Stella Donnelly has shared a new song, ‘Flood’, the title track to her upcoming sophomore LP. It follows lead offering ‘Lungs’, which made our Best New Songs list, and arrives with an accompanying video directed by Donnelly, Nick McKk, and Grace Goodwin. Check it out below.
“This song feels like a sad little adventure,” Donnelly explained in a statement. “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 weʼd been distracting ourselves with for so long prior to the pandemic.”
“This clip is pure ridiculous play, like going to your grandparents’ house where you and your cousins would get up to the most elaborate film projects,” Donnelly added. “We always ran around the house making home movies that tried to re-enact other films and much like this clip here, they always ended in some sort of minor catastrophe. With this video for ʻFloodʼ we have made a very feeble attempt at recreating the legendary OK GO video clip for ʻHere it Goes Againʼ and we failed gloriously.”
Flood, the follow-up to Donnelly’s 2019 debut Beware of the Dogs, is out August 26 via Secretly Canadian.