MARY CROSS. Classic Soul. A highly sought-after independent artist with a unique, instantly identifiable contralto vocal instrument described by some as ‘the Mother of Cool Smoke’.
Mary’s musical influence began when introduced to the music of Phyllis Linda Hyman and Nancy Wilson. The impression was not only the iconic voices but the elegant attire, and audience engagement and response. These women of song solidified Mary’s commitment to creating INSPIRING music and memorable moments through engagement with audience members and the hats and gowns worn.
This songstress is back to CELEBRATE Love with her Second release. ‘Promise’ does not fail 2INSPIRE and bring JOY to listeners. On January 1, 2021, this highly anticipated single will debut worldwide.
Fresh off of her debut single, In Love, There's A Risk, Mary Cross, the 'Mother of Cool Smoke' is back with her highly anticipated single entitled 'Promise'. Captivating from the moment that you press play, it starts off with a lovely piano-led melody, Carl Cox on alto sax, and lush strings.
Promise is reminiscent of timeless classic soul music that takes it time to deliver and leaves you yearning for more.
Vocals performed and written by Singer-Songwriter & Stylista Mary Cross.
Produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated producer Donald Robinson. "This song celebrates everyone who made the PROMISE. Song written with love & commitment in mind."
There are only a few artists who are the very definition of a generational talent. Mary Cross' tonalites often remind one of Phyllis Hyman.