Today, Donna Missal released “Keep Lying,” the latest in her series of two-track singles. The A-side is a studio version of the song while the B-side is a stripped-down live take. Download/ stream “Keep Lying” HERE and view “Keep Lying (Live from Capitol Studios)” HERE.
When Zane Lowe premiered Missal’s original demo version of “Keep Lying” on Beats 1, it shot to the top of the Spotify Viral and HypeMachine charts. As Billboard noted, “the singer’s drop kick of a vocal took the blogosphere by storm.” Streams of the demo now exceed 1.5 million in the U.S. Produced by Tim Anderson (Solange, BANKS, Halsey), the newly recorded version of “Keep Lying” is from Missal’s debut album, which will be released later this year by Harvest Records.
More recently, Lowe premiered Missal’s “Girl” on Beats 1 and praised its “timeless, latter-day Prince vibe.” Idolator hailed the track as “raw and vulnerable,” with writer Mike Wass noting, “The New Jersey singer has been generating a ton of buzz with singles ‘Driving’ and ‘Thrills,’ but this is my favorite-to-date. She sings about the emotional damage inflicted when ‘women hate on other women’ (her own words) over a sparse, soulful arrangement.”
The release of “Girl” last month prompted Bishop Briggs to post an entire thread about “the magic that is @DonnaMissal” on Twitter. The official video, directed by Justin Bettman, can be viewed HERE. Bettman – who has earned acclaim for the ongoing art project Set in the Street, which repurposes found materials to create interior sets on city streets – also helmed the video for Missal’s “Driving.”
Missal will play her first official New York City show on June 20, opening for Max Frost at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. She’ll headline The Hi-Hat in Los Angeles on June 23. Her singles have racked up more than eight million cumulative streams worldwide. 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 recorded 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.”