Fade Into You
Romance's debut album proper 'Fade Into You' is a mesmerising journey through the emotions of love and heartbreak, with a masterful blend of symphonic textures and collaged samples into ethereal studies in sound. Loosely inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinders acidic 1975 melodrama The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant an unforgiving dissection of the toxic relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, its a story where elegant surfaces hide tooth-and-claw instincts.
'Fade Into You' is a deeply textured and beguiling album that transports the listener to that world of faded glamour, desperate longing and narcissistic fantasy. The swelling orchestral arrangements, cathartic cadences and bejewelled sound collages create a sense of nostalgia cut with glazed neurosis, providing a lush and cinematic backdrop that soundtracks the wrenching intimacy and mysteries of love.
Following on the promise of 2022's iconic Celine Dion sampling 'Once Upon A Time and a brace of thrilling collabs with Lynch protege Dean Hurley and the mythological Old Testament ambient 'Eyes Of fade' collab album with Not Waving, 'Fade Into You provides a definitive and essential statement on the Romance sound.