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Royal & the Serpent Expands Saga With “RAT TRAP 4: the burden”

The one-of-a-kind genre-bending artist, Royal & the Serpent is back with the fourth installment of her Rat Trap saga today with the release of RAT TRAP 4: the burden. This collection includes three new tracks, “u ruined frank ocean 4 me“, “separation anxiety“, and “oops“. This is a much more somber EP, in comparison to RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint, RAT TRAP 2: the burn, and RAT TRAP 3: the band-aid. All three songs Royal & the Serpent delivers on RAT TRAP 4: the burden follow her relationship with romance, whether that be unrequited, anxious, or avoidant. Her choice to… Read more »


Royal & the Serpent Performs “SLUG” Live At idobi Studios

All summer, grunge alt-pop sensation, Royal & the Serpent, has been creating heat waves on Fall Out Boy’s So Much For (Tour) Dust run. In an interview earlier this year with idobi’s Nick Major, the mastermind behind the project, Ryan Santiago, reveals, “I’m gonna start dropping two-ish songs at a time, put them on little—we’re gonna call them rat traps… We’re gonna do two songs a month and then eventually they’ll all form one big project.” And she has delivered. From the sensational RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint double-single “ASTROTURF” and “ONE NATION UNDERDOGS” package, that unknowingly transformed into a… Read more »


Royal & the Serpent Has A “Sweet Tooth” For “Utopia” On New Tracks

Royal & The Serpent is back today with the third installment of her double-sided singles dropping all summer long. She has delivered RAT TRAP 3: the band-aid, bringing us “Utopia” and “Sweet Tooth“. “Utopia” follows a love story that has ended, with lyrics “If I could write you off my episode / I’d watch life like a new favourite show / Erasе your name from every pagе and script / Thanking my lucky stars”. It is the growth and acceptance of knowing you are better off without someone, even if it hurts. “Me without you – utopia”, Royal & the… Read more »


Royal & the Serpent Performs “JUNKIE” Live At idobi Studios

From having one of the most viral TikTok songs in the world to supporting Fall Out Boy on tour, it is impossible not to notice that Royal & the Serpent is on her way to becoming one of the biggest artists in alternative music. Taking a unique approach to releasing music and conceptual visuals, the grungy alt-pop star is releasing double-sided singles all summer long. Earlier this year, Royal dropped RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint that included tracks, “ONE NATION UNDERDOGS” and “ASTROTURF.“ In both songs she focused heavily on self-love and individuality. The second installment brought us  RAT TRAP 2: the burn… Read more »


Royal & the Serpent Continues Saga With ‘RAT TRAP 2: the burn’

Royal & the Serpent has vowed to deliver double-sided singles all throughout the summer. Today she gifts us with RAT TRAP 2: the burn, the second installment of this unique release cycle. Brand new tracks, “JUNKIE” and “SLUG” are the pairing to hit our speakers on this lovely Friday. “JUNKIE” starts off with stripped-back acoustic guitars and soft vocals, oozing with a late 90’s singer/songwriter vibe. Of course, in classic Royal fashion, it kicks in for a full band chorus. “SLUG” is a little more upbeat throughout, driven by groovy drums and a raspy vocal delivery. The bridge is totally… Read more »


WATCH: Royal & the Serpent Talks Baby Food and Fall Out Boy

Royal & the Serpent came on the scene like a dynamite in 2020 with her smashing viral single, “overwhelmed.” The track exploded on TikTok, becoming an inescapable sensation, appearing on every radio station, playing in every coffee shop, and blasting out of phones on a loop across the country. You probably found yourself humming the hook in the shower for weeks on end, whether you realized it or not. Royal & the Serpent quickly proved her longevity as an artist and continues to top herself creatively over and over. Over the last two years she has released multiple EPs and… Read more »


Royal & The Serpent Announces First Ever Headline Tour This Fall

Following the success of her opening slot on Fall Out Boy’s So Much For (Tour) Dust this summer, Royal & The Serpent have announced their debut headline tour kicking off this fall. In a post shared to her Instagram, Royal pens, “RATS – IM COMING HOME! finally. i’ve been waiting for this moment for far too long but it’s here – the 1st ever R.A.T.S headline TOUR. if i can promise you one thing, for the rest of our lives? i promise “I’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU” thank you for never giving up on me.” Additionally, Royal shared a… Read more »

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