American singer-songwriter and musician Donna Missal is set to release her debut album, ‘This Time’ onSeptember 7 via Harvest Records. Produced by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), ‘This Time’features her latest single “Keep Lying,” which has been steadily climbing the charts at Alternative radiowith 18 stations adding the track. Following Zane Lowe’s premiere of Missal’s original demo version of“Keep Lying”on Beats 1, the song shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts. Fans that pre-order the album now will instantly receive 5 gratis tracks, including “Keep Lying,” as well as“Transformer,” “Girl,”“Driving” and “Thrills.”PRE-ORDER‘This Time’ now.
To celebrate the release ofThis Time, Missal has announced two special album release shows in Brooklyn and Los Angeles next month–headlining Rough Trade in Brooklyn on September 10 and at The Troubadour in West Hollywood on September 25. Earlier this summer, she sold out her first-ever Los Angeles headline show and completed a sold-out West Coast run with King Princess. In October, Missal is confirmed join Bishop Briggs on tour and make her Austin City Limits Music Festival debut. For more information and tickets, please visit donnamissal.com.
To date, Donna Missal’s songs have racked up more than 11 MILLION COMBINED STREAMS, and now with the release of her debut album ‘This Time’, Missal is excited to provide her fans more of what they love so much about her music. “This isn’t a record about love and loss and relationships,” Missal explains. “It’s about taking chances for yourself, figuring out who you are and really standing behind that. I made a point of putting myself out there as a real person navigating this life at this moment in time, because I want to do whatever I can as an artist to help people feel more confident in navigating their own lives. I’d love for the listener to receive the message that you can take your time to learn and love yourself. That’s been the most important discovery that I want to share with this album.”
Blending elements of soul, hip-hop and rock & roll, Missal shaped This Time’s sonic landscape partly by laying live recordings down on tape, then sampling those recordings to imbue her songs with a fresh yet timeless energy. Much of that live recording took place at the iconic Different Fur Studios in San Francisco, where she was joined in the studio by Nate Mercereau (Leon Bridges). “I really wanted this album to reference my history of playing in bands,” she explains. “It’s all these very pure, talented musicians playing together in a room, but then we took that and sampled it and altered in a way that creates something totally new.”
With its title taken from a track Missal co-wrote with her frequent collaborator Sharon Van Etten, ‘This Time’is an uncompromisingly honest look at living entirely on your own terms. “I’ve spent most of my life being hyper-focused on time, which I think is something that a lot of women obsess over,”says Missal. “We’re in such a rush to make things happen, when really we should take the time to figure out what we actually want out of life. And even though it’s so fucking hard to have that kind of patience, I think it’s so important to believe in yourself enough to let things develop in a way that feels right to you.”
Donna Missal’s debut album, This Time will be available September 7.
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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
9/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
9/25 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
10/6 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston*
10/7 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre*
10/9 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
10/10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas*
10/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival *Supporting Bishop Briggs