The hard and heavy slice of mischievous alt-pop finds DeathbyRomy flirting with electronic dissonance as she confesses, “My body’s growing quite impatient, I’m getting sick of all this waiting” — thoughts ever more potent and provocative in the depths of 2020 isolation. “This song was written for all the lovesick romantics struggling with loneliness during this lockdown,” she shares about the song’s inspiration. This is DeathbyRomyfurther merging pop, hip-hop, and electronic, and coating it all in a shiny, sexy black shimmer.
“Fiending for a Lover” is the follow-up to her single “Kiss Me Goodbye,” which dropped on May 22 and has been featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s New Music Daily, and YouTube Music’s Pop Rebel, while reaching nearly 2 million global streams already.
Since the release of DeathbyRomy’s 2019 Capitol Records debut EP Love u — to Death, she has racked up millions of streams and garnered plenty of praise. Papermagazine dubbed her “Gen Z’s dark princess of pop,” while Music Connection called her “a force to be reckoned with.” And as her numbers keep rising, so do the accolades: “DeathbyRomy gives a new definition to gothic-chic,” wrote PopSugar, adding that she “unapologetically brings an aesthetic fit for the underworld to the forefront of the indie scene.”