Dondria Nicole celebrated this year’s Independence Day by releasing her anticipated new EP, The Day of the Don.
Across the EP, the R&B songstress showcases her excellent vocal ability along with a maturity to her lyrical content. On the opening song, “DM,” Dondria strikes back boldly, telling an ex: “Don’t Dondria Me,” she sings. “All of a sudden you checkin’ for me? / Had your chance, now your love I don’t need.”
On the standout ballad “Over,” Dondria belts out the tale of two lovers who can’t help but pull each other back into intimate situations, when they know their relationship should be ‘over.’ She sings, “It’s never over when we say it’s over, and over again / It never ends.”
Opening up to fans about her personal situations over the last two years, and creating this EP, Dondria said: “If I could describe this 2 year journey in one word, it would be: NECESSARY. I started out lost and confused. Misunderstood. Broken. Insecure. Yearning for something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I had lost friends who no longer saw it fit to be around. I walked away from love. My peers were passing me by. My manager @jmo_74 and I packed up our baggage & comfort levels and moved across the country to Los Angeles: the city of angels… and demons. At this point my walls were so thick, Hercules couldn’t break them down. I tried to find inspiration and motivation from all the wrong people, places, and things. The art I was creating was amazing but it was at the cost of me. I was self-destructing. Cut to the scene where the locks to the place I called home were changed on me, the people I called teammates stole money from me… OH and my anxiety is at an all time high. The Lord stripped me of everything to remind me all I ever needed was HIM. Once in complete darkness, I started seeing the light. And that’s when God started replenishing it all piece by piece. He started rebuilding my team, showering me with inspiration and opportunity, and creating a brand new Dondria. The Day of the Don is the first body of work I’ve released since 2010 and embodies every single piece of me and what I’ve been through.”
This past spring, Dondria held fans over for the EP by releasing a buzz-worthy cover of “Weak” by SWV, which she shared with an in-studio video.
Take a listen to The Day Of The Don Below: