THE ROOP Releases New Song “Let's Get Naked”
- Lithuanian pop rock band THE ROOP, consisting of Vaidotas Valiukevičius, Robertas Baranauskas and Mantas Banišauskas, released a new song “Let's Get Naked” along with a music video.
The song will appear on their upcoming third studio album “Concrete Flower”, which is set to be released on May 11, 2022.
It was written by Laisvūnas Černovas, Mantas Banišauskas, Robertas Baranauskas and Vaidotas Valiukevičius. Produced by Laisvūnas Černovas.
The accompanying music video was directed by Jonas Trukanas.
The video draws the democratic values of the Ukrainian nation and the imperialistic face of Russia.
The clip features famous Lithuanian actors Aleksas Kazanavičius, Sonata Visockaitė, many promising young actors, and a Spanish actor and dancer Alberto Velasco.
Vaidotas Valiukevičius shared, “There are situations when titles and self-made images fall, and the truth reveals itself as naked as it is. In the current context of war, societies and state leaders unmask themselves. We see the true leadership of Zelensky and attempts of some countries' politicians to close their eyes, we see the democratic values of the Ukrainian nation and the imperialistic face of Russia.”
- He continued, “At the same time we discover ourselves: how do we behave when scared, having felt the taste of the horrible reality closeby, where do we channel our energy, who do we become, and what principles steer us forward? In this music video we raise a common question - “where does a human being begin and end?”. From constrained convenience to dizzying madness? Is it liberation and return to one's primal self or is it loss of responsibility - we leave the decision to the listener and the viewer.”
Dancer Alberto Velasco said, “Surprised at first! I'm a big fan of THE ROOP and I didn't think they had seen any of my work as a performer. It was emotional for me. After knowing the story line of the video and my character, I knew that the collaboration was going to be a success and we were going to understand each other as it has happened. The connection was instant!” - Alberto Velasco shared his experience.”
Director Jonas Trukanas said, “This was the first music video I directed altogether. I don't even know why it took so long to get my feet wet. When the band told me that the video must be different, the crazier the better, and gave me creative freedom and trust - well, I couldn't refuse.”
Photo by Jurga Urbonaitė
- source : Apple Music