Track Of The Day 25/2 – Luke Royalty

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Luke Royalty is speaking his truth.

The lyricist writes from the heart, reflecting his surroundings – he’s a working class voice, someone who grew up in a completely different universe from the metropolitan capitol.

New single ‘I Do’ dips into his Northern heritage, with Luke embracing his accent, his surroundings, and the culture that propels him.

Recorded alongside friend and long time collaborator Bob Mackenzie at Motor Museum studios in Liverpool, it’s a potent reminder that the world doesn’t begin and end at the Watford Gap.

Out now, the video for ‘I Do’ was shot in his Darlington hometown, with childhood friend and director Edward Andrew Harper tracing a path around old haunts.

“It was easy to bring the message of the song to life because we have both experienced similar things whilst growing up here,” Luke said of the video.

A song about shared experiences, ‘I Do’ finds Luke Royalty looking inwards. He adds: “I wrote the lyrics for ‘I Do’, ironically, before lockdown. My Northern heritage is something that’s so important to me and I’m proud of where I come from, so I took influence from lyricists like Mike Skinner and slowthai in not being ashamed of your lifestyle, accent or slang and tried to stay as authentic as I could.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Ryan Jones

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