The German electro-pop singer-songwriter Roosevelt has shared the next track which will appear on his upcoming sophomore album, Young Romance, when the studio project arrives later next month on Sept. 28. Roosevelt, whose real name is Marius Lauber, had previously released the album’s lead single, “Under The Sun,” and has now followed that up with the dance-friendly track, “Forgive,” which was shared on Wednesday and features production contributions from lo-fi artist Washed Out.
The new song can be heard in the audio-only music video seen above. Roosevelt has always kept his melodies and instrumentation on the lighter side in hopes of making sure they’re able to move freely like a musical breeze above the harder-hitting dance beat foundations of his songs. He sticks with the same overall production makeup for “Forgive,” which certainly pulls on some of the synthpop and relaxing chillwave influences thanks to the contributions from Washed Out’s Ernest Greene.
“I saw Ernest followed me on Instagram and I was so happy to find out he was a fan,” Lauber added in a statement about how his new collaboration with the popular artist. “He has always been a massive influence and this track was written around the vocal stems he sent back within days — a real collaborative effort.”
Roosevelt toured North America extensively surrounding the release of his full-length debut back in 2016 and into early 2017. He’ll head out on his 2018 concert campaign beginning with a run of European dates starting in late October before coming over to North America starting in early December. The North American trek will only run throughout the final month of the year, so fans should presume that more dates for 2019 will be announced closer to the album’s release next month. Fans can click here to purchase tickets to one of his upcoming performances on the tour at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Dec. 4.