The One To Watch
Royce Hall - Front Porch Love
This week’s One To Watch is Royce Hall
‘Front Porch Love’ is a soulful call for the manifestation and affirmation of long-standing, deep-south, down-to-the-bone, sweet love. When I heard the track, all of my thoughts were that of sundresses, rocking chairs, front porches, dancing barefoot in the grass, beautiful brown skin with smiles and joy. Writing the song was an effortless experience. It conjured thoughts of the type of love-for-a-lifetime that I desire and am building.
Influenced by icons such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire, Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is an Atlanta based recording artist, performance poet, author, actor/screenplay writer, multi-instrumentalist, MC, vocalist, composer, songwriter, arranger, activist and public speaker.
Since the completion of volume one of his sophomore EP series, ‘FIFTH: Dapper Liberation’, songs such as ‘Blue In June’, ‘My Air’ and ‘So Much’ are winning the hearts of listeners near and far. Over the years, Royce’s infectious live performances have afforded him opportunities to open for artists such as Brian McKnight, Talib Kweli, The Floacist, KRS One, K. Michelle, Donnell Jones, MuMu Fresh and many others.
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