Stella Donnelly quickly became one of Australia’s buzziest young singer-songwriters with the release of her debut EP, 'Thrush Metal'—but over here, '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.
1. Mechanical Bull 2. Boys Will Be Boys 3. Mean To Me 4. Grey 5. A Poem 6. Talking