Ahead of his exciting new solo album release, Mike Ross has just released the first single ‘Young Man’.
Written by Ross and inspired by stories of the old west, the song has an old time feel to it that sounds as if it has come straight out of a jazz bordello in the Deep South and tells a tale of the various stages of a mans life as Ross explains:
There wasn’t much of a conscious hand on the tiller here – as with most of my songs the story just flowed and it’s only later that I get to find out what it’s about. Turns out ‘Young Man’ is telling tales from the ages of man, including a vicious dig at the “righteous man” (all sour with vigour and stained by bile) which can be tilted at any politician or disgraced priest that comes into your sights. All this being told from the corner stage of a smoky New Orleans or Paris basement club with Django on guitar and Stéphane on fiddle.
‘Young Man’ is the lead single from Ross’s upcoming album ‘The Clovis Limit Pt.1’ which is due for release on 26th April 2019. Ross is also one-third of Redfern, Hutchinson & Ross, whose critically acclaimed album ‘Mahogany Drift’ is out now.