Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Worthy" by Palehound, from the 2019 album Black Friday on Polyvinyl.
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WRITTEN BY JANICE HEADLEY

Boston-based Palehound — a project of Ellen Kempner — confront body positivity and self-love in today's Song of the Day.  

In a press release, Kempner says the track 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.”

In an interview with PAPER, she elaborates: "Being a fat girl in indie rock has lead me to have a very skewed image of my body. I'm constantly surrounded by people who look like models. A lot of my insecurities stem from fears that my body could be an obstacle for me as an artist. 'Worthy' is about breaking down the self hatred that this environment has planted in me."

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