Royal Street Inn
Royal Street Inn is Austin-based Rex Moroux’s sophomore release and charts the people and places the singer/songwriter has encountered since he first started writing songs only six years ago.
Those experiences shape Moroux’s unique blend of Americana, folk and country, as material such as the melancholic “Cincinnati” — written during what must have been a particularly depressing visit to Memphis — and the more upbeat “Blow Away” emphatically demonstrate.
With among other things, the death of a family member and a short-lived stint in LA to chronicle, Moroux has no shortage of deeply personal material such as “For Kali”, but the brilliant “Extended Stay” — describing “a dream sequence through any American city” — emphasizes the range and diversity of his songwriting.
Royal Street Inn is drenched in honest personal recollections and although its lyrical observations are not always of the obvious kind, it provides an illuminating glimpse into the mind and muse of a talented troubadour.
Rex Moroux: www.rexmoroux.com