Today we’d like to introduce you to Symone Royale.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m originally from Houston, Texas and moved to Atlanta about two years ago. I discovered my love for music at an early age. My parents have pictures and tell stories of me at four years old putting on shows for them at home almost every night. I later started singing in church in the adult choir. Growing up, my father had a home studio where he taught me how to record and create my own music.
I’ve always pursued music. I began songwriting when I was ten years old. I started a girl group in elementary school where we would practice our dance moves and harmonies during recess. I wrote our songs and believed we were all committed. However, the girls later told me that I was taking the group too seriously and they wanted to play with the other kids during recess. I then knew I had to focus on my own commitment and not rely on others to achieve what I want. I guess that was the beginning of my solo career.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Not at all, but that’s to be expected. Anything worth having is going to be difficult. If it were easy, everyone would do it. I’ve had many challenges but I choose to stay focused and not rely upon others to always understand or support my vision. There are going to be people who place their fears on you, but you have to decide to be so sure of YOURSELF!
What else should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from others?
After graduating from Berklee College of Music, I decided to continue to pursue what I’ve always loved – music. I have an EP called, “LOVETRIP” – available on all streaming platforms and a mixtape called, “The Sequence” – available on YouTube and Soundcloud.
I’m most proud of my continuous pursuit of introducing new ideas through my music and searching for ways to experiment through different channels of self-expression.
What sets me apart from others is the way my music bridges several decades between the funk sounds of the 70s/80s and pop/RnB of today.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is being able to make a living doing what I love. My goal is to continue dedicating myself to the music while using my platform to uplift others.
- Website: symoneroyale.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/symoneroyale
- Facebook: facebook.com/symoneroyale
- Twitter: twitter.com/symoneroyale