"A lot of our songs are influenced by travel and include elements from many genres.”
The Broke Royals was founded in 2014 by band members Philip Basnight and Colin Cross and combines elements of alt rock, pop, and indie in their music. The sound is similar to Coldplay with its blend of building, climactic beats and simple, yet powerful lyrics and vocals. Basnight and Cross play off each other's strengths to highlight the best of each of their distinct styles. The group is motivated by universal themes that resonate with a broad range of people, but their songs specifically touch upon the ephemeral nature of adulthood and personal growth from a variety of experiences.