The Ballroom Thieves Announce ‘Covers’ EP + Music Video For “Only Lonely”       

October 8, 2018 BY Nettwerk

Recently, The Ballroom Thieves shared the beautiful and provocative official video for fan favorite “Only Lonely” from their Nettwerk debut EP Paper Crown. Regarding the deeply sensitive and candid nature of the video, the band had the following words to share:

“The lyrics and music of ‘Only Lonely’ began as a stream of consciousness I could use as a pillow for my mind whenever my loneliness became overwhelming. The idea was not to wallow in these feelings, nor to avoid them altogether, but to accept that this is what living feels like to me, and to know that’s quite alright.

The problem is neglecting to speak up about our feelings like loneliness, anxiety, depression, or neurological variations (among so many others) only compounds them over time, often leaving us buried beneath an avalanche of chemical imbalances and social misunderstandings. In order to create a more harmonious society, as humanity, we require nothing less than benevolent acceptance of others and their sensitivities. The more we talk about loneliness, the less lonely we will be.

Today, this song and its accompanying music video serve as a gentle anthem for those of us who navigate sadness and disquiet, anxiety and nervousness. The flashes of abstract visuals are meant to be a reminder that our diverse mental states create palettes of color and beauty that deserve to be observed with compassion, rather than judgment, and that the constant juxtaposition between isolation and community is a pillar of our collective human experience.”

Watch “Only Lonely” Here: 



Also out this week, is the first of three covers from a forthcoming Covers EP (out November 9), featuring Joe Pug’s “Hymn #101,” Frightened Rabbit’s “My Backwards Walk” and Bahamas’ standout track “Lost In The Light.”

Listen to “Hymn #101” Here: 



Tour Dates:

10/11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

10/13/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

10/14/18 – Ashland, OR @ Ashland Folk Collective

10/18/18 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

10/19/18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

10/20/18 – Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre Pub

10/25/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Gas Lamp

10/26/18 – Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room

10/27/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

10/28/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

10/30/18 – Newport, KY @ Wooden Cask Brewing Company

11/1/18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds South

11/2/18 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt

11/3/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5

11/15/18 – Albany, NY @ Massry Center

11/16/18 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre

11/17/18 – Montague, MA @ Shea Theater Arts Center

12/6/18 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

12/7/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

12/8/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade

12/9/18 – Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre StageOne

12/11/18 – Rochester, NY @ Honest Folk presents…The Ballroom Thieves

12/12/18 – Toronto, CA @ The Drake

12/14/18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

12/28/18 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

12/29/18 – Boston, MA @ Royale