Romy – She’s On My Mind

Album : Mid Air

Label : Young
© 2023 Young

It’s emancipation time for Romy Madley-Croft, guitarist of The xx, with the release of her first solo album, a “party album” that made her step a little outside her comfort zone. Penning for singers like Halsey and Dua Lipa, Romy began by working for others alongside Fred Again.., who has become one of England’s most in-demand producers over the past few years.
Their collaboration began as a friendship, and one day, after having written “Loveher,” a story about loving a woman, Romy decided to take credit for it. And thus began the album, an homage to the queer club scene where Romy tells of having come into her own, and which now helps her come into her own as a solo artist. Fred Again.. produced eight tracks on the record, leaving behind his characteristic ethereal footprint, halfway between pop and dance music. On the album, we also find the single “Strong,” a true rave anthem produced by a man who knows how it’s done, Stuart Price, pioneer of the English electronic scene with his 90s project Les Rythmes Digitales. Between euphoria and melancholy, ecstasy and nostalgia, Romy delivers a particularly successful first album, 100% for the dance floor. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz