Lithuania’s Eurovision 2021 group The Roop are doing what they can for Ukraine with the release of a new single “Love Is All We Got”.
The Roop – “Love Is All We Got”
In the music video’s description, the group note:
“We filmed the music video for ‘Love Is All We Got’ at the end of October 2021. We, Lithuanians, have a painful collective memory and it kept whispering that the tension and disturbance in the world was rising. But not even in the worst nightmare could we dream of a war starting in it’s roughest form. While editing the video now we added additional images of people gatherings, support and protest activities from Lithuania and around the world. It is important for Ukrainian people to see us all who see, feel and support.
“Blooming flowers symbolise hope and desire for peace. After all, flowers can break through concrete – such a superpower of life lies within the spirit of Ukrainians while fighting the invader. The dominating green color in the music video encodes revival, birth, and also prompts to stride forth and commit actions firmly.
“Looking back at Lithuanian history, we remember experiencing Russia’s regime aggression multiple times. We were being occupied, exiled, killed. Each family has living memories of it. So how did we survive? We are guessing it was because of love. Because of big love for our families, children, mothers, fathers, and our country. Our nation like no other deeply understands and supports Ukraine. Putin’s war against Ukraine is a war against humanity. We wish for it to end.
“We express enormous support for Ukrainian band Go_A, with whom we established a warm friendship in Rotterdam, during Eurovision. We were discussing a collaboration and ‘Love Is All We Got’ was one of the options. However, our intentions and plans were terminated by Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. Go_A recently wrote that they temporarily pause their music activity because of the war. All members of the band remained in their homeland. We want to believe the war ends as soon as possible, and we can write music and make the collaboration happen.
“We admire people’s consolidation in Ukraine’s exhausting fight against the aggressor. Each contributes as much as they can and comprehends at a time. We, as THE ROOP, support Ukraine by financial donations, and we gave away all of our remaining merchandise – warm sweatshirts for adults and children. In addition, we constantly share relevant information on social media. Now we decided to contribute using our primary work – music. All of the funds collected for streaming of this song on all platforms in 2022 will be used to support Ukraine. Music can contribute to the idea of a better world, and spread beyond borders and nations.”
Take It All In !
It’s such a pleasure to see people all around the globe helping us. This time is very tough for my country and I’m not doing mentally and physically well mostly (most Ukrainians don’t), but the shared love and support is incredibly important for me. Thanks, Europe! XO
LOVE PEACE LOVE – is all we got! THANK YOU THE ROOP
These guys are such a class act. One of my favorite images from 2021’s contest was Vaidotas’ gentle reaction when they were announced as qualifiers. I hope Go_A (another class act by the way) stay safe so they can do this collaboration as soon as possible.
If Ukraine wins, who would host next year?
if ukraine isnt able to host if it were to win i think it should be in romania or poland with ukrainian presenters and the host country and ukraine working together on production
Yes, I think if Ukraine wins, it will be very likely that they have to pass on the hosting duties to somebody else because they are not in any good shape to host. It would the first time that the winning country didn’t host since 1980 when Israel passed on hosting duties because they didn’t think they could host twice in a row and they ended up withdrawing from the 1980 Contest altogether because the contest date clashed with an important memorial day that year.
It should be Germany! My country tries to hide at Eurovision so they don’t have to host it. So they should do it for Ukraine
it’s going to be worst eurovision season. Ukraine’s song is awful, before the war no one supported that song. And now they are the number one at odds. This is not eurovision song contest anymore, sadly.
You must’ve missed that moment before the war when it was pretty consistently in people’s top 20-25% (based on youtube videos and polls).
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Love you the roop! Love the green!
I’m so glad 2020 led me to discovering this band and not just for their genius music.
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You don’t though
Let’s get free publicity and the 100 euros we would raise would go to a charity! Honey!!! Really!!!
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More than a troll. An asshole.