It was a rainy night yet worth the trip to Brooklyn to catch German singer, songwriter and producer Roosevelt perform at Rough Trade. After two years of DJing across Europe and releasing a single here and there, he just dropped his full-length eponymous debut album in August featuring a slew of slick ’80s-inspired tracks that I can get enough of.
‘Fever’ is by far my favorite track on the album, caught somewhere between Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ and A-ha’s ‘The Sun Always Shines on TV.’ He sun also shines on his sexy voice on singles ‘Hold On,’ ‘Colours,’ Montreal’ and ‘Night Moves.’ He performed one cover, a stripped down version of ‘Teardrops,’ written and originally performed by Womack & Womack back in the 1980s (of course), and later by Elton John and k.d. lang in the 1990s. Such a weird choice but it worked. Looking forward to hearing more from this guy.