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
Looking to freshen up your playlist or simply just looking for new music? We got you covered with a few remixes that'll spice up your next road trip or kickback. We have tracks ranging anywhere from pop to EDM and even chill remixes of some of your favorite songs by Filipino artists.
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Cover Photo Credit: No Rome Facebook
No Rome's latest track, Spinning has us dancing along and spinning around the room. The song with its pure, joyful escapist pop sound will have listeners wishing for summer. The house vibe to the track draws listeners in. No Rome produced Spinning along with George Daniel and Matty Healy of The 1975. Although he collaborates with Charli XCX and label mates The 1975 for this song, Rome has also worked with Jay Som, Bearface, Dijon and fellow Filipina-British singer Beabadoobee. He's set to release his debut album later this year, so we can expect to hear much more music.
To accompany the release of Spinning, he's collaborated with Japanese artist Hideyuki Tanaka and designer Samuel Burgess - Johnson. Together they created a visual world around the release, complete with animated characters for each artist and a psychedelic universe for them to inhabit.
No Rome, Charli XCX and The 1975 have teamed up with NFT platform Foundation to auction original artworks designed by Hideyuki Tanaka & Samuel Burgess-Johnson and raise money for 3 different charities of the artists choosing. Rome will donate a portion of profits to Right Start, Charli to Girls Make Beats and Matty to One Tree Planted.
Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez, better known as No Rome, is a London-based Filipino musician. Rome grew up in Manila before settling in London. In addition to working with The 1975, No Rome signed to the same label, Dirty Hit. In 2018, released his debut EP RIP Indo Hisashi that includes tracks: Seventeen, Saint Laurent, and Narcissist. The most recent studio album No Rome released was Crying in the Prettiest Places (2019).
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