Hip-hop artist Tone Royal joined us in Studio 1A to perform a few songs from his new album, Late. Vocalist Ray Villarreal told us, “I started from San Antonio, so I took the “tone” from that, and then my last name is Villarreal, which means royal village, so, Tone Royal.” He also told us that in making this new album, he wanted to fuse together club music with heartfelt lyricism. Tone Royal is currently wrapping up their Swan Dive residency with a show this Saturday, April 28. Be sure to check out the full session and interview below.
– Gab Soong