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  • Romy Premieres New Song “The Sea” on BBC Radio 1

  • London-based singer-songwriter and The xx member Romy premiered a new song “The Sea” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Jack Saunders.

    The song is taken from her upcoming debut solo album “Mid Air”, which is set to be released on September 8, 2023.
    The album comprises 11-track, featuring a guest appearance from Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
    The track was written by Fred Gibson and Romy Madley Croft. Produced by Fred again.., Stuart Price, and Romy.
    The accompanying music video was directed by Mollie Mills.
    Romy told Jack Saunders about the song, “I love it. That's what it's making you feel I was just this track is kind of inspired by driving around at night in Ibiza with my friends, just that kind of the music I was hearing on the radio. I don't know, I was very inspired by that and at the same time trying to make it a sort of it's quite a personal love song as well. So combining the two just more emotional dance music. I just I'm really loving making.”
  • Romy continued, “I mean, I feel like the way you've just described the city sounds like the way some people would describe love. I think that is a bit of a contrast with this song because it also makes me think of staring out to the sea on Brighton beach when I was younger dealing with some heartache. And so I think it's that kind of mix between the kind of more like, imagination of beautiful fantasy and then the reality of like having a bit of a heartache on Brighton beach.”
    She said of working with Fred again.. and Stuart Price, “This one is with Fred and Stuart. It's yeah, I'm really excited to have this one out. This one always makes me think of summer like I hope people can take it with them on their summer holidays. Into a bit more sunshine than what we're having right now.”
    She added, “Yeah, the whole album is us three and yeah, I've loved working with them. I think they both were really connected over loving like songwriting. And like that, that sort of deeper side of, you know, like getting a message across in the song as well as like dance music and like being able to have the hybrid of both.”

  • Director Mollie Mills said of the video in a statement, “Romy always evokes this feeling of euphoria - and with this track specifically touching on wrestles of romance - through a queer lens, it intuitively evoked something about this kind of intertwinement of bodies, both in intimacy and in club culture. I had loosely referenced Louise Bourgeois' sculpture “The Couple” which actualizes that soul-rupturing entanglement of falling in love - and this is what we wanted to feel in these seascape scenes. This light, blissful, euphoric togetherness that happens alongside these memory slices of euro-heaven. There's a power that can live in the simplicity of these domestic moments between two queer bodies too - when I think back to the loves of summers past, the memories I have are always the small details, a billowing curtain or a lovers hair after they shower.”

    Photo by Bryan Novak
  • source : BBC Radio 1
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