Emerging R&B songstress Dounia has released the new music video for her single “ROYAL,” today via her YouTube channel. The track, which released last February, marks Dounia’s first single of 2019 and continues to display her genre-bending writing abilities and sultry vocals. The official music video can be viewed below.
“RYOAL” releases on the heels of what has been a busy past few months for the R&B songstress. Last November, she released her sophomore EP The Avant-Garden, which included the critically acclaimed single “Rich Girl Mood,” featuring R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani. In late October, she joined French pop star Christine and the Queens on a series of tour dates across North America, which included sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles. In a recent feature profile, Vogue dubbed Dounia as a “Modern day bombshell” who “hasn’t just arrived. She’s arrived.” In a 2019 V Magazine piece, she was dubbed as “New York’s very own princess,” who is “a lot more than a pretty face.”
Queens-born and Moroccan raised, Dounia is a unique talent who has amassed an impressive following with her relatable songs and personality, using her platform to champion body positivity as much as her music. Dounia made her debut in 2017 with her “Intro To” EP, which included the hits “East Coast Hiding” and “Shyne.” Since that release, Dounia has garnered attention from TIME Magazine, The FADER, Dazed, VICE and Highsnobiety, among others.