EXROYALE – “Without It”
The term ‘Impressive debut’ and ‘sophomore tracks’ quite often end up good musical examples of polar opposites. EXROYALE seems very much like a discovery project at the moment. They dropped Give It Up late last year and it was superb. It had all the hipster bases covered with its growing synths and R&B cooing. Fast forward to today and we’re presented with track no.2, Without It. We’re going out on a limb here & declare this The Empire Strikes Back of second offerings. It’s simply lovely; from the way the drums usher in a ‘ready to do business’ manner to the radio ready oo’s & ah’s. It’s grander without losing the quirks or its charms, and an example of how to do track no.2’s. It’s likely to be a track that’ll burn nicely into summer. Two thumbs up here, along with two legs dancing.
Bonus listen: Give It Up