Coming out of Toronto, singer/producer Roam is currently doing a brilliant job at fusing post-modern R&B with UK bass sounds.
Just like a lot of beautiful art, Roam's initial music came from a place of pain. Between 2012 and 2015, he had immense struggles with heartbreak and introspection and this was all channelled into his debut album, Remnants, as well as his latest EP Depths. He used his music as a platform to croon of his sorrows, but thankfully, there was light at the end of his dark tunnel and today we bring you his alluring sense of acceptance, in "Embraced..."—his brand new single.
Roam told Complex over email:
"The drums on 'Embraced…' are grounded in UK garage and hip-hop, but the 808s and dark, Burial-esque synths are accompanied by a robust bass and smooth guitar strums. The track was rough-recorded in my room with a computer mic, in order to create a feeling of rawness and intimacy between the listener and I. The song features emotionally charged vocal excerpts from Usher's 'Climax', which help to induce a state of longing that is reminiscent of the good times in past relationships, whether it be platonic or romantic."
Listen exclusively below.