Generations Fellowship
Romæo holding flowers
Generations Fellow, Romæo. Photo by: Matt Sitas

Current Fellow: Romæo

Romæo creates experimental art-pop, reminiscent of several artists and sounds but bound to none. Drawing influence from FKA twigs, Charli XCX, and Jockstrap, romæo creates a dystopian digital landscape that is both enthralling and somewhat uncomfortable. With only two singles under her belt, romæo has already impressed fans and industry, receiving rotation on FBi and SYN Radio, as well as plays on the js.

On Beginning the Fellowship

January 

Had my first meeting with Astral People which was great so that we could begin planning what to achieve this year. I went into the meeting wanting to discuss collaboration opportunities with producers and songwriters. I also wanted to begin discussing what would be my next single.

We left this meeting with some key actions for both parties, mainly to do with organisation and pursuit of opportunities. I’m working on tidying up my demos and getting them all together so we can explore potential collaborations.

A woman is behind a microphone giving the peace symbol of holding up two fingers

Detail of studio set-up including, a table, chairs, laptop and speakers with purple lighting.

Recording Vocals and Studio Set-up. Photos courtesy of romaeo

Although exciting, January has also been a bit hectic. Getting back into the swing of things and trying to work out what exactly I wanted to achieve felt a bit stressful. Over this six month fellowship period, I am also completing my Honours in music, and I’m not sure that is a blessing or a curse. I’m working on a concept album about beauty and so I’ve been able to use the space to help develop my tracks and really hone in on the production.

The Dream of Happiness by Constance Mayer 1819. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.