Juno Roome Releases New Single, a Soft, Yearning Chill-Wave Ballad Just Like Before'
Words by Ursa Gregson
The layers of this track lap over each other like shifting radio stations in the top room at Heartbreak Hotel - the trombone, played by Kalia Vandever, drifts in from the street below as Roome's reticent vocals hush and shimmer over the skittering drum machines. A rumination on love and loss best served whilst staring wistfully out the window of the train as you head tearfully towards somewhere like Hull.
Of 'just like before' Roome says: "This is the first song that I had written in both Korean and English. I moved to the US when I was 10, so I don't speak Korean very well at all; when I wrote the first draft of this, I sent it to my mom for review and she said "this doesn't make any sense" — I still don't know if it makes a whole lot of sense! But this one is about missing a relationship that didn't quite work very well, missing their shadows on your skin, thinking back on those memories and intimacy fondly, while at the same time with the awareness that it probably wasn't for the best... loss is hard no matter what."
Juno Roome is a 'songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, filmmaker, good driver and bad stockbroker' working out of Brooklyn, US.
You can find the latest single and the rest of his oeuvre here
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