D.C.’s native sons U.S. Royalty return this year with their sophomore LP, Blue Sunshine. The release is set to build on the true American, Fleetwood Mac-inspired sound they established on their 2011 debut Mirrors, at least if the new album’s title track is any indication. Starting things off with some eerie backwoods mandolin, “Blue Sunshine” swells up into a powerful grassroots indie rock number, bolstered by orchestral strings, MS MR-esque backing vocals and, of course, John Thornley’s swooning voice. Give it a listen via the video above, and keep an eye out for Blue Sunshine when it comes out next month.
U.S. Royalty – Blue Sunshine