REVEALS DETAILS ON DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘THE ART OF CHANGE’
“LANDSCAPE” AVAILABLE TODAY ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS
‘THE ART OF CHANGE’ IS A CAPTIVATING JOURNEY THROUGH PERSONAL REFLECTION – OUT SEPTEMBER 15 ON AEI MUSIC
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For Immediate Release: June 16, 2023 – Netherlands-based indie electronic producer, composer and multi instrumentalist Vincent Rooijers aka DROELOE releases his new single “Landscape with Banji” along with announcing his brand-new multi-disciplinary album ‘The Art of Change’ set for release in September 2023. US tour dates commence in the fall in support of the release.
“Landscape”, which follows his previous single “Feeble Games”, is an infectious, feel-good collaboration with Dutch indie 4-piece Banji. It showcases DROELOE’s ability to push the boundaries of genre conventions, blending elements of drum & bass with a thumping indie-pop feel, resulting in a glimmering track with commercial appeal that is sure to resonate with fans across various musical tastes. Marking the start of summer with an invitation to take a look outside our windows and take in the beauty of what surrounds us, “Landscape” is an uplifting reminder that gratitude is something to stay aware of, on any scale.
At the core of “Landscape” lie the remarkable harmonious vocal performances between DROELOE and Banji. Their mesmerizing vocals resonate deeply with the song’s themes of gratitude and upliftment, as they effortlessly convey a sense of heartfelt appreciation and inspire a profound sense of joy. Together, DROELOE and Banji generate a sonic tapestry that is both emotionally resonant and undeniably exhilarating.
“Working with Droeloe on this track was a very cool experience for us, he’s a very intuitive artist and it was super fun to see him in his element while we worked on it together. His approach was very open, and he let us explore the music, finding some cool parts and melodies. We really enjoyed bringing this track to life with him!!” – Banji
Alongside this exciting single, DROELOE is thrilled to finally reveal details on his forthcoming album ‘The Art of Change, which is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to ‘A Matter of Perspective.’ ‘The Art of Change’ is Vincent Rooijers’ first full concept album as a solo artist since he parted ways with his former artistic partner Hein Hamers.
‘The Art of Change’ is a highly personal journey through time & place, using a ‘feedback loop’ of recorded voice memos to past and future selves to plot out points on a multi-sensory map of life. Messages from young, old and AI-generated voice actors are interspersed throughout the music on the album, creating stopping places for DROELOE to pause and reflect at key points in time in his life. It’s unequivocally DROELOE at his most vulnerable, fearlessly delving into the depths of his personal experiences and growing through them from heartfelt conversations and poignant journaling.
“This album is a collection of ideas that I find important within my own personal development. It is a Journey to turn these ideas into songs and symbolic places, one that helps me to visit those ideas more often. I want to become a more active participant in my own growth, this album is a step in that direction” – DROELOE
More about ‘The Art of Change’:
‘The Art of Change’ is a creative masterpiece that showcases his avant-garde approach to electronic music and unique ability to fuse diverse sounds into cohesive musical experiences. It effortlessly traverses the realms of pop, indie, and electronic, creating a dynamic and eclectic fusion that invites listeners on an exhilarating journey of musical exploration.
With a keen eye for experimentation, DROELOE seamlessly creates sonic ear candy throughout each song. By combining acoustic sounds with electronic textures, utilizing horns, synths, xylophones, guitars, even field recordings of things such as bike breaks, and other unconventional elements, DROELOE creates immersive sonic experiences that are as captivating as they are innovative.
The ever-shifting of perspective and reflection central to his previous album ‘A Matter of Perspective’ remains a core theme in ‘The Art of Change,’ but now DROLOE is unmistakably stepping forward, putting himself in the driving seat, evolving from observer to protagonist. This will be one of the most exciting and adventurous albums of the year. ‘The Art of Change’ bears all the hallmarks of DROELOE projects fans know and love: constantly searching for new vantage points, seeking out the boundaries on the peripheries of the worlds around us, and pushing our experience as far as we can beyond.
In the run up to release listeners are invited to follow DROELOE on this journey in a series of fan activations, recording their own messages to themselves by voice memo, tape cassette, or in written form in one of the physical journals DROELOE has launched as merch.
Fans can write a message to themselves via DROELOE’s website which they will have sent back to them in a year, and will have access to a series of written essays by DROELOE which form the philosophical bedrock behind the creation of The Art of Change. This multi-dimensional approach to the album riddled with hidden ‘easter eggs,’ codes and games is a sensory delight for audiences that, in trademark DROELOE style, takes us far beyond the possibilities of a conventional listening experience.
US Headlining Tour Dates
22 Sept- Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR
23 Sept- Showbox, Seattle, WA
7 Oct- Ogden, Denver CO
12 Oct- 1015 Folsom, San Francisco CA
14 Oct – Fonda, Los Angeles CA
Life’s ebb and flow is something we can all relate to, but it’s how we channel and react to it that sets us apart. Producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Vincent Rooijers aka DROELOE shares his perspectives through an intricate kaleidoscope woven from the blistering combination of forward-thinking sounds and stunning visual art. It’s this stunning blend of introspective reflection meets real life memories and moments where the most interesting stories are created. The story of life with no boundaries between chaos and order. The Unexpected Odyssey.