It was Matty Healy's sticky earworm of a hook that introduced us to No Rome in 2018. On "Narcissist," No Rome lays the groundwork, spinning rhymes and stringing together brief reflections on taking acid and alienating himself. Healy's back-up coos and earnest cry--"I've been seeing somebody"--formed a compelling endorsement of this soft-spoken, R&B-influenced Gen Z newcomer.
Since he is signed to Dirty Hit, a UK outsider label, No Rome is also developing his solo career, working as a polyvalent artist (singer-songwriter-producer). After two promising EPs, he's now launched into the adventure of It's All Smiles -a very personal first album. It's All Smiles retraces episodes of his life, including the period of lockdown that forced him to stop touring and return to his native country.