Prodigal Manila-born singer and producer No Rome has shared the final track from his debut EP Rip Indo Hisashi via Dirty Hit/Sony Music Entertainment Australia out now. Narcissist was co-written with, and features Matty Healy of The 1975 on vocal and was produced by No Rome and George Daniel and Matty Healy of The 1975.
Narcissist is the 4th and final track to be shared from Rip Indo Hisashi, the brilliant debut EP from No Rome. Together with previously shared tracks Do It Again, Seventeen and Saint Laurent, it helps to paint a perfectly fascinating portrait of one of the most exciting new talents to arrive this year. Seamlessly duetting with The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, Narcissist is another dreamy slice of introspective alt-pop.
A truly global young talent, No Rome was born and raised in Manila, where a unique, rapidly changing cultural landscape spurred his desire to break out and make music. The most densely populated city in the world with mountains and the beach also in close proximity in either direction - growing up No Rome found himself in many ways caught in the middle of this concrete jungle. Making music was an isolated, DIY operation out of necessity, whilst the ability to reinvent yourself through fashion found few early allies in a hometown so conservative. With the rise of the internet, however, came the potential for No Rome to "get the ideas I wanted out of my brain", as well as access to a flux of influences (from New Order and The-Dream to Boards of Canada and Timbaland). Time spent in art school also encouraged No Rome to pursue a parallel passion in fashion and design, with this summer's Rip Indo Hisashi EP - a suitably audio-visual project - emerging as a genuine exercise in self-expression.