Ro James Makes Magic on Sexy Jam 'Already Knew That' (Exclusive)

Aaron Vasquez
Ro James

Ro James is two-stepping back into the spotlight with a bouncy new jam called "Already Knew That," premiering exclusively on Billboard.

You may remember the alt-R&B crooner from his 2013 three-part EP, Coke, Jack and Cadillacs, which boasted James' sensual vocals and smooth lyrics on standouts like "A.D.I.D.A.S.," "Lisa" featuring Asher Roth and "Pledge Allegiance."

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James' sound is reminiscent of the greats (think Prince meets D'Angelo) but the Germany-born, New York-bred crooner pens narratives about love and making it that unfold like a party for the ears. He credits his soulful roots to his father -- a military man turned preacher -- who raised him on a mix of gospel, Donny Hathaway and Otis Redding.  

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For the DJ Camper-produced "Already Knew That," Ro goes in about going hard between the sheets. "It's like making love but it's more like making magic," he sings. 

Stay tuned for his forthcoming debut studio effort, El Dorado -- featuring his current single "Permission" -- arriving in 2016.