- 08 Jun 23
Romy has also shared 'Loveher', the first in a series of singles released before the album debuts on September 8th.
Romy has finally announced the details of her highly-anticipated debut solo album Mid Air, having released a slate of powerful singles over the last few years.
The London singer, songwriter and DJ (full name Romy Madley Croft) previously released three acclaimed albums with her band The xx. Mid Air is expected to arrive on September 8th.
To celebrate news of the album, Romy released her latest single, 'Loveher'. It’s a pivotal track for Romy and acts as both the album opener and the first song to be written for the record. Produced by Fred again.. 'Loveher', a declarative pop song about the intimacy of falling in love with a woman.
"Fred asked me, who could this be for?" explained Romy "and I tentatively said… 'maybe me?'" A proud and positive queer love story, this was the beginning of Mid Air.
The album, which will be released via Young Recordings, deals with love, grief, relationships, identity and sexuality. Mid Air is a love letter to the queer clubs where Romy found community and connection. It’s a coming-out album in a way - although she came out in her personal life a long time ago - that embodies celebration, grief, heartache, finding euphoria and salvation on the dance floor.
Romy first started DJing in London queer clubs as a teenager, and views Mid Air as a homecoming to this time, a pop dance record that conjures the spaces where she first fell in love with the genre and its power to move people. “I wanted to make music that is a love letter to those clubs and experiences, that feels uplifting and generous, not dark or challenging.," she said. "I think that desire goes back to when I started DJing with club classics in queer clubs in London, the feeling you get from playing a song that everyone knows and loves, that makes people joyful."
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Mid Air sees Romy working alongside Fred again.. and Stuart Price, as well as her bandmate Jamie xx on recent single 'Enjoy Your Life'. A sound set to unify dance floors, the tracks distill Romy’s love of club classics and classic song writing to find the sweet spot – like much of Romy’s favourite music – between euphoria, escapism, sadness and melancholy.
Mid Air’s title track also features Beverly Glenn-Copeland, and the album includes the previously released singles 'Enjoy Your Life' and 'Strong'.