Toronto-based quartet ROMES have revealed the hard-hitting video for ‘Believe’, the swaggering title-track of their debut EP out now through Five Seven.
The video sees a female protagonist boxer training alone in the streets of New York City, personifying the inspiring themes of ‘Believe’, which sees frontman Jacob Bitove croon, “You don’t gotta believe in me, I know who I wanna be”.
On ‘Believe’ Jacob explains, “Everyone has the power to dream and no one can take that away from you. I wanted to write a song to motivate all the dreamers, myself being one of them. Live your life how you want to, not how others think you should.”
The Believe EP was produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Fitz, The Tantrums) and is a beaming, wide-eyed debut. Previous single ‘Tryna Be’ is a delicious slice of irresistible indie-pop, intertwined with groove-laden R&B and stunning electronics, which nod to the charming swells of Mura Masa amidst a soulful croon reminiscent of Jamiroquai.
‘Spend The Night’ is a glorious synth-infused indie-pop anthem with pristine harmonies and handclaps that are reminiscent of Foals’ most danceable moments, while EP closer ‘When The Night Comes’ is a glorious pop gem that sparkles with a similar musical dexterity to The 1975.
On the EP Tony Hoffer says, “I wanted to make sure you could literally ‘feel’ the power of the band as if you’re standing in the same room with them as well as be able to hear the personality of each member’s playing.”
ROMES have quickly made their mark as one of the most impressive and exciting new bands today, rapidly clocking up nods from influential tastemakers and building a fervent new fanbase with their beautiful sound in the process.