It’s been three years since the stunning debut from Stella Donnelly, Beware of the Dogs, but the absence has only sharpened her sound and introspective songwriting.
An open vulnerability extends from several tracks (“Restricted Account” and “Underwater”) showcasing Donnelly’s raw but tender ability on the piano — not her first instrument of choice. With its thoughtful mixture of sonic experimentation and classic touches, Flood achieves exactly what a sophomore album should.
Stream: Stella Donnelly, Flood
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