Aussie rap champ Illy has just released the clip to his new single ‘Catch 22’ feat. Anne Marie, the follow-up to his massive collaboration with Vera Blue (and solid pick for the next Hottest 100), ‘Papercuts’
The ’80s-infused clip looks like something straight out of that sweet lair from the old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies that the Foot Clan used to recruit kids to their criminal empire, all boom-boxes, breakdancing and arcade games. To cap things off, he even gets to cruise off in a Back To The Future-style DeLorean – peak ’80s achieved.
Despite the lighthearted clip, there are still some heavier themes at work. “Sometimes life isn’t about always making the ‘right’ choices,” Illy says of the track. “Some of the best times are when you do the opposite. Catch 22 is about knowing that”
‘Catch 22’ is available now, while Illy’s new album Two Degrees is out Nov 11, and currently available to pre-order. His album launch shows have sold out, but you’ll still be able to catch him on a couple of festival lineups throughout the rest of the year, dates below.
Illy Live Dates
Two Degrees Launch Shows
Tuesday 15 November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 16 November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW – SOLD OUT
Thursday 17 November – Howler, Melbourne, VIC – SOLD OUT
Festival Dates 2016/2017
Thursday 29 December – Falls Festival, Lorne, VIC – SOLD OUT
Friday 30 December – Falls Festival, Marion Bay, TAS – Tickets
Saturday 31 December – NYE Street Party, Newcastle, NSW – Tickets
Sunday 1 January – Falls Festival, Byron Bay, NSW – SOLD OUT
Saturday 7 January – Falls Festival, Fremantle, WA – Tickets