Filipino musician Guendoline Rome Viray Gomez began writing songs at a young age under the moniker isayhiyousay. Gomez, who now performs as No Rome, self-released a series of EPs which soon caught the eye of UK tastemaker Jamie Oborne. Cue No Rome subsequently signing with Oborne's Dirty Hit label, joining the ranks of artists like Rina Sawayama, The 1975, and The Japanese House.
"Hurry Home" is a stripped-down ode to complicated relationships. Lush with heavily reverbed vocals and eccentric alt-pop instrumentals, the track continues No Rome's impressive streak of hard-hitting singles. Gomez sings the chorus and produced the track with the help of The 1975's George Daniel. beabadoobee starts off the song with her trademark subdued lilt, singing "We don't talk too much / I need constant touch / Maybe something's
The highlight of this stellar collaboration comes in the form of Jay Som's contribution in the second verse. Adorned with triumphant trumpet fanfare intricately laid over an acoustic guitar and quiet wind chimes, Som's contribution is wrapped in an all-too familiar air of wistfulness and nostalgia.
With its nearly hushed, emotive vocal delivery, "Hurry Home" paints a vivid picture of a late-night voicemail, the kind you leave after you've had one too many drinks and wind up thinking about what could have been.
Listen to "Hurry Home" below: