“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
In September, Romy released her debut solo single, ‘Lifetime’. Combining Romy’s love of yearning, emotional club music and timeless songwriting (having written songs for the likes of Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Jehnny Beth and Benny Blanco in addition to co-writing The xx’s three acclaimed albums), ‘Lifetime’ is an exhilarating piece of warm, club-influenced pop about “being totally lost in the moment and celebrating it”; a timely moment of escapism that hints towards Romy’s love of club classics, Ibiza house and trance.
Praise for ‘Lifetime’ has been universal, with local radio additions at both triple j and Double J, and Romy claiming the #1 spot on the Australian community radio charts. Internationally, i-D Magazine described it as “a stunning return to music” and The Sunday Times as “a celebration of life, love and friendship, this heady, pulsating debut single from the xx singer plugs you straight into the emotional mains”. Meanwhile, The Face described it as “a warm blast of dance-pop euphoria that might just mend your heart” and Wonderland declared it “the song of the year.”
Today, sees the release of Bolton-born, Berlin-based artist Planningtorock’s remix of ‘Lifetime’. Taking things even further into the club, it’s a stunning reinterpretation of the track from one of Romy’s favourite artists.
Talking about the remix, Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock says:
“I’m so proud of this remix I made for my dear friend Romy. Think it’s one of the best I’ve ever made! It was so much fun re pitching Romy’s gorgeous husky vocals to make this new melody and transform the song into a queer dance floor stomper. Also really love Romy’s message on this track and wanted to take that already uplifting feeling and lift it higher.We’ve been listening and dancing to this remix loads and I hope you will enjoy it too ”
Meanwhile Romy adds:
“I am SO excited about this remix from Planningtorock, I have been such a big fan of theirs for many years and it’s a dream to hear them reimagine Lifetime.
There is so much fun, joy and euphoria in this remix, I love the way they pitched my vocals it’s so unexpected and playful and the instrumental elevates the song into another world. It has been amazing getting to know Jam as a friend over the past few years and connecting over a shared love of pop dance and club music from the 90s/early 2000s, I feel like this remix combines so many of the elements that we spoke about both loving, I can’t wait to hear it in a club!”