NEWS: Stella Donnelly shares video for 'Flood' the title track of her forthcoming album

NEWS: Stella Donnelly shares video for ‘Flood’ the title track of her forthcoming album

Stella Donnelly has shared ‘Flood’, the deceptively lilting title track/video from her forthcoming album, out 26th August on Secretly Canadian. The wistful yet life-affirming ‘Flood’ follows last month’s ‘Lungs’.

Directed by Donnelly, Nick McKk and Grace Goodwin, the accompanying ‘Flood’ video centres on an idyllic summer day — or at least Donnelly’s idiosyncratic version of one. “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 says. “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 ‘Flood’ we have made a very feeble attempt at recreating the legendary OK GO video clip for ‘Here it Goes Again’ and we failed gloriously.”

Of ‘Flood‘ Donnelly says: “This song feels like a sad little adventure. 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 we’d been distracting ourselves with for so long prior to the pandemic.” 

According to the press release ‘Flood’ is Donnelly’s record of this rediscovery: the product of months of risky experimentation, hard moments of introspection, and a lot of moving around. With new locations came new approaches. “It freshened things up for sure”, Donnelly says, and writing with band members Jennifer Aslett, George Foster, Jack Gaby and Marcel Tussie, soon began to feel like kindergarten play, with co-producers Anna Laverty and Methyl Ethyl’s Jake Webb helping to foster an important spontaneity in the studio. This spontaneity saw Donnelly straying from her trusted electric guitar, instead moving to piano and imbuing her new work with a fluidity and vulnerability that befits ‘Flood’s introspective nature. Donnelly had not played much piano since her early childhood and there was something wonderfully playful and poignant about climbing back up onto the piano stool and finding her fingers.Flood” revels in this. 

Donnelly will embark on a world tour this autumn, including stops at Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn, and a plethora of dates across Europe and the UK. Full dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now.

Stella Donnelly Tour Dates


27th Tivoli Vrendenburg, Utrecht, NL * 

28th – Tivoli Vrendenburg, Utrecht, NL * 

30th – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, DE  * 


3rd – Pointu Festival, Six-Fours-les-Plages, FR
7th – BBK Bilbao Festival, Biscay, ES

23rd – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay, AU


11th – Casbah, San Diego, CA

12th -The Fonda, Los Angeles

13th – Independent, San Francisco

15th – Mississippi Studios, Portland

16th – Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver

17th – Neumos, Seattle

21st – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis

22nd – Lincoln Hall, Chicago

23rd – Sanctuary, Detroit

24th – Longboat Hall, Toronto

26th – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom

28th – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

30th – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live


1st – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd


1 – Wardrobe, Leeds, UK

2 – Mono, Glasgow

3 – Band On The Wall @ Manchester

4 – Whelan’s, Dublin

6 – Zanzibar , Liverpool

8 – Metronome , Nottingham

9 – Thekla , Bristol

10 – Electric Brixton, London

12 – The Gate, Cardiff

13 – Hare and Hounds , Birmingham

14 – Komedia, Brighton

16 – FMR, Paris

17 – Artheatre , Cologne

18 – Rotonde – Botanique, Brussels

19 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, NL

21 – Molotow Skybar, Hamburg, DE

22 – Hotel Cecil. Copenhagen, DK

24 – Badehaus, Berlin, DE

25th – Strom, Munich, DE !

* w/ Mitski

! w/ Julia Jacklin

Photo Credit: Emma Daisy

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