Since forming in New Jersey in 2013, pop-rock outfit The Stolen have established a dynamic sound reminiscent of '80s rock combined with a more contemporary synthesized vibe. But more importantly, their lyrics tackle sensitive topics in moving ways, particularly displayed in their latest single "Rooftop," which addresses suicide.
Premiering on Billboard below, "Rooftop" was a concept that came to the band when the shocking news broke that famed food critic Anthony Bourdain had taken his life. "It’s about the suicide epidemic in our world that no one inadvertently talks about; the idea of suicide being glorified and massively publicized, yet it seems that nobody cares to try and prevent it," The Stolen's guitarist Rob Chiarappa says. "It’s a vicious cycle of people opening their phones and seeing yet another person who has taken their own life, and not understanding the damage that’s being done. The world is becoming a place where we not only are not looking out for one another, but we’re ignorant to reality, because all human contact is digital."