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The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves

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The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016's Deadeye, as their shield and sword.

Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is - and the trio take their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, Only Lonely, a track that harnesses the Thieves' handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. "I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor," says Earley, "and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference."

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. "Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a bandmate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness," says Peters. "The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing."

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  • 1.
    New York City, US
    24,116 Listeners
  • 2.
    Chicago, US
    23,486 Listeners
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    Los Angeles, US
    22,316 Listeners
  • 4.
    San Francisco, US
    17,006 Listeners
  • 5.
    London, GB
    16,918 Listeners
  • 6.
    São Paulo, BR
    16,270 Listeners

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