Brisbane artist Rebel Yell's first single, "Never Perfection," is an alluring yet confronting piece of music that had me checking my closet for knife welding maniacs after dark.
While I'm sure Rebel Yell - known to her family as Grace Stevenson - is a wonderful human being, the industrial nature of "Never Perfection" gave me the creeps, and I couldn't have been happier. Music is meant to evoke all sorts of emotions, and that's exactly what "Never Perfection" did.
This track is a dark take on electronic music I can imagine being played in a smokey, barley lit warehouse as ravers dance well into the early morning. The vocals are distorted, seething over the relentless bass that seeps into your brain as the song goes on. It's both confronting and cathartic, but above all, "Never Perfection" is a great piece of music.
I can't say I've heard anything like this of late, but I am very excited to hear Rebel Yell's debut EP, Mother Of Millions, released August 19.