Near the onset of Steven A. Clark's Secretly Canadian debut Holy Roller, the North Carolina-bred R&B singer invites audiences to "come and dance with me." Expect more of the same when the musician headlines the latest installment of the Mess Around at Ace of Cups - a live band-and-DJ fueled bash designed to draw reticent Columbus audiences out onto the dance floor.

Near the onset of Steven A. Clark's Secretly Canadian debut Holy Roller, the North Carolina-bred R&B singer invites audiences to "come and dance with me." Expect more of the same when the musician headlines the latest installment of the Mess Around at Ace of Cups - a live band-and-DJ fueled bash designed to draw reticent Columbus audiences out onto the dance floor.

Browsing the Holy Roller lyric sheet, the singer seems as though he might be out of his element amongst the celebrating masses. A majority of Clark's songs are heartbroken - "I need love, but not you," he sings on "Not You" - suggesting a guy who'd rather draw the blinds and sulk than hit the town to work up a sweat.

But more often than not the singer pairs his shattered words with shimmying grooves, turning even his most mournful musings into rave-worthy sendups.