Romy – Romy Madley-Croft of The xx – releases her debut solo single Lifetime. Written and recorded in London during lockdown, Lifetime is a song about the dream of being reunited with friends, family and the ones we love, capturing the euphoria of being together again. Carefree and uninhibited, it’s a song that finds Romy giddy on possibility and, in her own words, is about “being totally in the moment and celebrating it”.
Lifetime combines Romy’s love of yearning, emotional club music with timeless songwriting. Having co-written her band The xx’s three acclaimed albums, she’s also written songs for the likes of Mark Ronson, Jehnny Beth, Benny Blanco and Dua Lipa (including her GRAMMY-winning hit single ‘Electricity’). At the same time as honing her craft as a songwriter, Romy has embraced a burgeoning DJing career. DJing since the age of 17 (when she got her first job playing records at a gay club in Soho), the last twelve months have seen her passion reignited, including appearances at Manchester’s Homobloc, Turin’s Club to Club and a closing set at this year’s Pride Inside for Amnesty. She was also a key contributor to 2019’s BBC Radio 1 Residency series.
These two musical loves come together on Lifetime, an exhilarating piece of driving, warm, club-influenced pop. Though it stops short of the full-blown celebration of club classics, Ibiza house and trance that Romy hinted at via an intimate Instagram performance earlier this year, it’s, without doubt, the start of a transition in that direction. Produced with Fred again.. and Marta Salogni, it’s a timely moment of escapism during difficult times and an enticing glimpse of what’s to come from the London based singer and songwriter.