Scots singer releases tribute song dedicated to late great Mallorca Lee

Scots singer Ross Ferguson has released a touching tribute to his friend Mallorca Lee
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Scots singer Ross Ferguson has released a surprise tribute to his close friend and collaborator Mallorca Lee, who sadly passed away early this year.

Ross – the voice of Mallorca’s last two albums – is returning online with a new five-track EP in September, with a teaser single dropping in August.

But the first taste of the EP, Love A Little, is out today – and the singer says is a "heartfelt yet inspiring outpouring of emotion" which stemmed from the words of the late, great DJ, producer, MC and artist.

Released with the full blessing of Mallorca Lee’s wife and kids, the song takes DJ’s words and weaves them into a narrative inspired by the impact on his family, friends and fans – and the legacy those words of love have left.

The EP, Love A Little, is out today and celebrates their friendship
The EP, Love A Little, is out today and celebrates their friendship -Credit:Contributed

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Ross said: “Mall really touched a lot of people around the world with those words, as always he just said the right thing so powerfully, so simply.

“He wanted all of us, his friends and family, to look out for each other and take lessons from what happened to him, how fast things changed.

“That was Mall – he was always thinking about everyone else. Even in those moments. So that’s what we’ve done – helping each other through it and just life in general.

“And it’s funny when any of us are talking, it’s like he’s there with us. It’s a thing he has done, created these bonds.

“I was talking to a couple of the guys and something just sank in. I came off the call and the song just poured out. Once again, Mall was there.”

The chorus of Love A Little contains Mallorca’s final message to his fans, the words which resonated around the world, and were at the heart of the celebration of his life: "Love, that’s all we really have, our one true currency. So tell the ones around you what they mean".

Top producer Andy Haldane, who introduced the duo back in 2010 and worked closely with the pair throughout, was chosen to produce the single.

Andy and Ross performed together at Mallorca’s funeral, bringing Mall’s words and feelings to life, and are now set to do it again.

Ross said: “I’d love this song to resonate with people not for me, but for the message. Mall’s message.

“This thing he’s done for his group of close friends is incredible – he’s really changed all of us.

“Some of us didn’t know each other well and now we have this super close connection – Mallorca – and we’re all in it together.

“Of course, we’re all trying to look out for Maria, Oceano and Angel – he asked us all individually to do that too.

“I hope like we all have, people can take this in and realise life is fast, man, it’s fleeting. It’s temporary.

“So like he said… TELL people how you feel. Please. Be more Mall. “

The talented singer is considered to be one of the most exciting talents to emerge on the Scottish scene, with his next single 'Earth Beneath My Feet' described as a swirling, brooding, soaring pop-rock anthem/ballad which brings together everything from Springsteen to The Killers and Elton John to George Michael, with a bit of Biffy and Paolo Nutini sprinkled in.

The rest of the five-track EP - Truth, Lies, Where Hunger Dies - is under wraps for now but expectations are soaring on the back of this first taste.

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