“Paralyzed” By Roosevelt

Roosevelt has announced his new album Embrace will drop on September 22nd via Counter Records/Ninja Tune. Along with the news, the DJ, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has shared the single “Paralyzed.” Roosevelt has collaborated with Nile Rodgers, Classixx and Washed Out, and remixes for Taylor Swift, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Paralyzed”, is the third single off the new album following the recent releases of “Luna” and “Ordinary Love”. Continuing where the previous singles left off, “Paralyzed” finds Roosevelt in a lovelorn state as he croons to a past flame: “Can feel our love is fading / So lead me to your door / All I can say / Feels off now / I’m paralyzed by your love” while layers of shimmering synths envelop a funky dance floor-ready bassline.

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.

Speaking about “Paralyzed”, Roosevelt noted: “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.”

Counter Records/Ninja Tune

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Roosevelt 2023 Tour Dates

SEP 21, 2023
The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA

SEP 22, 2023
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
Las Vegas, NV

SEP 23, 2023
SOhO Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA

SEP 25, 2023
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

SEP 26, 2023
The Independent
San Francisco, CA

SEP 28, 2023
The Novo
Los Angeles, CA

SEP 29, 2023
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA

SEP 30, 2023
Fremont Theater
San Luis Obispo, CA

OCT 3, 2023
Goldfield Trading Post
Sacramento, CA

OCT 5, 2023
Wonder Ballroom
Portland, OR

OCT 6, 2023
The Showbox
Seattle, WA

OCT 7, 2023
Vogue Theatre
Vancouver, BC

OCT 9, 2023
Treefort Music Hall
Boise, ID

OCT 10, 2023
Urban Lounge
Salt Lake City, UT

OCT 12, 2023
Gothic Theatre
Denver, CO

OCT 13, 2023
Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO

OCT 14, 2023
Aggie Theatre
Fort Collins, CO

OCT 16, 2023
The Lowbrow Palace
El Paso, TX

OCT 17, 2023
Meow Wolf
Santa Fe, NM

OCT 19, 2023
White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs
Houston, TX

OCT 20, 2023
Emo’s Austin
Austin, TX

OCT 21, 2023
The Studio at The Factory
Dallas, TX

OCT 23, 2023
Beer City Music Hall
Oklahoma City, OK

OCT 24, 2023
Des Moines, IA

OCT 26, 2023
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Minneapolis, MN

OCT 27, 2023
The Vic Theatre
Chicago, IL

OCT 28, 2023
HI-FI Indy Annex
Indianapolis, IN

OCT 30, 2023
Nashville, TN

OCT 31, 2023
Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH

NOV 2, 2023
The Majestic Theatre
Detroit, MI

NOV 3, 2023
The Danforth Music Hall
Toronto, ON

NOV 4, 2023
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY

NOV 6, 2023
Thunderbird Café & Music Hall
Pittsburgh, PA

NOV 7, 2023
Brooklyn Bowl Philly
Philadelphia, PA

NOV 9, 2023
Brooklyn Steel
New York, NY

NOV 10, 2023
9:30 Club – Late Show
Washington, D.C.

NOV 11, 2023
Paradise Rock Club
Boston, MA

NOV 13, 2023
The Broadberry
Richmond, VA

NOV 14, 2023
Music Farm
Charleston, SC

NOV 15, 2023
Variety Playhouse
Atlanta, GA

NOV 17, 2023
Corona Capital
Mexico City, Mexico

DEC 1, 2023
Hamburg, Germany

DEC 2, 2023
Botanique (Orangerie)
Brussels, Brussels

DEC 3, 2023
TivoliVredenburg (Ronda)
Utrecht, Netherlands

DEC 4, 2023
Cabaret Sauvage
Paris, France

DEC 6, 2023
Electric Brixton
London, UK

DEC 7, 2023
New Century
Manchester, UK

DEC 9, 2023
Live Music Hall
Cologne, Germany

DEC 10, 2023
Berlin, Germany

DEC 12, 2023
Wiesbaden, Germany

DEC 13, 2023
Sala Apolo
Barcelona, Spain

DEC 14, 2023
Lula Club (Jaguar)
Madrid, Spain

DEC 16, 2023
Zorlu PSM
İstanbul, Türkiye

Pre-order Embrace by Roosevelt HERE


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