Named “one of the ‘best up-and-coming bands’ in DC” by CBS News in 2016, Broke Royals have released a new single “Saving Time”. The Virginia based duo of Philip Basnight and Colin Cross have been playing as Broke Royals since 2014 and have toured the East Coast extensively, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Car Seat Headrest, Real Estate and Life in Film.
“When we first started Broke Royals I was living on borrowed time,” admits Philip. “I was working a draining 9-5 and was in a struggling relationship – I constantly felt like everything was on the verge of falling apart. When I began writing ‘Saving Time’ 3 years later, I realized how much had changed. Time keeps moving and you have to take the reigns and make it your own. Save your time for the things you love. Saving Time is all about the process of working towards that everyday.”
In “Saving Time”, Broke Royals have created a sound that blends an exhilarating tune with perfectly matched lyrics. In a style that is equal parts rock and alternative, the harmonies have a definite folk twist that gives “Saving Time” a fresh edge. There is even a guitar solo for you rock purists.