Stella Donnelly – Boys Will Be Boys

Stella Donnelly

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New Music: Fred Lessore

“It took me less than 20 minutes to write and record the demo for ‘Linger’. It was easy to pull inspiration from the strong women in my family; I’ve seen each of them carry their battle scars with grace, dignity and acceptance. At the crossroads of love and loss, Linger is a drop in the ocean of what it might take to build a strong woman, and I only hope that I’ve done them justice.”

Fred Lessore

Kleerup + AlunaGeorge – Lovers Table

“We worked in this beautiful little studio in East London that overlooked a cobbled courtyard, just on piano for most of the day which is my fave way to write songs. At the time I was really interested in the idea of a career woman giving up on love because she just felt she wasn’t invited to the table. The cliché of the lonely female boss that is familiar, yet comfortable, because you don’t have to risk your heart — in many ways it was personal experience. Until someone comes along to challenge that paradigm and you realise you have to jump in even though you feel like you can’t.” AlunaGeorge

“It’s always inspiring to work with such incredible talented people, Aluna and Joacim went beyond what I could ever have hoped for. I think we really nailed all the parts on this song, the vocals, the production and the whole team is perfect. I couldn’t be happier to release this track as a sort of a comeback single.” Kleerup

New Music: Morning Midnight

“It’s a song that talks about coping with the struggle of doubt and self-preservation that come with trying to pursue your dreams. It’s me battling internally with the feelings of isolation from the people I care for and questioning if I can go on. Listening to the verses the words might come across as bleak but the chorus intentionally both asks the question and answers it, ending with a feeling of resolution and hope.”

Morning Midnight

Luke Marzec – In a Haze, Getting Waved

“In a Haze, Getting Waved is a look at the way so many of us only live for the weekend.  Instead of really thinking about our lives, our wants and our dreams, our generation gets wasted instead: endless weekends spent drinking and taking drugs – not only for the high but for the come down too. The Haze-y start of the week prohibits us from really examining ourselves, and by Wednesday and Thursday we start gearing up to repeat the weekend again. Will the cycle ever stop? Is another world possible?”

Luke Marzec