Hailing from Darlington in the North East of England, Luke came from a creative family of artists and musicians. He, however, avoided dabbling in music until his late teens, preferring to spend his time playing Sunday League football and following his beloved Darlington FC. Upon finding influence in the likes of Mike Skinner, Mac Miller, and Frank Ocean, Luke got drawn into the culture of turning his words to music and the rest is history in the making.
Having already garnered support from key players including BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders, BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio (“I Could Get Used To This” ft. Sweets was added straight to the B list), Luke looks set to be one of the breakout acts of 2021.
Recently signed to Soul Kitchen Recordings, Luke Royalty released his next single “I Do” on Friday 12th February.
“I Do” displays a more personal side to Luke’s soulful sound discussing his feelings on the repetitiveness of life when being stuck in a rut and acting like everything’s ok. With references to his childhood roots, Luke’s lyrical content takes influence from raw British songwriters such as Mike Skinner and Frankie Stew. Speaking on how he approaches his lyrics Luke appreciates ‘honest and self-expressive songwriting from artists that write in the same way they speak’ which is shown throughout “I Do”. Continuing his collaboration with producer Bob Mackenzie, “I Do” combines Neo-Soul guitars with an old school beat reminiscent of early Amy Winehouse.
With the live music industry at a standstill, 2021 will see Luke Royalty continue to release music whilst focusing on collaborating with other artists and producers. Make sure you keep up to date on the following social media pages.
Watch and enjoy his performance of his song “I Do” at Claud W Dennis Coffee.
Watch more of Luke Royalty’s acoustic performances here: http://bit.ly/3dOob21