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Stella Donnelly announces debut album, releases #MeToo inspired new single

By | Published on Thursday 10 January 2019

Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly has announced the release of her debut album, ‘Beware Of The Dogs’, alongside the release of new single ‘Old Man’.

“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”, says Donnelly of the new single. “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”, she continues. “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”.

She then concludes: “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”.

Donnelly will be touring the UK and Ireland as part of a wider European tour in April and May, finishing up at The Scala in London. Here are the dates:

23 Apr: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
24 Apr: Britol, Thekla
25 Apr: Southampton, The Joiners
27 Apr: Brighton, The Haunt
28 Apr: Manchester, Yes
29 Apr: Dublin, Grand Social
1 May: Glasgow, Blue Arrow
2 May: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
5 May: Nottingham, Bodega
7 May, London, The Scala