No Rome unveils ‘1:45AM’ featuring Bearface, the new single from the Filipino alt-pop star and latest instalment in a series of collaborative tracks.
Those songs to date has included singles with Beabadoobee & Jay Som (Hurry Home) and Dijon (Trust 3000).
Featuring co-production from long-time collaborator George Daniel of The 1975 and legendary UK Garage producer MJ Cole, the single is another example of No Rome’s ability to seamlessly blend genres, working with an impressive variety of collaborators, whilst always retaining his own unique sound and identity.
Listen to ‘1:45AM (feat. Bearface)’ by No Rome on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
With over 150 million streams globally to his name, No Rome’s poignantly personal, genre-splicing approach to modern life is as embedded in his work as it is his kaleidoscopic shades of hair.
Born in a tough Manila neighborhood, Rome grew up keeping one eye over his shoulder: the most densely populated city in the world – with mountains and the beach also in close proximity in either direction – here was a conservative, “concrete jungle” with little room for reinvention.
As an emo kid who’d wear skinny jeans and tight T-shirts, Rome started learning self-defence to protect himself, before finding a better form outlet in producing beats aged 12. His early taste spanned Slipknot to 2Pac, and the New Order and David Bowie records that Rome found in his Dad’s stacks of vinyl.
By his mid-teens, Rome had moved on to bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, eventually finding a niche in “shoegaze R&B” that he continues to explore. His early Soundcloud demos picked up attention from the likes of Ryan Hemsworth, members of Brockhampton, and – eventually – label-mate, collaborator, lead vocalist of The 1975 and friend Matt Healy.