The hype is getting higher! Roughly one year after the record-breaking “On Fire”, The Roop are set to drop the long-awaited follow-up “Discoteque”. Now, ahead of its official release on Friday 22 January, the band have shared a snippet of their entry for Lithuania’s Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021.
The Roop “Discoteque” snippet
The Roop — that’s Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas — don’t elaborate much on the 15-second clip. Upon posting it to their various social media channels, they simply write “A fragment of “Discoteque” vibe”. The statement concludes with the “man dancing” emoji.
Whilst brief, the snippet does give us a little taste as to what we can expect. Unsurprisingly, it appears to have the quintessential four-on-the-floor disco beat — the clue is in the title, after all. It is dominated by what seem to be beatboxing samples while an ethereal tinkling sound can also be heard.
In an earlier post, the trio wrote: “The new song “Discoteque” is not a copy of “On Fire”. That’s what we wanted the least. However, one thing that is in common (apart from band members) is that both sound somewhat unusual. And we love it!”
The Roop at Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021
The reigning Pabandom iš Naujo! champions are participating in Lithuania’s national selection once more. However, in acknowledgement of the fact that they never got the chance to perform at the cancelled Eurovision 2020, producers have given The Roop a guaranteed slot in the final. That means they don’t have to go through the heats and semi-final like the other 20 acts.
So that they’re not at any disadvantage, the band have also been given the chance to perform “Discoteque” in Heat Two on Saturday 23 January. This ensures that the Lithuanian public will be familiar with their song when the final rolls around in just over two weeks’ time.
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