The world was introduced to the soulful voice that is Donna Missal in wonderful fashion. The New Jersey native lit the internet by storm with her first ever single, a demo of “Keep Lying.” Earning praise from Zane Lowe, Bishop Briggs, and many others, Missal established herself as an artist deserving of the world’s attention. It only seems fitting then that Missal should return with two new renditions of the breakthrough hit.
The studio version of “Keep Lying,” which is set to be featured on the artist’s debut album, retains all the raw emotional power of its predecessor. Missal’s longing and pleading vocals evoke an era of blues greats before her, and her stinging lyrics feel at a perfect fit for the genre. With her timeless voice, the blues seem as if they were solely designed for Missal. “Keep Lying” is also the gift that keeps giving, with its accompanying live rendition, recorded at the infamous Capitol Studios, further showcasing off the singer’s vocal chops. No matter the context, whether it be sparse instrumentation or backed by bluesy electric guitars, Missal’s voice is a beautifully tragic one that demands center stage.
Donna Missal will make her New York debut June 20 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, and will headline The Hi-Hat in Los Angeles on June 23. Be sure not to miss what are sure to be truly enrapturing performances.
Listen to both renditions of “Keep Lying” below: