The Royal Concept has released a new EP called “Smile” and it’s out now via LAVA/Republic/Sony.
The EP’s first single “Fashion” struts from a funky guitar into a disco-style chant replete with sizzling falsetto and an unshakable bounce. “I just felt a tension within the word ‘Fashion’,” explains the group’s songwriter, Filip. “It’s loaded with a lot of things. You can hate it or love it. The song tells a story about a person who thinks they are the coolest person around. They wear the right clothes and go to clubs where everyone is aware of themselves and their style. But suddenly they meet this person who’s from a completely different world, and they fall in love. That other person is the free, wild type and suddenly the “cool” person is beaten up by this person’s personality. It’s the most beautiful slap in the face that they’ve ever experienced. Love can be a struggle and sometimes the struggle is just keeping up with the fantastic soul you’ve fallen for. “
To record the EP, the quartet— David Larson [vocals], Filip Bekic [guitar], Magnus Robert [bass], and Frans Povel [drums]—hit a Los Angeles studio earlier this year with producer Tony Hoffer [M83, Phoenix, Depeche Mode, The Kooks] behind the board. Now, the collection’s five tracks bristle with an unshakable energy and swaggering charm.
3. Higher Than Love
5. Just Wanna Be Loved By U