It’s been over a year since Mitchell Royel released an issue of his magazine, ELIXIR, and almost as long since his faith-based clothing line, Mitch Leyor, has been in production. But that doesn’t mean the multi-hyphenate creative has been slacking off.
“I needed to take some time away to grow my relationship with God and focus on building my own personal brand,”
says Royel of his hiatus from public life. “But I’ve been productive, releasing three singles with my producer Elijah
Syx that have garnered over 100,000 streams collectively.”
The 29-year-old is referring to his work as a musician, which he says has always been his first love. It was while on a hiatus from music, that Royel began to develop his eye for fashion and design, leading him to launch Mitch Leyor in 2020.
The line of boxer briefs was faith-based, something that surprised many Christians, but that’s what made the brand so special, says Royel. “We’ve got our own path to travel,” he explains.
“When I tell people I own a faith-based boxer brief collection, there’s always a bit of surprise. But that’s what makes the brand so special. We’re in our own lane.”
Now, Royel is focused on relaunching both his magazine and clothing line in August, with the World Peace Issue of ELIXIR and a new collection from Mitch Leyor. He’s confident that his supporters will feel like it was worth the wait when they see the new content.
“I’m so excited for readers to meet the influencer who is covering the issue,” says Royel of the forthcoming magazine. “We had to push the release of the issue back a little because the artist who is covering the issue is in the process of moving from Hawaii to Bali, which has delayed the interview. But I’m confident that when the issue is released, it’s going to exceed everyone’s expectations.”
As for new music, Royel says fans can expect a new single in September. He’s currently in the studio working on a few different songs and trying to decide on the direction he wants to take. “I’m just grateful to be back in a creative space and doing what I love,” he says.