Back in 2020 Romy Madley-Croft shared her debut single “Lifetime“. Now 2 years later The xx member is giving us another taste of her solo material. Just like the previous song, new single “Strong” is produced by Fred Again… Together with the new single Romy also shares a music video directed by her wife Vic Lentaigne.
Fans of both Romy and Fred Again.. will not be surprised to hear that “Strong” is once again an absolute banger. It’s a great nod to early 00s dance pop music and we couldn’t hope for a better duo to bring this sound back alive. “Strong” is intriguing from the beginning and keeps on building to euphoric heights. We can’t wait to see what else Romy has in store for us. Hopefully a full length record is also on its way anytime soon.
About the new single Romy says:
“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.
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. 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” is out now on all platforms via Young.