Somewhere between pure folk, jazz and soul, Royal is an album that reconnects Ayo, now stronger than ever before, with her audience. It's the one she's been waiting to make for a long time.
A record that strives for serenity, that explores the possibility of being whoever you want to be, wherever you come from. It's a declaration of love to music, so it's only natural that Royal has some covers too. And not just any. There's "Ne Quelque Part", an ode to the universal appeal of Maxime le Forestier, which she presents with a delicate charm. Ayo also reinterprets "Throw it Away" by jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln, another powerful woman in music, and the iconic Lhasa.