16 Candles (Single)

16 Candles (Single)

By The Noble Thiefs

Released
Friday, September 21, 2018
16 Candles (Single)

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"The Noble Thiefs - 16 Candles"



With the first release since their 2014 album It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy, Winnipeg soul-rockers The Noble Thiefs return with the release of their brand new, politically charged single ‘16 Candles’. Available across all streaming platforms on September 21.

The powerful track was inspired by the 2014 Chicago shooting of Laquan McDonald. The Noble Thiefs were in Manhattan during American Thanksgiving in 2015 when the buried video footage of a white police officer shooting an unarmed black youth 16 times went public and sent shockwaves through communities across the United States. A protest immediately broke out on the streets of New York and The Noble Thiefs joined the march. The experience inspired singer Myron Dean to pen ‘16 Candles’ both as a tribute to the late Laquan McDonald and a call for healing and change. The Noble Thiefs long to be on the right side of history in these divisive times, and aim to create dialogue and unity through the power of music and lyrics.


"That night in the East Village we had a realization: No matter where you reside or who you are, police brutality affects us all," says Myron. “As Canadians, it’s easy to sit idle and watch. It doesn’t affect you until it truly does,” adds bassists Johannes Lodewyks.

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