Artist: Stella Donnelly
Album: Beware of the Dogs (Due in stores March 8th)
As we continue to expand the Albumism footprint in exciting ways (thanks in large part to readers like you), our staff’s inboxes are increasingly flooded with inquiries from aspiring artists and diligent publicists hoping to secure coverage for their latest projects. It’s wonderful, really, to be surrounded by so much music and to be reminded that our young site is resonating more and more. But it’s also damn near impossible to give attention to each and every request, so we’re forced to filter and prioritize in order to preserve our sanity.
However, every now and then, an unexpected message about an unfamiliar artist piques our interest and our curiosity is rewarded ten-fold. Such is the case with Stella Donnelly. Now, the Australian singer-songwriter is not a completely unknown entity here in the states, as she has released a handful of songs compiled in the form of her debut EP Thrush Metal which surfaced last year. And as a result, her legion of loyalists has begun to grow.
But admittedly, it has taken us longer than it should have to discover the many charms of Donnelly’s songs. And upon hearing her latest single “Lunch” and its immediate precursor “Old Man,” we’re hooked. Combining a penchant for daydream-inducing melodies, soaring vocals, and wry, witty lyricism, Donnelly appears to be what one might call “the complete package.” Due to arrive in stores March 8th, Donnelly’s forthcoming debut full-length album Beware of the Dogs is sure to build upon the promise augured by her recordings to date.
Enjoy the videos for “Lunch” and “Old Man” below, mark your calendars for March 8th, and be sure to catch Donnelly live when her upcoming tour kicks off March 15th in Washington DC.