After feeling “Haunted” last year, Dondria is ready to “Let It Be” on her new single.
The slow-burning jam is set to dreamy strings and a ticking drum machine, helmed by Bryan-Michael Cox, with Dondria’s assured vocal range possessing gentle and passionate rasp. She sings about going through hell to get back to heaven in a relationship that she doesn’t want to chance losing again.
“I created ‘Let It Be’ with my friend and co-writer Josh Bias from two different spaces: a place of grief, and a place of peace. You kind of have to feel one before you can truly enjoy the other. I’ve had to go through this process numerous times,” Dondria told Rated R&B in a statement. “There are so many things and people I took for granted… I took myself, my gift, my intuition, my peace for granted and I paid a heavy price for it. But instead of letting the fear of losing myself again push me into needing to be in control, I learned the power of balance.”
She added, “The prayer says: ‘Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.’ I think that’s what ‘Let It Be’ is all about. And with all of the love and loss we experienced in 2020, I think this is the perfect space and time to do exactly that. Let It Be.”
Dondria, who has been cooking up new music with Cox and Jermaine Dupri, is on the verge of releasing a new project soon. Dondria Duets 5: The ’90s Edition II was her last collection of music. The 2019 project followed A Tale of Hearts, a joint project with Broadway. That same year, Dondria appeared on Johntá Austin’s debut album, Love, Sex & Religion. She also shared the track “Take You There.”
Stream Dondria’s new song “Let It Be” below.