The 2010s has been a pretty liberating time in music once we saw platform accessibility go up and we all got out of that 90s pop-rock funk that we had going on. Further, due to the death of MTV at least as leader in music television... how ironic. Now, deep in the 10s we've had all of our mainstream music replaced with niche genres and this environment is allowing and empowering a lot more people to tell their stories and that's exactly what we've got in Austin Royale.
At the moment Royale is working on his debut project PLAN|A, back in early July of this year delivering us the first track + visual; a song called 'MOVE'. 'MOVE' uses the skill in direction of Joshua Yates, glitchy ethereal production of SpaceGhostPurrp, and Austin's raw delivery to create a piece so steeped in reality it's haunting.
On the latest track from PLAN|A, 'THE USUAL', which came to us via All Def Digital yesterday we are met with another punch of reality though we receive it in a more benign manner. All of the stronger meaning in the song is implied in the music's undertones than out-right stated. There's tension under the guise of this house party we're at, and we watch the release of the misunderstood.
"'THE USUAL' is The story of suburban youth having a night on the town as described by Royale. depicting a generation of millennial youth raging through the streets and enjoying life's vices, only to come to a well-expected ending."
This song takes its production from the minds of Charlotte's Kirk Collins, PhantomNine3, and Fourté -- as well as visual direction by NC's talented filmmaker on retainer David Wept. Expect more from Austin over the next few months as PLAN|A is set to release sometime later this year.