Leaning into the unknown and embracing new sonic inspirations has long been a source of fuel for multi-Platinum selling artist, ILLY.
His versatility as a songwriter and performer has seen the artist grow from Australian hip hop champion, through to one of the country’s most in-demand and dynamic pop artists today. That crossover success established ILLY as one of Australian hip hop’s integral triumphs; along with the Hilltop Hoods, bringing the genre to widespread – and maintained – mainstream success.
The music ILLY creates today is done so with reinvigorated confidence for the craft. Recent writing sessions with DMA’S songwriter Johnny Took and Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles have birthed ‘Like You’ – the first new piece of music from ILLY to break open his forthcoming seventh studio album. The single, buoyed by vocal harmonies layered over a slick pairing of EDM and a driving acoustic guitar, never loses its sense of self-awareness or fun.
With a new ILLY record on the horizon, this story continues; driven by new inspirations and that pure instinct that has only seen him go from strength to strength, time will tell just how far this next era will take him.