Now, as I turn to a brand new page in my life, there is Royal again, with a beautiful breakup album for me to soak up. There are so many phrases that resonate so soundly within me. “Well I once believed in a fairy-tale, now I’m holding a coffin nail,” from Promises. This phrase from The Light Of Dawn: "The love between us was a lie / You blame me for the tragic end / You claim I was a broken man / You act so blameless yet again." And, "An angel is a demon if she stands around in hell" from I'm Afraid.
But it's not a sad album. It's a powerful one. It's one of realizing where you've been, and where you have to go. It's a tale of survival - with beautiful melodies running throughout. The album is a musical journey, exploring all the emotions that go along with leaving the person with whom you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life.
Royal Wood has several dates scheduled throughout Canada (including May 17 in Toronto, which as luck would happen, I am unable to attend... grrr!), and I would highly recommend attending one of his live performances. He has never failed to fully captivate myself as well as the rest of the audience, every time I've seen him.
Visit RoyalWood.ca for more info.