German producer Roosevelt, returns with the new single “Sign”.
Marius Lauber, aka German producer Roosevelt, returns with the first new single since his sophomore album Young Romance in 2018. “Sign” is a pared-back piece of hyper-melodic digitalism, a cinematic ballad about loss and hope with a pulsating antique drum machine as the bedrock. Sparse and dazzling at the same time, “Sign” is a prime example of Roosevelt’s deft craftsmanship, paying homage to early house and vintage pop.
The new track is a musical return to Roosevelt’s roots in dance music-there are no guitars or live drums–it’s all computer love:
"I wanted to make something intimate, so I started with these spherical Juno 60 chords.
When I added rhythmical elements, I realised that the track could work in a dance music world-I normally record a lot of real drums but stripped this one back to just an 808 beat.
A nice contrast between the intimate feeling of the synth and the dance floor qualities of the vocal sample, bass line and 808 started to emerge.
I found it really inspiring to make something that’s initially made for listening alone on your headphones, but that hopefully can come alive in the near future when played out at a dance club or festival and create a form of unity again."
It’s comforting to think, that we will all see each other again dancing to this song
Roosevelt - “Sign” (Single)