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Royal & The Serpent Launches ‘RAT TRAP 5: the beginning’

Royal & The Serpent Summer 2024

Following a massive tour run on Avril Lavigne’s Greatest Hits Tour, which wrapped up earlier this week, Royal & The Serpent has returned with the fifth installment of her RAT TRAP series, RAT TRAP 5: the beginning. The collection features two brand new tracks: the lively “American Spirit” and the anthemic “DOG,” as well as accompanying music videos for each song. The double-sided release follows the arrival of RAT TRAP 1: the blueprint, RAT TRAP 2: the burn, RAT TRAP 3: the band-aid, and RAT TRAP 4: the burden in 2023.

“The main reason I make music is that it’s the best therapy I could ever ask for: the process of taking everything in my brain and putting it on paper and then singing it out loud for people is so helpful and healing for me,” the masterful artist shares in a press release. “The idea that my own expression can affect people in positive ways is such a blessing and a gift; I don’t ever take it lightly. I just want to keep telling my truth and reach as many people as I possibly can, and see where this little journey takes us.”

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The video for “American Spirit” sees Royal & The Serpent in an array of vibrant dresses while exuding a carefree attitude toward life, low, the nuclear family dynamic, and growing up. It is a stunning visual that captures youth, a sense of independence, and forging your own path in life. An all-too-relatable feeling when growing up and trying to figure out the purpose of life. Check out “American Spirit” below.

“DOG” captures a similar carefree attitude with plenty of cameo shots from “the dog,” hot dogs that is as Royal, the band, and the crew are all seen eating dogs slathered in ketchup and mustard. The video playfully concludes with everyone barking and howling as they continue to eat. “DOG,” the track and video, effortlessly screams summer fun. Check it out below.

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