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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Premiere: Fialta's "Another Lonely Heart" is a Catchy, Electro-Pop Ditty

Posted By on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 10:06 AM

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Musicians have a thing for dating fellow musicians. Cases in point: Gwen Stefani dated her fellow No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal before marrying (and eventually divorcing) Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale; Nicki Minaj is dating fellow rapper Meek Mill; Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez had a thing; and Taylor Swift has a long list of past lovers who are also musicians. 

That said, it's not earth shattering when a band consists of two musicians who are in a relationship. Multiply that by two, however, and the situation gets a bit more rare. 

Such is the case with the San Luis Obispo quartet, Fialta, which consists of — you guessed it — two married couples! Today, we're premiering the five-year-old band's new single, "Another Lonely Heart," off their upcoming second album, Shadow of a Drought, out July 15. 
The electro-pop ditty is woven together with danceable, guitar-laced rhythms interspersed with ukulele, synthesizer, and glockenspiel, and overlaid with Beth Clements' and Sarah Shotwell's crystalline vocals. As the title suggest, the song explores themes of loneliness in both life and in relationships, and, says percussionist Mike Leibovich, pertains specifically to the loneliness one can feel even if they're succesful in other areas of life. 

"Having worked for a Bay Area tech company myself, I've seen firsthand how chasing success is not without its consequences," he says. "The song is about someone who has lost personal love in the midst of gaining public love." 

Catch Fialta at Brick and Mortar on Sunday, July 17. More info here. 
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