Juke Ross is the first artist from Guyana to sign a major record deal. "There’s little exciting about leaving the people or place you love in search of the unknown with nothing but a hungry heart," Ross explains. "Luckily I had a few supporters back home, found more support in Atlanta and then later here in New York with Republic. Besides all the catching up and new experiences I’d say it’s mostly been great—very far from anything I would've been doing at home either way so that keeps me kicking on."

With his new single "Shadows in the Dark," the global potential of Juke Ross is obvious. This song is enormous, with swelling production from Guy Furious and commanding vocals working in sync for one of the most cinematic songs we've heard all year. The right movie placement could make this song an overnight smash.

"'Shadows in the Dark' is about a lingering sadness fueled by loss," Ross says. "A realization of not only loss, but despair, and for a second surrendering. Surrendering to be saved by what’s lost. I just wanted to write a song that would make me feel less sad. There’s no way I could've felt immediately happy and so less sad would have to do."

Hear "Shadows in the Dark" below.