Roadcase Royale’s latest offering is a passionate, indie-funk fusion, with an addictive hook and a powerful message. The band present listeners with an undeniably memorable melody, from verse to pre-chorus to chorus – everything leaves its mark, and the leading vocal carries each moment flawlessly.
The track deals with some big issues. The lyrics themselves are not overly direct or specific to one particular cause, they perhaps appear to be inclusive of all struggles – struggles to be heard, to be counted. The accompanying lyric video, however, helps paint a clearer picture of which recent events lead to the writing of the song.
The open nature of the lyrics works well in bringing together more and more people who are likely to be able to relate to the words and the issues raised throughout. It’s an effective way to write a pop song, and it contrasts with the issue of excluding or ignoring people by doing the very opposite – there’s a sense of togetherness, of everyone being welcome to join the fight. The fight being for equality, the song being a force for good; a drive for positivity and understanding.
The music is great, the band bring a good level of energy, and as mentioned – the passion is consistent throughout, in both the vocal performance and in the build up of the music. The instrumentation is stylish and skillful – every riff, every added sound, every moment the beat brings about.
The lyrics are simple but effective, the imagery is powerful as it conjures up certain emotions that tie in well with the concept. The verses express the issues, and the hook expresses one of the only currently accessible solutions. As the song develops, the drive for change increases in presence and intensity, and the music reinforces all of this really well. The band offer another wonderful voice in an ever important and, hopefully, growing ocean of hope and positive influence. Well worth supporting.