The singer, who released her debut solo single ‘Lifetime’ again in September, advised The Guardian: “I got here out after I was 15, and my dad was actually cool about it, and I’m very grateful for that.
“However I didn’t really feel prepared once we put out that first xx album, once we have been about 20, to be actually, actually open about my sexuality.”
She added: “Over time, rising up and in addition simply noticing how the world is altering, I felt much more comfy being extra public.”
Romy went on to say that she feels she will be able to now “write about loving a lady and never really feel afraid or embarrassed,” including: “possibly it’s a rising up factor, and simply not caring as a lot what individuals suppose.”
She additionally spoke of the shortage of lesbian dance and pop songs, saying: “After I was a young person, and I used to be in search of explicitly lesbian love songs that I may hook up with, I positively wasn’t discovering any pop-dance music. It was extra like, lesbian acoustic music.
“That’s the stereotype, I feel. What does a lesbian love track sound like? Somebody with an acoustic guitar!”
In a four-star review of ‘Lifetime’, NME‘s El Hunt stated: “On the proof of this new single, you can speculate that Romy was one other main driving drive behind The xx’s directional shift to dancier materials. Earlier than becoming a member of the band, she was a 17-year-old DJ spinning tunes in a Soho homosexual bar.
“The whole lot about ‘Lifetime’ makes good sense (regardless of the mildly irritating timing). Again in April Romy promised on Instagram that her new solo challenge could be upbeat and “enjoyable” – and it seems that was one thing of an understatement.”
The singer additionally confirmed that The xx will be returning with new music, in any case three members launched into solo initiatives. “There’s extra xx music to come back for positive,” she stated.