A sound that serves as the perfect voice of a movement: anthemic while compassionate; soulful while bold and strong. She reverberates with a goose bump-inducing passion,” - NPR All Songs Considered
She teases collective memories of smooth sounds, but she’s not beholden to the past:Ponder commands the stage. Her emotional journey from sorrow to joy is the focus, even more than her sturdy songs. ” - Rolling Stones
Ponder's pipes soar with soul, affection, and conviction. It's both gut-wrenching and exhilarating. And her songwriting packs an immediate punch amidst its budding vulnerability”

— CityPaper

Ponder’s vocals combine the spirit of the church with the speak-truth- to-power assertiveness of a movement leader.  ”

— Soultracks.com

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