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 13 track ‘I Know feat. Joyride’. You can check the track out here.
Day 13 – Track: ‘I Know (Feat. Joyride)’
Other than this beat, the same crew that produced LSS produced The Chase. This track is courtesy of Melbourne producer Styalz Fuego, who I met through 360. We had actually met years ago, but never kicked it. We bumped into each other earlier in the year, and there was a real mutual respect for each others work, so when it came crunch time for beat shopping I hit Styalz up.This was literally the second beat he played, and I was all over it, it was exactly what up till that point the album was lacking beat-wise – a killer beat to talk about some heartfelt subject matter. I wrote the hook, and got old mate Rowan Dix aka Joyride to back me up on it. Dixie had done an acoustic CD with me covering LSS tracks, and he’s an incredible talent, so I wanted to get him on the album.I Know is the most meaningful track on the album, one of the top 2 or 3 most meaningful tracks I’ve ever written, for sure.
The Chase out through Obese Records October 29th www.illyal.com