One year after 2017’s presidential inauguration, The Ballroom Thieves partner with Baeble Music to premiere “Do Something,” a sly takedown of the current political climate. With a modern spin on classic Doo-Wop, the track is elevated by Calin Peters' raw, impassioned lead vocal and complemented by her bandmates' (Martin Earley, Devin Mauch) full harmonies.
“’Do Something’ is a letter to our con-man president. As artists, we're sometimes told that our jobs are to entertain and to keep politics and personal opinions out of our shows. But, that feels misguided. We’re humans, small business owners, citizens, and we, too, are meandering through uncharted territory as our country divides itself over basic human rights, money, and one man's outrageously out of touch ideas and disastrous choices. We will always believe that free speech is a tool to bring people together in the pursuit of truth,” says Peters.
“In the wake of last year’s presidential inauguration, it took me less than an hour to feverishly scribble down this plea. It was at a time when we all attempted to endure this new, schismatic administration. We tried to be forbearing and hopeful, to watch and wait.
“Now a year has passed and it’s apparent that the patience we once championed is wholly wasted on an egomaniacal president who cares for nothing but his own enrichment. As such, the meaning behind this song has shifted with the times and it now stands as a letter for you, to him, from us. Patience has become a virtue of yesterday, and time's up.”