Leith Ross is a singer-songwriter and performing artist born and raised in the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario. Struck by a culmination of inspiration sourced from their celtic roots, and potentially the Highschool Musical series, Leith Ross became a vessel for their very own distinctive musical style. As a young person, songwriting quickly became Leith’s most dependable method of processing their identity and lived experiences. Like a metaphorical beating heart on a sleeve, Ross’ music is raw, vulnerable and often received with a deep sense of catharsis.
Leith Ross’s debut EP Motherwell is an incredibly honest and intimate collection of songs. The music was inspired by their own coming of age story, and written in hopes of providing the soundtrack to a shaping moment for someone else. Motherwell was humbly recorded live off the floor in one afternoon with college mates, and released in October 2020 on Birthday Cake.
Songs from Ross’s debut EP have been played on CBC Radio 2 as well as editorial playlists on Spotify, Amazon Music, and Apple Music. The EP received critical acclaim from Exclaim!, Stylus Magazine, Red Guitar Music, and indie blog If It’s Too Loud.
“The phrase "wise beyond their years" implies that young people don't experience the world as deeply or intellectually as older people, but the wisdom that Ross applies to their music pierces on each song.” - Exclaim!
As they transition into the next phase of life, Leith Ross is using their new music to dive deeper into themes of identity, finding a sense of self, and growing into understanding one’s relationship with the world around them. With plans to share more with the world in the second half of 2021. Leith Ross will embark on their debut international tour in spring of 2022, supporting management and label mates The Bros. Landreth across the UK and Europe.