The San Bernardino-based R&B and funk-infused pop trio Royaljag, fronted by twins Jay and Roland Garcia and longtime best friend David Ajoku, have teamed with Buzzbands.LA to debut the music video for their forthcoming single, “909.” The song is set for a public release tomorrow, March 29 on all DSPs.
Click here to watch the “dance-instructional-themed” music video directed by Alex Gilbert of the Nomad Film Co. Buzzbands’ Kevin Bronson notes, “Moves? Inland Empire trio Royaljag has a few. And they show off some of them in the video for the new song ‘909’ — an homage to the area code they call home and a video so endearing your face might get cramps from smiling so hard…Royaljag…have spent months making friends in the 213 with their addictive style of music. They call it ‘chameleon pop,’ a blend of sleek, synth-strafed R&B, funk and disco.”
“909,” an ode to the band’s hometown, is the lead single from their forthcoming sophomore EP, I Don’t Know How I Got Here. The six-song collection is set fora summer 2019 release and follows their 2017 Chameleon EP and debut single, “Jungle,” from 2015.
To celebrate release of “909,” Royaljag are set to perform the new single in front of a sold-out crowd as they open for The Marías along with Loyal Lobos at The Regent Theater tomorrow night (3/29).
The group told Buzzbands: “For ‘909,’ we wanted to make a fun video that both showcased different pieces of us while also illustrating how all three of us are often on the same wavelength. This song was inspired by our frequent long drives back to the 909. With more opportunities in music outside of San Bernardino, we find ourselves making long drives to L.A. a lot and drifting into our thoughts and dreams. It was so much fun making this video and can’t wait to come up with more cool concepts for videos as we prepare to release our second EP this summer.”
Managed by mija mgmt, Royaljag are architects of Chameleon Pop--a self-defined genre describing versatile pop that blends R&B, new jack swing, funk, psychedelics, disco and more. Growing up in San Bernardino, a Southern California region well known by the 909 area code, the trio grew up idolizing pop greats Stevie Wonder, Supertramp, Prince, ABBA, and Michael Jackson. By high school, Jay, Roland and David had formed Royaljag and began collaborating on music and crafting a sound uniquely their own with self-produced synthesized hooks, infectious melodies, and unified harmony.
Track listing for I Don’t Know How I Got Here:
“Put You On”
Royaljag will be announcing their summer touring plans soon.