Tune: Stella Donnelly – “Mechanical Bull”

April 18, 2017

Stella Donnelly‘s “Mechanical Bull” is a soft delivery of rejection that still packs a punch.  The song’s message is simple: Leave Stella Donnelly alone. But while it reaches a decidedly angry level, its sincere plea also mellows into a quiet desperation. Stella constantly rotates between two chords on her acoustic guitar which creates a sense of movement that mirrors the toss and turn of mechanical bull rides and the throes of anger. “Mechanical Bull” captures a recognizable feeling with honesty and clever use of minimal instrumentation. Check out the rest of Stella Donnelly’s Thrush Metal EP below to continue living inside her gentle bedroom pop exploration of emotion. Healthy Tapes even made it into ruby red cassettes if that’s your sort of thing.

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