Royal Wood's The Waiting was recently named one of iTune's Best Pop Albums of 2010. It is a collection of heartrending and honest tales of love, loss and life. 'This record is about the duality of life and how at times, I seemingly waited for the mirrored experience to return,' says Wood. 'I went through so many severe shifts personally and all of that turbulence led to serious thought and reflection. That is why these songs were born and why they are my most personal and introspective to date.' The first single 'On Top Of Your Love' (which also was named by iTunes as one of the Best Pop Singles of 2010) demonstrates a primal theme. It's a driving piano track that has a very obvious message. 'That song is simply about lust,' says Wood. 'About being separated from someone you just can't have.' Royal Wood is a songwriter, a producer and an arranger. His career trajectory is building fan by fan through word of mouth, critical acclaim and impressive musical achievements. A past recipient of the iTunes' Songwriter of the Year, Wood has supported national tours with David Gray and Serena Ryder and landed song placements in TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Being Human, Army Wives and Flashpoint, among others. With the release of The Waiting, his most inspired record to date, and a recently complete national theatre tour, now more than ever Royal Wood is an artist on the rise.