Released Friday 24 January 2020, single ‘I Should Know Better’ is a pastel pop-loaded, RnB 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.”
The music video reflects just that. Captured as a one-take tracking shot by Gary Robertson of Jarrah Film, the ‘I Should Know Better’ video screams ambience with the dim lighting and pops of neon pink and purple serving as the background to a 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 effortlessly into her newfound seat at the head of the pop table.
Watch Sully’s ‘I Should Know Better’ now.