After the rest of the world was introduced to Royaume with their hit single "Miho Beach", the Paris-based duo Royaume continue to gain attention and praise from critics around the world as the next big pop sound coming from the cities burgeoning synth-heavy underground scene. Thier latest dream pop single "If We" is a showcase of the powerful and melodic vocals that the group can so masterfully intertwine with a complex electronic production -includes subtle vocal alterations, upbeat synth melodies, and varying analog sound effects. It's not easy injecting attitude into a dream pop song, but Royaume dance that fine line to produce an infectious anthemic sound. Check out the video below:
Themes of strong female empowerment are represented throughout the video. Lead singer Yumi Aoki further explained how, “it’s important to build a strong self-confidence, especially for women. A strong voice that speaks to your values can ensure awareness and manifest change. Intersectionality, diversity and inclusivity are the future.” Keep this group on your radar if they aren't already!