Gabriel and Michael Saalfield – The Royce Twins today release a surprise single and video for Valentine’s Day.
The single is called “Heartstrings Unplugged” and takes a live and acoustic recording of the song “Heartstrings” that was released on their self titled Debut EP last year.
Like all the tracks, ‘Heartstrings Unplugged’ features what are now recognised as The Royce Twins trademark harmonies by their followers.
The Royce Twins Debut EP features five tracks. Four of the recordings are original compositions by The Royce Twins with the additional track being delivered by fan request, a cover of ‘I won’t give up’ by Jason Mraz and Michael Natter. The Twins released their heartfelt version of ‘I won’t give up’ last year that caught them some attention within the AIR independent music charts.
“This has been a breakthrough year for us and it’s been great we’ve been able to get out and about to meet and celebrate the launch with the fans,” said Gabriel. “We love performing live” said Michael.
Gabriel admits that he started writing ‘Heartstrings’ as a make-up song after getting in trouble from his girlfriend at the time and at the time never dreamed the song would ever be recorded. After working with Michael to work on the guitar parts, harmonies and lyrics, the song developed.
The Royce Twins caught themselves some attention on The X Factor after singing “I won’t give up”. Much to their surprise and delight the YouTube video of that performance has now has more than 5.6 million views and the Twins have supporters to their website and social media from over 90 countries.
The Royce Twins from Victoria’s high country – Mount Beauty – are still country boys at heart. Humble with great harmonies.
Heartstrings Unplugged is available online only through iTunes, Google Play & Amazon.
The Royce Twins Debut EP is available online through iTunes, Google Play & Amazon and as a CD through Waterfront Records/MGM.