Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Watch :: Stella Donnelly - Old Man

Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly heads up to the release of her debut album 'Beware Of The Dogs', out via Secretly Canadian on March 8, with its lead single and opening track, 'Old Man'.

The track comes with an accompanying lyric video, directed by Fiona Jane Burgess, which features Donnelly and friends and excerpts from a book called Every Woman’s Guide To Self Defense.

"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," she states. "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."

Live EU/UK dates

11 Berlin, Badehaus
12 Hamburg, Skybar
13 Rotterdam, Rotown
15 Cologne, Yuca
16 Brussels, Botanique
17 Amiens, La Lune Des Pirates w/ Yak
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, The Blue Arrow
02 Leeds, Brudenell Community Room
04 Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City
05 Nottingham, Bodega
07 London, Scala

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