"It's not about you or somebody new, this time it's about me!" hollers Donna Missal on "Hurt By You". The song is Missal at her most defiant, her most honest, her most gung-ho. It's a new slate for 2020 and for her career. But that line isn't just a slap back at an old ex, it's a cry for a place in the world that is all hers; a place where she can share her rawest emotions and her realest stories, even if they don't yet have an ending. Missal has chased stories since she was too young to read them, but she only realized in the past year that to let the script pour out from her own life would make for the story worth telling. It's been a painful, uncomfortable and uncertain experience to hunt for the tales she wanted to share, but now it's done Missal finally knows what kind of voice she is.
Donna Missal is not a flash in the pan. Donna Missal is a rockstar. Donna Missal is a soul singer. Donna Missal has all the makings of a one-of-a-kind legacy artist. And yet Donna Missal still possesses the hunger of the underdog reaching for her day in the sun.
Donna says, "I got to a point in writing the album that I had said everything I wanted to say about someone else fucking up. I wanted to talk about the role I played in letting something consume me and burn me down. In 'Let You Let Me Down,' I'm addressing that I need to change too, so I don't rebuild myself the same way but come back from it stronger and better."
Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A features artists' one-take performances, recorded direct to vinyl at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.
- Vinyl LP
- One-take performance
- Recorded live direct to vinyl at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA, October 23, 2020
- Die-cut jacket
- Explicit Content
- Hurt By You
- Who Loves You
- Best Friend
- Just Like You
- Let You Let Me Down
- How Does It Feel