Featured in this week's "Tuesday Night Music Club" cover story, Fly Moon Royalty--a hip-hop-influenced soul duo comprising Adraboo and DJ Action Jackson--was described as blending "soulful, J. Dilla-inspired beats with MGMT-style electronica" and a vocal hybrid "of Bette Davis and Erykah Badu, shifting between raw howls and smooth R&B tones." And the group's latest single (and first since inking a deal with Sportn' Life Records earlier this month) "Lemonade," out today, exemplifies that ingenuity beautifully.
Taking a decidedly more exciting approach to the clichéd "when life gives you lemons" platitude (because, let's be honest, anything Adraboo turns her extraordinary pipes on will sound moving), the theme is spiced with gems like "The curiosity that killed the cat who only had one life to live" and "A roller-coaster ride to the deep end, but it knows that you can't swim"--not to mention action Jackson's energetic keys and bobbing handclaps. As video footage of a November performance at The Comet proves, "Lemonade" is not only catchy but infectiously danceable.
Fly Moon Royalty plays Moe Bar's free-cover "Red Eye" this Sunday, April 3, sometime after 10 p.m. You can also still snag their self-titled debut for free via Sportn' Life's bandcamp page.