Cologne, Germany-based Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt announced his new album Young Romance will be released September 28th, 2018 via City Slang/Greco-Roman. While his acclaimed debut album was deeply rooted in club culture, Young Romance sees the 27-year-old producer and songwriter embracing a newfound love for bigger, bolder, and sunnier pop songs. Lauber expresses escapism and wistfulness in equal measure, documenting his own artistic transitions and personal experiences along the way. “I ended up processing a lot of emotions that I felt during my youth,” he says. “Faded relationships that haunted me for years, being on the road for what seemed like forever, and the constant search of a place to call home.” The euphoric first single “Under The Sun” drips with sun-drenched nostalgia while a melancholia lurks just below the surface — stream it now via YouTube and all DSPs at the pre-order link HERE.
In the two years since the release of his self-titled debut album that reached the Top 20 ofBillboard’s Dance/Electronic chart and earned praise from outlets including The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly (‘Roosevelt is “Breaking Big”’), The Wall Street Journal, Stereogum, Paste, DJ Mag, The Independent, and more, Roosevelt became an in-demand remixer (CHVRCHES, Rhye, and Glass Animals, to name a few) while maintaining a relentless touring schedule (his first ever headlining U.S. tour included multiple sold-out dates and a performance at NYC’s Governors Ball Music Festival).
Young Romance was written and finished in 6 months and features his first collaboration with Washed Out (“Forgive”). Lauber locked himself up with a pile of vintage synthesizers in his newly built studio in his hometown, where he wrote the record, and later traveled to Los Angeles, where he completed it. Once again working with Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Future Islands), who mixed the record at the legendary Sunset Sound studios, Young Romance propels Roosevelt into unchartered territory. Now less reliant on a four-to-the-floor kick drum as a rhythmic backbone, this sophomore record sees him embrace grooves of all shapes and sizes, and the results are thrilling.