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ILLY FEAT. VERA BLUE - PAPERCUTS (SONG)


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TRACKS
08.07.2016
Digital One Two 1129213991 (Warner)
1. Papercuts
4:15
   

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VersionLängeTitelLabel
Nummer
Format
Medium
Datum
4:15PapercutsOne Two
1129213991
Single
Digital
08.07.2016
4:16Triple J Hottest 100: Volume 24 [Limited Edition]ABC Music
5375702
Compilation
CD
24.02.2017
MUSIC DIRECTORY
IllyIlly: Discographie / Fan werden
Vera BlueVera Blue: Discographie / Fan werden
SONGS VON ILLY
Am Yours
Catch 22 (Illy feat. Anne-Marie)
Cigarettes
Cinematic
Coming Down (Illy feat. Hilltop Hoods)
Diamonds
Generation Y
Heard It All
It Can Wait (Illy feat. Owl Eyes)
Mir finde d'Euro geil (Baze & Illy)
More Than Gold
No Tomorrow
Numbers Game
On & On
One For The City (Illy feat. Thomas Jules)
Opening Night
Papercuts (Illy feat. Vera Blue)
Pictures
Save Me (Illy feat. Daniel Merriweather)
Swear Jar
Talk (Illy feat. Kira Puru)
The Chase
Tightrope
Tightrope (Illy feat. Scarlett Stevens)
Where Is My Mind, Pt. 2
Where Ya Been (Illy feat. Pez)
Youngbloods (Illy feat. Ahren Stringer)
YoYo (Illy feat. Drapht)
ALBEN VON ILLY
Bring It Back
Cinematic
Long Story Short
The Chase
Two Degrees
 
SONGS VON VERA BLUE
A Thousand Years (Celia Pavey)
Believe Me (Celia Pavey)
Candle In The Night (Celia Pavey)
Edelweiss (Celia Pavey)
Fingertips
Fracture (Slumberjack feat. Vera Blue)
Hold
Jolene (Celia Pavey)
Lady Powers
Lady Powers (Vera Blue ft. Kodie Shane)
Mended
Papercuts (Illy feat. Vera Blue)
Private
Regular Touch
Regular Touch (Celia Pavey)
Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Celia Pavey)
Settle
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Celia Pavey)
Woodstock (Celia Pavey)
Xanadu (Celia Pavey)
You're The Voice (Celia Pavey, Harrison Craig, Danny Ross & Luke Kennedy)
ALBEN VON VERA BLUE
Perennial
This Music (Celia Pavey)
 
REVIEWS
Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 4 (Reviews: 13)
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****
Not sure if the strong pop focus will please Illy's fanbase, but it's a decent collaborative effort with a nice CHVRCHES-like chorus. 3.5
***
Sounds too much like most other hits this year.
***
When 90% of the things that came out this year had to sound a bit EDMish but still maintaining some pop.

Unfortunately, it just doesn't suit Illy at all and as a result, it's just a generic mess.
***
Illy making this move is bizarre, but not really any worse or better. It's a sidestep from stinking pile to stinking pile. He still sounds shit and the song is otherwise generic as all hell, but credit to Vera Blue even if her voice sounds more g-word than is normal for her.
******
As mainstream as this sounds, I actually do enjoy this one. Good collaboration from Illy and Vera Blue/Celia Pavey.

The backing music sounds much like Peking Duk tbh.
****
It's a good enough track, but it's very forgettable. I'm not sure why he has that Drake-esque filter (I'm gonna say, vocoder?) on his vocal either.
****
I can easily say this is my favourite Illy track that I've heard (although I haven't heard many) - surprised it has done so well though. It's an easy listen.
***
It strikes me as odd that it's taken this long for Illy to properly crossover. Not that it doesn't make sense how things have played out from my perspective, but he's always struck me as having determination for success, and the book & street smarts to pull it off. I mean he has a law degree. For that matter, he's the kind of artist I suspect can recite half of his peak positions, and would know what works & doesn't work. The fact that he's soon to land in 8 consecutive Hottest 100s is no fluke, it's the work of a strategist. After all, it was super late last year he put out a throwaway novelty single that didn't make an album, just because he hadn't released anything that year, and 2 years prior put an insane amount of work into getting a Like A Version to catch on, perhaps as it seemed "Youngbloods" was not a lock to do the same. That song actually reminds me how lucky he is to have such a following that over the years he's been able to sneak into the charts with songs that don't really fit the mold. For about a year I've called it the Major Lazer effect, because an artist who can do this tends to be one that's on the brink of a major breakthrough as soon as they put out something that fits right in.

And here we have it. My initial point is that I'm surprised it hasn't come sooner. It's clear the intention is there, as there's no artist I've seen promoted in web ads more in 2016, and this is the sound of playing all the right cards. I liken it to festival promoters, how at Splendour or Laneway, they study the market carefully to spot the up-and-comers to get cheap on the bill who are huge by the time it finally rolls around. That's pretty much what's happened here (and on his next single for that matter). Combine that with radio friendly hooks & structure and bam, you've got yourself a hit of course.

I just wish it offered more on the table. Like a lot of his songs, the production doesn't really mesh, particularly in the chorus where it really starts to clash with the vocals, leaving an odd power struggle where they can't really compliment each other. With the song structured the way it is, and with an underwhelming bridge, there's not really enough on offer to get me invested. In the end I just get mad at the system in which female artistry is still not taken seriously leading us to add another name to the list of artists played on triple j that had their biggest success once they teamed up with a rapper or producer. It's more demographics than malice but it still upsets me.
***
It has been growing on me, but I haven't yet reached the point of liking it. I'm sure it will come eventually. Patience KB, patience.

3.5*

P.S. I find it insane that Illy almost scored a #1 hit, with the only thing stopping it being that Major Lazer happened to drop a new release that week. It just feels odd coming from that guy I remember listening to six years ago. It also reminds me a little of when 360 scored his first top 10 hit too.
******
A huge hit for Australian rapper Illy. It also features Vera Blue (aka Celia Pavey) originally from Team Delta on The Voice.

It not only became his top 10 hit here in Australia, it almost reached the No.1 spot and went 3x Platinum.

Also came in at No.7 on the 2016 triple J's Hottest 100.
*****
I thought I reviewed this already, my brother is a big fan of him.

The chorus is brilliant but I was shocked when I found out Vera Blue was on The Voice all those years ago under her real name (Celia Pavey).

Awesome track and wouldn't have minded this to go to #1.
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