In the realm of rhythm and blues, soul, and its kindred sounds, where authenticity reigns supreme, New Orleans native Royal Soul emerges as a force to be reckoned with. His compositions are more than mere music; they are haunting sonic specters that invite listeners to experience the unfiltered essence of old-school music. Royal’s creative process is continuous, drawing inspiration from his entire life experience as long as he is awake. He borrows from every aspect of his life, and through his own experiences or those close to him, he is able to infuse his music with that personal touch that makes it easily accessible to listeners on so many levels.
Soul has a new alluring single, “Superman” that is set to officially release on January 17, 2024, on all major streaming platforms.
Having had the pleasure of listening to this masterpiece, I can confidently assure you that it is a sonic charm worth the wait. Spanning R&B with his signature soul influence, “Superman” punches right through the heart from the get-go as the intro pulsates with an irresistibly nostalgic vibe.
Setting the tone, Royal’s charming and soulful voice takes the spotlight as he sings with a warm and inviting tone, starting off with that memorable chorus that lingers in the heart long after the final notes fade away.
The production is crisp and
clear, with a mid-tempo beat that provides a captivating backdrop that appealingly complements Royal’s scene-stealing vocals.
The lines from the chorus, “I’m not your superman, no cape to wear, here I stand, can’t bring me down…” encapsulate the song’s thematic essence. This tune serves as a timely reminder to stand up for oneself, take charge of life, and be your own superhero – to be unapologetically you. This sometimes entails making sacrifices, such as distancing oneself from situations where you are not needed or respected.
An infectious ballad that explores the depths of life through a personal lens, “Superman” is more than guaranteed to find a home in so many listeners’ favorite playlists once it drops!