Amoeba Hollywood - May 24th @ 4:00pm
Leith Ross visits Amoeba for a live set and album signing for the new album, To Learn (out May 19th on Republic Records). Playing a sold-out show at the Lodge Room on 5/23.
Show is free/all-ages. Purchase of To Learn required to attend signing after - signing space is limited.
“Leith Ross performs these songs with an ache in their heart and a string attached to listeners' hearts.” - Stylus
Leith Ross is a singer-songwriter and performing artist born and raised in the suburbs of Ottawa Ontario. Struck by a culmination of inspiration sourced from their celtic family roots, and the widely popular and highly formative 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 human 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 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, queerness, and finding a sense of self-acceptance.
Leith Ross - Guts (Lyric Video)