THE ROYAL FOUNDRY DETAIL NEW ALBUM LITTLE HIGH LITTLE LOW DUE JUNE 17
(Toronto, ON – April 18, 2022) – Indie Alt-Rock duo The Royal Foundry are set to roll out their upcoming album Little High Little Low on June 17th. The band has recently shared two singles from the album, including “Listen To The Beat,” which charted within the Top 15 at alt-radio in Canada, alongside the infectious track “Hello Dreamer Baby.” The band gives fans another taste of the new record with the title track – check out the stunning video below.
Beth Schumacher explains the inspiration behind the track saying, “For years, Jared and I would say to each other, ’Highs and Lows!’ which referred to many things about our life personally and within the music industry being more fluid with good news/bad news. In retrospect, it was more of a comforting statement shared between us as we navigated through life, never really thinking it would become the inspiration to this song. But over the pandemic, we were faced with the importance of that statement via our mental health. It was the first time that we’ve ever really focused on that personally and that’s really how this song came to be.”
This searing third offering from the duo aims to confront the pendulum swinging experiences of change. On this record, The Royal Foundry approach their confused, languishing mental health in the face of so much change and division—a division familiar to and echoed loudly across many families all over the world—and see a crack of light at the end of the road. That one beam, filled with hope in a hopeless place, to keep driving them forward.
“We experienced a lot of personal changes all the while watching the world as well as ourselves get more divisive and confused and vulnerable,” Schumacher says. “That is this album. It’s us working through ourselves and finally taking our mental health seriously, while being pessimistically hopeful about our future.”
The Royal Foundry’s last two records rounded out and defined their sound. Here, however, there was an opportunity to, much like the rest of the change swirling around their lives at the time, shift who and what they could be for this project. The album’s first single “Listen to the Beat” exemplifies that with brassy, swelling guitar licks and lilting percussion.
As a band who have long been influenced by their surroundings, it was impossible to not trace the impact the pandemic had on them personally and artistically. The result is a record that stretches them musically and in distinctive personal ways. This album is not calcified or static and neither is Schumacher or Salte. They rode the vicissitudes that is life and are bringing us along on the journey.
In keeping with the theme of their latest single, Jared and Beth will be launching an online fundraiser in support of Unison Benevolent Fund – a non-profit, registered charity that provides counseling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. They are here to help professional music-makers in times of hardship, illness, or economic difficulties. Stay tuned to their social channels for more details.
STREAM “LITTLE HIGH LITTLE LOW”
Little High Little Low
- Little High Little Low
- Stop These Changes
- What We Want
- Hello Dreamer Baby
- Fire Fire
- Dead To Me
- Greater Good
- Shadows In Your Room
- I Wanna Know
- Listen to the Beat