Royal Wood – We Were Born to Glory album review

Upon listening to Royal Wood’s new album, “We Were Born to Glory” I could not help, but get the sense I was listening to a modern-day Beatles musician. Canadian pop singer and songwriter, Royal Wood’s brings an energetic, positive pop sound to his music, which is why I went so far as to say he sounded like someone from The Beatles.

The Beatles were known for their playful pop sound, their fun, get-up-and-dance beat, their powerful lyrics, and their high-energy rock sound. It is evident that Royal Wood’s has had some influence or has found inspiration in the fab four as shown by his musical style, which focuses on: basic rock features, incorporation of the acoustic piano, pop ensembles, slight vamping and vocal harmony.

The albums on his tracklist capture a powerful meaning, as does the title of his album. Very few times will an artist arise or release a new album that actually has purpose—ironically since music was “intended” to be a medium of expression and not an avenue or gateway for lyrics like, “You a stupid, hoe,” or anything similar that bases itself on over-9000 vamping.

“The Fire Did Go,” “Will We Ever Learn,” “Not Giving Up,” “The Thick of It,” and many more, are just a few examples of his pop influences and inspirational lyrics. I really encourage you to take a listen to the lyrics and really appreciate them for what they are worth. I am actually very impressed with the entire make-up of the album and it can serve as a beacon for those looking for good music out there in the sea of sequences, synthesizers, and horrible lyrics and vocals.

By Melissa Mendoza

I am a writer, an artist, a cook, and a young woman deeply rooted in and passionate about the environment. I am currently a student at FIU pursuing a BA in Journalism, a minor in Int'l Relations and certificates in Environmental Science and Agroecology.
When I am not writing or working on my many projects, I lead a simple life with my amazing boyfriend looking for new adventures and new stories to tell.

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