ROMY – ” Strong “

Posted: November 17, 2022 in MUSIC

The XX are a great band, but individually they’re also all great solo artists. Today, the trio’s guitarist and vocalist Romy released a new single called “Strong” that was made with producer Fred again.., marking the pair’s second collaboration after releasing “Lights Out” at the top of this year. “Strong” is only the second single she’s released as a solo artist, following 2020’s euphoric debut “Lifetime.”

“‘Strong’ came from a moment in my life when I was processing past grief,” Romy said about the song. “Whilst writing the lyrics I was thinking about my cousin Luis—we both have the shared experience of our mums passing away when we were young. I recognize in him the same trait I have, which is to try and hold emotions down and put on a brave face. The song was a way to connect with these feelings, offer support, and ultimately find a sense of release in the euphoria of music. Luis is with me on the single cover and in the music video too, which was really special.”

She continued on about her collaboration and connection with Fred again..: “My friendship with Fred means a lot to me. Our closeness helps me to feel safe to be honest and vulnerable lyrically, and we definitely connect over our love of songwriting and emotions in dance music. It’s amazing and inspiring seeing and hearing what Fred is doing in his solo work and I’m very excited to be releasing this song together.”

Watch the visual for “Strong” that was made by filmmaker and photographer (and Romy’s wife) Vic Lentaigne 

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