VILIFY Reveal Relentless New Single + Video ‘Take The Pill’


Following on from their widely-praised single Odyssey, Mulubinba/Newcastle-based alternative-metal band Vilify have just released their latest unyielding cut Take The Pill – produced and mixed by Chris Blancato (NorthlaneBare BonesReliqa).

Introduced by a gradual crescendo of menacing guitars, Take The Pill unleashes its furious potency with the inexorable vocals of Amy McIntosh at the helm, piloting a cacophony of distorted instrumentation. Unifying coercion and prowess, the song is elevated by its colossal hook and heightened by a thunderous breakdown, before cascading towards an abrupt finale.

Vilify explain the meaning behind Take The Pill: “This song is about the battle of balance between SSRIs, depression and drive. Finding the balance between what makes you feel alive but what keeps you sane. It’s about accepting different points in life that call for different plans of attack. What worked for you once might not work next time and that is ok. Always striving to be better is what’s important even if it feels unattainable at times.”

Alongside the single is a provocative accompanying video – filmed, directed and edited by Joel Black (Tommirock). Driven by tracked close-up shots and quick cuts, the video encapsulates the song’s unremitting vitality. “We did something super unheard of and did a band playthrough in a warehouse,” the band comments. “Had to be done. There is no concept except showing people that we can dance like queens while we play the heavies.”


To celebrate the release, Vilify will be supporting Gravemind at beloved Naarm/Melbourne venue Stay Gold in April. This comes off the back of performing at multiple Emo Nights and BONEZ Alternative Queer Party shows, and having recently shared the stage with Paledusk (JPN), NorthlaneRedHookVoid of VisionErraDiamond ConstructPatient Sixty-Seven and Nicolas Cage Fighter.

Previous single Odyssey received widespread support from the likes of SpotifyApple Musictriple jtriple j Unearthed4ZZZSYN MediaPBS FMRadio AdelaideEdge Radio and idobi Radio (USA). It was also praised by online blogs Music FeedsAIR, Good Call LiveHEAVY MagMetal RoosEverblack MediaThe SoundcheckAAA BackstageAustralian Music Scene and Roadie Music (BRA).


Stream Take The Pill HERE


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With thanks to Good Intent

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