Roadcase Royale – “Not Giving Up” single


Roadcase Royale just released their latest single “Not Giving Up.” Right from the start – I’m not sure how you cannot like this song. It is built on a classic hard rocking sound. It’s almost part Jimi Hendrix and part Led Zeppelin. This is a strong tune that just pounds forward in style. It is soulful and rocking and so tasty. The backbone of this outfit consists of two women, Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson. Wilson is best known as one of the two sisters at the core of the band Heart. Liv Warfield was part of Prince’s New Power Generation. The two of them are responsible for all the voices, while Wilson also plays some of the guitars. That kind of rock pedigree is really audible in the sound of this smoking hot tune. Add in three Heart alums (Dan Rothchild – bass), Ben Smith (drums) and Chris Joyner (keys). Then round out the band with lead guitarist Ryan Waters. You now have a band that can rock with the best of them.

“Not Giving Up” is remarkably easy to listen to, and gravities you right away to RR like a magnet. The whole piece presents a stunning execution of music that slowly runs the a-typical 3 minute gamut and has much to offer insofar as impressive music and captivating vocals from Warfield. One cannot help but admire artists with strong songwriting skills and truthful conviction, all the while demonstrating a strong a level of creativity in the process. Here RR will win you over 100% with their bold “ring of truth” lyrics and admirable charm. One senses a growing ambition as this song advances. The combination of Wilson’s guitar and Warfield’s powerful voice hit the mark, all delivered via intellectually stimulating lyrics providing a very real and powerful source of inspiration. The musicianship is rock steady and the overall production value tows the line. All in all a great song – period! If you want a pleasant mellow, honest, rocking staple with a very powerful message there’s something in this song for you. Obviously many will fall head over heels with RR. This is one band that’s set up rather well for more mainstream success this year. Some of this plays into strong marketability potential world-wide for sure.

“Not Giving Up” Single by Roadcase Royale grants one rare access to peer into the soul of an artist not so tormented but rather surviving and striving through adversity. Given that the name of the band is “Roadcase Royale,” I’d expect that they would have one hell of a smoking hot live show. I hope to get to hear more from this vibrant act, both in terms of recordings and live sounds.


8/10 Stars

Brian White