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(22 MARCH 2022) TORONTO, ON – Today, rising Ottawa singer, songwriter, and artist Leith Ross (They/Them Pronouns) releases their highly anticipated new single “We’ll Never Have Sex” accompanied by the official video—listen HERE and watch HERE.


On the song, delicately plucked guitar coasts beneath Leith’s breathy vocals. Confessional lyrics echo with nostalgic longing as the track builds towards a soft assurance, “Come and kiss me, pretty baby, like we’ll never have sex.” The song is released alongside the video, which was shot, directed, and edited by Leith and their friends.


On the inspiration behind the video, Leith says, “This video is three stories about the same feeling. I wanted them to co-exist because I think they explain each other, and they all feel like the same ache to me. I’m not sure if I can really describe it but I think it’s some mix of nostalgia, desperation, loss of innocence, resignation, and like... grief? All three stories mean so much to me, and it’s been so friggin painful and perfect to get to see them being told together.”


They continue, “This video was created with the dearest of friends, all of whom are mind-numbingly talented and kind. We got to recreate a middle school dance together and it was the best. Thank you endlessly to Jen, Buio, Niamh, Fontine, PJ, and Rebs for your time, energy, love, and patience. Thank you to Jess for being my first best friend, and of COURSE, thank you to Madison for getting her five dollar bill stuck in the change machine.”


Coming up next, Leith will be heading to Europe to support Andy Shauf and Helena Deland on tour this spring—see the full list of upcoming tour dates below. Then later this summer, they will support Courtney Barnett at Here & There Festival in Seattle.


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 4 million Spotify streams to date. With a rising profile on TikTok and among tastemakers, Leith signed to Republic Records in 2022 and kicks off a new chapter with “We’ll Never Have Sex.”


Stay tuned for more to come from Leith Ross this year!



04/18 - Dudingen CH - Bad Bonn*

04/19 - Feyzin FR - L’Epicerie Moderne*

04/20 - Mérignac FR - Krakatoa*

04/21 - Paris FR - Le Trianon*

04/22 - Rouen FR - Le 106*

04/23 - Esch Sur Alzette LU - Kulturfabrik*

04/24 - Utrecht NL - TivoliVredenburg Pandora*

04/26 - Nijmegen NL - Doornroosje*

04/28 - Copenhagen DK - Loppen*

04/29 - Oslo NO - Ingensteds*

04/30 - Stockholm SE - Nalen Klubb*

05/02 - Hamburg DE - Knust*

05/03 - Berlin DE - Silent Green Kulturquartier*

05/05 - Brussels BE - Les Nuits Botanique Festival*

05/06 - Cologne DE - Luxor*

05/09 - Birmingham UK - The Castle and Falcon*

05/10 - Edinburgh UK - Summerhall*

05/11 - Glasgow UK - Drygate*

05/12 - Manchester UK – Gorilla*

05/13 - Leeds UK - Brudenell Social Club*

05/14 - Bristol UK - Fiddlers Club*

05/15 - Brighton UK - Chalk*

05/16 - London UK - 02 Shepherds Bush Empire*

05/18 - Belfast UK - The Belfast Empire Music Hall*

05/19 - Dublin IE - The Button Factory*

08/21 - Seattle WA - Here & There Festival^

*Supporting Andy Shauf & Helena Deland

^Supporting Courtney Barnett



Leith Ross is a songwriter, singer, and artist born and raised in a small town outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They’ve been a sensitive and overly artistic person since birth, and when they started writing songs around the age of 12, it quickly became Leith’s favourite way to be sensitive and overly artistic. Still is. Since then, they’ve recorded and released two projects, and have a new one underway. Inspired by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Disney movie soundtracks, High School Musical, and their dad’s horrible parodies of all of the above, their songs attempt to explore themes of gut-wrenching and cheesy love, silliness, and extreme existentialism. Their favourite stuff. Leith’s latest single, “We’ll Never Have Sex,” is soaked in that ‘favourite stuff’ and ready to be listened to wherever you can find it. Coming Soon To Some Kind Of Live Venue Near You!