Fire and the Romance is the new band fronted by South African singer/songwriter Dion Roy. He was on a solo tour in Europe when he had a vision for a larger scale band, which led to the formation of Fire and the Romance. The alt-pop group’s impending debut EP, Adaptations, was written around the world in locations from Los Angeles to New York to France, and is set for release this June.
“She’s a Devil” is the band’s second video and features charismatic cosplay star and alternative model Alexa Poletti, also well known in Japanese street fashion. The video’s mysterious storyline features Poletti’s anime and cosplay skills as she morphs into different characters from scene to scene to tantalize and then torment the video’s protagonist. The song blends modern pop with sonic flavors from the soul and alternative genres for a more experimental sound that makes Fire and the Romance a band to watch in 2014.
“Its been an incredible experience developing this project with my band; the process was both fun and intriguing. The Adaptations EP was an experiment in sound that really turned into something special for all of us—and I love what we found,” Roy told Earmilk.com earlier this spring.
The EP release in June will be accompanied by an East Coast tour from the band, starting at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on June 3.
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