Watch our interview with Royel Otis below!
Sydney-based duo Royel Otis have shared their first track of the year with I Wanna Dance With You. The release arrives alongside the announcement of the duos forthcoming EP, Sofa Kings, set to arrive this March.
Produced by the duo alongside Chris Collins, the sing-a-long track introduces folk-influenced melodies into Royel Otis' established alt-pop sound. “Gather the courage to tell someone how you feel but muck it up like Frank Spencer on roller skates. Put that image to the banjo scene from Deliverance and you have yourself the recipe for I Wanna Dance With You. Just play it all off as intentional and you’ll be alright." the duo share of the track.
The musical project of Otis Pavlovic and Royel Maddell began upon the latter returning home after living in New York and finding himself working at a bar. Here, he had a chance encounter with Pavlovic who was fresh our of school. One night, Pavlovic showed Maddell his demos and the rest is history. In 2020, the duo released their debut EP, Campus, following it up with their sophomore effort last year.
Sofa Kings is out March 31! Watch the visual for I Wanna Dance With You below