Watch Palehound unmask self-confidence through love with
Watch Palehound unmask self-confidence through love with "Worthy" video courtesy of PAPER Magazine
Posted 05/02/2019

And the hits keep on coming. Palehound has unveiled a song and music video for "Worthy," taken from their forthcoming album via PAPER Magazine. With "Worthy" prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner continues to imbue her thoughtful narrative voice on the much-anticipated album Black Friday out June 7. It speaks to the challenge of navigating self-confidence issues in relationships, and delicately showcases Kempner’s lyrical finesse (“And I’ve won over your mother, darling/And I’ve won over your sister too/And I won over your father, darling/And I still don’t feel worthy of you”).

Detailed by Kempner, the song is "about feeling unworthy of love even within a relationship. It's about years of being conditioned to hate my body and the shock of finding someone who isn't telling me to change. Choosing to believe the person who believes in you is a wild journey especially when it correlates with ebb and flow of a partnership. The video, directed by Robert Kolodny, is a continuation of the video for "Aaron". It's the same characters but in this one I am mask-less and talking my way towards my companion, our shrinking distance represented by a string that ties us together."

PAPER reports –

"While most body empowerment songs blend together into a soup of glittering generalities and inspirational clichés, that sometimes feel comically inadequate to address how body hatred actually feels, "Worthy" is precise and brutal. There's a time and place for affirming, decisive declarations of body positivity and self-love (see: Lizzo), but the agonizing, compassionate honesty Kempner shares in "Worthy" is its own kind of healing."

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Catch the Boston trio on tour this fall supporting the iconic Big Thief. Tickets onsale now:

  • 10/11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
  • 10/12 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom #
  • 10/13 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre #
  • 10/15 - Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe #
  • 10/16 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
  • 10/17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
  • 10/18 - Chicago, IL @ Metro #
  • 10/19 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee #
  • 10/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
  • 10/24 - Portland @ Crystal Ballroom #
  • 10/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #
  • 10/26 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
  • 10/28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
  • 10/30 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
  • 11/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
  • 11/02 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
  • 11/04 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s #
  • 11/05 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
  • 11/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
  • 11/08 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
  • 11/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
  • 11/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
  • 11/11 - Columbus, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre #

# w/ Big Thief