Broke Royals – ‘Love & Tatters’

‘Love & Tatters’ is the latest offering from Broke Royals, and it’s a doozy. With a dynamite drumbeat straight out of the gate, joined not long after by loops and guitar, it tells the tale of a very messy and very real love story, while at the same time being a very driven rock anthem.

Love may well conquer all, but as singer Broke Royals singer Basnight well knows, that conquest is not easily won. In the hands of Broke Royals, the dark side of love becomes a light, ebullient pop piece, a celebration of “us against the world”. It tells the tale of how much love goes against the odds of all things we know to be sensible; there’s so much that goes into true love, being in the right place at the right time, reading the signs correctly and not misinterpreting, and fighting with all your strength to make it happen, and make it work. The story is told to perfection in the clip for ‘Love & Tatters’, which, while not containing Saint Luxury, nonetheless feels the benefit of her influence.

Focusing on a couple whose lives are soon to be upended, we see them seemingly directionless, yet somehow running towards one another. Finding one another in a field, there’s a somewhat disturbing, yet still quite stunning climax, reminding us that Saint Luxury is very much a part of our real world. Director Scott Hansen, who has also been at the helm of the videos for Broke Royals songs, ‘Bad Chemicals’, ‘Higher’, and ‘As Long As I Can See’, has spliced the love story with dramatic shots of the band, who are rocking it out, in some location that could easily be placed anywhere, giving the clip a grounding and a perfect contrast to the otherwise fantastic story.

Watch the video for ‘Love & Tatters’:

You can find Broke Royals online on their official website.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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