ROYAL blends dynamic and emotional vocals with a rich and moody musical production to create a distinct indie pop flavour and bold and empowering listening experience.
Known initially for her folk-pop musical stylings under her given name, Jodi Pederson, the Ontario born artist debuted her modern pop flair in 2014 with her collaboration of “City Lights” with electronica artist Conro , gaining over four million streams on Spotify. After moving to Vancouver earlier that year, ROYAL was selected from a pool of hundreds of BC musicians as one of the Top 12 Finalists in the 2014 Peak Performance Project. Since then ROYAL has taken bold steps to re-define her sound and style by creating a vocal presence and an image that lives and breathes from her emotions. In 2016 she teamed up with Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge) for the edgy single, “Wild”. Co-written by acclaimed artist and producer Luca Fogale, the song sparked an ongoing creative partnership resulting in the upcoming album, Heart of Shadows set to be released November 2nd, 2018.
ROYAL has received successful commercial, radio and film and television placement, and continues to create music inspired by the timeless luminaries like Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Rey.