‘Mechanical Bull’ from Stella Donnelly’s ’Thrush Metal EP’, out digitally NOW and physically on June 22nd 2018 on Secretly Canadian. Pre-Order/Stream now – stelladonnelly.lnk.to
Stereogum reports — Like “Boys Will Be Boys” before it, “Mechanical Bull” is a stark, heavy track about the mental weight of dealing with misogyny all day. “I need to be alone,” she sings over a spare guitar. “You’ve been at my throat.” In the video, Donnelly plays a server at a restaurant where, instead of food, creepy dudes buy female mannequin body parts. Of the song, Donnelly says:
The song “Mechanical Bull” is dedicated to people who work in hospitality who have to deal with customers, especially drunk ones, harassing them and making objectifying comments. I wrote this about my experience working in bars and it was a nice way to release some of the frustration I had!