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Review: Royal – ‘Letter to Cecil’

by admin August 26, 2020

Review: Royal – ‘Letter to Cecil’

A hip-hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware, Royal understands the importance of giving back in life. An artist who takes joy in performing at dozens of middle schools and high schools, he has become known for using his music as a force for inspiration and good. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to his community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighbourhoods. It’s an admirable and wonderful quality that Royal maintains in both his music and his life, making him a true artist in every sense of the word.

After performing alongside artist such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez, Royal has gone on to release ‘Summer on Main Street’, an impressive album of mixes that has brought us the leading anthem, ‘Letter to Cecil’.

Instantly recognisable as a contemporary hip-hop track, ‘Letter to Cecil’ flows with RnB soul and hip-hop spirit, bringing together Royal’s impassioned vocals with smooth, flowing backing. A heavy beat rolls on throughout it all, tying the different levels together and picking up pace with a wonderfully passionate edge. It’s clear form his delivery that Royal is using the track as a way to speak his mind, unlocking his pain and putting it to music for us all to relate to.

It’s a track of honest and real magnitude, one that builds consistently until a sudden stop and series of linger piano notes breaks into views. An unexpected end to a track that revels in consistency, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why it ends as it does.

Ultimately though, ‘Letter to Cecil’ bills itself as a genuinely impressive introduction to Royal’s sound and album, capturing the essence of his style and presenting it in a way that will have you scrambling to hear the album in its entirety.

Score: 8/10

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