Announces Revelatory New Album Embrace
Out September 22nd via Counter Records/Ninja Tune
watch video HERE
UK Tour in December 2023
Today, celebrated producer, DJ, songwriter, and musician Roosevelt has announced his highly-anticipated forthcoming album Embrace (out Sept 22nd via Counter Records/Ninja Tune) and releases the thrilling advanced single ‘Paralyzed.’ The follow up to his acclaimed 2021 LP Polydans, Embrace is a sonically vibrant and deeply personal creative statement from the maestro, who is quickly building a reputation as one of the world’s most innovative musical talents.
The announcement of Embrace is accompanied by the release of ‘Paralyzed’, the third advanced preview of the new album following the recent releases of ‘Luna’ and ‘Ordinary Love’. Inspired by the feelings invoked by early 80’s disco, ‘Paralyzed’ 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.”
Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Roosevelt (the stage name of Marius Lauber), Embrace features deeply personal lyrics and emotive instrumentals unlike anything heard on past Roosevelt releases. 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 synthesizer arrangements and addictive disco basslines throughout. The album’s title stems from Lauber’s realization that upon turning 30, many of his childhood friends had settled for “real jobs” while he was still on the road living an artist’s lifestyle – the title “Embrace” functions as a note to the artist himself, a reminder to accept the unpredictable twists and turns that life has in store.
Fall Right In
The announcement comes in the wake of Roosevelt announcing a run of EU and UK tour dates taking place in December 2023, which includes shows at Manchester’s New Century and London’s Electric Brixton. Pulling from his diverse catalogue and inspired by his own experiences DJing, the Roosevelt live show will feature fluid transitions between songs and a three-piece backing band. Full dates HERE.
Roosevelt’s busy 2023 follows past high-profile collaborations with Nile Rodgers, Classixx and Washed Out, and major remixes for the likes of Taylor Swift, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
UK & EU HEADLINE 2023 TOUR DATES:
1 Dec 2023 Hamburg, DE Fabrik
2 Dec 2023 Brussels, BE Botanique Orangerie
3 Dec 2023 Utrecht, NL TivoliVredenburg
4 Dec 2023 Paris, FR Cabaret Sauvage
6 Dec 2023 London, UK Electric Brixton
7 Dec 2023 Manchester, UK New Century
9 Dec 2023 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
10 Dec 2023 Berlin, DE Kesselhaus
12 Dec 2023 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
13 Dec 2023 Barcelona, ES Sala Apolo
14 Dec 2023 Madrid, ES Lula Club (Jaguar)
16 Dec 2023 Istanbul, TR Zorlu PSM
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.