NEW SINGLE : Dutch rockers DE STAAT release three new singles today, ahead of next week’s London Garage live show


De Staat Continue To Colour The Frameworks

Three New Singles Out Today

Band Play London Garage Live Show On 16th February

Late last year, De Staat announced a trajectory in which the band will release music in the three primary colours.

Today, De Staat launches a second bundle of three tracks:

Paying Attention (red), Who Is Gonna be The GOAT? (yellow) and One Day (blue)  ***CLICK TITLES TO LISTEN***

As with the previous three songs Look At Me (red), Numbers Up (yellow) and What Goes, Let Go (blue), De Staat navigate many themes that we face in our current society. 

Speaking about the three songs, frontman Torre Florim say, Who’s Gonna Be The GOAT? is a song for the not-Greatest Of All Time. The Anti-GOAT. It’s a reaction to the people who keep telling you to aim to be number one. To be the best. We celebrate the people who look at the GOATs and think; good for you, but I’m not going to do that. You might look muscular, but I can eat potato chips. Paying Attention is about our divided attention in the world we now live in. Where Netflix is trying to get me to watch more episodes, my phone keeps buzzing because I’m mentioned on Twitter. Everybody and everything is screaming for my attention. And now I’m screaming for yours. And One Day is a song about trying to deal with loss.

The last named track was written by Torre Florim and Freek van Workum. Co-producer Freek has reached platinum status several times with his productions, has been nominated for a GRAMMY and has worked with none other than Lil YachtyKehlani and many more. Torre and Freek met years ago in high school and started their first band together. Florim wrote the lyrics together with Tessa Douwstra, better known as LuwtenAndrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Metallica and Adele.) was responsible for the mixing for all the three songs.

The start of the colour concept was almost accidental, after their headline set at Lowlands Festival in August 2019, the band had scheduled time to make new music.  So many songs had come out of this that the band decided to divide them into red, yellow and blue. Initially just for themselves, but later also as a way to release the songs. 

De Staat have established a chameleonic brand of rock that is wholly their own – a band who cite the influence of everyone from Talking Heads, Rihanna, and Nine Inch Nails to Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Run-DMC and Soulwax. De Staat flirts with funk and hip-hop, deep introspection and wild humour. All this comes together in their impressive live shows.

The band have also become known for their striking music videos. Their video for Witch Doctor created by Floris Kaayk and SMACK, has been viewed 6 million times on YouTube. The video has won several awards, including one at the Playgrounds Festival, the Paris International Music Video Festival, an Edison for Best Music Video, and a prize for best animation at the UK Music Video Awards. The clip for the first single from their album Bubble Gum, KITTY KITTY (2018), directed by Wouter Stoter, was named Best Rock Video International at the UK Music Video Awards in 2019.

In the autumn of 2020 Sackboy: A Big Adventure was been released for PlayStation, with their signature track KITTY KITTY as part of the soundtrack. In January 2021 that same track was used for the Golden Globe-winner I Care A Lot, with actress Rosamund Pike.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 measures, not all shows of the band’s previously announced tour could happen – several performances will be moved to new dates later in 2022, but the shows listed below will go ahead:


16 February                London – The Garage (UK)

17 February                Paris – Nouveau Casino (FR)

13 May                        Antwerp – De Roma (BE)

14 May                        Den Haag – Live On The Beach (NL)

20 May                        Nijmegen – Doornroosje (NL)

Tickets are available via

Connect with De Staat: Facebook I Instagram I YouTube

Leave a Reply