Gearing up for the World Cup football, kicking off next week, renowned DJ/productional duo Lucas & Steve delivers its supportive new single “Lions Roar” (feat. Philip Strand). Synched as an official anthem for the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) this song is destined to highlight all the cheerful moments with the Dutch team, including peaktime plays at the Huis van Oranje (House Of Orange) events in Amsterdam’s Johan Cruijff Arena. Beside that, it’s just a monster of a tune, featuring mesmerizing guitar chords, heart warming vocals and a tantalizing, progressive styled drop. Huge, euphoric stuff, making you roar whenever you’ll hear it – out now on Spinnin’ Records.
Following a massive festival season and their abundantly celebrated return to the ADE last month, the impact of Dutch DJ/production duo Lucas & Steve among the international dance crowds has only increased. Their high energy DJ performances reached a next pinnacle in the post-covid age, causing enthused crowds and bursts of fresh electronic sounds.
Meanwhile the guys also continued to drop hit tunes as steady as the clock, including recent collabs with Tiësto (for last year’s smash “Oohla Oohla”), Galantis (“Alien”) and Afrojack & DubVision (“Anywhere With You”).
Now, as the World Cup football is upon us, these avid supporters of the national team have created a raving anthem to accompany fans in Huis van Oranje supporting players during the Dutch rise to glory. Referring to the roar of the Dutch lion, the song builds momentum with tender guitar and piano chords, accompanied by the stellar vocals of Swedish singer/co-writer Philip Strand, making it big this year with hit single “With My Friends,” alongside Tungevaag and Sick Individuals, while also singing on Lucas & Steve & Tungevaag’s 2021 hit “Paper Planes.”
As the melodies gain strength on the wings of Strand’s powerful pop hooks, drums roll into an energizing crescendo, culminating in a progressive styled drop, full of jubilant synths and levitating chords. Vocals scream out the ‘lion’s roar’, as a steady beat works its way towards those mesmerizing, punchy chords.
Such a euphoric tune, fittingly synched with the Huis van Oranje party, a series of events in the Johan Cruijff Arena during matches of the Dutch national team. The song will also feature in commercials on radio and TV, along with loads of unique content on social media, making it an inevitable song for the Dutch football fans this coming month.
In the meantime, the rest of the world is sure to enjoy this gem, too. “Lions Roar” functions as a vigorous crowdpleaser, custom made for any mainstage show, letting Lucas & Steve’s international audience roar in unison when this animal hits the floor. Unleash the beast, as the Dutch duo is going for gold with this one!