17-year-old Adam Rom knows what he wants. A pop artist cut from a different cloth, Adam produces all of his own music after discovering production software Logic aged 14. As well as handling vocal duties, he co-writes his songs too.
The release of his debut single ‘Obvious’ has put the south Londoner on the map. The song is a quarter of a million streams strong and has received support from Radio 1 in the form of ‘Best New Pop’ and multiple plays from daytime presenter Scott Mills, who co-signed the track by saying “if Justin Bieber did that, that would be a worldwide smash.”
Exposure for Obvious continued in the weeks following its release, with Love Island syncing the song during their popular Sunday slot – leading to a huge influx of Shazam reactions and pushing the record into the top 40 on their UK chart.
The Brit School graduate and multi-instrumentalist draws from a range of influences that include Justin Beiber, Flume, Zayn & Mura Masa. Adam first picked up a guitar aged 12 and taught himself through watching YouTube videos. Soon after Adam progressed to the bass guitar and it was then he discovered Logic via his older sister who was studying music at the time. During this period, he was also introduced to the drum kit and began practising endlessly during lunch time at school.
2019 has been a landmark year for innovative pop acts and Adam Rom is leading the charge for the UK.