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Broke Royals Announces November 17 Album Release

Over the past six months, Broke Royals have been praised by Billboard for their "sing-along, arena-ready sound," named an Artist On The Rise by Southwest Airlines, and called one of the best live bands in DC by CBS. Their upcoming self-titled album is a picturesque combination of dance beats, driving rock melodies, and infectious pop hooks that feel like sunflair in the dark. It represents the origin of the band itself, in a crossroads of life, standing on the uncharted and unwritten path. Broke Royals is due out November 17. The first single, “As Long As I Can See” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

“As Long As I Can See” combines the beauty of non-verbal communication with the organic warmth of analogue sound. The energetic melodies dance around a duality of meaning, finding resolution in a common thread. Even though it is the most intimate song on the album, “As Long As I Can See” is a dance song at its core. The soul of the song sinks into the thump of a tribal heart beat that flickers like an open and mysterious flame. Philip Basnight and Colin Cross were inspired by the unspoken emotional response to seeing a loved one after a long day. They captured the comfort and warmth in reconnecting.

The new album represents a confidence and assurance for the Broke Royals duo. Basnight explains, “To me, there are two important aspects to naming this album Broke Royals. The first, and most obvious, is the culmination of three years of work in a piece of art. When we started recording music we didn’t know that there would be such a stirring creative chemistry, but by the time we made the album we had found our sound.” The band pulls from a wide range of sounds across indie, electronic, and pop to marry raw, organic characteristics with crisp, detailed digital elements and production.

The accompanying video for “As Long As I Can See” is a sensory driven experience with striking visuals that call to a much deeper meaning. September is Deaf Awareness Month, and the International Week of the Deaf begins on the 18th. The video couples beautifully framed imagery with a moving sign language translation of the song set throughout each scene. The combination creates a profound interpretation of language and communication. Sometimes the most honest sentiments can be felt and heard without words.

Broke Royals Track Listing

  1. Falling Up
  2. As Long As I Can See
  3. Higher
  4. Holy War
  5. On My Way
  6. Cold
  7. The Old House
  8. Strung Up In Lights
  9. Seth Jordans
  10. Heartless Come Around
  11. This Time
  12. Saving Time

About Broke Royals

Over the past six months, DC electro pop band Broke Royals have been praised by Billboard for their "sing-along, arena-ready sound," named an Artist On The Rise by Southwest Airlines, and called one of the best live bands in DC by CBS. Colin Cross and Philip Basnight met while working on a music programming board at the College of William and Mary. Before forming, they had played with such bands as The Mountain Goats, Cobra Starship, and We the Kings. Their debut self-titled album is due out this November.

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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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