newport Folk Festival.
Hailing from outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Leith Ross embraced music at a young age, channeling emotional confessions through softly strummed chords. Recorded live, they made their debut with the independent Motherwell EP in 2020. Beyond prominent editorial playlisting, it incited widespread critical applause across US and Canada. Leith maintained this momentum in 2021 with the I’d Have To Think About It, and the title track has notably amassed nearly 12 million Spotify streams to date. With a rising profile on TikTok and among tastemakers, Leith signed to Republic Records in 2022.
2023 TOUR DATES
April 21 – Utrecht, NL – EKKO*
April 25 – Dublin, IR – The Grand Social*
* Sold Out
May 18 – Vancouver, BC – Hollywood Theatre*
May 19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre*
May 20 – Portland, OR – Holocene*
May 22 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park*
May 27 – Austin, TX – The Parish*
May 28 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
May 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5*
June 1 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle*
June 3 – Washington, DC – Union Stage*
June 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia
June 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
June 7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
June 9 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre*
June 10 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall*
June 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
June 16 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre*
June 17 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre*
* Sold Out
Leith Ross is a songwriter, singer, and artist born and raised in a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They’ve been a sensitive and overly artistic person since birth, and when they started writing songs around the age of 12, it quickly became Leith’s favourite way to be sensitive and overly artistic. Still is. Since then, they’ve recorded and released two projects, and have a new one underway. Inspired by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Disney movie soundtracks, High School Musical, and their dad’s horrible parodies of all of the above, their songs attempt to explore themes of gut-wrenching and cheesy love, silliness, and extreme existentialism. Their favourite stuff. Leith’s recent singles, “We’ll Never Have Sex,” “Orlando,” and “(You) On My Arm,” and forthcoming debut album To Learn, are soaked in that ‘favourite stuff’ and ready to be listened to wherever you can find it. Coming Soon To Some Kind Of Live Venue Near You!
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