Newcomer Jac Ross calls himself the “Faith Dealer.” One listen to his music and you’ll understand why. Already building buzz and a fan base with his first two singles, “It’s OK to Be Black” and “Saved,” Ross premieres the video for his latest single, “Questions.”
Reminiscent of the social, cultural and political through-lines that connect predecessors such as Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye, Ross’ brand of message music is a welcome oasis of honesty, hope and love in a pandemic-stricken world. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith), “Questions” tackles tough issues that everyone has struggled with or will at some point in their lives.
“Oftentimes we’re left to piece together the puzzle of life only with questions,” says Ross of the song’s genesis. “My team and I literally tossed around some of the toughest questions, things like, ‘How do you trust headlines when the words are hidden?’ ‘What if they beat you down and treat you like you don’t have any rights?’ ‘How do you discipline your child when you talk and he or she doesn’t listen?’”