Rising alt-pop star Royal & the Serpent reveals a stunning new official music video for ‘i can’t get high‘
The video features what being in a toxic relationship is like, and how falling in love or lust can feel like being on drugs. You can feel the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, a peak and a comedown. Royal also gets a real “HIGH” tattoo in the video, done by Cole Hutzler of LA-band Beauty School Dropout.
Royal & the Serpent adds poet, actor, and director to her long list of talents with the release of the cinematic music video for her emotion-packed single “i can’t get high”. Royal penned the poem in the beginning and also stars in the video she directed, which was partially shot in the Joshua Tree Desert.
Royal joined YUNGBLUD on his ‘The Weird Time of Life’ global digital tour last year, which wrapped in December and spanned 16 dates across the globe. Each show was a unique localized experience with full-scale production.
In each piece of music she shares with the world, Royal reveals the wild duality at the heart of her artistry and speaks to the incredible power of embracing your true nature, in all its outrageous complexity.
A Gemini to the core, she’s passionate but pensive, sensitive but self-possessed, enigmatic but an open book when it comes to exposing what’s inside her mind. “I definitely feel like I’m two people living in one body, where I can just slip at the drop of dime and become a totally different person,” notes Santiago, who equally identifies as a “sweet sunshine angel” (i.e., the Royal persona) and a “freaky devil maniac” (the Serpent).