The Thing With Feathers Tells A Story Of Rebellion With “Lights Down Low”

[Cover photo credit to Luke Rogers]

Nashville-based band The Thing With Feathers have released a new single Lights Down Lowand its accompanying music video directed by ​​Hannah Gray Hall. Their latest EP, Sundays in the South, will be available on February 18th via Fat Pipe Recordings/Kartel Music Group.

Speaking on the origins of the lyrics for “Lights Down Low,” the band’s founder, singer and guitarist Dave Welcsh writes that it…

…tells the events of a fast and dangerous relationship that started in a smoke filled bar. [The song is about] two characters’ rebellion against the whitewashed ideologies of southern Christian culture. The song is centered around a bass riff and has an overall darker tone, something we were eager to play around with after writing songs that were bright and pop-forward.

The band previously shared the lead single from the EP, Staticand earlier in 2021, “We’ll Be Fine”.

Last month, the band announced their Sundays In The South Tour, in support of their forthcoming EP. The run of shows kicks off in Newport, KY on February 22nd, before going on to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee and other cities, before culminating in a hometown performance in Nashville on March 5th. The band also shared the news that they will be performing as an official artist at this year’s SXSW.


Tuesday, February 22nd – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival Room

Tuesday, February 23rd – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn

Thursday, February 24th – Chicago, IL @ Golden Dagger

Friday, February 25th – Madison, WI @ The Bur Oak

Saturday, February 26th – Appleton, WI @ Appleton Beer Factory

Wednesday, March 2nd – Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse

Thursday, March 3rd – Dubuque, IA @ The Lift

Saturday, March 5th – Nashville, TN @ EXIT/IN

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