Hailing from Granada Hills, the California-based artist Manny Romero brings his skills as a singer, songwriter, and producer into the world of R&B, allowing him to set himself apart from other artists. Aptly illustrating his musical versatility, Manny Romero combines Hip-Hop, R&B, and psychedelic flavors into his recent single “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore.”
Romero brings the song a vibe of minimalistic nonchalance with a subtle electronic synth and faded trap beat making up its low-fi backtrack. Along with the occasional background harmony, Manny Romero showcases his vocal diversity as he gives the listener a taste of both hard-hitting rap verses and soulful R&B vocalizations during each chorus.
Just when the listener would assume that “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore” is coming to an end as the music fades out gracefully, they are immediately transported back into the psychedelic, R&B haze that the song creates. With a sturdy piano melody played at a low octave, Manny Romero lets the listener know that he hasn’t quite finished sharing his message as he exclaims “yeah, I got more, I’ve got a whole different story.”
The backtrack begins to intensify as the euphoric synths reach higher octaves and the beat becomes busier. Manny Romero uses the second phase of “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore” to lay it all on the table; each verse bursting with passion and emotion. Now rapping about exactly what he aims to acquire in his lifetime, Manny Romero encourages the listener to unapologetically dedicate their lives to working towards their goals.
Hello Manny, welcome to BuzzMusic, and congratulations on your latest release, "Don't Wanna Be Alone Anymore." It is not often that we hear a song that can seamlessly incorporate two different tones as you did for the last portion of “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore.” What was your inspiration for including this unique music style? My inspiration for writing this unique music style was writing something different and the way that the song flowed I was just feeling that I wanted to do a beat change in that last portion of the song to describe more of my sad side. By explicitly sharing your goals within your lyrics, fans are encouraged to get in touch with their true desires. What inspired your songwriting for “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore?” Is there a main message you were aiming to share with your fans? What inspired me to write my song for “Don’t wanna be alone anymore was that throughout my life I’ve been alone for so long and I thought that there was something wrong with me since I could never get into a relationship no matter what. I felt that I sabotaged every chance I had to get into a relationship and I thought I was the only one who couldn't find anyone and being alone for so long has caused a hole in my heart and pain that is hard to describe. I later noticed that I wasn’t the only one who was going thru the same stuff I was going thru. Seeing that actually, a lot of people were going thru the same thing as me just inspired me to write this song and just let all of what I was feeling into this song. my main message is that I want the world to know my and others' pain of loneliness and want people who go thru the same thing can relate to the song.
We were entranced by your ability to incorporate flavors of various genres from Hip-Hop to R&B and even psychedelic tones. What genres inspire your music style? Has your music style evolved over time?
R&B and trap soul is what inspired me to write this type of genre of music for this single. Someone who really inspires me to write one of the styles I write is Bryson Tiller. I really love his music and flow and is something that I adopted and tuned into my style in this song. My music styles have evolved over time and continue to. I’ve been writing music for years and have found my style in music.
As a singer, songwriter, and producer, you have control over your entire creative process and are therefore faced with difficult decisions. Could you walk us through the creative process of “Don’t Wanna Be Alone Anymore?”
Yes of course. When I was in the studio I was faced with some challenges. It was my first time recording vocals and I’ve never recorded my vocals in the studio before. So I spent a lot of time trying to figure out my sound for vocals which I finally started to. But an even bigger challenge was rapping. I don’t really rap much since I am more of a singer vocal wise so when I was rapping I actually had to rewrite half of my lyrics and there was a point where I almost gave up since I was just stuck at rewriting the lyrics at the last portion of the song. But my friend who is a rapper pulled up and was able to help me rewrite the last verse and I was able to rap the last part. I just put all my emotions out there on the mic and just want people to feel my music.