Her track is all about the impossible grip of sick obsession, and plays with ideas of fatality and religion by opening with the confident declaration: "Love is God for the freaks," before DeathbyRomy (born Romy Flores) later taunts, "We don't pray on our knees."
The "alt-pop agitator" brings together a collision of sounds for "Day I Die," which builds off chilled-out industrial production before the floor falls from beneath DeathbyRomy's hook with bone-chilling screams and pummeling metal guitars. That second chorus is the ultimate climax.
"This song is about my relationship with life, death and love," DeathbyRomy tells PAPER. "'Day I Die' at its core is a love song. Love isn't soft and mushy to me, it's hard as fuck. Love is god. It's vibrant and addicting. Love is what fuels me to do all I do."
A twisted house party sets the stage for DeathbyRomy's Pix3lface-directed "Day I Die" music video. Tarantulas, snakes, bonfires and graffiti-covered walls (in a room that looks like it was abandoned at the side of a highway) all bring to life the artist's self-declared "love song." It's pure chaos, but isn't love the exact same?
Photo courtesy of Natasha Ribeiro-Austrich
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