How could The Roop possibly match the success of their Eurovision 2020 entry “On Fire”? By releasing “Discoteque”, a quirky dance track that comes with a bright, don’t-forget-me music video and some easy-to-master choreography.
Since its release on Friday, the video has already amassed more than a million views. That’s in just 48 hours! The like to dislike ratio is also impressive: 39,000 thumbs up to just 852 thumbs down. Yes, the dance floor really is on fire.
So guys, why all the success? Writing on Insta, their team suggest it may stem partly from the universal need to move. They write:
“THE ROOP have already noticed with their previous hit ‘On Fire’ how music and dance affects people. Music and dance liberates everyone. There’s not a single person who cannot dance. This is innate. Dance is like a tool which can also heal scars.”
The song most definitely has an uplifting quality. Although it wasn’t inspired by the pandemic, it resonates well in a time many of us have to stay at home and keep our distance from both strangers and those we love. Wiwiblogger Robyn summed it up well in our review of their first live performance.
“You’ve got all this energy and you can’t go out tonight, but here’s something you can do in the comfort of your own home: You can have your own solo disco. It’s tapping into that. I think it adds an extra emotional level. The live performance brings that joy.”
The Roop’s ‘Discoteque’ top the Spotify daily charts in Lithuania
International Eurofans feel the vibe, but what about Lithuanians? Well the Spotify daily charts in Lithuania show it has also struck a chord with them.
On the day of release, the song managed to shoot straight to number one, outperforming even “drivers license” — the global hit of the moment from Olivia Rodrigo.
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Are you loving all the love for The Roop? Do you think they can sustain this enthusiasm and energy throughout Eurovision selection season? Let us know down below!