Stella Donnelly To Drop Flood LP On May 13th

Stella Donnelly has announced her new album Flood, will drop On May 13, 2022 via Secretly Canadian
Stella Donnelly has announced her new album Flood, will drop On May 13, 2022 via Secretly Canadian

Stella Donnelly, has announced her new album Flood, will arrive on August 26, 2022 via Secretly Canadian. Along with the news, the Australian singer/songwriter, has shared the album’s lead single/video, “Lungs.” Donnelly, will hit the road, starting September 11, 2022 in San Diego, CA.

During her time in the rainforests of Australia’s Bellingen, one of the many cities she lived throughout her time writing this album, Donnelly took to birdwatching. By paying closer attention to the natural world around her, she was “able to lose that feeling of anyone’s reaction to me. I forgot who I was as a musician, which was a humbling experience of just being; being my small self.” Reconnecting with the “small self” allowed Donnelly to tap into creative wells she didn’t know existed; she wrote 43 tracks as she moved out of Bellingen and around the country. “I had so many opportunities to write things in strange places,” Donnelly remarks, having passed through Fremantle, Williams, Guilderton, Margaret River and Melbourne. “I often had no choice about where I was. There’s no denying that not being able to access your family with border closures, it zooms in on those parts of your life you care about.”

With new locations came new approaches. Donnelly wrote with band members Jennifer Aslett, George Foster, Jack Gaby and Marcel Tussie, which at times felt like experimental kindergarten play, and co-produced the record alongside Anna Laverty and Methyl Ethyl’s Jake Webb who helped foster an important spontaneity in the studio. She strayed from writing on an electric guitar, as she had in the past, and instead moved to piano. Donnelly had not played much of the instrument, since her early childhood.

Donnelly co-directed the video for “Lungs” with Duncan Wright. She comments, “Very loosely based on the Banded Stilts of my album cover, the character I play in red is a wobbly adult, doing their best with their new set of legs and responsibilities, trying to make it look easy but very much on unsteady ground. I wanted this video to celebrate the child, firm in their footholds, intimidatingly honest, not to be messed with, they are the strength and power of this video no matter how much I try to assert myself as the boss. The clip is choreographed by Donnelly’s childhood friends, sisters Billie, Nikki, and Stevie Tanner, who run the Tanner Dance Academy. “They weaved so much beauty in their choreography and also let the dancers apply their own take to the movements which really shines through in the static shots. Grace Goodwin who produced, set-designed and costumed the clip was integral in creating my stilted character and creating a point of difference between that and my child self.”

Stella Donnelly
Secretly Canadian

1. Lungs
2. How Was Your Day?
3. Restricted Account
4. Underwater
5. Medals
6. Move Me
7. Flood
8. This Week
9. Oh My My My
10. Morning Silence
11. Cold

Stella Donnelly
2022 Tour Dates

Sun. Sept. 11 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Mon. Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
Tue. Sept. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
Thu. Sept. 15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Sept. 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sat. Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed. Sept. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Thu. Sept. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Fri. Sept. 23 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Sat. Sept. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall
Mon. Sept. 26 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
Wed. Sept. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Fri. Sept. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Sat. Oct. 1 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Tue. Nov. 1 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
Wed. Nov. 2 – Glasgow @ Mono
Thu. Nov. 3 – Manchester @ Band On The Wall
Fri. Nov. 4 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Sun. Nov. 6 – Liverpool, UK @ Zanzibar
Tue. Nov. 8 Nottingham, UK @ Metronome
Wed. Nov. 9 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Sat. Nov. 12 – Cardiff, UK @ The Gate
Sun. Nov. 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Mon. Nov. 14 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Wed. Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @ FMR
Thu. Nov. 17 – Cologne, DE @ Artheatre
Fri. Nov. 18 – Brussels, BE @ Rotonde – Botanique
Sat. Nov. 19 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Mon. Nov. 21 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Skybar
Tue. Nov. 22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil
Thu. Nov. 24 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Fri. Nov. 25 – Munich, DE @ Strom w/ Julia Jacklin

Pre-order Flood by Stella Donnelly HERE


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