Empowered songwriter Reilly Stapleton has released her enthralling new single Impulse, an unsettling, eclectic rock ballad about the fine line between our morals and our devilish impulses, out October 31. The intriguingly dark song is accompanied by a brilliant, slasher-style clip, directed by Michael Sadler (Teenage Dads). To celebrate the release, Reilly Stapleton will be playing a residency at God’s Kitchen in Mornington on the first Tuesday of every month until the end of the year.
Impulse explores the darker side of the human psyche, leaving no stone unturned. Reilly’s powerful vocals take centre stage, as guitars scream and synths swirl around her. ‘Is it bad? I’ve gone mad, smashed the bottle I had in my hand,”, Reilly expresses her deepest, darkest thoughts, in the perfect amalgamation of lyricism, vocal delivery and instrumental arrangement. “Impulse is reflective of the constant battle between our negative impulsions and our inner consciousness that provides you with a positive moral compass” explains Reilly. “The song uses violence, anger and control in order to convey this unavoidable conflict. When somebody has a short tolerance of anger they can withstand, it is generally our consciousness that holds us back from lashing out.”
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Can you pick your top 5 Horror Movies for me?
Wow. Picking 5 horror movies is definitely a hard one. Ever since I was younger, I’ve loved horror! Even at 16 I had a Hollywood horror themed birthday party to scare the shit out of my friends. This is going to be a tricky one to answer but I’ll do my best…
1.The Childs play Franchise!! I adore these movies.
I have SO many collectible items from the movies including a Chucky doll, lunch box, key ring, badge, mug, poster… the list goes on. These movies were brilliant for the time they were released and a huge step forward in movie making history. Not to mention the characters are unforgettable classics! There’s so much I could say about the Childs play franchise it’s insane, I am a true fan!
- Donnie Darko
Omg. Film masterpiece. There’s nothing to hate about this movie! The cinematic quality is just divine, the story line is fantastic, the characters are unique and played so well! No matter how many times I watch it, I’m always engaged.
Not all people are going to agree with me on this one, but this has been one of the most memorable story lines I’ve ever watched. The mystery and dark horror themes are so engaging and captivating, it just never drags.
This is such a wonderful representation of surrealism. It gives an insight into the lapse of the conscious and unconscious mind. Playing with the idea of dream like sequences from the main character. It’s a vivid exploration of the internal battles that the main character has with his external problems, fantastically depicted through different styles of artistry.
- Shaun Of The Dead.
WHO DOESN’T LIKE SHAUN OF THE DEAD?! It’s brilliant and the perfect mix of horror themes and comedy. The main characters are absolute classics and really just make the whole movie work. The zombies are great, the make up is amazing, the story line is fantastic, the dialogue, hilarious. It’s one of those movies that you can watch over and over again and never get sick of.
The clip for Impulse is appropriately creepy and unsettling – the perfect accompaniment to this ghostly track. The video centres in on a whimsical tea party gone completely wrong, as the main character finds herself picturing the grisly deaths of her fellow tea party attendees. Speaking on the concept behind the haunting clip, Reilly explains, “The protagonist struggles with maintaining self-control when it comes to the loud and obnoxious guests, so she begins to imagine the ways in which the guests could be murdered and her mind can once again be at ease. The guests become more irritating as the event goes on and she becomes quite irrational and exasperated…on her final murder spree, it seems she may have gone too far – the audience will be left wondering if her impulse really did take control.”
Reilly Stapleton will be celebrating all things Impulse with some intimate live performances, beginning with a residency at God’s Kitchen in Mornington on the first Tuesday of every month until the end of 2019, alongside an exclusive headline show at Grace Darling in Melbourne on November 1. This young powerhouse’s vocal prowess is a force to be reckoned with, and paired with her humble, welcoming stage presence, she is an impressive live act.
REILLY STAPLETON VICTORIAN SHOWS
TUES 3 DEC | GOD’S KITCHEN, MORNINGTON VIC | 18+
Tickets on the door