Watch: Romy – Strong feat. Fred again..

Romy — of The xx —unveils a new single, ‘Strong’ featuring Fred again.., alongside a video directed by her wife, the filmmaker and photographer Vic Lentaigne. 

‘Strong’ came from a moment in my life when I was processing past grief,” says Romy. “Whilst writing the lyrics I was thinking about my cousin Luis, we both have the shared experience of our mums passing away when we were young. I recognise in him the same trait I have which is to try and hold emotions down and put on a brave face. The song was a way to connect with these feelings, offer support and ultimately find a sense of release in the euphoria of music. Luis is with me on the single cover and in the music video too which was really special.”

‘Strong’ is Romy’s latest offering of what she calls “emotional music to dance to.” A track intended to be played loud, surrounded by friends and family, Romy wrote it as an ode to the club as a place of healing
and community. The song was produced by Fred again.., Romy and Stuart Price, and unites Romy’s sonic inspirations from club classics, Ibiza house and trance with her timeless songwriting and lyricism. 

Stream / Purchase ‘Strong’ here.

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