With the wait almost over for that new album, Illy has teamed up with Australian songstress Vera Blue for a new track titled Papercuts, the first single from the album.
In delivering a surefire commercial hit, Papercuts blends all things pop and hip-hop with a hint of melodic electronic music. Shifting from the dark and hauntingly beautiful, this collaboration is an fascinating glimpse into Vera Blue’s ability try different things musically (which we very much like by the way!).
Word on the street is Illy’s new album is out sometime later this month, but with Papercuts dropping this Friday, that timeframe appears less likely. But, who knows, the music world/gods have done a marvellous job this year with the delivery of albums i.e James Blake, Drake and Beyonce (this could include Frank Ocean, whom is apparently dropping Boys Don’t Cry sometime ‘this’ month, i say this with not a pinch of hope though).