Breakout Band Royal TailorReadies Sophomore Self-Titled Release OCT. 22

Joseph CarsonSep 11, 2013 07:38 PM EDT

GRAMMY Award nominated pop/rock band Royal Tailor readies the release of its sophomore Essential Records offering, a self-titled album, available Oct. 22. The project delivers more of Royal Tailor's eclectic pop-infused rock paired with a purposeful message meant to inspire listeners to make a difference in the culture around them.

Royal Tailor's illustrious label debut, Black & White (2011), set into motion a momentous first two years for the band, garnering its first No. 1 single with "Make a Move," a 2012 GRAMMY Award nomination, high-profile tour appearances and recognition among Google's "50 bands under 30." Royal Tailor continues in the tradition of Black & White with its latest self-titled release, this time taking an electrifying step forward on every front: funkier; bigger sing-alongs; broader stylistic leaps; and deeper, more intimate conversations about God and faith.

"I think the first album was based off of our instincts, because we were so new to everything," says singer Tauren Wells. "In the last two years of touring, we've all grown. This time, we knew what we wanted to do, knew what we wanted to write about. Being out there on the road, seeing the things that kids are dealing with, what we're dealing with ourselves too - there's just so much learning that has taken place that we were ready to pour it all into these songs."

Produced by Chris Stevens (Mandisa, Group 1 Crew), Aaron Lindsey (Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp) and Chuck Butler (worked with Britt Nicole, Brandon Heath), Royal Tailor boasts additional collaborators on 80's pop throwback, "Jesus Love," and other producer, Cole Walowac of Capital Kings, who co-wrote and teamed up on the song "Ready Set Go."

Tracks from the album range from the dance-floor energy and spiritual enthusiasm of "Ready Set Go" and "Got That Fire," to the tender moments, too, like thanks-bearing ballad "You Are My Rescue" and "Remain," an uplifting anthem of steadfast faithfulness. The latter track is currently gaining traction at radio, playing on numerous stations and networks nationwide, including Air1 Radio networks. The rising momentum of "Remain" continues as it makes its debut on Billboard's Hot AC/CHR chart this week. 

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