No Rome is back with a follow-up track to his recent release, “When She Comes Around.” His new track, “I Want U,” is the second release from his highly anticipated debut album “It’s All Smiles,” set to drop on December 3rd via Dirty Hit. As previously mentioned, the album was recorded in a small apartment in Manila during the Pandemic, which prevented Rome from heading back to London. The album was co-produced by Rome with BJ Burton (Kanye West, Bon Iver, Charli XCX), and George Daniel (The 1975).
“this is the first song me and BJ worked on – that’s when we knew we were gonna make this album together. I wanted to do the lyrics more like talking, storytelling almost, painting the picture of what was happening that moment thru lyrics”-No Rome
“I Want U” was originally written in the back of a tour bus in Las Vegas but never progressed beyond a demo, Rome picked the single back up last summer in Manila, and this time it clicked. The final version features some of Rome’s most refined lyricism to date and includes a host of found sounds in the beat—a nod to the DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing and other plunderphonics records that Rome obsessed over.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Aya Cabauatan