This song is the property of Mary Cross.
Mary Cross is an American singer who admits that she listens to the greats. She counts Nina Simone, Oleta Adams, Lizz Wright, Gladys Knight and Burt Bacharach among artists whose work you’ll find in her playlist. However, Phyllis Hyman and Nancy Wilson are the two performers that go beyond being major influences. Cross’s vibe with these two late, great legends reaches into the territory of sympatico. Cross not only connected with both women’s precise phrasing and excellent vocal range, but also with the classy way in which they carried themselves from their statuesque stage presence to the elegant both women wore on stage. Cross brings that total package to her latest single “Promise.” “Promise” could serve nicely as a wedding or reception dance song. Cross’s vocals may remind some of Phyllis Hyman. She certainly has the vocal range and that element of jazz. Check out “Promise.”