ROOSEVELT releases neo-noir video for 80’s inspired synth track BELONG!
Watch ‘Belong’ Video here.
A pillow-soft hallucinatory dreamscape of nocturnal reveries and a lilting sense of melancholia, Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt’s self-titled debut showcased him as a fully developed recording artist with an instinctive synthesis of different soundscapes. Released on City Slang / Greco Roman in August, the record has a deep affinity to the dance music world unified with sophisticated, classic song structures.
Roosevelt’s growth was catalyzed by an early DJ residency at Kompakt’s Total Confusion party alongside Superpitcher & Michael Mayer, with the label also releasing an early remix of his for COMA. These experiences helped Lauber realise how dance music connects to its audience in a different way to what he’d experienced from earlier days spent performing in bands.
Following his US tour in September and ahead of the UK part of his mammoth European run (including sold-out shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne and London,) Roosevelt presents a stunning neo-noir inspired video for ‘Belong’,’ bringing the album artwork to life in a haze of 80’s nostalgia. Early-evening cruise through a city of neon lights anyone?
‘Belong is a 80s-inspired synth track, where i tried to bring in a slower groove than on the rest of my album. It’s the only song on the record where I didn’t record live drums, solely using drum machines to achieve a colder sound aesthetic. I listened a lot to bands like Human League and Tears For Fears in the making of the song. With the video we wanted to bring the vibe of the album artwork to life, and create a live performance around it. It was important to me to come back to the aesthetic of the album cover – as ‘Belong’ is definitely a key track on the record for me’ Marius Lauber
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