Photo by Olivia Senior
We've been very high on Stella Donnelly for a while now. The Australian artist hit the whole Americana meets alt-rock sound that we can't seem to get enough of on her 2019 album Beware of Dogs. Her previous single, "Lungs," went a little more into the world of pop, but "Flood" sees Donnelly back to what we learned about her music. This new song is a little more singer/songwriter than Americana. It's fairly straightforward, but Donnelly makes it captivating with her natural charm. Plus, it's not exactly a fully straightforward alt-rock singer/songwriter track as there is still an odd use of synths that give it kind of a 1950's space age sound at times. This is a fascinating and compelling song that has us even more excited for Donnelly's upcoming album.
Stella Donnelly says of her new song:
"This song feels like a sad little adventure. I wrote it in the dark depths of a Melbourne winter lockdown where it had been raining for consecutive weeks. Everyone around me was falling into their own version of depression at different times. It felt like a flood of trauma yet at the same time, we were given an opportunity of time to work through stuff that we’d been distracting ourselves with for so long prior to the pandemic."
You can watch the video for "Flood" below. Flood is due out August 26 on Secretly Canadian, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Stella Donnelly, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.