No Rome returns today with new track ‘Cashmoney’, which is available now on Dirty Hit.
His ambitious second EP, Crying in the Prettiest Places, will be released on May 3, with the tracklisting also revealed for the first time today.
Fresh from joining The 1975 on the main stage of Coachella – where they performed ‘Narcissist’ – ‘Cashmoney’ is the first taste of new music since No Rome’s acclaimed debut EP RIP Indo Hisashi (which has already been streamed over 50 million times).
Listen to ‘Cashmoney’ by No Rome on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
‘Cashmoney’ is a lush, effortless cut of R&B from the 23-year-old, and a playful spin on the clichés of luxe living (Dolce and Gabbana here, Balenciaga there) from a songwriter and producer whose own upbringing was evidently anything but.
“I wrote ‘Cashmoney’ when I was 16 and working in a call centre in Manila,” No Rome recalls. “I’ve always written songs about fashion: it’s an inspiration and form of expression for me. I just never really knew how to put it in a pop context before.”
On ‘Cashmoney’, the Filipino-born artist continues to push those walls of the pop context, confirming his early promise as polymath able to connect the worlds of music, design, fashion and art.