DROELOE Talks Social ‘Masks’ & New Single ‘Only Be Me’: Exclusive

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This trendy world is demanding. We've acquired to be nice mates, considerate lovers, dependable staff and the form of youngsters our dad and mom might be pleased with. Some of us must be accountable dad and mom or caring siblings, and for musicians today? You've acquired to be humorous, entertaining, prolific and possibly even some form of function mannequin for a youthful viewers. It's sufficient to drive one insane, which is why it's so vital to seek out folks you’ll be able to simply be your self with.

For DROELOE, the checklist of issues to be solely continues to develop, but it surely's first single of 2019 "Only Be Me" celebrates these relationships that remind you the way comfy easy straightforwardness actually is. It's a catchy, melodic sing-along that lies someplace between indie rock jams and hook-ridden future bass.

"It will virtually by no means result in a significant interplay with somebody if there may be at all times a communicative filter between you," DROELOE's Vincent Rooijers tells Billboard Dance. "For me, significant interactions is a aim in life, due to this fact I attempt to be honest in the direction of everybody I meet. And though that may show to be tougher than it sounds typically, the rewards are value it."

Taking this idea of persona aspects additional, the Dutch duo developed a sequence of infomercials round a surreal, virtually dystopian idea of an as-seen-on-TV "masks."

"I believe the principle inspiration for the masks idea comes from our private wrestle typically," DROELOE's Hein Hamers says. "We’re anticipated to be these social butterflies who’re at all times energetic on social media with one thing to say about something on a regular basis. We personally at all times attempt to keep as true to ourselves as attainable, however typically, there are moments the place we want there could be some form of masks that we might placed on and be these 'EDM Pop-stars' that individuals may count on us to be."

In the infomercials, those that put on the masks can cover their true underwhemling emotions and magically change into the respectful, responsive, cheery-eyed individual whoever they're speaking to desires them to be. They drip with meant sarcasm, however there's a kernel of reality contained in the message that's simple to narrate to.

"Infomercials are notoriously recognized for being excessive and infrequently completely pointless," Hein says, "however someway, (they hit) dwelling for one bizarre motive or one other. We thought this may be a cool option to convey this idea to the world." 

"It’s the proper option to promote a failed self-help product," Rooijers provides. "I personally beloved the concept of the story from the music occurring in a world the place the masks are an actual factor."

"Only Be Me" is out Friday on bitbird, and DROELOE celebrates with a second leg of its tour in assist of 2018 EP The Choices We Face. The duo can be joined by Kidswaste, Pytch, Tails and particular company because the group strikes throughout North America.

"We’re very excited to return on the highway once more," Hein says. "We’ve simply had a fairly lengthy break of about three months of not doing reveals, simply actually specializing in what’s subsequent. We can’t wait to point out the world what we’ve been cooking up for the tour. We can’t actually go into an excessive amount of element proper now about how we’re going to combine 'Only Be Me' and the masks into the present, however we’re engaged on one thing."

Tickets for The Choices We Face tour Part 02 are on sale now. Check all of the upcoming DROELOE tour dates and take heed to "Only Be Me" a day forward of its official Friday, Feb.1, launch beneath, solely on Billboard Dance.