“It’s powerful in how emotional it is… Turn this one up loud and let it all out.” –Purple Sneakers, Best Songs Of The Week
“An optimistic, kaleidoscopic dance tune that leans into the xx’s clubbiest moments and tie dye’s it.”– The Interns
“A club hit with euphoria in spades.”– Happy Mag
“A celebration” – Pilerats
“a stunning return to music” – i-D Magazine
“Lifetime finds comfort in club pop’s revivifying powers and life-enhancing potential in Madley Croft’s reminder to seize the moment, to stay open to the wonder that instils those powerful memories” – The Guardian
“a celebration of life, love and friendship, this heady, pulsating debut single from the xx singer plugs you straight into the emotional mains” – Sunday Times
“We will dance together again, and this will be our song” – NME
“a gloriously euphoric debut solo single… a joyous exultation of a record, it has that unique blend of euphoria and melancholia so often found in timeless dancefloor records” – Mixmag
“a warm blast of dance-pop euphoria that might just mend your heart” – The Face
“the song of the year” – Wonderland
Today, Romy releases a piano version of her debut solo single ‘Lifetime’. Captured at the end of the day during studio sessions for her forthcoming debut album, the stripped-back filmed performance is a moment of pure intimacy, putting the focus back onto Romy’s song writing and the emotion of her vocal performance.
It comes at the end of an exceptional few months for the London singer and songwriter, who released her debut solo single in September. Produced with Marta Salogni and Fred again.. ‘Lifetime’ combined Romy’s love of yearning, emotional club music and timeless song writing (having written songs for the likes of Dua Lipa and Mark Ronson in addition to co-writing The xx’s three acclaimed albums); an exhilarating piece of warm, club-influenced pop that has already found its way into a host of end of year best of lists (including The Guardian, NPRand NME’s).
Meanwhile, Romy recently further explored her club and electronic influences, collaborating with Jayda G, Planningtorock, HAAi and Anz on a ‘Lifetime’ remix package that stretched the original into a variety of stunning dancefloor directions. This week she also appeared on the cover of the iconic dance publication Mixmag, releasing her first official DJ mix alongside an in-depth interview.
To round things off, Romy brings us right back to where the song started, just her vocal with minimal accompaniment. It’s still a moment of escapism, just in a more delicate and intimate form. Watch it here.