Over the past few years, Royals have let us into their world with tracks that touch on mental health, relationships, and the desire to rise above troubling situations. Back in April, the pop punk band joined forces with fellow UK band Two Year Break for the dynamic “Double Life,” which explored the concept of imposter syndrome. Throughout the track, the bands break down the demands of living two different lives on the daily, between being content with what they have and striving for more. The duality of the situation can definitely take its toll, especially for bands who sacrifice their personal lives to share their art. This idea comes through on Royals’ new single, “Home,” which deals with missing someone.
On “Home,” Royals create a pop punk banger that holds an optimistic disposition. While the lyrics center on the strain of being away from someone you love, the energy of the music is enough to keep any downhearted feelings at bay. Infectiously, vocalist Luke Smithson sings, “I’ll be waiting all night by the phone / Just to let you know that you’re not alone” and “You may be far away, but baby I know that we’ll be okay,” indicating that the distance will not be a problem. You can check it out in the video below.
Telling us more about “Home,” Royals share,
“The song was written when our guitarist was experiencing an extended period of separation from his partner while she was travelling, with time difference making it difficult to communicate and the expected loneliness that comes with that.
That said, when it came to what we wanted to say, we looked at the positives and have created a reassuring, anthemic, straight-up pop punk banger that we are sure listeners will take comfort in and relate to in some way, whether it’s a partner, a child, a family member or a friend. With an infectious chorus, memorable harmonies, and a song that takes you from acoustic to key change, we’re extremely excited for this to be heard!”
You can listen to “Home” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.