Words: Jordan Gorsuch
New Brunswick's ROMP released their solid debut EP Sorry, Not Sorry this past fall, and they just dropped a new single, “Last Year” in preparation for their new debut full length. “Last Year” has its fits and starts, ping-ponging from dreamy indie-pop laden melodies to quick bursts of nimble percussion and guitar strums. “There is something in my head/ Telling me to make a change, to run,” Madison Klarer sings on the song’s killer chorus. The lyrics describe the experience of gnawing doubt of your actions and the inner struggle to try and smash old habits. “And if I do say so myself/ I better find someone else to help me out” Klarer reveals toward the end of the song. Whether we would like to admit it or not, our willpower may not be enough to exorcise wanton demons. Departure From Venus is out on March 4. It comes out on vinyl/digital via Bad Timing Records (pre-order) and cassette via Funeral Sounds (pre-order).