No Rome is back with a new mixtape.
‘Blueboy Must Die’ will be released on 28th July via Dirty Hit, preceded by new single ‘Brother’ – his first new music since the release of debut album ‘It’s All Smiles’ in December 2021.
He says of the track: “Me and Chris (Kurisu) were listening to an old record called Plantasia by Mort Garson while watching random shit about AIs – we started talking about all these idealisms about religion and the importance of companionship and falling in and out of relationships with friends in the studio. From there we started getting really inspired with the synth choices and textures the album had. I began obsessing with these spacey elements and the idea of being a brother to somebody, so we started messing around with the prophet we had in a studio in West London and ended up making these chords that started the song.
“There’s this poem that Rachel Mckibbens wrote called “Letter from my Heart to my Brain” that I read which is one of the inspirations to the lyrics. In there she says “It’s okay to feel like only a photograph of yourself, to need a stranger to pull your hair and pin you down”. That spoke so much to me, understanding that its okay to fuck up. I felt the need to write something that shows love in a platonic way and being there for each other more.”
The mixtape’s full tracklisting reads:
- Elevator Music (OMG)
- Hackney Bounce
- Deep Diving