March 05, 2020

Donna Blue: Inbetween EP

After releasing two self-titled 3-track EP's Dutch retro-pop duo Donna Blue are stretching out a bit with Inbetween, a collection of five songs. The two preceding singles, the haunting story of a former lover turned stalker Billy and the Henry James inspired Desert Lake already hinted at s slighter darkr mood. Danique van Kesteren and Bart van Dalen have come out of their bubble to look at the world and they found there is trouble in Paradis (sung in French).

Sadness and loneliness have found their way into their music, but they have retained the lush arrangements and soft-spoken vocals. It makes the underlying message even more gripping. The mixed emotions reach a peak in the title track, captured in a mix of surf, country and doo-wop.

Inbetween is released via Snowstar Records. No vinyl this time. Digital only.

  1. Desert Lake
  2. Paradis
  3. Inbetween
  4. Billy
  5. Fool

Live dates:
  • 03/05 V11, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 03/06 De Nijverheid, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 03/11 Pianos, New York, NY
  • 03/12 Berlin, New York, NY
  • 03/16-21 SXSW, Austin, TX
  • 03/22 Paper Tiger, San Antonio, TX
  • 03/24 Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA
  • 03/26 The Tower Bar, San Diego, CA
  • 03/27 Greater Goods, Ojai, CA
  • 03/28 Tik-Easy, San Francisco, CA

» Donna Blue on Facebook

HCTF review of Desert Lake.

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