Getting To Know... Romi Chase

After cementing herself with a breadth of warm and vibrant efforts throughout 2022, Polish artist Romi Chase is back for the new year to deliver her rousing new offering 'Today'.

Capturing more of that warm and tender alt-pop aesthetic she is known for, 'Today' makes for a wonderfully rich and enticing listen. With her bold and shimmering voice layered across a progressive production throughout, she is continuing her rise as one of the more captivating names emerging right now.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has been inspiring her most lately.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The first instrument I fell in love with was piano. I was 5 or 6 years old when my dad signed me up for piano lessons combined with vocal training. Given that I'm Polish, born and raised, I love listening to Chopin when I'm practising mindfulness or meditation searching for inspiration. My favourite work of his is Nocturne in C Sharp minor. It's one of the most beautiful musical art pieces of all time in my opinion. Shortly after I fell in love with the sound of a saxophone. "Lily Was Here", an instrumental duet by David A. Stewart and saxophonist Candy Dulfer, has helped me get through plenty tough times in life.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I grew up listening to a bit of everything. I jammed to "Dzem", a Polish rock band. I sang my soul with Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye. My parents had quite an extensive collection of tapes and vinyls that I always "borrowed" without asking. I loved Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Whitney Houston. "Queen" has always had a special place in my heart. I can't fail to mention Jay Z and Outkast but that's a bit later on.

What was the first album you remember owning?

It must have been Encore. Once I turned 10ish years old, I got an allowance from my parents. I spent most of it on CDs. I bought new CDs every single Sunday. That was back when you'd go to the music store and sit there for hours just listening to previews on one of those raggedy store headphones. Good ol' times.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

"Private Dancer" by Tina Turner. I feel like this song is about my life in both metaphorical and literal sense.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I light up candles, dim the lights and search for beats. If something pops, I'm humming to it to see what I can get. If I don't like it right away, I don't want it. I pop an edible for extra creativity too sometimes.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I've spent a lot of time listening to Ne-Yo, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys lately.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

It's gotta be Lizzo. I respect her so much. I adore her positivity and personality, not just her music. Her brand of spreading positivity and encouragement matches mine as well.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

When fans hit me up to tell me that listening to my music has helped them in one way or another. I'm extremely passionate about helping and encouraging others to do their best every single day. Maybe because that encouragement and positivity is something I lacked growing up.

And what is the most frustrating part?

When you re-record the same song 4 times and it's still not right. It's like, you want to believe in this song you wrote but after a few attempts, it's time to give up on it if it feels like you can't get it right. That is a little frustrating and disappointing.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

That there is no right or wrong when it comes to art. I live by this rule and as long as I do my best, I will be alright.


Romi Chase's new single 'Today' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.