Illy returns in 2012 with his surefire hit of a single ‘Heard It All’ from upcoming third album: Bring It Back. Following the success of career-defining sophomore LP The Chase, fans have been anticipating the next Illy release with bated breath.
‘Heard It All’ examines the irony of attempting to produce something original, when everything seems to have been done before. Personable and full of conviction, in this track Illy investigates what he stands for, while aknowledging his fans for their ongoing support.
With production from One Above (the man behind Hilltop Hoods’ hit single ‘I Love It feat. Sia’), the beat is clean and uplifting. The use of strings throughout gives the song a cinematic feel lifting Illy’s vocals on the chronically catchy hook.
In its first week the track went straight to high rotation on triple j, and recieved a huge response by the public. The following week ‘Heard It All’ was touted in The Music Network as ‘Triple J’s Pick of the Week’. It’s safe to say Illy has done it again!
Illy has just put the finishing touches on his new album due out late 2012 through Obese Records.
“I was having a really tough time getting inspired to write recently. I wrote this (Heard It All) in response to the feeling that I wasn’t going to be able to deliver what was expected of me. It’s pretty much about accepting the fact that the latest, or newest stuff going on, is all a product of shit that came before, and that that’s not really a bad thing.”