THE ROOP: in the new album we sing about the fears we fight ourselves
The pop rock band THE ROOP introduce their second album “Ghosts.” Fans can already listen to it on the band’s official Spotify page or buy the CD online. Band members openly confess that the recording period was a real challenge – the band was on the verge of splitting up.
THE ROOP‘s new album consists of 9 songs, among them several already known tunes: the dreamy „Dream On“, open and intimate „Keista Draugystė“ and „Hello“ – the latter is famous for its bold video picturing real people and their life stories.
“We named the album “Ghosts,” because to us they are the symbols of our inner fears. We release them in our new songs, releasing our doubts as well. We encourage to look at your own ghosts, don’t be afraid to dream, don’t fear to live your own way, show yourselves, take your masks off,” – tells drummer Robertas Baranauskas.
The author of the cover photo is a well known photographer Audrius Solominas. The picture was taken in Cannes, France. It pictures random people moving in the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival, waiting for appreciation, wanting to show off and look at others.
“When I saw the photograph it struck me that it could be a perfect illustration for our album. During these two years writing the album we went through many feelings – from disappointment and closed doors to amazing acknowledgement and encouragement, from personal dramas to stability in the band. At some point we were at the brink of falling apart, but we are happy that this period eventually strengthened our relationship and we remained together. But now it’s time to move forward with the premiere of the new album,” – says THE ROOP leader Vaidotas Valiukevičius.
THE ROOP already announced first five album tour dates in the five biggest cities in Lithuania.
“We added new songs to our setlist which will really sustain the atmosphere of our shows. In our concerts the border between us the the audience disappears. We become one. I believe this is our strength,” – smiles Vaidotas.
Release of the album is partially sponsored by LATGA. The band members are grateful for the support.
THE ROOP which along with Robertas and Vaidotas consists of bassist Vainius Šimukėnas and guitarist Mantas Banišauskas have not only played all biggest festivals in Lithuania, but were also invited to the largest festival in the Baltic States – “Positivus.” They played in Riga and Jelgava in Latvia, Bonn in Germany, Warsaw and Gdansk in Poland. THE ROOP released their debut album “To Whom It May Concern” in 2015.