DeathbyRomyis no ordinary artist. She’s not even just an artist. She’s a freaky, edgy, unique and so out of the box you don’t even see the box dark-pop provocateur.
Born Romy Flores, the LA based singer songwriter draws her musical inspiration from artists such as Björk and Kanye West and thanks them“for showing her how to create a dynamic body of work”.
However, growing up biracial and bilingual in Los Angeles really played a massive role in her artistic formation. More specifically, her Mexican heritage forged a deep appreciation and insightful reflection on the interplay between life and death. Traditions such as Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) were clearly an important source of inspiration.
“In Mexican culture –Romy explains– death is just another part of the human cycle. Every year, we celebrate our relatives joining us back on Earth. I believe a soul never really dies.”
Her music is wrapped in fantasy and edgy imagery just as much as her persona. As Romy reveals, she would write her first songs on the bus to and from school at the age of 5 while portraying herself as an accomplished musician (mission accomplished!)
Her eccentric and unapologetic approach to self-expression got her bullied in high school but got her a bunch of plays on the internet and started giving her the confidence she was seeking to be the kick ass dark and provocative star she was born to be.