August 26, 2022—Today, rising singer-songwriter Danielle Ponder unveils a new single “Only The Lonely.” Of the song Ponder says, “so many of us stay in unfulfilling relationships because we are afraid, afraid to try again, afraid to fail again, but mostly we stay because we fear loneliness.” “Only The Lonely” is taken from Ponder’s debut album “Some Of Us Are Brave” set for release September 16 on Future Classic—listen to the single HERE and pre-order the album HERE.
“Only The Lonely” is the fourth song unveiled from Ponder’s forthcoming LP. It follows singles “The Only Way Out,”
and “So Long,” all released to critical acclaim. She made her television debut performing “So Long” on Late Night with Seth Meyers—watch/share HERE.
Additionally, Ponder will earn recognition among 30 new artists in YouTube’s Foundry Class of 2022, a global development program for independent music, supporting indie artists at all stages of their careers through annual artist development classes and ongoing release support campaigns. Foundry programs have supported 250 independent artists, with alumni including Arlo Parks, beabadoobee, Dua Lipa, Clairo, ROSALÍA, girl in red, Kenny Beats and more.
Following her much lauded performances at SXSW and showcases in New York and Los Angeles, Ponder continues to tour. Upcoming shows include a string of dates with Marcus Mumford, see below for a list of performances.
In Ponder’s life, bravery manifested in the decision to leave her successful day job as a public defender to pursue singing and songwriting full time. Ponder had always been musical but chose to pursue a career in law after her brother received a 20-year sentence due to a “three strikes” law. But even as she became a tireless advocate for justice in her community—first as a public defender and later as a diversity, equity and inclusion officer in that same office—the music was never far; she remembers a time when she did a small tour in Europe and was back in court the following Monday. There eventually came a time to choose one, and so she leapt.