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Broke Royals – Bad Chemicals

Perpetually well-dressed pop band Broke Royals have shown they know how to make a gorgeous music video. Now they turn their talents to deeper issues, exploring the fraught subject of PTSD in their new single “Bad Chemicals”. Inspired by the book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, singer Philip Basnight and video director Scott Hansen present this emotional story of a military veteran’s AI-induced flashbacks of the death of his sister, also a fellow soldier. The ambition of this band in everything from production to presentation is admirable. Before the 2019 release of their sophomore album, catch the gents holding down a two night holiday extravaganza at Jammin’ Java in Vienna on Friday December 28th and Saturday December 29th.


Broke Royals – Higher

The dapper gents in Broke Royals are clearly aiming for breakout success with their anthemic radio-friendly pop sound. The single “Higher” from their debut self-titled album put them on the map with a feature from Southwest Airlines. Now the single has a music video directed by Scott Hansen, with amazing aerial footage of the band at the highest peak in Georgia, possibly recognizable as the setting for recent Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters. All this attention is great, but it’s 2018 and Broke Royals what it takes to make it. To that end, they just launched a Patreon to engage their superfans in the band’s success. Direct patronage is a lot of work, but we think Broke Royals have what it takes to thrive.