Newly signed to Roadrunner Records, ROYSEVEN are ready and waiting to unleash a fresh set of songs on the UK public. ‘You Say, We Say’ is a predominantly up-tempo and hook-driven affair with sing-a-long choruses and catchy narratives about night clubs (‘I Need To Know Your Name’), sleeping with strangers (‘No Romance’), television evangelists (‘Channel 103 On My TV’), and horror movies (‘Killer’). The sonic backdrop of the album is made up of driving guitars, synth riffs, and signature percussion patterns, with an equal measure of rock and pop sensibilities throughout.
“There was a completely different mindset lyrically this time”, says frontman Paul about writing the new album. “The first record was about loss, but this is more about hedonism, going out, rediscovering who you are, and meeting more people. It’s the polar opposite of the first record.”
Upon release in Ireland, the album peaked at #1 on the iTunes chart. Earlier this month, the band won the prized accolade of ‘Song Of The Year’ for lead track ‘We Should Be Lovers’ at the Meteors (the Irish equivalent to the BRIT Awards and the Grammys) – a welcome follow-on from their previous ‘Hope For 2007’ Meteor Choice Music Prize a few years back. The most played Irish song on Irish radio last year (topping the likes of U2 and Snow Patrol), ‘We Should Be Lovers’ will be the first single released in the UK from ‘You Say, We Say’, available digitally from April 8.
Catch the guys live at Monto Water Rats in London on the 2nd of May. It’s a modest