One of the UK’s most exciting new artists, Luke Royalty, kicks off 2022 with his poignant new single ‘Blue Peter’. The track is the first to be taken from his debut EP My Blue Room, out 4th March on Soul Kitchen Recordings.
The closing track to My Blue Room EP ‘Blue Peter’ sees Luke strip things back and step towards a more mature sound. His most personal song to date ‘Blue Peter’ is written as a message of comfort to friends who are currently struggling with some mental health and addiction problems. “During the time of writing the song, it hit me how quickly we can lose our innocence as we grow up,” Luke said of the track. “There are some nostalgic feelings in there too. I found it quite heartbreaking that we can go from having such minimal trivial worries as a kid and then all of a sudden you’re hearing about old friends having addiction issues.” Listen to ‘Blue Peter’ HERE.
A sum greater than its individual parts, My Blue Room EP is a deep dive into Luke Royalty’s brain. Brimming with hooks, sun-drenched guitars and a raw, honest perspective on modern society, the EP sees Luke continue his path to stardom. Opening with the hazy ‘Brighter Mourning’, the 7 track EP also includes dreamy slow jam ‘Counting Clouds’, earnest poetry in the form of ‘32/Slide In’ and the luscious, vibe filled ‘alright?’.
“I tried to be as honest and introspective as possible to get across my slightly confused perspective of being a young introvert in today’s age,” Luke said of the EP. “I’m a bit of an overthinker so a lot of the lyrical content stems from me trying to overcome my worries. I wanted to show anyone who’s listening that letting your guard down and showing your sensitive side can only be a good thing and not a sign of weakness”
Off the back of his sold-out debut show in Manchester and selectric performances at Dot 2 Dot and Sound City, Luke heads out on his first UK tour supporting Jake Bugg this spring. Kicking off at Newcastle O2 City Hall on March 14th, the tour culminates with a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 5th April.
Mon 14th Newcastle O2 City Hall
Tue 15th Leeds O2 Academy
Thurs 17th Hull Bonus Arena
Fri 18th Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse
Sat 19th Sheffield Octagon Centre
Mon 21st Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Wed 23rd Glasgow O2 Academy
Thurs 24th Belfast Ulster Hall
Fri 25th Dublin Olympia Theatre
Sun 27th Birmingham O2 Academy
Mon 28th Norwich UEA
Wed 30th Nottingham Rock City
Thurs 31st Cardiff The Great Hall
Fri 1st Bristol O2 Academy
Sun 3rd Oxford O2 Academy
Mon 4th Southampton O2 Guildhall
Tue 5th London O2 Academy Brixton