‘Getaway’ with Roosevelt and his new single
Euro synth-pop never seems to fail anybody and is something we all seem to treasure, and our latest treasure is ROOSEVELT. From the neon-synth experimental 80’s (which for unknown reasons, when tied up with 80’s movies, such as Tron, creeped me out as a kid) through to post punk to the here and now, we have ‘Getaway’.
Since 2016, Roosevelt (aka Marius Lauber) has been hard at work, not only having a self-titled album under his belt, but has also flipped and remixed some of our most beloved artists including CHVRCHES and Glass Animals.
The West Germany born DJ, producer and vocalist, has created and released ‘Getaway’, his latest and last single for his up and coming album, Young Romance. The song has followed closely after singles, ‘Under the Sun’ and ‘Forgive’.
Hearing they heavy synth’s in ‘Getaway’ for the first time, my initial thought was that if it were released during the making of, ‘Getaway’ would have been featured in the soundtrack for the movie Drive – effective music at its best. The vocals capture a sense of escapism that merge extremely well with certain parts of the song that Roosevelt recorded with a vintage Minimoog. The song releases a freedom feeling through the lyrics, but at the same time, in synth-pop uniform with that killer introduction, proves that something dark yet euphoric and fun, seems to be brewing through his work.
‘Getaway’ paints an exciting picture of what might be around the corner with Young Romance. After being written in his hometown of Cologne and completed in Los Angeles with Chris Coady who has mixed Beach House, Grizzly Bear and Future Islands, Young Romance will be released September 28th. Doing his biggest tour yet in Europe and North America in the coming months, we can only keep eyes peeled for a Roosevelt Australian tour, in the meantime, I’m going to shop around for a synthesiser.
Image: David J East
Words by Melinda Amott