New Music: roman around

DNT Music Video Still / Dir. Angel Orozco

Rising Californian creative roman around (Roman Rivera) is not only a recording artist but also an accomplished drummer and and multi-instrumentalist.

After touring the country as a drummer for various bands, Rivera began experimenting on their own music, with the creation of songs like ‘DNT’ coming to fruition.

The song applies intricate rhythms and lush textures to support passages on relationship red flags, and the recurring trauma of an abusive relationship.

“‘DNT’ started as a demo in April of 2021. I was using it as a project to design synth sounds and create random drum loops. It wasn’t intended to go anywhere, but when some friends heard it they became attached to the creation and encouraged me to finish it.”

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