Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 8]

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 J for 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.Illy will 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 8’s track Numbers Game. You can check the track out here.

Day 8 – Track: ‘Numbers Game’
I got this instrumental off Skub the week before I left for South America over Christmas/New Years (almost every dollar I make goes to travelling – I’m committed to having a completely filled out passport by the time it expires in 2014). I had originally planned, and written to it, as a sort of travel song. It was cool, but although the beats got a lot of positivity to it, it’s also got a lot of room to talk about deeper shit. So I completely rewrote the verses in May or June, with a different theme and massively different flow.
A very broad inspiration behind the style of Numbers Game is in the way an old person talks to a young person about events in the past, that you weren’t there to see yourself. Their recollections usually skewed by personal opinions, like it’s not just the facts, its a story. I tried to use that style of story telling. The song’s basically me talking to a kid in the future, about how we were (are) in a bad way as a planet. I like to think that sooner or later we will reach the tipping point and stand up to this mess, so I wrote about overcoming the odds we’re currently faced with. I’m not normal a fan of autotune, but I think we pulled it off alright here.

The Chase out through Obese Records October 29th www.illyal.com