SIERRA PILOT – “THE THIEF”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
“The Thief” is the second of three singles Canadian rockers Sierra Pilot will release in 2023 leading up to their album Phantom Pains, available on September 15, 2023. “The Thief” comes out just ahead of three Ontario tour dates with Buckcherry in July and a twelve-date Canadian tour with Skid Row and Buckcherry in October.
Inspired by songs such as “Black Chandelier” by Biffy Clyro and U2’s “With or Without You”, “The Thief” has a strong anthemic feel and vibrant melody with a power ballad undertone.
Catch Sierra Pilot on tour with Buckcherry in Hamilton, London, and Oshawa:
- July 3 The Studio @ First Ontario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON
- July 4 London Music Hall – London, ON
- July 5 Biltmore Theatre – Oshawa, ON
Sierra Pilot leader Taylor Leith wrote the track after watching a friend struggle through a series of toxic relationships, although the song could apply to a host of situations.
“People can fall in love with the idea of a toxic environment or toxic behaviour, even when they know it’s not the best thing for them,” explained Leith. “Ultimately, the song is a bit more general and focuses on bad habits that people can’t seem to shake, whether that’s love, addiction or almost anything else. Outsiders just tend to see the chaos and detrimental aspects of these situations they might not know everything about, but there is often still a genuine sort of love at the heart of some of these situations.”
Release Date: September 15, 2023