The 1975 team up with No Rome on his new single 'Narcissist': Listen
The fourth and final track from No Rome's upcoming EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’, which features production by label-mates The 1975's Matty Healy and George Daniel is out now.
Indie pop's latest buzzworthy artist No Rome has released the fourth and final track from his forthcoming EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’. Titled 'Narcissist', the track features a collaboration with the singer's buddies and labelmates The 1975, marking the second time the band has worked with the Philippines-based artist.
The track premiered exclusively on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Tuesday and arrives three months after No Rome and The 1975 frontman Matthew Healy teased the single’s release back in May with a series of tweets. No Rome is signed to Dirty Hit – the same label as The 1975 – and before signing with the label, he released two EPs – ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Hurry Home & Rest’ – in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
No Rome's EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’, which was co-produced by The 1975’s Matty Healy and George Daniel. The pair previously collaborated with No Rome on his track ‘Do It Again’. As Billboard aptly puts it, 'Narcissist' is backed by The 1975’s brand of "sleek-yet-mellow synth-pop production" and chronicles "a fading romance, fueled by drugs and the infatuation of others".
Listen to 'Narcissist' below via Spotify. Apple Music subscribers can listen to it here.
No Rome tweeted about his love for the band prior to the single’s release, writing, “So much love for the 1975, the best.” The band replied, writing “Legend supporting legends.”
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats1 on Tuesday, No Rome revealed that Healy heard a demo of the track and asked to be featured. Healy previously confirmed that he and Daniel had been working with No Rome in a tweet, writing: “NO ROME AND ME AND GEORGE MADE A RECORD ITS WILD OMG SO GOOD”.
Legend supporting legends 🖤🖤— The 1975 (@the1975_mfc) August 27, 2018
In a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe earlier this year, he discussed the project further, saying: “It’s so exciting to be working with him. I just fell in love with it completely. I’d never seen him, I didn’t know who he was or anything. I flew him over to the UK because I was just too excited, and, when I get that excited, then I know that I’ve got to do it. We moved it over and signed him to Dirty Hit, and the rest was history.”
Meanwhile, Healy also revealed to Beats 1 back in May that Rome was a muse for The 1975 in the studio as they worked on their third studio album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', which is rumored to be released by the end of this year. So far, the album has been previewed by tracks 'Give Yourself A Try', 'Love It If We Made It', and 'TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME'.