Romy Premieres “Strong” featuring Fred again.. on BBC Radio 1
- British indie rock band The xx's Romy Madley Croft, aka Romy premiered a new song “Strong” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
She teamed up with British DJ Fred again.. on the track.
The track was written by Fred Gibson and Romy Madley Croft. Produced by Fred again.., Romy, and Stuart Price. The accompanying music video was directed by Vic Lentaigne.
“'Strong' came from a moment in my life when I was processing past grief,” Romy Madley Croft said of the song in a statement. “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 recognise 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, “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.”
Between Romy and Fred again.., this marks the second collaboration.
Back in January, Romy joined in Fred again..'s EP “USB”, where she performed “Lights Out” with HAAi.
Photo by Vic Lentaigne
- source : BBC Radio 1