There are countless pop songs that romanticize New York City and Los Angeles. While “New Orleeeeens” is often mentioned in rock ‘n roll passing – how often is our great city at center stage? Brock Wimberley decided it wasn’t often enough. With his debut single, “Midnight on Royal Street,” Wimberley attempts to celebrate the city as it deserves.
Beginning with a somber horn and the sounds of a Royal Street carriage ride, “Midnight on Royal Street” is Wimberley’s attempt to capture the magical yet melancholy experience of walking through the French Quarter on a rainy night. The chorus is a catchy pop classic, with a steady strut of horns in the background to keep the beat moving forward.
A local lawyer who taught himself piano and began writing songs during the pandemic, Wimberley started working with New Orleans producers, Ben Lorio and Jeremy Phepps, in January 2021. Lorio and Phepps helped Wimberley turn his piano-written song into a power ballad love letter to New Orleans that references everyone from Sidney Bechet to Taylor Swift.
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