The countdown is on! The Roop are set to premiere the “Discoteque” music video at 8:30 CET on Friday morning. And with roughly 24 hours left to go, they have shared yet another teaser of their entry for Lithuania’s Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021.
The Roop “Discoteque” teaser
Early on Thursday morning, The Roop — that’s Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas — published a 30-second snippet to their social media channels. In an apparent acknowledgement of the brevity of the previously released “fragment”, they write “We hear you! You want a snippet? OK! Here you are! One day left till the premiere!”
The clip will surely tantalise and frustrate fans in equal measure. It appears to be a prologue of sorts to the actual music video. We see Vaidotas sitting in his changing room backstage, deep in thought. Then, about 12-seconds in, a guitar starts to strum. It immediately captures the attention of the band’s frontman who turns his head to gaze directly into the vanity mirror before him.
On Instagram, the clip is accompanied by the hashtag “#eyebrowdance”. And that’s because Vaidotas’ eyebrows begin to involuntarily twitch in time with the music. The perplexed lead singer leans towards his reflection to take a closer look. The music builds, and then whoosh! The snippet is over.
The Roop “Discoteque” first snippet
This clip follows on from the 15-second fragment which came on Thursday. Upon posting that to their various social media channels, they simply wrote “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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