TRACK REVIEW: ROMM – This Kinda Love | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Navigating complex and toxic relationships that you’re not prepared for or warned about as a young woman is a frightening prospect. ROMM’s clearly voiced anguish, frustration and heartfelt yearning about this only serve to make her lyrics and emotions all the more relatable.

This Kinda Love is a piano-led track, deftly played by Nadeem, ROMM’s brother, making this a real family effort. You can just about hear some echoes of her musical influences, the pop balladry of Alicia Keys or Nora Jones for instance, but she soars vocally with her own style. Modern love can be a hazardous place to negotiate but it appears the ROMM knows what she wants, there’s a determinedness and strength on display that impressively pushes through while maintaining a sweet sound.

 

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