ROYSE is a pop singer based in Los Angeles, CA; an artist who can pull from the deep undercurrents to create songs that hit people in the heart with full force. Her biggest weapon is her ability to explore darkness in order to get to the light; she can openly sing about having a bad day, but somehow she has the ability to turn it around into something entirely positive, encouraging and inspiring. This ‘moodshifting’ is quite a talent.
Providing a hopeful message in her music often takes a lot of wading through darkness and sadness. Like Lana Del Rey, Adele, and Lady Gaga, this exploration of darkness is not overt, but is something lyrically and visually represented by her and within her music. There’s an artful irony to how she relates to such deep sadness given she was a girl raised under classic, faultless American ideals. But it is this very vulnerability which makes her and her music relatable to others. She freely admits that music is her own way of finding acceptance and light, before she can spread the light to her fans. And she is, indeed, generous to a fault when spreading that hope and kindness. Anyone who is a fan of Royse’s is loved by her back – and she’s there to go through the tough times as well as the good times with you.
Love is a huge theme in her music and ‘If I Loved You’ echoes the importance of cherishing love when you find it and allowing yourself to be open to its possibilities. As she says herself:
“To me love is so big. It’s something you can’t explain. That being said, I met this guy while working and we had this deep connection. I’ve always been so closed off to love, but when I met him, I was like, “wow!’ What if I could do this? What If I actually allowed myself to love someone? And I asked myself what would that be like? And I wrote this song”
It is this deep, emotional soul-searching we can all relate to.