Cologne based synth-pop/disco singer, songwriter and producer Marius Lauber aka Roosevelt, has announced the release of his new album ‘Embrace‘.
Due to be released on September 22 via Counter Records/Ninja Tune, the follow-up to his 2021 LP Polydans, was written, recorded, and produced entirely by Roosevelt, and features deeply personal lyrics and emotive instrumentals unlike anything heard on his past releases. Pre-order your copy here.
Feeling alienated by the music industry & struggling with imposter syndrome, Lauber took his home studio on the road with the intent of fully immersing himself in the writing process like never before. Working with improvised setups in cities around the world, Lauber has crafted an album that sounds equally intimate and expansive, with kaleidoscopic synthesiser arrangements and addictive disco basslines throughout.
New single ‘Paralyzed’, inspired by the feelings invoked by early 80’s disco, finds Roosevelt in a lovelorn state, while layers of shimmering synths envelop a funky dance floor-ready bassline.
Speaking on the track, Roosevelt says:
“During a writing session in Barcelona, I was heavily influenced by early 80s disco, especially its bass lines, and listened a lot to singers like Melba Moore or Gwen Guthrie – there’s something in these bass lines that is both uplifting and sad, which is something I’m always drawn to. Paralyzed grew from spontaneously playing a bass line, and when layering the rest of the instrumentation, I tried to give it that bittersweet feeling these old disco tracks have to me.”
Working with improvised setups in cities around the world, Lauber has crafted an album that sounds equally intimate and expansive, with kaleidoscopic synthesiser arrangements and addictive disco basslines throughout.
Check out “Paralyzed” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.
Roosevelt Upcoming Tour Dates
21 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC
22 – Las Vegas, NV – Life is Beautiful Festival
23 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Theater
25 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
26 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
29 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
30 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater