The xx’s Romy has released a new single, ‘Enjoy Your Life’. The Beverly Glenn-Copeland-sampling track arrives with an accompanying video directed by her wife, filmmaker and photographer Vic Lentaigne. “It’s a very personal video, I hope it reflects some of the emotion and the euphoria that I wanted to convey with the song,” Romy wrote on Instagram. Watch and listen below.
Fred Again.., Stuart Price, and Jamie xx produced ‘Enjoy Your Life’, which follows last year’s ‘Strong’. Talking about the song, Romy said:
When I heard the line, “My mother says to me enjoy your life” by Beverly Glenn-Copeland, I was speechless. Those few words felt like the most simple and disarming sentence. Ever since I was 11, I’ve been aware of and drawn to the phrase, life is short. I’ve felt inspired by people who I’ve seen react to this by trying to see the positives in life, even when things are going wrong and times are hard. As much as I’d love to naturally be one of those people, I’m not always able to do this myself and often get in my own head and my own way, so sometimes a reminder goes a long way. Glenn’s lyrics were a direct connection to what had been a very quiet private thought. It resonated especially deeply as it is because of my mum passing away when I was 11, that this perspective on living life was even a part of me. I hope this song celebrates and shares the words that Glenn said so beautifully and my reaction to it and hopefully uplifts a dance floor along the way. I hope you know I would never want to tell anyone how to feel or to pretend to feel good when they don’t, I know how that feels. I want to thank Glenn with all of my heart for allowing me to sample this song. Please go and listen to the original song ‘La Vita’ from his album Primal Prayer. The song also contains a sample from Oby Onyioha’s incredible song “Enjoy your life”, which Jamie brought into the mix. All my love and thanks to an amazing team Fred, Jamie and Stuart Price for all of your brilliant ideas and for sticking with me on the journey of this song.