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“This record documents a lot of change, a lot of lessons, a lot of learning, a lot of life. It’s been mine for so long, I can’t wait for it to be everyone else’s as well. What can I say! I’m learning to die, but I’m living to learn!” – Leith Ross on To Learn


19 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, critically acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Leith Ross (They/Them Pronouns) unveils their highly anticipated debut album To Learn, out now via Republic Records/Universal Music Canada–listen HERE. The personal and vulnerable album fuses folk music with pop and rock inspirations. It features their fan favorite tracks, “We’ll Never Have Sex,” “(You) On My Arm,” “Guts,” and “Music Box,” as well as their latest single “To Learn.” Critics and fans alike have praised Leith and the album, see press highlights below:


“Leith Ross might just be your new obsession.” – The FADER


“Writing lo-fi songs that deal with issues such as sexuality, desire, alienation, and self-acceptance with startling honesty, vividness and perceptiveness, Ross is becoming a Gen Z icon.” – The Sunday Times


“Gen Z’s new favourite indie songwriter…a voice for their generation” – NME


“A bold musical talent, Leith Ross has an empathetic edge to their work.” – Clash


“Indie folk’s celebrated artisan of lyrical genius” – Ones To Watch


Last night, Leith began their North American headline tour with a sold-out show in Vancouver, BC. The tour continues tonight with a sold-out show in Seattle and makes stops at Los Angeles’ Lodge Room on May 23rd, Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 6th, Toronto’s The Danforth Music Hall on June 10th, and more. Remaining tickets are available at


2022 was a breakout year for Leith with their viral tracks “We’ll Never Have Sex” and “Orlando.” “We’ll Never Have Sex” has amassed over 47 million Spotify streams and 1 million video views to date. In support of their new music, Leith performed sold-out headline shows across North America last fall, as well as supported Lord Huron in Canada and Andy Shauf and Helena Deland in Europe on various tours last year. Not to mention, they were the recipient of the inaugural John Prine Songwriter Fellowship at last year’s Newport Folk Festival—read more HERE.


Hailing from outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Leith Ross embraced music at a young age, channeling emotional confessions through softly strummed chords. Recorded live, they made their debut with the independent Motherwell EP in 2020. Beyond prominent editorial playlisting, it incited widespread critical applause across US and Canada. Leith maintained this momentum in 2021 with the I’d Have To Think About It, and the title track has notably amassed over 14 million Spotify streams to date. With a rising profile on TikTok and among tastemakers, Leith signed to Republic Records in 2022.



  1. “5am”
  2. “I Just Don’t Think That You Like Me That Much Anymore”
  3. “To Me”
  4. “Interlude”
  5. “Orlando”
  6. “We’ll Never Have Sex”
  7. “Guts”
  8. “Ask First”
  9. “Everything Ends”
  10. “(You) On My Arm”
  11. “To Learn”
  12. “Too Much Time In My House Alone”
  13. “Music Box” (To Learn, More Deluxe Version)



May 19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre*

May 20 – Portland, OR – Holocene*

May 22 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*

May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room Highland Park*

May 27 – Austin, TX – The Parish*

May 28 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

May 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

May 31 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5*

June 1 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle*

June 3 – Washington, DC – Union Stage*

June 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia

June 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*

June 7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*

June 9 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre*

June 10 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall*

June 13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*

June 14 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*

June 16 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre*

June 17 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre*

* Sold Out



Going into lockdown, Leith Ross was just Leith Ross. A college grad back at home, passing the long quarantine days amusing themselves writing songs and posting them online for friends. But when they came out the other side, it was like emerging from a chrysalis: now they were Leith Ross, beloved singer and internet-famous creator with a whole new career that now needed to take root in the real world. Ross grew up in a small town near Ottawa, Canada. Though they lived in a very conservative town, the Ross family’s homelife was idyllic, “blissful” even, Leith says, smiling as they recall the creative, musical home their parents created for them and their two siblings. Their parents weren’t musical - Leith’s mom is a pharmacist and their dad is a teacher - but music was always playing at home, typical childhood scenes always soundtracked by Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Disney compilations, and The Proclaimers. While at college, Leith came out as gay, and then, a couple of years later, as trans. To Learn, as with much of their music, draws on many of the intense emotions, unbreakable connections, and strange new feelings that such a time prompts. “It’s about a period of time where everything changed for me: some really hard stuff happened. And I learned how to get through it, and how to figure out where I fit into the world as an adult.” Their songs are hugely personal and take them to vulnerable places, always rendered in folk-adjacent tones, sometimes with a pop beat or a rock riff, sometimes just their voice and their guitar dancing alone. They may have planned the classic career trajectory - waiting tables, playing dives and sending out demos - but the world had other plans for Leith Ross. “I think it’s amazing that just forcing myself to be vulnerable about things that I feel can actually be materially helpful for other people,” they say, genuinely bamboozled by the whole thing. “That’s like, such a mind blowing thing, even though I know that’s true from being a consumer of music. It’s such a humbling experience to be on the other end of that interaction.” Now, they’re just being themselves, playing their songs and learning everything they can along the way.