Waterloo, ON-based band the Royal Streets know that nothing rings in the new year like some bubbly, and they're toasting 2016 with a brand new track titled "Champagne Floats." You can hear the premiere right here at Exclaim!
Following the release of their debut album Kings & Queens and subsequent EP Story Weekend, the band spent most of last year on the road. They still managed to make time to hit the studio with producer Dan Hosh to write and record a sophomore full-length, though. Building on their folk-rock roots and incorporating more atmospheric influences, "Champagne Floats" is the first sampling of the new material.
Opening sparse and folksy, the song starts with melancholic piano lines and acoustic picking, but slowly swells into a showcase of vocal harmonies and lush, full-bodied instrumentation that extends well beyond the realm of a simple folk song.
The Royal Streets' second album is due out in March, and you can catch them live on tour this winter. Scroll past the upcoming shows for your first listen to "Champagne Floats" below.
01/14 Kingston, ON - The Ale House
01/20 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
01/22 Edmonton, AB - New Moon Folk Club
01/23 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
01/24 Banff, AB - Elk & Oarsman
01/28 Vancouver, BC - The Railway Club
01/29 Kelowna, BC - Fernando's
02/02 Red Deer, AB - Fratter's
02/03 Lethbridge, AB - Owl Acoustic Lounge
02/04 Regina, SK - The Owl (U of R)
02/06 Thunder Bay, ON - The Foundry