Fueled By Ramen recording artist Rome has announced details of his long awaited debut album. “GET FREE” arrives everywhere on August 12th.
“GET FREE” is heralded by the first single, “If The World,” which is available now on the iTunes Store and all leading DSPs.
“GET FREE” finds Rome taking a more DIY approach to his music, holing up in El Paso, TX, with producer/songwriter Dave Bassett to write and record the entire 10-song collection. The 24-year old singer-songwriter – best known as the frontman for Sublime with Rome – played nearly every instrument on the album with the exception of drums – which came courtesy of Bouncing Souls’ Michael McDermott and Sublime with Rome bandmate Josh Freese – and a featured appearance by Butthole Surfers guitar hero Paul Leary on the electrifying title track. Rome has already previewed a trio of songs from “GET FREE” with companion videos for “Scream,” “Terrorista,” and “Eighteen” streaming now at Fueled By Ramen’s official YouTube channel www.youtube.com/fueledbyramen.
“GET FREE” follows Rome’s initial solo offering, 2012’s “DEDICATION” EP. In addition to the title track – co-written by Rome with Nate Ruess of fun. and Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), who also produced the song – the EP included songs produced and co-written by such studio superstars as Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Ke$ha, Wiz Khalifa), Robopop (Gym Class Heroes, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (The Lonely Island Feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga), and the aforementioned Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm). Since the release of his “DEDICATION” EP, Rome has been touring regularly around the globe with Sublime with Rome and writing songs for a wide range of acclaimed artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, and Robin Thicke among others.