After a whirlwind twelve months with the release of his debut EP ‘Correspondence’ in late 2018 including radio and streaming favourites New Lows, Hunt Your Love Down and Technicolou, Royal And The Southern Echo reemerges with a new single just in time for his upcoming showcase at BIGSOUND Festival.
The latest narrative Don’t Think About Me might sound like a break-up track, but for Brisbane’s songwriter Bryce Schneider it’s all that and more – a hymn to ‘fuck you’s’, being comfortable in your own skin, and the sentiment of being happy going it alone.
“Look, I’d say on the surface people might interpret Don’t Think About Me to be a breakup song and I guess there are elements of that but for me it’s a bit bigger. I don’t think I could tie it to one experience or a specific person and I’m not really a fan of that kind of songwriting.
In the past I’ve let a lot of different people’s perspectives really affect the way I’ve thought, especially about myself and my art. I think this year I’ve learned a lot about letting go of that idea and have become more confident doing my own thing.”
Taking a step forward and experimenting further with his sound, the new track is synth-layered rhythmic pop ode underpinned by nostalgic classic songwriting. Meant to be played loudly, in the car, yelling the words at the top of your lungs while you think about someone who is maybe just a little bit too opinionated for their own good.
After independently releasing his debut EP ‘Correspondence’ late last year and sharing the stage with the likes of Meg Mec, Tia Gostelow, Cameran Avery, San Mei and many more. This year sees Royal And The Southern Echo take the heartache on holiday to a place where we can all make light of bad decisions, strange situations and the absurdity of modern life and romance.
With bits of Southern swagger, theatre and intensity even in the quiet moments, Schenider lays his story onto a bed of rhythmic pop. A fresh take on the songwriter story, with 1980’s pops of colour, interesting and off kilter production mixed with shoutable choruses.
Be sure to catch his version of intimate cinema at his upcoming BIGSOUND showcase in early September.
Don’t Think About Me will be available on all digital streaming services from Thursday, August 15.