Music is refuge. Music is shelter. Music has been a safe place and will always be the sanctuary that music artist and author Ross Victory seeks. By age two, as a giggly yet purposeful toddler, Ross had mastered the Happy Birthday song and was overtaking his family’s pots and pans, clanking them together to form melodies. By age seven, he had begun to record himself with a tape recorder to create original tunes for his grandmother and 1st grade teacher—personalized lullabies that ranged thematically from stargazing to the indisputable greatness of homemade spaghetti.
As a teen, Ross began to write chants for school mixers and soon started receiving personalized requests for song topics from teachers and students.
After purchasing his first electric piano and experimenting with music production software, Ross quickly accumulated a thick notebook of songs that ranged from deep existential longing, love, subtle erotic phrasing, and expressions of spiritualism, and social criticism.
Having grown up on the smooth soul of the 1990s—Jon B., Babyface, Boyz II Men, Donell Jones, Maxwell, and Toni Braxton, among others—Ross began to refine his sound, which critics have described as “the perfect balance of sincerity and sensuality,” “never lacking soul or passion while being tonally smooth,” and written by someone who “believes what he writes.”
During college years, Ross interned several years in the music business: music management, radio at LA station Power 106, and in music publishing at ASCAP. When Ross graduated from college, he walked away from his songwriting aspirations for a steady job in Corporate. The years of creative disconnectedness compiled and Ross felt the consequences of not creating and the negative impact on his mental health and interpersonal relationships. For years Ross chose professional progress over personal progress, which resulted in misclassified anxiety and misaligned priorities.
After the loss of his brother in 2014 and his father in 2017, Ross finds himself triggered to share his creativity again, understanding the true importance of honoring thy inner child. This time, Ross steps out ambitiously and unapologetically by showing off the full extent of his songwriting ability with his first musical release which is the sonic version of his book, an R&B ballad called Savor the View (2019).