Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ro James releases a new track “Plan B” featuring Brandy from his forthcoming sophomore album MANTIC which he also announces is due out via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records on May 29th. Click HERE to listen.

Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti

At 15 tracks the album will include features from some of the most notable names in R&B including Miguel, Brandy, and Masego. MANTIC will also feature previously released tracks “Last Time” which has over 10 million streams and video views worldwide and “Touchy Feely” which Noisey included on their “18 R&B Songs That Make Up for This Unbearable Year List” and explains: “[Ro James] has a penchant for sensual songs, and his sophomore album is shaping up to be just as sexy as his last.”

MANTIC also sees James teaming up with frequent collaborators including producers DJ Camper and Salaam Remi, as well as songwriter Verse Simmons and producer Soundz, the same team behind James’ Grammy-nominated, RIAA certified platinum single “Permission.” The track was the lead single from his critically-acclaimed debut album ELDORADO.

Ro James on what MANTIC means to him and the inspiration for the album: “The music I create evokes a feeling of romance, but I wanted to dissect that word and break it down by taking the ‘ro’ out of it. MANTIC refers to divination and prophecy—seeking knowledge of the future through supernatural means. Speaking things into existence and living forward, having faith in where you’re supposed to be, and where you’re going.”

Listen to “Plan B,” pre-order MANTIC, and keep an eye out for more coming soon.

MANTIC Track List:

  1. Powder Room (IntRO)
    2. Last Time
    3. Touchy Feely
  2. Be Mine
    5. Rain
  3. Cherry On Top (Interlude)
    7. Too Much feat. Miguel
    8. Excuse Me
    9. Outside The Box (How Bout That)
  4. Rose
    11. Plan B feat. Brandy
    12. Slow Down feat. Masego
    13. Baby Blue
    14. You
  5. Look Of Things (OutRO)

Listen to “Plan B” ft. Brandy:

Pre-Order MANTIC:

Listen “Touchy Feely”:

Watch/Buy/Stream “Last Time”: