Broke Royals are excited to share “Higher,” the first single from their debut self-titled album Broke Royals. Named one of the best up-and-coming DC bands of 2016 by CBS, Broke Royals seamlessly integrate traditional rock with infectious pop hooks and electronic elements to create a richly layered sound that has been praised as “the new American rock.”
Broke Royals wrote "Higher" as an anthem for anyone whose heart has ever gotten ahead of itself. The track tells the story of a man swept up in his idea of love, full of bold promises and big ideas but slightly disconnected from the reality of love and relationships. "Higher" was exclusively premiered yesterday with Pure Volume, who wrote, "the duo is unafraid to soar and experiment with their sound. It's reflected with the build and memorable chorus."
Behind Broke Royals is the team of producer Colin Cross and vocalist Philip Basnight, who have accomplished much since forming in 2014. In just three years they’ve honed a singular sound across three EPs, toured the country opening for the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Real Estate, and Andrew McMahon and even unintentionally fueled a political revolution. In May of 2014, the band's debut single "About Time" went viral in Thailand as the country was in the midst of a military coup, inspiring those who were hearing the track through political ears.
Debut album Broke Royals is a culmination of the duo's journey so far. For fans of the sophisticated pop rock sound of Future Islands, The 1975, or Bastille, Broke Royals are a band that should be on your radar.