Hear Soccer Mommy and Kero Kero Bonito join forces on ‘Rom Com 2021’


Kero Kero Bonito has teamed up with Soccer Mommy for the latest installment in the Adult Swim Singles series, giving a techno twist to the latter’s recent single, “Rom Com 2004”.

Renamed “Rom Com 2021”, the remix elevates Soccer Mommy’s original track with propulsive synths and effervescent 808 beat, swapping the hazy, spaced feel of “Rom Com 2004” with a more visceral, rave-inspired energy. In a press release, Kero Kero Bonito said: “Our contributions were inspired by Bridget Jones Diary, late summer and UK Garage’s vocal manipulation.

Listen to ‘Rom Com 2021’ below, then compare it to ‘Rom Com 2004’:

“Rom Com 2021” marks the 23rd installment of this year’s Adult Swim Singles series, with previous tracks from Iceage, Cloud Rat, Emily Wells and Naujawanan Baidar. The series began in 2010 and has continued every year since.

“Rom Com 2004” was originally released as a standalone single in July, marking Soccer Mommy’s second release for 2021 after “Kissing In The Rain” – his contribution to DC’s Black Nights: Death Metal soundtrack – the previous month.

Her second album, ‘Color Theory’, was released last February, flanked by the singles ‘Lucy’, ‘Yellow Is The Color Of Her Eyes’, ‘Circle The Drain’, ‘Bloodstream’ and ‘Crawling In My Skin’. It was followed by a collection of album demos in November.

In a four-star review of ‘Color Theory’, NME Hannah Mylrea called Soccer Mommy “mastery in painting vivid images with lyrics, combining earworm melodies and warm instrumentation with overwhelming words that have an emotional impact.”

Kero Kero Bonito released his latest EP, ‘Civilization II’, in April. NME gave it a four-star review, with writer Ben Jolley praising it for relying on the trio’s “sweet but unpredictable fusion of J-pop, electro, bubblegum pop and shoegaze” Londoner, calling his tracks “future pop bops that are brilliant and, above all, fun”.

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