“This video does a really good job of portraying how annoying I am!,” said Australian indie rock singer/songwriter Stella Donnelly of the visuals accompanying her latest single, “How Was Your Day?,” which dropped last month. The video juxtaposes imagery of the musician enjoying an afternoon soccer game and happily chatting on the phone from her home with a car crash and near drowning in a coyly tragicomic commentary on the human experience in a manner similar the work of ‘90s short film phenoms like Miranda July and Michel Gondry. The track itself is a hyper-quirky musing on the mundanities of everyday conversations between real-life couples, and features Donnelly speak-singing, producing a musical diary entry not dissimilar to the early work of Kate Nash. “This is my attempt at building a song out of a very specific dynamic between two monogamously involved people. The verses are just excerpts from real conversations, fragments of what two people talk about when they both know they need to have a real talk but neither wants to be the one to bring it up. This song came out of lockdown and seeing a lot of friends break up or get married,” she’s said of the song. “How Was Your Day?” is the third single off of Donnelly’s sophomore album, Flood, which dropped August 26th on Secretly Canadian. Stella Donnelly is currently on a US tour that will have her headlining the Music Hall at World Café Live this Friday, September 30th, with support coming from Maria BC and local indie folk heroine Kississippi. Check out the video for “How Was Your Day?” and get your tickets for this Friday’s show below.
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