REBEL YELL has unveiled new single ‘Protect’, her first solo release since 2020’s Far From Grace LP. ‘Protect’ arrives alongside the announcement of REBEL YELL’s signing to Melbourne-based independent label Dinosaur City Records.
In a statement, Stevenson explained that the track began as a continuation of the 2019 single ‘Night Drive’ but undertook a transformation during her time spent living in Iceland. Stevenson’s vocals stand out in a mix slathered in thick bass.
REBEL YELL – ‘Protect’
“‘Protect’ was initially written in regards to women and our battles with safety and to have a voice,” Stevenson said. “When I lived in Iceland in 2021, the song took on a new form. It felt adaptive to the environment and our climate; how young people face the consequences of those who walked before us, yet cop the blame for so much.”
The track is accompanied by a music video filmed and edited by Stevenson, shot in the town of Seyðisfjörður in Iceland. The clip contrasts the natural beauty of the country with the still visible remains of a devastating landslide that impacted the area in 2020.
Stevenson will be launching ‘Protect’ as part of a Dinosaur City label showcase next week. Taking place at Melbourne’s Colour Club on Saturday, 15th October, REBEL YELL will appear on the lineup alongside Workhorse, e4444e and Elmo Aoayama.
Dinosaur City Label Showcase
- REBEL YELL
- Elmo Aoyama
Dates & Venue
- Saturday, 15th October – Colour Club, Melbourne, VIC (Tickets)