September 6, 2023—The digital deluxe edition of Danielle Ponder’s critically acclaimed album, Some Of Us Are Brave, is set for release on September 15 via Future Classic; pre-save/pre-order HERE. The release of the deluxe album, available only on digital platforms, coincides with a repress of the highly sought after Some Of Us Are Brave vinyl album in new colorways.

The deluxe album is a revealing continuation of Ponder’s full length debut, fluctuating between alternative soul and hip hop to tell stories of the Black experience and of personal heartbreak. The deluxe edition features Ponder’s latest single and fan favorite, “Roll The Credits,” which the artist shared earlier this year, as well as three unheard live versions of LP tracks, one album demo and a remix from soul funk musician & producer Georgia Anne Muldrow.

At the hands of Georgia Anne Muldrow, the remix of title track “Some Of Us Are Brave” underlines the malleability of Danielle’s messages and music into funky, soulful beats. The live versions highlight performances from the studio at LA’s independent radio station KCRW and the acclaimed Jazz Cafe in London, and the album closes with an original demo of “Someone Like You,” one of the first iterations of a song that has captured audiences around the world.

Some Of Us Are Brave was released last year to widespread critical praise, kicking off a landmark 2022 for Ponder who made her first appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” performed her song “Someone Like You” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” was the guest artist on the season finale of “Live Wire,” featured on “CBS Saturday Morning” as part of their Saturday Sessions series and made her television debut on the long-running soap opera “General Hospital.”

See critical acclaim for Some Of Us Are Brave and read more in Ponder’s interactive one sheet HERE:

“…Ponder’s voice opens up to reveal its bluesy power, with ghosts of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.”—The New York Times

“A singular talent on a meteoric rise”—SPIN

“Ponder commands the stage.”—Rolling Stone

“…she has the kind of talent and power I rarely see. This is my new ‘tell everyone I know’ artist. Do yourself a favor and get on it. Seriously.”—A.V. Club’s Alex McLevy

Some Of Us Are Brave, Danielle Ponder’s debut album, has the earmarks of a classic. Her commanding vocals may suggest greats like Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, but the Rochester- based multi-instrumentalist is truly her own woman.”—Relix

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—music was never far away; 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.

For more information, please contact Krista Williams or Carla Sacks
at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. Some Of Us Are Brave
2. So Long
3. Someone Like You
4. Only The Lonely
5. The Only Way Out
6. Thoughts
7. Fray
8. Darker Than Blue
9. Roll The Credits
10. Some Of Us Are Brave (Georgia Anne Muldrow's Geemix)
11. Fray (Live from KCRW)
12. Roll The Credits (Extended) (Live from the Jazz Cafe London)
13. Some Of Us Are Brave (Live from KCRW)
14. Someone Like You (Original Demo)

September 14 - September 17 /// Louisville, KY /// Bourbon & Beyond
September 29 - October 1 /// Dana Point, CA /// Ohana Fest
October 6 /// Rochester, NY /// The Essex
October 7 /// Rochester, NY /// The Essex
October 19 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Steel*
October 20 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues Boston*
October 28 /// Atlanta, GA /// ONE Musicfest
December 5 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits
Live at The Moody Theater
December 6 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits
Live at The Moody Theater
December 8 /// Dallas, TX /// The Factory in Deep Ellum
December 9 /// Houston, TX /// House of Blues Houston

*Supporting The Teskey Brothers
†Supporting Black Pumas