No Rome Teams Up With The 1975 for 'Narcissist': Listen
No Rome has released his newest single “Narcissist,” which features vocals and production from fellow Dirty Hit labelmates Matty Healy and George Daniel of The 1975.
The track premiered exclusively on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Tuesday (Aug. 28) and is the final single from No Rome’s first EP, RIP Indo Hisahsi. The track comes three months after No Rome and Healy teased the single’s release back in May with a series of tweets.
NO ROME AND ME AND GEORGE MADE A RECORD ITS WILD OMG SO GOOD— matty (@Truman_Black) May 22, 2018
No Rome - Narcissist feat. The 1975 @no_rome— matty (@Truman_Black) May 23, 2018
“Narcissist” is backed by The 1975’s brand of sleek-yet-mellow synth-pop production and chronicles a fading romance, fueled by drugs and the infatuation of others. In the age of social media, the relationship takes an additional hit by highlighting flaws through pictures and videos, which results in Rome eventually seeing someone else.
With the transparent lyrics “She told me I'm a narcissist doing it again/ Took a bunch of acid and she told me 'not again'/ Now I've gotta tell her that I'm in love with her friends,” Rome seems to say that the romance never stood a chance, as both partners appear to be on different emotional planes. Healy delivers the confession “You know I want you to be happy/ Said I've been seeing somebody/ And then maybe we can get help with it,” ultimately seeking resolution and hoping to minimize the fallout.
Healy also revealed to Beats 1 back in May that Rome was a muse for The 1975 in the studio as they worked on their third studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, which is rumored to be released by the end of this year.
"This record, because we’re producing it ourselves and engineering it ourselves, @no_rome kind of became a bit of a muse of mine." @Truman_Black on new @the1975. Listen:https://t.co/CmN6yvYgnx pic.twitter.com/AtySQ82IK7— Beats 1 (@Beats1) May 24, 2018
Check out "Narcissist" and the rest of RIP Indo Hisashi below.