New wave/disco purveyor Roosevelt creates some super infectious, highly danceable soundscapes with an updated retro aesthetic. He’s gearing up to drop his self-titled debut album this fall, and a video combining new tracks “Colours” and “Moving On” is the first, dual-faceted foray into the project.
“Colours” is a catchy, movement-inducing combination with bouncy synths, playful tribal-leaning drums, and a repetitious alternating drum patterns about all the things a romantic partner can take with them when they decide to leave. The visuals for the “Colours” portion of the clip have vivacious hues bouncing off of black backgrounds for great splashes of color and energy. “Moving On”, is a smoother, more groovy bit of new wave about recovering from what that partner took with them along with their departure. It’s only a snippet of the song, but the juxtaposition of the bright, highly produced set from the visuals accompanying “Colours” and the natural outdoor lighting of the images complementing “Moving On” makes for an arresting contrast from director Elliott Arndt. Watch.
Roosevelt is out 8/19 on Greco-Roman/City Slang.