Rome Ramirez

Rome Ramirez Biography

On the title track to his debut EP Dedication, Rome Ramirez tells the bittersweet and gut-punching tale of a beloved girl lost to addiction. Wielding his silky-sweet yet deeply powerful vocals, Rome – as he simply goes by - launches into “Dedication” with the lyric “I can taste the gin and oxy on your lips” just before the song morphs from a tender piano ballad to guitar-fueled powerhouse. Weaving his gritty poetry with breakneck strumming and pummeling beats, the 24-year-old singer/guitarist/songwriter instantly reveals himself as a musician of fearless honesty and boundless passion.

“‘Dedication’ is the song that sparked this whole project and set the tone for the entire EP,” says Rome. “I really believe in being 100 percent personal and honest with my songwriting. So in my songs I’m telling you everything—what I’m drinking, what I’m smoking, who I’m talking to. Every song is like a page out of my diary.”

The four-track Dedication EP showcases Rome’s uncommon penchant for pairing his gutsy, soul-baring lyrics with breezy melodies and a genre-warping diversity of sound. Made in collaboration with A-list producers and songwriters like fun. frontman Nate Ruess, Jeff Bhasker (Jay-Z, Kanye West, fun.), Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa), Robopop (Lana Del Rey, Gym Class Heroes), and The Futuristics (The Lonely Island feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga), the EP also elegantly blends larger-than-life beats and reggae-inspired flourishes with guitars that swing from scorching electric riffs to graceful acoustic strumming.

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