Ben Danaher bares his soul throughout the vulnerable new song “The Match,” which Billboard premieres the picturesque video for today (Sept. 24). The soulful ballad highlights Danaher’s enchanting vocals alongside delicate percussion and piano accompaniment. All the while, the song’s confessional lyrics strike a chord.
On “The Match,” Danaher finds himself alone and turns introspective as he realizes, “The second I’m wrapped in a good thing/ I find myself cutting it loose/ Someone who hates being lonely/ I keep asking to be left alone.”
"After about an hour of Brandon Young and I throwing different titles back and forth to each other in our writing session, he and I got comfortable enough to talk about our lives,” Danaher tells Billboard about writing the song. “I was complaining about being in my mid-thirties and not having a family nor being anywhere close to that. I told him it felt a bit like I was self-sabotaging the situation. He stopped and said, ‘That’s what I want to write about! Screw these song titles.’ And so we did. Before we knew it, we were three-quarters of the way done with this song and both very proud of our afternoon.”