Just when you thought the British Invasion was over, along comes an indie group on a mission. Composed of twin brothers Kais and Mazin Oliver, BritRoyal is taking the US and the world by storm.
They first came to light when they recorded their first EP with renowned Grammy-winning producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Cailat, Jason Reeves, FiveforFighting, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic, Carrie Underwood) and J.R Richards (Dishwalla), both of who shared in the songwriting. That EP opened the doors for them to tour across the Continent and exposed their music to the masses.
In late 2015, they partnered with PledgeMusic to raise funds for their first full length album, London, which was released in February 2016. The album has spawned several singles, including “Tears,” which was just featured on BBC, as well as “Count on Me” and “Love’s Burning Out,” which have been featured in Macy’s stores across the US.
“Change (Dream Mix)” is the latest offering from the album to be released as a single, and it is one of the most powerful songs we have had the privilege of reviewing.
The chorus tells us “It’s never too late to change your life,” while the song tells us in terms easily relatable, that we have the power to rise above our otherwise routine life and be something better. The song is reminiscent of those provided by other great British bands like Spandau Ballet’s “True” and Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” The simple piano accompaniment is the perfect backdrop, allowing the listener to focus on the words, which easily reach deep within and take root in the heart of the receiver.
The song is instantly memorable and the catchy chorus will run in your mind and become a mantra for social awareness and change. BritRoyal practices what they preach, and are an active participant in the fight against cancer through the Cancer Research Campaign.
To find out more about this amazing group, check out their website, follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to their YouTube, SoundCloud and Spotify channels. You can purchase London on iTunes.