In 1986, five years after the release of his first album, Lawrence Ross returned with a new Twilight record called Pains of Love. Taking the experience and proceeds from his debut, Still Loving You, Ross spent a few years building himself a studio, and added engineering to his list of skills as a multi-instrumentalist. He was also mentored by Grover Washington Jr. having met him backstage at the Circle Star Theater. Mouthpiece in-hand Ross played one of Washington Jr.s songs using the stars’ saxophone. “When you’re young you have no fear,” says Ross. “That's because you are insane!” he jokes. “He loved it and gave me his phone number to call and play for him on the phone and he would tell me what I needed to improve upon.” Most importantly, the real reason for the 5 year gap between albums was that Ross had become a father, twice.