Music Video of the Day: Stella Donnelly “Boys Will Be Boys” (2017)

Stella Donnelly‘s star continues to rise with multiple WAM Awards to her name plus a J Award nomination this week (not a bad haul), but with the release of her new music video for “Boys Will Be Boys”, the young Freo artist has once again shown that her hold on the craft is a powerful one.

An intimate yet incredibly strong track, “Boys Will Be Boys” is Donnelly’s attempt at navigating this murky territory where excuses are made and victims of abuse are blamed in today’s society. As she explains, the video was made with the purpose of highlighting the weight of the burden victims shoulder.

“The video itself was intended to express the burden of victim blaming and sexual assault on the victims themselves as the mundane aspects of life go on. A song is just a song but at the very least, I hope it will open up difficult yet important conversations between family members, friends, government bodies, organisations and most importantly, boys and men.”

Directed and shot by George Foster, “Boys Will Be Boys” is definitely worth a watch today – press play on the clip below.

Stella heads out on tour very soon, check out where you can catch her performing below!

STELLA DONNELLY TOUR DATES

November 4th | WAMFEST, PERTH | Tickets

November 5th | Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE | Tickets
supporting Mama Kin Spender

November 16th | The Milk Factory, BRISBANE | Tickets
with Asha Jefferies, Pool Shop

November 17th | Mullum Music Festival, MULLUMBIMBY (All Ages) | Tickets

November 18th | The Plot, SYDNEY (All Ages) | Tickets

November 25th & 26th | Queenscliff Music Festival, QUEENSCLIFF (All Ages) | Tickets

November 30th | The Toff, MELBOURNE | Tickets
with AA Matheson, Pool Boy

December 1st | Waves, WOLLONGONG  | Tickets
supporting San Cisco

December 2nd | Porchland, ADELAIDE (All Ages) | Tickets

December 7th | Brighton Up Bar, SYDNEY | Tickets
with Antonia and The Lazy Susans (solo), Ainsley Farrell

December 8th | The Newsagency, SYDNEY (Under 18) | Tickets
with Antonia and The Lazy Susans (solo), Ainsley Farrell

December 9th | Fairgrounds Festival, BERRY (All Ages) | Tickets

December 16th | The Rosemount, PERTH | Tickets
supporting Polish Club

MOJO’s RESIDENCY – EVERY WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER

December 6th | supporting Gordi
December 13th | with Lil’ Troy Junior, Carla Geneve, Childsaint
December 20th | with Benjamin Witt, Koondarm Nyoongar Choir, Shit Narnia
December 27th | with Erasers, Jacob Diamond, Baby Kool