Stella Donnelly is a proud, self-proclaimed shit-stirrer. On lead single “Old Man,” the biting opener of her electrifying debut album, Beware of the Dogs, she targets the song’s titular creep, “Oh are you scared of me old man or are you scared of what I’ll do? You grabbed me with an open hand. The world is grabbing back at you.” When something needs to be said, whether it’s to an abusive man, a terrible boss, or a clueless significant other, the 26-year old Fremantle, Western Australia-based musician is fearless in telling it like it is. Delivered entirely with a sarcastic wink and a full heart, Beware of the Dogs proves across 13 life-affirming songs the power in sticking up for yourself, your friends, and what’s right.
The album showcases an artist totally in command of her voice, able to wield her inviting charm and razor-sharp wit into authentically raw songs. It’s a resounding statement of purpose in recent memory and most importantly, it’s a portrait of Donnelly taking charge. She says, “this album made me feel like I was back in the driver’s seat. It was really liberating and grounding to realize that no one can fuck with this except me.”
Today, Stella Donnelly presents a new video for “Die." In the track, Donnelly describes fear of mortality, delivering her concerns over sweet-sounding instrumentation and an upbeat rhythm.
Stella Donnelly is a proud, self-proclaimed shit-stirrer. Her electrifying debut album, 'Beware of the Dogs,' is out today.
Australian singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly shares a new single, “Tricks,” off of her forthcoming debut album 'Beware of the Dogs,' out March 8th. “Tricks” is a deceptively catchy jab at racist Australian pride and the absurdity of the music industry.
Stella Donnelly shares a new song, “Lunch,” from her debut album Beware of the Dogs, out March 8th on Secretly Canadian. Following biting lead single, “Old Man,” “Lunch” showcases Donnelly’s ability to pinpoint uncomfortable emotional truths in mundane moments. She tackles the life-uprooting nature of being a touring musician with delicately complex instrumentation.
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