Stella Donnelly

photo credit – Pooneh Ghana

With a world in flux, Stella Donnelly’s music feels so timely. The song that announced her to the US was Boys Will Be Boys, a song that defiantly pushes back against the constant shaming of rape victims. The lead single on this album, Old Man, deals with putting men in their place,” whether it’s to an abusive man, a terrible boss, or a clueless significant other.”

If you heard just those two tunes, it’d be lazy to label her as some man-hating woman. But you’d be doing her and yourself a disservice. As a man, I feel like she’s not just singing to women. She’s singing to men as well, challenging us to be better not just in our action, but in our thinking as well. Her biting commentary knows no bounds. Lunch and Season’s Greetings deal with her life as a touring musician and the how she handles her new life back home in Australia.

I had the pleasure of catching Stella live last year. Her stage presence is something else. She was self-deprecating, yet confident. After seeing her live, I thought she was going to be something specai. Beware of the Dogs confirms it.

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photo credit – Pooneh Ghana

Sometimes you see someone perform and you say to yourself, “Self, this person has it.” What “it” is is for someone much smarter than me to discuss. But after seeing Stella Donnelly do a solo set last year at SXSW, you absolutely knew she was going to some great things. Based on this track, I am trending towards being right. Beware of The Dogs will see the light of day via Secretly Canadian on 3/8. Here’s some info from the PR team.

Stella Donnelly is a proud, self-proclaimed sh*t-stirrer. Her electrifying debut album, Beware of the Dogs, is out March 8th via Secretly Canadian, and her North American tour will kick off a week later. Today, Donnelly shares the video for lead single and biting album opener, “Old Man,” in which 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 Australian-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.

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