Donna Missal gives a powerful, stripped-down performance of her new single, “Thrills,” in this video, shot live at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. The New Jersey native, who topped the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts with her debut single, “Keep Lying,” will release her full-length debut later this year on Harvest Records.
“‘Thrills’ is about feeling powerful within your sexuality. It’s a proclamation of confidence, celebrating self-worth,” explains Donna Missal. She wrote the track with Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), who also produced, and Nate Mercerau (Leon Bridges).
Missal, who will be supporting K.Flay in Denver and Salt Lake City in May, was hailed by Milk as an “earth-shaking vocalist with unique resonance.” After the release of “Keep Lying,” Billboard noted, “the singer’s drop kick of a vocal took the blogosphere by storm.” “Sick,” her second single, was praised by The FADER as “a smoky come-hither track worthy of your hottest advances.” “We’re simply obsessed,” said Milk in a review of “Transformer,” which marked her first collaboration with Tim Anderson.
She is featured on two tracks from Macklemore’s latest album, Gemini: “Over It,” which she co-wrote, and “Glorious.” Missal also featured on Rudimental’s “No Fear” and co-wrote Leon Bridges’ “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand.” “Power” – an original song she co-wrote with Baz Luhrmann and performed for Netflix’s “The Get Down” – won a Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song. Her songs have also been licensed by such shows as “House of Lies,” “Easy” and “The Vampire Diaries.”