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Album Premiere : “Heart of Shadows” by ROYAL

Canadian recording artist ROYAL is thrilled to exclusively premiere her new album Heart of Shadows on Live in Limbo.

Dropping on November 2nd, Heart of Shadows is an enchanting blend of electro, indie, and dream pop that explores love, heartbreak, bitterness, and the loss of identity through ROYAL’s own experiences.

Working with producer Luca Fogale, ROYAL has created an album that represents a complete genre shift from her folk-pop origins but carries with it the same songwriting pedigree that has remained consistent throughout her career.

Heart of Shadows offers a theatrical and mood-driven sound that is wholly authentic to her artistic virtues – without compromise.

“I wanted to create a cinematic stage with Heart of Shadows.
I have always felt an attraction to drama, mystery and freedom: what lies behind a tall, dark stranger’s enigmatic eyes; the feeling of escapism as you fly down the highway lines and the weight of your head is lifted to the sky. I was a very shy and timid person, but once bitten by the curiosity of love, my life was forever changed.
Some of my inspiration is drawn from dreams where I am either haunted by a memory of my dramatic past, or I hear pieces of a melody that I continue to write when I awake. I have always created my own method of dealing with my emotions and experiences through writing.
With some of the more dramatic experiences from my life – especially as they relate to love – I transposed their haunting elements into 6 tracks to create Heart of Shadows.
The first single, “Vessel” is about ending a relationship with someone you love, and the emptiness and loss of identity that ensues. I am a very sensitive person, and when I love, I love very deeply. It took me years to realize that I had created a pattern for myself with falling in love, and shape shifting into who I believed that person wanted me to be.
“Kings and Queens” represents the vows I had once hoped to share with another, the coming of age “Reminisce” plays along to the nostalgia of falling for the tall, dark, handsome stranger under those sweet starry nights, “The Hunter” charges in to the darkness of a toxic relationship, while “Rebel” falls behind enemy lines of one’s inner battle and sacrifice for love.
As an artist, I dream of creating something that connects with people on a deeper level, and thus connects us together. Heart of Shadows is my contribution towards building that kind of meaningful connection.”


Look for ROYAL’s Heart of Shadows on November 2nd on all major digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play Music.

Watch for ROYAL’s Canadian tour dates in 2019 to support the album release.

In the meantime, you can visit her website at or follow her on Spotify, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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