Singer/guitarist Alyssa Suede aka Rome Will Burn, who was raised in Los Angeles, comes from a musical family par excellence. Her father, renowned arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell, has worked on hundreds of albums and numerous films, while her brother is none other than Grammy–award winner and platinum-selling superstar Beck.
So while racking up numerous medals and titles as a figure skater Suede has also found the time to explore her musical artistry through the Rome Will Burn project which initially included Manifesto. The duo parted ways earlier this way with Suede continuing the project and releasing a brand new single entitled, “Loving Out Loud (The Game Of Love)”.
As much as the juxtaposition of Suede’s voice and songwriting with cutting-edge electronica drives this track, there can be no mistaking that her music can be just as compelling without bells and whistles. It’s just so much catchier with all the bells and whistles!
Every word is fraught with meaning and emotion as Suede truly tries to stretch the meaning of her music with a flashy, stylistic approach to pop music, mixing genres and embracing electronic and rock sounds to create something truly unique and all her own.
I applaud her for that, because in this day and age the radio is basically a sea of similarly sounding pop stars who don’t understand the concept of progressive thinking in pop.
Building on the foundation she crafted together with former duo-partner Manifesto, on their earlier releases, Suede who has now completely taken over the musical reins of Rome Will Burn, takes a remarkable step forward here.
“Loving Out Loud (The Game Of Love)” shows off not only Suede’s vocal abilities but her creative spirit and sets a perfect foundation for the evolution that will surely be taking place as she moves forward with her career. It helps unfold the layers to her vision.
The song blends the melodic musicality that makes her so special with the hard hitting beats and triumphant experimental qualities that color outside all the lines and make this track so inspired. “Loving Out Loud (The Game Of Love)” has a constant thrust that embeds the song in your eardrums, and is a harmonious fusion of haunting presence and dynamic energy.
The song literally explodes in the chorus. This is impeccable pop with attitude. Alyssa Suede aka Rome Will Burn has such a soulful voice and beautiful sound, as she matches just the right amount of beat and substance together with emotion.