This video isn’t brand new, but it’s really surprising that it doesn’t have more views! It’s such a strong single, off an album that got a whole heap of attention, and the artistic direction the clip takes is pretty cool too. The video was shot around Melbourne, including at Red Door Sounds in Collingwood and The Corner Hotel in Richmond. It was directed by Andrew Wood of Rockaway Creative.
Illy’s breakthrough album The Chase really threw him into the Aussie hip-hop limelight, and this song is a great example of just how much he deserves that success. That chorus has so much potential for huge moments at gigs and festivals. I can see people waving their lighters already.
In a musical landscape where venues unfortunately seem to be closing down left, right, and centre, it’s a great feeling to know that there are still initiatives and events out there that are promoting good new artists.
One such event is about to start at the Hotel Hollywood on Wednesday nights. Hosted by Doris Goddard who owns the hotel, it’ll bring folk artists The Falls (check out some of their stuff here!) in as the artists in residence. Their swooning, delicate acoustic tunes sound great, especially for stuff recorded on a 4-track. The Hotel Hollywood has seen artists like Fergus Brown and Georgia Fair pop by before, and seems to be an important, emerging venue for the acoustic/folk scene. The Falls will also be joined by some special guests each Wednesday for the next few weeks.
See the full details below, and get along to it (it’s free!).
WHAT: The Falls + special guests each week
WHERE: The Hotel Hollywood
2 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
WHEN: Wednesday nights – 8pm – FREE ENTRY!
WED 30th MARCH: THE FALLS + HELLO VERA + ACHOO! BLESS YOU
WED 6th APRIL: THE FALLS + PAUL AIDEN (UK) + ATLAS B SALVESEN
WED 13th APRIL: THE FALLS + JACK CARTY + ANDREW MORRIS (QLD)
WED 20th APRIL: THE FALLS + THE GREEN MOHAIR SUITS + DANNY WIDDICOMBE (QLD)