PREMIERE: Roman Tragedy turn reflection into a weapon on their break-up anthem ‘Bittersweet’
March 31st 2020
Photo: Georgia Moloney
Sydney pop-rock duo Roman Tragedy don’t tread lightly when it comes to tugging at ya heartstrings. Their new single ‘Bittersweet’ premieres on Mornings with Joe Khan tomorrow.
If you’re no stranger to a good ol’ fashioned cry-dance in your bedroom, then Sydney’s Roman Tragedy have got your next soundtrack covered. After crossing paths in a Japanese bookstore back in 2018, Maz and Josie have been joined at the hip ever since – wasting zero time in carving out their own synthy brand of angsty pop-rock. Hailing from the Western ‘burbs of Sydney, they’ve tapped in to a recipe that’s hard to ignore. Start with some seamless vocals, add a dollop of new wave riffs and mix through the heartfelt embrace of feminist storytelling and you’ve got yourself an authentic Roman Tragedy. Hot tip: best served LOUD!
Their latest offering, ‘Bittersweet’, paints a vulnerable portrait of a relationship breaking down, using self-reflection as their weapon of choice to tackle the good, the bad, and the ugly. If Panic! At the Disco, Paramore and Bleachers had a song-baby, this could be it and we’re on board if they’re looking for babysitters!
So before you resort to party pashing or buying a voodoo doll to process your broken down relationship, take a deep breath, hit play on ‘Bittersweet’ and step into the world of Roman Tragedy. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your own secret weapon.
Stream ‘Bittersweet’ below + check out Roman Tragedy’s merch (available until midnight April 1).