LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2022) – Today, August Royals returns with the release of “Kiss My Scars,” a simmering ode to self-love. Produced by Dave Villa and multi-platinum hitmaker Sir Nolan, the indie-pop production explores the push and pull of letting down one’s guard and embracing the journey of self-acceptance, bursting with soulful melodies and emotion-laden guitar riffs. “‘Kiss My Scars’ is about diving all into love,” says August. “Sometimes that love is for others, other times it’s learning to finally love ourselves. This song is all about moving forward.”
August Royals has quickly started making a name for himself in just a few short months, establishing himself as an artist to watch. Featured in Pigeons & Planes’ highly coveted “Best New Artists” feature, he was heralded as “the rare kind of talent who’s positioned to strike the difficult balance between artistry and accessibility.” The Georgia-born and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter first caught listeners’ attention in 2019 when he posted a clip of his song “Restless” and went viral on Instagram with hundreds of thousands of views.
After a chance meeting with Kevin Abstract at a show in Los Angeles, the two became fast friends and collaborators. Championed by Abstract, August signed with RCA Records and released his debut single “Blue Football” to praise and critical acclaim. Clash called the release “exhilarating,” praising it as a “carefully finessed song, one that balances the micro with the macro in its search for meaning.” Following suit with “Crash” less than a month later, the single was featured as one of Billboard’s “10 Cool New Pop Songs.” Closing out 2021, August enlisted Abstract for the release of his single “Prada,” produced by BROCKHAMPTON member Romil Hemnani.