Love and Theft have released an acoustic performance video for “Candyland,” their first new music under their contract with Curb Records. The song follows the somber “Whiskey on My Breath,” which sold more than 100,000 units as an independent release.
“Candyland” turns the beloved board game of sweet desserts into a sexual metaphor, envisioning a couple “racing down the hallway, like a Carolina speedway” to the boudoir. The “Candyland” in this song imagines the bedroom of this couple as a buffet of carnal delights, intensified by a magnetic pull that keeps them coming back for more. Propelled by an easygoing acoustic guitar groove, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson harmonize over a pop-friendly chorus hook that transforms the beginning of each line into a rhythmic stutter.
Love and Theft are currently working on their debut album for Curb Records and headlining their Can’t Wait for the Weekend tour with guests Joel Crouse and Stevie Monroe. Tonight, they’ll play a show in San Diego followed by another on October 7th at Opera House Saloon in Roseville, California.