DROPS NEW TRACK ‘PANIC’
AFTER ALMOST 3 MILLION STREAMS OF ‘BOTTLES GET POPPED’ AND ‘TALK ON ME’
“He flows over afrobeat, trap, grime, hip-hop and bashment styled beats, clearly showing the talent is real.” – Clash
“Exuding nothing but confidence when delivering his cold bars and wavy flow.” – Link Up TV
“One of the UK’s brightest new music acts.” – PRDN
Aptly nicknamed The Youngest-in-Charge, the 16-year-old’s scintillating summer took him to the Reading and Leeds festivals where he was the youngest artist on the bill. Closer to home, he instigated a shutdown at his debut set at Wireless, and he celebrated Halloween by playing a special Clash party alongside Shakka, HEX and Ashnikko. Not bad going for someone who has just finished his GCSEs.
Now Romzy’s propulsive drive continues as he drops his new track ‘PANIC’. Already demonstrating his ability to organically blend genres, ‘PANIC’ is his hardest hitting track to date. While ‘Bottles Get Popped’ was a party-starting anthem and ‘Talk On Me’ possessed an infectious Afrobeats swing, ‘PANIC’ finds Romzy’s relentless flow emerging at full-throttle.
“’PANIC’ was the first track I had made with JBidz who also produced my breakthrough track ‘Bottles Get Popped’,” says Romzy. “The sound of this track was a step out of my comfort zone, and I really enjoyed the challenge of making this single, from production to vocal. I’m ecstatic for my fans to get the full listen.”
The accompanying visual was directed by filmmaker and photographer Ray Fiasco (Mr Eazi, Tinie Tempah, Ms Banks).
Coming from a family with Jamaican heritage, Romzy was drawn to a variety of music from a young age with reggae and bashment his first passions. After losing interest in his promising football career, Romzy began dropping music in his early teens with Stormzy, Giggs, Not3s and J Hus being pivotal influences.
Back in 2016, Romzy was approached by Tim Westwood to perform a Crib Session – in invite that not only made him the youngest artist to do so, but also a session that prompted the Youngest-in-Charge nickname. What’s more, it turned out that Westwood’s interest was ignited by the enthusiasm of Giggs who has continued to be Romzy’s mentor and highest profile supporter.
The release of ‘Bottles Get Popped’ resulted in further backing, this time from Kenny Allstar who shouted him to do a Mad About Bars. Kenny Allstar’s introduction summed up his rising talent: “When you hear the name Romzy, think greatness.”