ROYLS: An Interview
royls is a three piece group featuring liam ross, sean killeen, and drew dirksen. Fusing elements of alt-rock, pop-punk and indie-pop, "Savages" - which was co-written with legendary songwriter John Feldman (5 Seconds of Summer, Good Charlotte, Blink 182, Panic! At The Disco) - is only a glimpse of what's to come from this emerging boy band.
Hey guys! How are we all doing today?
Yeah we’re doing great! Thanks for having us.
Anything interesting coming up for the week?
Our debut single "Savages" is out this Friday April 12th and we’re so stoked. It’s been a long time coming so it feels great to finally be releasing music.
How did RØYLS come to be? Tell me about the beginning of your group and what you think makes you three stand out as a group.
We all wanted to start new projects & had similar visions for what we wanted to do next in music so RØYLS was born. Luckily we got the incredible opportunity to write & produce a bunch of songs with John Feldmann so we flew out to LA last fall and starting recording. It was such an experience. I think the music we’re making stands out a bit. We like to cross genres a lot & experiment which you’ll hear as we release more songs.
Let’s talk about your upcoming single “Savages”. What, to you personally, does the song mean and what are the biggest influences behind the song?
"Savages" is about a relationship that’s coming to an end. You’re in denial to a degree because you’ve cared for this person for so long that you don’t want to just give up and walk away. But it’s hurting both of you trying to fix what’s broken. We each pulled different influences from personal life experiences when writing this song as a lot of people can relate to the message. The lyrics came out quite naturally.
How was working with John Feldmann like? Did you learn anything new from the experience?
A dream. The mans a legend, we’ve definitely already taken away so many life lessons and tips just by being in the same room and perfecting our songs together. We’ve been lucky enough to have him be a part of our journey since the first RØYLS demo, so he’s basically our secret 4th member.
What are you looking forward to in this coming year?
Touring! Mainly, we can’t wait to get out there and meet everyone and play new cities and start the craft of our live shows. Something that we’re definitely very passionate about. We’ve also been writing a bunch so there’s going to be some new songs in the pipeline for release!
check out their latest single “savages” out now.