Stella Donnelly recently rocketed to the top of our most anticipated albums of 2019 with the release of 'Old Man', which is taken from her forthcoming debut album Beware of the Dogs (coming out March 8th). Today she's given us a second glimpse of what's to come on the record with the more serene 'Lunch'. On the new song she says:

“This is my favourite song on the record... It was a massive team effort the night before I flew away on tour. A song that was only ever meant to be played on a single guitar and sung turned out to be the most intricate and textured piece of music I’ve ever produced. I wrote this about the feeling of displacement I get when I go on tour and come back and nothing feels the same. There’s a disconnect there.”

As she explains in the above quote, 'Lunch' does see her return to a more stripped-down sound as on her EP Mechanical Bull, but the subtle string adornments and fluttering keyboard melodies massively help to wring out the sharp emotions in the track. It also helps that Donnelly has a crystalline voice, which pierces your attention, and here she uses it to fully mine the depths of her dejection. Inspired by a whirlwind couple of years that have seen her travel all over the world, 'Lunch' sees her contemplating the little time she has to catch up with her loved ones before she has to jet off again, leading to the heartbreaking admission "I get homesick before I go away." Take a listen to 'Lunch' below.

Stella Donnelly's debut album Beware of the Dogs is out on March 8th through Secretly Canadian. She'll be touring Europe in April and May:

11th April – Badehaus, Berlin
12th April – Skybar, Hamburg
13th April – Rotown, Rotterdam
15th April – Yuca, Cologne
16th April – Botanique, Brussels
17th April – La Lune Des Pirates, Amiens
18th April – Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris
23rd April - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
24th April - Thekla, Bristol
25th April – Joiners, Southampton
27th April – Haunt, Brighton
28th April – YES, Manchester
29th April – Grand Social, Dublin
1st May – Blue Arrow, Glasgow
2nd May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
4th May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool
5th May – Bodega, Nottingham
7th May – Scala, London
15th-18th August - Green Man Festival