Melbourne based Romanie unveils her intimate new single ‘I’m Anything (But Myself Around You)’.
Produced by James Seymour (Feelds, Merpire) at Small Time Group, and mastered by Isaac Barter, the track was written in February 2020 right before Covid changed our lives significantly.
Speaking about the inspiration for ‘I’m Anything (But Myself Around You)’, Romanie says, “The song is about how everyone wants to show their best selves to social media, at work, even to their close circle of family and friends. We always try our best to be happy but I think sometimes we also just need to be a bit more real and call out if it’s not okay. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we want to speak out against someone, but we don’t really dare to break the peace.”
Noting names like Lucy Rose, Julia Stone and Phoebe Bridgers as inspirations, Romanie opens her heart in her songs unveiling melancholic and sometimes personal topics of moving from her home country of Belgium to her new base in Melbourne.
The video was shot at Hanging Rock – traditional owners:
The Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
The Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
The Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council.
In June 2019, Romanie released her raw debut EP ‘Feelings’ to critical acclaim, and she has been playing shows regularly in Melbourne.