Stella Donnelly 'Thrush Metal' 12"
Stella Donnelly quickly became one of Australia’s buzziest young singer-songwriters earlier this year with the release of her debut EP, Thrush Metal—but here in America, “Boys Will Be Boys” is her first single. And boy, what an opening statement it is. Atop delicate, singsongy acoustic fingerpicking, Donnelly confronts a man who raped her friend and takes to task the accompanying victim-blaming. “Why was she all alone?/Wearing her shirt that low/And they said boys will be boys/Deaf to the word no,” she coos in the chorus, a slight vibrato flaring up at the corners of her lovely voice.
Catalogue number: SC371LP
Label: Secretly Canadian