You know the face – or should we say faces -
Roy Brown's releases his solo album, also availabe on limited edition vinyl
With his traffic-stopping combination of superhero build, a high-precision bone structure fusing Jamaican, Chinese, Indian and Cuban genes and gender-transcendently luscious lips, eyes and skin, Roy Anthony Brown’s outrageous, ever-changing style manifestations have been igniting London’s most flamboyant club nights and the world’s most hallowed fashion pages since the glory days of Taboo, i-D, Kinky Gerlinky and Red Hot + Blue.
But did you know Roy also packs a voice just as arresting, expressive and individual? Sometimes soulful, sometimes defiant, sometimes intimate and sometimes full-on furious, it’s an instrument which, in his latest incarnation as Roy Inc, the multi-talented Mr Brown unleashes on his debut solo album We were here, I’m just like you. Heralded by the first two singles Attention Kills and F.A.M.E. For All My Enemies, and now by the brooding Point Defiance, it’s a collection of ten tracks plus bonus material in shades of sophisticated, ebony-dark electro pop, and comes accompanied by spectacular videos that marry some of Roy’s most dazzling guises yet with state of the art special effects and sweeping, cinematic storyboarding that betray the singer-songwriter’s graphic artist past.