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Royal & the Serpent on Being a Swiftie, Her Dream Collaboration

SPIN's January 2023 cover star also discusses opening for Fall Out Boy on the band's upcoming tour
Royal and the Serpent
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This week on SPIN Presents Lipps Service with Scott Lipps, host Scott Lipps sat down with Ryan Santiago, our January 2023 cover star better known as Royal & the Serpent. In their conversation, Royal told Lipps how Taylor Swift influenced her during her formative years. They also talked about her New Jersey upbringing and how she got her break when she was working as a bartender, which turned out very different than she would have expected. She also described how huge it is for her to tour with Fall Out Boy later this year and the strangest gifts she has received.

Later, Santiago shared the stories behind her collaborations with the likes of Demi Levato to Mod Sun and who she wants to work with next (who may not be who you think it is).

On the previous episode, fellow SPIN cover star Paris Jackson appeared on the latest SPIN Presents Lipps Service podcast. In the episode, Jackson with Lipps about her musical influences, which includes her love of bands like Mötley Crüe, Radiohead and ’90s music. She also spoke about her career as a fashion model and actress. Jackson also revealed to Lipps that she will be releasing the title track of her new album ahead of her upcoming tour.

Since it began in 2018, the acclaimed podcast has featured many of the biggest voices and personalities in music, including exclusive interviews with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis, David Lee Roth, Shepard Fairey, Courtney Love, Dove Cameron, Mick Fleetwood, Nikki Sixx, Perry Farrell, and many more. Every couple of weeks, a new episode of SPIN Presents Lipps Service is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Listen to the full episode with Royal & the Serpent.