After releasing her debut Call My Name in January this year, following with second single ‘That One’s On Me’, up and coming Melbourne based singer songwriter, Reilly Stapleton is back with her third track ‘Lost Mind’.
This latest breathtaking track delves into the mind of someone who faces a significant battle with inner conflict. It takes a chance to express the way in which an individual facing these issues portrays and explains their reality to those looking from the outside within.
The constant synth leads and undertones ensure that there is an easy flow that allows the audience to be effortlessly carried through the track and the story itself. The build up of the bass allow for something to be felt within the audience, thus allowing the physical feeling of connection with the song, which is an important aspect to have with a subject so confronting and powerful.
These instrumental aspects perfectly accompany the vocals, which are vulnerable and soft, however build to create tension and power when the lyrics become significantly more deep and emotive. The melodies, the piano, the lyrics, the raw notions; Stapleton reminds us dearly of the anthems produced by London Grammar.
Stapleton has spent the past year making a name for herself in her local scene by playing gigs at various venues and festivals. Earlier this year she took her music to the studio, where she began recording a collection of songs, and now in the process of writing for future releases.
We found her stripped back version of the track, and safe to say, WOW. Do yourself a favour and have a listen. With a voice that demands to be heard, Stapleton is one to watch.