Taken from the debut album ‘Roosevelt’, available 19 August on Greco-Roman / City Slang.
DIRECTOR: Elliott Arndt
PRODUCER: Natalia Maus
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Nicolas Booth
ART DIRECTOR: Laura Little
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Ailsa Vanessa Tapping
FOCUS PULLER: Spike Morris
2nd AC: Orlando Morris
GAFFER: Alex Rice
ART DEPT. ASSISTANT: Mary Clohisey
STYLIST Verity May Lane
HAIR & MAKE UP ARTIST: Megan Lane
HAIR & MAKE UP ASSISTANT: Chess Thornton
MOVEMENT COACH: Luisa Lazzaro
SPARK: Joao Janeiro
RUNNER: Tom Stafford
EDITOR: Elliott Arndt
COLOUR GRADER: Tom Balkwill @ Dirty Looks
COMMISSIONER: Natalia Maus
RECORD LABEL: Greco-Roman
Yanessa Gebre (touch)
Ben Smith (hearing)
New wave/disco purveyor Roosevelt creates some super infectious, highly danceable soundscapes with an updated retro aesthetic. He’s gearing up to drop his self-titled debut album this fall, and a video combining new tracks “Colours” and “Moving On” is the first, dual-faceted foray into the project.
“Colours” is a catchy, movement-inducing combination with bouncy synths, playful tribal-leaning drums, and a repetitious alternating drum patterns about all the things a romantic partner can take with them when they decide to leave. The visuals for the “Colours” portion of the clip have vivacious hues bouncing off of black backgrounds for great splashes of color and energy. “Moving On”, is a smoother, more groovy bit of new wave about recovering from what that partner took with them along with their departure. It’s only a snippet of the song, but the juxtaposition of the bright, highly produced set from the visuals accompanying “Colours” and the natural outdoor lighting of the images complementing “Moving On” makes for an arresting contrast from director Elliott Arndt.