On March 18, Ross Cooper released his latest disc, "Give It Time." The singer told Billboard that he just so happened to be connected to iTunes on his computer early that morning – very early. "I really nerded out," Cooper admitted to The 615. "I wanted to be the first one to buy the record."
While he is regarded as one of the rising stars of the Americana format, and his music has traces of country, rock, and blues, Cooper says that he tries not to generalize his sound. "Sometimes I think it's best to not try to. Honestly, I've been called Americana because it can sometimes encompass everything under its' umbrella, but it's country. It's rock and roll, and rootsy, which is to me what Americana is. So, that's the answer I'm going with," he says with a smile.
"Give It Time" is a mixture of a lot of different styles, with maybe one of the most different tracks being the somewhat murky "Witches," of which Cooper told Billboard "That was a song that I had a good time writing. Then, when we got into the studio, we built the song around an old school country feel. It was almost like Tim Burton meets Hank Williams. It's all over the place. When we got the last mix back, I ended up really liking it."