Fly Moon Royalty. A somewhat unforgettable band name, even more unforgettable when you hear the soulful mixture of Adra Boo’s sensual voice and DJ Action J’s incredibly uplifting beats. Hailing from Seattle where grunge is dominant, this duo has comfortably created a concoction of soul, hip-hop and electronica; while this may seem like an unimaginable mixture of genres, the charm of Fly Moon Royalty lives within their songs. Fly Moon Royalty’s new EP, dropping on February 18th, aptly titled “Unfinished Business” is sharp, Boo and Action J created an EP that just seamlessly flows together into a big funk jam with infusions of hip-hop verses and club beats. “The Anthem” is easily their most ear-wormy and catchy songs, it’s hot, it’s sultry, it’s something you COULD hear on Top 40 radio, but underneath that is an honest independent duo, creating music, creating a genre that is all their own. With the rise of soul and R&B music in the indie charts–much thanks to Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Janelle Monae and Solange—Fly Moon Royalty fit into their carved niche of the genre. Their beats are fresh, the lyrics are sharp and witty, Boo’s voice is forceful yet elegant, and their live performance is phenomenal. Adra Boo is also a real women’s singer, she exudes femininity and can capture any listener with just the independence of her voice. This is what makes Fly Moon Royalty good, besides the funk and the soul, they exude confidence, they believe in the music they are making, and that is clearly evident on their new EP. If “Unfinished Business” is any indication of what’s to come, the Fly Moon Royalty duo is someone to keep your eyes and ears on.
Check out these two new songs off their new EP: