Rising superstar Ro James has announced his debut studio album ELDORADO will be released on May 27th via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
ELDORADO's lead single, the sultry ‘Permission’, produced by Soundz (Justin Bieber, Trey Songz), was co-written by Ro and Verse Simmonds (Rihanna, Chris Brown, K. Michelle). ‘Permission’ has been streamed nearly 5 million times and its accompanying video has been viewed over 5 million times. Of the song, Solange's Saint Heron says, "'Permission' captures the fervent tenacity of Ro’s voice, while still captivating listeners with its undemanding sex appeal to create a sound that is easily winsome." The track has also earned praise from many artists including Snoop Dogg who recently posted on Instagram calling ‘Permission’ "bangin'."
Born in Stuttgart, Germany to a military father turned preacher, Ro James found himself moving around for most of his childhood. From Indiana, California, Hawaii, Oklahoma to the place he now calls home, New York, music was always in the forefront of James' life. His musical inspirations come from the sounds of Johnny Cash, Prince, Tupac, Jodeci, and more. Since his emergence in 2013, Ro James has worked with the likes of Miguel and Brenmar.
That same year he also released an EP trilogy: ‘Coke, Jack & Cadillacs’, which received critical praise from outlets such as The FADER, The Source, VIBE, and HypeTrak. Noisey calls his music, "a subtle blend of smoothed out, soulful R&B..." and Billboard declares "James' sound is reminiscent of the greats, think Prince meets D'Angelo..." Combining these influences with his journey, he has crafted his best work to date on ELDORADO. With Ro's soulful grit, impassioned vocals and clear vision as an artist, he is poised to be music's next big breakout star.
Release Date: 27 May 2016
Artist: Ro James
Catalogue No: 88985318732
Disc Count: 1
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: R&B
Primary Audio: 88985318732
Subtitles: Sony Music