Romy reveals details for anticipated debut album, ‘Mid Air’

​ It lands this September with features from Fred again.. and Jamie xx

Romy has revealed details for her debut solo album, ‘Mid Air’, due to land on September 8 via Beggars Group sub-imprint Young.

The 11-track record is set to include features from Fred again.., US jazz singer Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Stuart Price, and her previous bandmate in The xx, Jamie xx.

‘Mid Air’ was unveiled yesterday by Romy, who told fans that the record is a collective musing on love, navigating loss, and exploring identity.

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“It’s musically inspired by dance music, it’s a love letter to the queer clubs I first went to when I was growing up and people I met there and the music I heard that has made me feel more alive and less alone,” she explained.

The record’s title, ‘Mid Air’, is said to be inspired by the “fleeting, weightless and euphoric moments” had on the dancefloor. “Connecting with people and processing emotions, before the beat drops and brings me back to reality,” she said.

Three tracks from the forthcoming record have been released so far, including ‘Strong’ featuring Fred again.., and ‘Enjoy Your Life’ including production from Jamie xx and a vocal sample from Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

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The latest release, ‘Loveher’, landed yesterday, which according to Romy, is the first song she wrote that “made me feel like I was ready to make a solo project”.

“‘Loveher’ is an attempt to distil some of the intimate, delicate moments of the early days of my relationship,” she said. “Of shared moments of navigating visibility and celebrating pride in our own individual ways. It felt new but also very honest to sing the words I love her, just a true reflection of who I love.”

Listen to ‘Loveher’ below, and check out the full tracklist for ‘Mid Air’.


1. Loveher 2. Weightless 3. The Sea 4. One Last Try 5. DMC 6. Strong ft. Fred Again.. 7. Twice 8. Did I 9. Mid Air ft. Beverly Glenn-Copeland 10. Enjoy Your Life 11. She’s on My Mind

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