No Rome has shared his first song of 2019, the woozy pop jam ‘Cashmoney’.
It’s the first track to be released from the Dirty Hit signee’s upcoming EP, ‘Crying In the Prettiest Places’, which is out on May 3. Listen to the track below.
Last year, the Philippines-born musician released his debut EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’, which featured vocal contributions from The 1975‘s their lead singer Matty Healy on ‘Narcissist’. The pair have since performed the song live at their UK and US tour dates, as well as at at Coachella last week.
Speaking of the new track, Rome says that he first wrote the song when he was 16, and “working in a call centre in Manilla.” He adds; “I’ve always written songs about fashion: it’s an inspiration and a form of expression for me. I just never really knew how to put it in a pop context before.”
No Rome previously featured in the NME 100, the brand new artists we’re championing for great things this 2019. Back then, we described his music as “an ultra-modern type of pop drawing from house, R&B and hip hop alongside some unexpected influences – he cites UK shoegazers Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. And he dresses better than anyone we know, too.”
He’ll also be performing at Reading & Leeds festival later this summer, as will continuing to support The 1975, alongside Pale Waves, on their current US tour.