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Queer duo The Ballet release their new playful single ‘But I’m a Top’ and it’s really quite catchy

The new single can be described as a mixture between a-ha's 'Take on Me' meets The Smiths

By Steve Brown

Words: Steve Brown

On this rainy Tuesday, what is better than listening to the new single by queer New York duo The Ballet.

Well, we are here to help.

The duo – including Greg Goldberg and Craig Willse – have released their brand new single, ‘But I’m a Top’, ahead of their fourth studio album, ‘Matchy Matchy’ which is set to be released on May 17, but can be pre-ordered here.

The new single can only be described as a A-ha’s ‘Take on Me’ with the monochrome tones of The Smiths and it’s unbelievably catchy.

When talking about the single, Goldberg said: “’But I’m a Top’ is a playful response to the ways that gay culture can be attached to norms of masculinity and femininity.

“The narrator is frustrated with these norms and expresses a desire for others to see him/her as he sees himself/herself – a fantasy as compelling as it is impossible.”

Listen to the new single here.

For those who have yet to hear the playful music by the duo, The Ballet were formed in 2005 and self-released two previous albums which caught the attention of the now-defunct indie label Fortuna Pop!

The Ballet are also set to perform a select handful of Spanish headline tour dates in Barcelona this week as well as taking to the stage at Madrid Popfest 2019 over the weekend.

The Ballet live dates are below:

14.03.19 – La Lata De Bombillas – Zaragoza, Spain

15.03.19 – Heliogàbal – Barcelona, Spain

22.03.19 – Galileo Galilei, Madrid Popfest 2019, Spain