A bit of simple advice to live by is this: You should always get to the show early and catch the openers. Those who pulled this maneuver over the summer for King Princess’ West Coast tour were treated to a support performance from Donna Missal, the Jersey-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Donna Missal, who today drops her debut album This Time via Harvest Records. While the entire LP is worth a proper digestion, our jump-off today is her throbbing electronic-pop single “Jupiter,” which should add to her already impressive counting stats (namely her 11 million Spotify spins).
The fluid, bass-jumping “Jupiter,” which weirdly reminds us ever so slightly of The Wallflowers’ “One Headlight” (we mean that as high praise), is reflective of a soulful alt-pop attitude and mood from Missal, who positions her debut LP as one of self-fulfillment.
“This isn’t a record about love and loss and relationships,” Missal says. “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.”
Missal hits the road with Bishop Briggs in a few weeks, and we’re sure a Boston date is in short order. And it won’t be long, we bet, before she’s headlining all her live appearances.
Donna Missal 2018 Live Dates:
September 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
September25 – West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
October 6 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston*
October 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre*
October 9 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
October 10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas*
October 13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
*Supporting Bishop Briggs