Multi-platinum, genre-defying Australian artist Illy returns today with an instantly memorable new single, Like You. The release coincides with his return to Warner Music Australia announced today, and is the Melbourne-based artist’s first new music of 2022.
Illy is no stranger to joining forces with other creative minds, and Like You sees the artist enlist the songwriting prowess of DMA’S Johnny Took, Peking Duk’s Reuben Styles and Adam Hyde, as well as Styalz Fuego and Black Summer, with its pulsing synth, acoustic licks, and hooky call-and-response chorus forming the pillars of a collaborative success.
“I’m stoked to be releasing new music, especially after the last few years,” says Illy. “I wanted to kick off the new era with a bang, and ‘Like You’ was the perfect fit for that. Working with some of my favourite Australian artists and producers made the process a lot of fun, and something to be excited about. This really shines through in the track. I’ve listened to this song 1000 times and still, I love this song.”
Arriving alongside the infectious new single is a vibrant official music video from Melbourne-based production company Welcome The Machines (Mia Rodriguez / E^ST / Peach PRC). With a concept written by Illy himself, it follows him as he experiences the highs and lows of a surreal night out.
Equipped with the same drive, curiosity, and creative instinct that has cemented him as one of the country’s most acclaimed acts, Like You sees Illy enter his next chapter as part of the Warner Music Australia roster.
President of Warner Music Australasia, Dan Rosen, says “I am absolutely delighted to be welcoming Illy back into the Warner Music family. Not only is he a powerhouse within the Australian music community, he is also an exceptionally talented and driven artist who remains at the top of his game. I know I can speak on behalf of everyone in the Warner Music Australia team when I say we cannot wait to work with Illy on the next exciting chapter of his career.”
Illy has seamlessly straddled the line between hip hop and pop throughout his decorated career, embracing new sonic inspirations across each of his six critically acclaimed studio albums. After receiving his third ARIA nomination for 2013 record ‘Cinematic’ – home to 3x platinum single and fan-favourite Tightrope – Illy’s follow up project ‘Two Degrees’ (2016) shot to #1 on the ARIA charts, featuring multi-platinum collaborations Papercuts feat. Vera Blue (5x), and Catch 22 feat. Anne-Marie (3x). 2021’s ‘The Space Between’ marked Illy’s second ARIA #1 album, with lead single Then What ticking over to 2x ARIA platinum. An ARIA Award winner for Best Live Act, Illy has performed at high profile festivals including Falls Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Snow Machine, and Spilt Milk.
Like You is out now – LISTEN HERE
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Thanks to Warner Music Australia