Hey, tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Rossylo (Ross Angelo Domingo). I’m a 21 year old producer/singer/songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since I was 14 years old, I have dedicated my life to learning how to produce and write music. I was that token kid in school who was known for spending hours at home on Logic, and bringing his guitar to school to share songs that he wrote. I didn’t know much about exactly how I wanted to turn music into a lifestyle or full time career. All I knew is that I had to always create it. It became more than a hobby or a passion. It became my only method of organizing and communicating my feelings, my only method of pure self-expression. I’ve always worn my music on my sleeve, and it’s grown into the utmost representation of my character.
Where did the new single come from?
I’ve always been the type of person to get really deep and involved, relationship-wise. Every fling has either turned into something serious, or at least been left with a deeper tension. So I honestly have a hard time understanding those who are able to just move from partner to partner without any remorse or regard. I eventually figured that I’m simply not the type of person that is temporary and easily forgotten. And that anyone I choose to be intimate with is the same way. I was working my day job one day while pondering this, and I ended up writing the first two lines of the hook in my head during my shift. That night, I took the idea to the studio and produced the instrumental around it. Then over the course of the next few weeks, I added and subtracted things here and there, and eventually came up with a full arrangement with verses. Just like that, Long Term was made.
Is there more content in the pipeline?
I have a whole vault of ideas in my iPhone Notes & Logic and Ableton files. So much good stuff in there–content that I had to just get out of my head, content that came from experiences that could not have been expressed or articulated in any way other than music. I believe that the current state of R&B/Soul is in a great position & I foresee that it will only continue to grow and redefine itself as the face of urban music yet again. To be able to contribute to that, even on an underground level, is a great opportunity, and so I definitely will be completing these ideas and getting them out there very soon.
What’s on the horizon for you?
I’m proud to say that I am completing my senior year at San Francisco State University, and I will be graduating with a BA in Communications Studies in Spring of 2018. The Comm Studies field has really helped me solidify my artistic identity, and I now know how to apply a controlled and informed mindset to all that I do, whether musically or communicatively. I am constantly looking for opportunities to do full time production and songwriting work, and would hope to earn some ties to the music industry sometime within the next few years. Either way, I will always be my own artist as well, and will continue to develop my sound and put out a constant stream of new music. Right now, it may just be my little corner of the Bay Area, but many people in my community have truly connected with and been moved by my music. And that’s enough of a reason to keep it pushing.