The London-based Filipino musician’s long-awaited debut album, It’s All Smiles, will arrive on December 3 via Dirty Hit.
Recorded in a small apartment in Manila, after the pandemic prevented the bedroom pop artist to return to London, No Rome’s debut album was co-produced with BJ Burton (Kanye West, Bon Iver, Charli XCX) and The 1975’s George Daniel.
The album sees No Rome returning to his musical roots, and has been described by the artist as “shoegaze R&B”, inspired by the sounds of Dublin-based band My Bloody Valentine.
The artist has shared the album’s first single, ‘When She Comes Around’, with a darkly atmospheric video directed by Paco Raterta.
The artist comments,
“I made this song after watching the Bjork live version of her album Vespertine and I wanted to make a song that was heavy on the strings but after days on working on it I eventually brought it to a more guitar driven song. I sent this song to BJ and he came back with something much more than I expected, with more textures and stronger bass sounds and just better structure really and we just went crazy on it.”
Photo credit: Aya Cabauatan