Ahead of tonight’s Valentine’s Day tour klck-off in Chicago, Donna Missa surprised fans today with the release of a very personal new song, “Get Well.” Written by Donna and her two younger sisters Catherineand Kelley Missal, Donna explains the inspiration behind this moving new track.“Today can feel isolating for anyone who isn’t in a relationship or at least in a “happy” one. I wanted to put this out today to remind anybody that needs to hear: It’s ok to be alone. Respect yourself enough to get out of something toxic. You can leave if you think you should even if there’s love there. Also a reminder that Valentine’s Day is a fraudulent holiday made up by somebody to sell you shit.”
Listen to “Get Well” HERE
Tonight, Donna Missal starts her highly anticipated THIS TIME tour in Chicago. The 20-date prom-themed tour is will take Donna all across North America, making stops in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more before concluding in San Diego on March 30. For tickets, more information and details on special VIP packages, go to http://www.donnamissal.com
Donna recently explained the concept of the tour in an Instagram post: “I was homeschooled. I never had a school dance or a picture day or a graduation. THIS TIME TOUR is your invitation to the winter and spring formal I never had. If you had a shitty time in school and want a re-do, or maybe you loved it and want to go back to that feeling, THIS TIME is your time. VIP packages will be available so you can take your very own NEW yearbook photo by Muriel Knudson and be a part of our CLASS OF ‘THIS TIME’ yearbook.”
Earlier this week, the New Jersey-born artist made her directorial debut, with the unveiling ofthe official music video for latest single ‘Jupiter.’ The video was shot at dusk in her hometown and perfectly captures the rousing ambiance and sense of longing that the song so brilliantly conveys. ‘Jupiter’ was co-written by fellow female badass Sharon Van Etten and is taken from Missal’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘THIS TIME,’ out now on Harvest Records. Described as “passionate, innocent,” and “filled with the intensity and anguish” by V Magazine who premiered the video online, ‘Jupiter’ also received its broadcast premiere on MTV Live and mtvU.
Watch the video for ‘Jupiter’ HERE.
Donna reveals on her inspiration behind the video and song: “To me the song is about a first love. I wanted to make a video to reflect that experience of feeling something for the first time. To me, that brought to mind the memories of driving through my hometown as a teenager, feeling all of these big feelings all at once. It’s my first time directing a video so I chose the setting of my own hometown in NJ that I think could remind anyone of where they grew up.”
The THIS TIME tour will see Donna Missal playing songs from her debut album, This Time, out now on Harvest Records. The eleven-track album infuses Missal’s timeless, fiery vocals with scorching production by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), harkening back to the heyday of classic soul music, all the while creating something fresh and contemporary. Including standout cuts like “Driving,” “Transformer,” “Girl,” “Thrills” and current focus track, “Jupiter,” an impassioned anthem with a driving bassline and massive chorus. Watch Donna deliver the goods in this live version of “Jupiter” HERE, filmed exclusively as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series.