Romy And Fred again.. Link On ‘Strong’ | News

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The xx vocalist Romy links with Fred again.. on new single ‘Strong’.

Romy released her debut solo single ‘Lifetime’ two years ago, and since then has concentrated on some festival-smashing DJ sets.

The vocalist has developed a close creative partnership with Fred again.., and appeared alongside HAAi on his single ‘Lights Out’ back in January.

New single ‘Strong’ continues this partnership, and it’s an evocative return, one that deals with grief, and survival. In a note, Romy explains that ‘Strong’ deals with losing her mother at a young age, an experience that bonded her with her cousin, Luis.

She writes: “This is a very personal song, my cousin Luis is in the music video with me. He was on my mind when I was writing this song, we both have the shared experience of our mums passing away when we were young. I think we both kind of try to hold emotions down and put on a brave face about stuff – writing this has helped me connect with these feelings of grief and with him. I’m so grateful he was up for being in the video, thank you Luis…”

Fred again.. tackles production on the new song, with Stuart Price helping to “evolve and finish” the song.

Romy notes: “I really loved working with Fred on this song, our friendship helps me feel safe to be honest and vulnerable lyrically and we definitely connect over our love of songwriting and emotions in dance music.”

Romy’s wife Vic Lentaigne directs the video – watch it below.

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