Alanna Royale 2021

If you’re lucky enough to find a partner with whom a committed relationship really works, you’re probably going to run into some tough spots sooner or later. When the wise say love isn’t easy, one of the things they're talking about is keeping sight of the joy when the novelty has worn off.

In her new single “Fall in Love Again,” stellar soul songsmith Alanna Royale offers up an intimate look at the work of rekindling the flame. She begins the song by addressing one of the hardest parts: admitting there’s a problem “Let’s just call this what it is, a losing game,” she sings. “ ’Cause I’ve been too scared / To look in your eyes and give it a name.” The luxurious track features the backing of Royale’s glove-tight band. Producer Kelly Finnigan and engineer Mindy Watts also deploy a rich string section and vocal harmonies to enhance Royale’s heartfelt plea in the chorus, “Don’t you want to fall in love again?”

Today, we’re very pleased to premiere the single, out now via Loveland, Ohio’s Colemine Records. In a note to the Scene, Royale explains that it’s the first taste of a new record that she’s been holding onto throughout the pandemic.

“This song is the most authentic work I've done in a long time,” Royale writes. “I pushed myself in all directions and leveled up the writing, arranging, and vocal performance — marrying my longtime love for classic soul and the undeniable influence of ’90s R&B. I am extremely grateful to my entire crew for coming together to make this beautiful musical moment. Hope y'all love it as much as I do!”

Hear the track below via Bandcamp, or add it on your favorite streaming service via this handy link. You've got a primo chance coming up on Saturday, July 17, to catch Royale & Co. in action when they headline Exit/In. The funktacular Brassville opens the 18-and-up show; advance tickets are $15 and available now. Keep an eye on the group's website and social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for updates.

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