Romy | Credit: Supplied / Vic Lentaigne

The xx’s Romy Releases New Single Featuring Fred Again..

The xx’s Romy has unveiled her second ever solo release in the form of new single, ‘Strong’, featuring Fred Again...

Described by the artist as “emotional music to dance to”, the track comes with a music video directed by Romy’s wife, filmmaker and photographer Vic Lentaigne, which you can check out below.

Romy & Fred again.. – ‘Strong’

“‘Strong’ came from a moment in my life when I was processing past grief,” Romy said in a statement. “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,” she continues. “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.”

The xx legend said that a collaboration with her mate Fred Again.. made the song even more special. “My friendship with Fred means a lot to me, our closeness helps me to feel safe to be honest and vulnerable lyrically and we definitely connect over our love of songwriting and emotions in dance music,” Romy said.

“It’s amazing and inspiring seeing and hearing what Fred is doing in his solo work and I’m very excited to be releasing this song together.”

‘Strong’ follows a handful of previous collaborations between the pair, including Fred’s ‘Lights Out’ and Romy’s debut single ‘Lifetime’ in 2020.

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