ROYAL - Photo Credit: Liz Rosa Photography
Recently I was introduced to the beautiful music of Canadian pop singer-songwriter ROYAL and what made me fall in love with her music was her latest single The Hunter, a powerful piano-based song with haunting harmonies.

The Hunter is taken from her latest album, Heart of Shadows, a beautiful body of work where ROYAL blends dynamic and emotional vocals with a rich and moody musical production to create a listening experience that is equally bold and empowering.

Now I got the opportunity to ask her a few questions about this single, her musical inspirations, and much more. This is a chance for us to get to know this talented artist a bit more so let's dive right into the interview below.

First of all, I’d like to say I am loving your latest single The Hunter. Can we expect a music video for this song any time soon?
Thank you so much! I’m overflowing with gratitude for your support. There is discussion of a music video, so stay tuned!
We are in the midst of planning a music video for “Vessel” – the lead single from my new album Heart of Shadows – and I am very excited about my incredible team and casting! The video will be released in early 2019!

What are your musical inspirations and how do they influence the way you make your own music?
My musical inspirations stem from a broad catalogue of artists and styles.
I am very influenced by the music I surround myself with because of its emotional draw and moodiness. Music has always held a special power over me – one that digs deep beneath the surface and orchestrates my every move. Artists such as Lana Del Rey and Amy Winehouse motivate and inspire me to step outside of my comfort zone and spill my emotions into my songs, whereas The Beatles and The Beach Boys show me a more playful and experimental realm of writing. I am very inspired and influenced by many artists. Those are just a few of the more prominent ones.