Mt. Royal is a relatively new group based out of Baltimore led by Celebration frontman Katrina Ford. Much like Celebration, Mt. Royal touts swaying, soulful grooves, yet manages to find its own voice by breaking away from Celebration’s roots in psychedelia. Their latest EP, candidly titled Mt. Royal EP saturates the listener with rich melodies and intoxicating rhythms. Upon listening to first track on the EP, one can quickly draw parallels to heavy-hitters like Beach House or Foxygen (who I love), though Mr. Royal is still able to bring something unique to the table to avoid being redundant. Ford’s powerful range of vocal expression coupled with the ardent instrumentation from the rest of the band makes Mt. Royal EP a fun and stimulating listen. Give it a go on the player below.