Singer/songwriter Juke Ross released his new track “Higher” (listen here). The track will be featured on Juke’s debut album Chapter 2 which is set for release on June 19th via Palm Tree Records/RCA Records. Juke says of the track, ““Higher” is about the end of a rainstorm with no rainbow. It’s about being wet by the rain and the only way to get dry again is by running forward and upward. It’s about the return of happiness because the rainstorm though it made you feel small, reminded you of what it is to feel young at heart again.”
Just last month, Juke released another track from the album “Atlanta,” which tells his story of how one dared to dream, dreamed to live and change his own world and how special Atlanta is to him after he moved there in 2016 from Guyana.
Earlier this year, Juke released his up-tempo ballad along with an accompanying music video for “Amazing.” Prior to that, Juke released his Drifting Apart EP, which featured the songs “Burned By The Love,” “We Never Die” and “Trading Places.” The EP has accumulated over 10 million streams to date. The Deluxe Edition of the EP includes additional acoustic version of the original EP tracks. His releases so far have garnered praise and features from the likes of Rolling Stone, Earmilk, PopDust, Idolator and more. Juke Ross also toured in support of the EP release, which saw him play shows in New York, sold out Toronto’s Velvet Underground, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and more. Before which he opened for Mark Knopfler on his European leg of his Farewell tour.
Juke Ross currently resides in Brooklyn, New York by way of Guyana, South America. One of 14 siblings, the self-described “med school dropout,” singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist touched down stateside in 2016 after his independent single “Colour Me” caught fire on Spotify. Acoustic guitar in hand, his effortless take on pop soul organically emanated Caribbean flavor and quietly attracted upwards of 80 million cumulative streams and 2 million listeners on Spotify within two years. Written in his birthplace, the Grey EP detailed the initial phase as he went from a tiny country to one of the biggest cities in the world.
In 2018, he enjoyed a series of firsts in North America. He sold out “Arlene’s” and tried his hand at composing in the States, delivering the one-offs “Hey Lil’ Mama” and “Fresh Roses.” The latter racked up 17.5 million Spotify streams in under six months.