The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very soon. Illy has also been added to this year’s Pyramid Rock Festival, bringing in the New Year alongside an already illustrious roster of artists both national and international.
In the lead up to the release of his anticipated second album The Chase, Melbourne MC Illy has launched ‘14 Tracks in 14 Days’. What is 14 Tracks in 14 Days you ask? Commencing last Friday the 15th of October.Illywill be uploading 1 track per day off his new album The Chase for streaming via his official website www.illyal.com
Each track will be accompanied by a detailed description of the song, sharing exclusive details like the meanings behind the songs through to the recording process. This is intended to give fans not only an in-depth insight into the album, but also an idea of the overall flow of the record. Below you can find out what Illy had to say about Day 10 and Days 11 tracks ‘Diamonds feat. Wren’. You can check the track out here.
Day 11 – Track: ‘Diamonds (Feat. Wren)’
Skub again at his finest. I love this beat, really moody shit. I copped a rough version towards the end of last year, but we all got in the studio again in July, re-did vocals, touched up the beat, and did final takes of the verses at the start of September. I don’t think anyone other than Wren could’ve sung on this track, she is an amazing talent and totally steals the show. I’m lucky to be able to claim it. I wanted to do a song about a girl, but not just some bullshit track, cause its incredibly easy to sound like a knob as an Aussie rapper talking about girls. That said, Diamonds IS about love, and the ride that it entails. It’s really abstract and sort of all over the place, which I dig cause again, talking directly “to” a girl is so easy to cock up. When it talks about this adventure they are on it’s sort of a reference to the relationship, and the line “a diamond cuts a diamond” is a reference to having that person who makes you shine that much brighter than when you’re by yourself, but also has the capacity to hurt you more than anyone else.
The Chase out through Obese Records October 29th www.illyal.com