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  • Royal Oak Releases New Song “A Song For Ya”

  • Vancouver-based alt-pop band Royal Oak, consisting of Myles Philpott (drums), Austin Ledyard (guitar/vocals), Brayson Wong (bass), Michael Kragelj (guitar), released a new song “A Song For Ya” on January 24, 2023.

    The song is the fifth single off of their upcoming third studio album, which is expected to be released this Spring.
    The track was written and produced by Myles Philpott, Austin Ledyard, Brayson Wong, and Michael Kragelj.
    The band wrote and produced the song over Zoom during the height of lockdowns in 2020.
    “Like many other pop punk bands, we wrote a song about a breakup. My ex always pestered me to write songs about her but that inspiration never came to me 'til now. Be careful what you wish for, though!,” Brayson Wong said of the song. “We wrote this song—as well as about 10 others—pretty much entirely over Zoom during the lockdown stage of the pandemic.”
  • He continued, “For this song, we really leaned into the pop punk vibe while still keeping our alt pop foundation. And what's more pop punk than the bleeps and bloops from your old Super Nintendo? We'd already been experimenting with using video game noises for their fun, nostalgic feel, and that was exactly the vibe we were trying to capture with this song, so they fit right in.”
    He added, “That there's no need to sugarcoat things—as a songwriter or as a person. Sometimes you just need to embrace the rougher side of things.”

  • The band shared, “A Song For Ya is a true-life tale of heartbreak told through a high-gloss, pop-punk-inspired lens. Conceptualized after a mid-tour breakup, the lyrics tread a fine line between two familiar feelings: Anger because it ended, and relief because it’s over.”
    They continued, “These themes come through in the music, too. The verses offer vulnerable, electropop-leaning moments punctuated with a bouncy bass synth and glitchy video game noises. When the choruses hit, they explode with chunky guitars, driving bass and drums, and call-and-response assurances that 'I’m already over it.' A reflective piano-led bridge moves seamlessly into a fuzzed-out guitar solo that brings the song home to a soaring double chorus. At 3:13, A Song For Ya is long enough to satisfy but short enough to demand another playthrough.”

    Photo by Dusty Organ
  • source : Apple Music
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