Audio Premiere: Kevin Ross Gives Us An Early Peek At His 'Dialogue In The Grey' EP [Free Stream]
OKP has the pleasure of (re)introducing the world to Kevin Ross with the premiere of his solo debut, the Dialogue In The Grey EP. The spry DMV crooner blazes through four tracks of left-field exploration with a powerful vocal performance, tactfully and dynamically attacking cuts that range from a lush and tender rework of Kanye‘s lo-fi ballad “Don’t Say You Will” to club-ready bangers like “Money Over Love.” Throughout the entirety of the piece, you find him running through textures and structures (both vocally and compositionally) that range from impressive, run-heavy licks (that might recall some of MJ‘s finer moments) to more contemporary influences like Drake, shifting in and out of half-rap mode on a whim.
It isn’t difficult to see how such a young talent could have so quickly garnered overwhelming stamps of approval from stadium-smashers like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo (who lands on the EP’s “Overrated”,) working with both of them on their own respective projects and recently joining Maxwell on a leg of his Summer Solstice tour this past July. The Berklee School of Music grad has clearly been putting those years to work, as his Dialogue In The Grey EP will drop tomorrow formally via the legendary Motown Records so that you can get those ears on your own copy. In the meantime, you can stream the EP below for the low, low price of free ninety-nine to get familiar with the kid some folks are calling the new face of Hitsville. You can also catch him on the road with Ne-Yo in October, just peep the dates down below.
Tour Dates :
Oct. 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Oct. 14 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 16 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 25 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
Oct. 26 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Oct. 27 – Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues