The musical world of Rome is special. It combines the traditional skills of writing ballads with a refined poetic verse and unusual arrangements. The first CDs show a strong influence of industrial and darkfolk music, but Flowers From Exile and Nos Chants Perdus signal the turn towards the French song and American folk. Rome allows you to penetrate different styles: the works of his patrons Jacues Brel and Leo Ferre, sometimes meet with an energetic year and influenced wave music from Joy Division or New Model Army. Sam Jerome describes his style as chanson noir.
Creativity Rome does not diminish, just the opposite. His new album returns to the roots of the neo-folk martial and will convince lovers of history, culture as well as indie, gothic and punk music.
The thirteenth album of Rome is entitled Le Ceneri di Heliodoro (Ashes of Heliodor). Lyrics will oscillate around historical themes, combining them with important literary works and quotes from Brecht, Jünger, Camus, Celine, Burroughs and London. At Le Ceneri di Heliodoro, Rome’s music will touch important and current topics. There will be plenty of provocation and ambiguity. Rome is struggling with the collapsing sense of European unity, the fragile relations between European countries as well as America. The theme of the continuity of identity, which so strongly distinguished itself in the last decade, had a visible impact on Reuter. In this context, referring to the thoughts of the ancient philosopher Heliodor, Rome once again offers us confusion and outrage through her music.
The single from the new One Lion’s Roar album – proud, lively song of exiles, announces a new album, where the proud and independent lion once again appears as the band’s patron.