Born and raised in Manhattan, which he affectionately calls Wonderland, Ro Ransom is the heir to a rich musical tradition. His father was a well-respected drummer, having collaborated with Whitney Houston and other musical legends. Inspired by artists such as Justin Timberlake and Aaliyah, Ro’s distinctive style earned him a devoted online fanbase, earning him millions of plays on SoundCloud.
Now, the rapper/singer/songwriter unleashes a new record titled “Doppelgänger.” Seamlessly transitioning from his infectious falsetto to melodic verses, Ro Ransom graces us with a story of star-crossed love. “Doppelgänger” finds Ro struggling with his ex, realizing more and more that the very actions he’s upset about are things he’s done in his own previous relationships. At the end of the song, Ro realizes the error of his ways, but is unable to end the vicious cycle of dating his “evil twin.”
Produced and perfected by Sweater Beats and Brenton Duvall, “Doppelgänger” is a dancefloor-ready banger, with palm-muted guitar, syncopated bass drum, and live French Horns emphasizing the drama of Ro’s lyrics.
Ro explains, “Love is complicated. Loss of love is equally as complicated, and quite nuanced. Not everybody has the ability to look directly into the broken mirror. Especially when mauve is involved.”