Bad Royale sends disheartening tweets warning of mental health issues, and the industry responds back with unyielding support
One of the members of the Bad Royale trio sent an alarming tweet the other day, regarding thoughts of suicide after what was thought as a failed music career. Industry leaders such as Alison Wonderland, Deorro, MUST DIE!, Henry Fong, Party Favor, quickly jumped to publicly support the ailing artist on Twitter, whose team worked closely with the likes of Steve Aoki, Henry Fong, Borgore, Diplo, Major Lazer, and many more in the past.
Behind the creation of a major player in Major Lazer’s set, “My Number,” official remix of Rihanna‘s “Work,” festival anthem “Bury” with Party Favor featuring Richie Loop, and hip-hop adjacent EDM funk ultra-fusion, “$4,000,000” with Steve Aoki featuring Ma$e & Big Gigantic–of which Oliver Heldens remixed–the group has seen a good deal of success in the past that one can hope they’re able to look back on. Bad Royale plays with dancehall melody and rhythm influences from Major Lazer with more heavy bass elements and a super high energy shows that has toured at major festivals across the country. The trio sites their inspiration as Major Lazer, and as second inline to the EDM dancehall throne, there’s certainly space to grow after Diplo’s dancehall trio is set to depart this year.
Their previous EP was released in 2018, Return of the Kings, a Caribbean bass EP that was unique to their own style, a difficult task for most looking to separate from the vast sea of repetition in the dance music space.
In a world where mental health is becoming more and more of a social norm, it’s good to see the electronic dance music industry react the way it did over one of their premier talents. The following day, the Bad Royale Twitter account reached back out to the public, assuring they’ve received support and are safe.
Hi, I am still here and am honestly shocked at how many people came out to express how much they care. I thought this tweet was going to go unread and I was expressing something I’ve felt for a long time. With that said, I am safe and I will be ok
— BAD ROYALE (@badroyalemusic) February 12, 2019