August 19, 2020
Photo Credit Joseph Strauch


After causing a stir in June with ‘Sign’, his first new studio recording since 2018, acclaimed artist and producer Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt today shares the follow-up single ‘Echoes’.

This late summer special showcases a totally different side of Roosevelt – a space disco opus with layers of vocals revealing a wide narrative arc that simultaneously taps into euphoria and nostalgia. Alongside his second single in three months he also announces the first batch of European tour dates for 2021, which may or may not hint at even more imminent Roosevelt news. 

“I often see the recording process as an experiment as to how much of a band sound I can create on my own. It still really excites me to produce something that sounds larger than my little recording studio, so even when I could hire musicians to come in and play parts, to me there’s something magic about doing it all by myself with my sometimes mediocre skills on some of the instruments I record. ‘Echoes’ is a good example, as I wanted to create a really rich and lush production, a ‘disco orchestra’ kind of sound, with lots of layers of sound.

Something I did on Echoes, which I haven’t done for quite a long time, was to have a musical and lyrical resolution as a second part of the track, that works as a reply to the beginning. While the first half is about being worried about never being able to forget a person that was important to you, the second half is about coming to terms with the fact that you’ve made these memories, knowing you can always slip into your memory to dive back into those feelings you once had. It builds into a very nostalgic and euphoric moment and turns dealing with the past into something positive and ecstatic.” – Marius Lauber


07.03.21         IRL Dublin – Button Factory

08.03.21         UK Manchester – Gorilla

10.03.21         UK London – Electric Ballroom

11.03.21         FR Paris – La Maroquinerie

12.03.21         BE Brussels – Botanique

14.03.21         NL Amsterdam – Melkweg

15.03.21         DE Hamburg – Grünspan

17.03.21         DE Berlin – Huxleys

18.03.21         DE Cologne – Carlswerk

19.03.21         DE Frankfurt – Zoom

20.03.21         DE Stuttgart – Wizemann

23.03.21         ES Barcelona – Razz 2

24.03.21         ES Madrid – BUT

29.03.21         AT Vienna – Grelle Forelle

30.03.21         CH Zurich – Plaza

31.03.21         DE Munich – Backstage  



The song, “a thumping house-pop jam with an emotional ballad at its gooey center” to quote Stereogum, pays homage to early house and vintage pop and is already streaming in the millions. The video, produced by Ohad Ben Moshe, takes the concept even further watch here: Roosevelt – ‘Sign (Official Video)’ 

Just when the song reached over a 1 million plays and was named one of “the best new dance tracks” by Billboard, Marius released a stunningly vulnerable and stripped piano version of the song, which American Songwriter said “reveals something more haunting, and heartbreaking” about the track.

Roosevelt – ‘Sign (Piano Version)’ 

Roosevelt is and always was a dedicated music lover, with a rich knowledge of several decades of music, from yacht rock to Balearic textures, house euphoria to sub-zero techno, he’s drawn to all forms of dance music.

Guided by the emotional and physical connection to music, he uses his outstanding skills in electronics to create music that pushes and pulls between the body and the mind. It’s the warm emotional touch that drives his music and made people fall in love with his tunes since his very early singles, his outstanding debut album ‘Roosevelt’ (2016) and the bold, addictive follow up ‘Young Romance’ (2018). And it is Roosevelt’s warm emotional touch that also drives ‘Sign’ forward again. 

When not locked in his studio cranking out the hits, Roosevelt is also an in-demand producer, collaborating with Classixx and Washed Out or remixing artists like Rhye, Chvrches and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Alongside his successful live career, relentlessly touring with his band all over the world, he has also DJ’d at landmark clubs like Berlin’s Panorama Bar and London’s Fabric, rocked festivals such as Primavera Sound, Glastonbury, while also appearing on Boiler Room.

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