Stella Donnelly has announced details of her debut album! ‘Beware Of The Dogs’ will come out on 8th March via Secretly Canadian, and is being previewed by a video for lead single ‘Old Man’.
The brilliant new clip is a lyric video of sorts, which sees Stella singing along to the track and heading out and about with two friends, interspersed with sections from a book she’s reading in the video, ‘Every Woman’s Guide to Self Defence’. The video was directed by Fiona Burgess of Woman’s Hour.
Speaking of the new song, Stella says: “I came up with the chords and chorus to this song in 2017 around the time when Woody Allen called the #metoo movement a witch hunt. It was a very strange feeling for me watching the world change right before my eyes and to see that these men who had exploited their power for so long were actually being held accountable for their actions. It made me look back on my experiences as a young woman doing music and certain powerful men who tried to manipulate me and exploit other young women.
“I needed to write this song for myself because if I hadn’t I would still feel quite angry about things that I probably let slide in my younger, more naive days. I have no intentions of publicly calling out these people but it’s a nice feeling to me knowing that they may hear this song one day and feel perhaps an inch of the humiliation and powerlessness that they inflicted on me back then.”
Stella is set to take ‘Beware Of The Dogs’ on a UK and European tour next year, including a London date at Scala on 7th May.
View the tracklisting for ‘Beware Of The Dogs’, watch the ‘Old Man’ video and view the tour dates below.
Read our Class Of 2019 interview with Stella Donnelly here.
11 Berlin, Badehaus
12 Hamburg, Skybar
13 Rotterdam, Rotown
15 Cologne, Yuca
16 Brussels, Botanique
17 Lille, La Lune Des Pirates*
18 Paris, Le Pop Up Du Label
23 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24 Bristol, Thekla
25 Southampton, Joiners
27 Brighton, The Haunt
28 Manchester, YES
29 Dublin, Grand Social
01 Glasgow, Blue Arrow
02 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
04 Liverpool, Sound City
05 Nottingham, Bodega
07 London, Scala
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