FRESH: ‘I Should Know Better’ – Sully

Sully debuts with “I Should Know Better”!

Melbourne based vocal powerhouse, Sully Sullivan debuts with “I Should Know Better”. The song is a pastel pop-loaded, R’n’B filled jam that serves up an explosion of kaleidoscope synths and confetti covered beats. With its catchy hooks and pulsing bass line heartbeat, this spicy number written with the pop-prowess of Evangeline, has been getting hips shaking and arms flailing across dance floors and festival stages.

Sitting above all of the heavily pigmented makeup palette of sounds is the warm honey-soaked vocal lines of Sully, clearly within her sonic sphere of comfort. “I’ve written for so many different projects over the years – from blues/rock to folk and everything in between. But I keep coming back to pop music” she says. “At the end of the day, I’ve known forever that I’m completely addicted to the complex simplicities of the pop writing process. Now, I get to throw myself head-first into that love”.

“I Should Know Better” sifts through the trials faced from toxic behaviour and the inevitable realisation of self-worth. “This track follows an incident with a cocky mutual friend who I had kindly offered to drop into the city after a party. After some questionable comments towards me the guy flipped his shit in the backseat of my car with a tirade of abuse hauled my way. It was at that point that I made the conscious decision to never let an asshole get the better of me” Sully adds.

Captured as a one-piece tracking shot, the “I Should Know Better” video screams ambience with the dim lighting and pops of neon pink and purple serving as the background to the tense narrative, as the tracking shot lens follows Sully through her house, moving through the tension and uneasy dynamic of her relationship. Sully looks every bit of a pop superstar in the clip. Styled by Geelong based artist stylist, Sara De La Cruz, she sinks into her newfound seat in the pop sphere effortlessly.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!