Chicago indie-rockers Ballroom Boxer bring the good times and give us something to think about with their new single “Bill Murray”. The track is the first to be released from the group’s upcoming EP, A Little Wild, which comes out in mid-November on vinyl and digital. Lyrically, “Bill Murray”, reflects on the struggle to fit in and find comfort in ones self.
“With one foot on the slow n’ steady pace
One foot on the breakneck irony
I came in here dressed like a heartache
I fit into everybody’s scene
I wanna be the Bill Murray of rock n roll”
Discussing the track, Ballroom Boxer explained “who doesn’t love Bill Murray?! He can go anywhere, everywhere and always seem to fit in.” They continue, “That’s not the case for a lot of people, specifically, minorities, females, etc. We still interact with biases at play, judge with stereotypes, etc. Ultimately, besides Bill (and other white males), most people can’t go anywhere and everywhere and fit into to every situation.”
Ballroom Boxer built their reputation in their hometown of Akron, OH, before arriving in Chicago, via a stint in Nashville. The rich musical histories of these cities weave their ways through the melodies and raw power of Ballroom Boxer’s compositions. Previous releases include 2013’s Sundownr Plus and 2016’s Tides. Now, the band is releasing their first follow up EP, ‘A Little Wild.’ Super soaked in 90s nostalgia and lathered in the future of pop, the EP is not an escape, it’s a confrontation of present and future America.
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