Video: KILLY – “Vendetta” (Prod. by star boy, OUTTATOWN, and Jasper Harris)
The Epic-Signed Toronto Native Settles His Grudges, Befriends a Dalmatian in His Highsnobiety-Premiered New Video
Three-time JUNO Award Nominee
“KILLY’s Ascent to the Top of Rap Is a Matter of Perfect Timing” – Vice
“Armed with an addictive flow and an unmistakable sense of style, Toronto artist KILLY is just getting started” – Billboard
“Canadian winters are alienating. Brutal cold sends everyone inside, relationships deteriorate, and sunless days bring into sharp focus the routine that shapes our day-to-day. That separation is what I hear listening to KILLY, a 20 year old rapper from Toronto and one of the city’s most buzzed-about talents. His release schedule is like a polar vortex – infrequent, but memorable each time.” – The FADER
“KILLY Is the Fresh-to-Death Rapper Taking Toronto by Storm” – Highsnobiety
“The Toronto rapper’s debut shows off his ridiculously catchy melodies and distinct persona” – Pitchfork
“KILLY season continues, with no end in sight.” – CBC
Inspiring devotion in his growing legion of fans, KILLY‘s auto-tuned melodies aim directly for the pleasure centers of a rap fan’s brain. Coming through covered in diamonds and with some harsh words for his enemies, the Toronto native shares “Vendetta,” a brand new music video premiered by Highsnobiety. Produced by star boy, OUTTATOWN, and Jasper Harris, “Vendetta” finds KILLY weaving between swinging synth chimes and gently dancing hi-hats, keeping his friends close, but his enemies closer: “I gotta keep that shit real close cause’ I’m close with all my enemies/They try to take my soul and come round just to drain my energy/Walk in the store could buy everything/Still can’t put a price on loyalty.”
“I was in a session with star boy and OUTTATOWN and went 30–we the new wave,” says KILLY to Highsnobiety. “Next time I went to the studio I brought a camera man with me and shot the music video in an hour.”
In the video, KILLY shows off his freshest outfits, ranging from black to spotless white, adorning his visage with diamond-encrusted sunglasses. Accompanied only by his driver and an excitable Dalmatian, the artist of Bajan-Filipino descent hops from the studio to his Wraith, daring the opps to match his shine. “Vendetta” is KILLY’s first new single since November’s “Triple Helix“ (Prod. by OogieMane & 16yrold), a futuristic flexers’ anthem with over 2.5 million streams on Spotify.
After a year in which he earned multiple JUNO Awards nominations, shared his Light Path 8 project, signed to Epic Records, toured with NAV in North America, headlined his own European tour, and performed at Lollapalooza and Rolling Loud New York, “Vendetta” and “Triple Helix” heralds an even brighter future for the 22-year-old rapper. Stay tuned for much more from KILLY before 2019 comes to a close.
Watch “Vendetta”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ1fFuLLrX4
Buy/Stream “Vendetta”: http://killy.lnk.to/Vendetta
Check out the Highsnobiety premiere: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/killy-vendetta-video/
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After bursting onto the scene with his disruptive single “Killamonjaro” in 2017, the Toronto-born artist of Bajan-Filipino descent KILLY has quickly become one of music’s most exciting artists to watch. On the heels of the hit, his debut project Surrender Your Soul dropped in 2018 via his Secret Sound Club label, giving KILLY’s growing fanbase a taste of his unique knack for melody, fully-immersive creative vision, and personal lyrics that speak to the highs and lows of his journey. His reach has continued to grow steadily: by the end of 2018, he’d attained almost 200 million listens on Spotify alone, and brought his music to audiences across the globe on his “Surrender Your Soul” World Tour. Capping off a break-out year, KILLY released a five-track EP entitled KILLSTREAK, received three 2019 JUNO Award nominations and garnered two Platinum-certified singles. As of today, the budding superstar has accumulated more than 500 million streams across all platforms globally and is Toronto’s biggest rap export since Drake. With his recent signing to Sylvia Rhone’s Epic Records, KILLY is set to blaze thru 2020, focused on realizing his vision, extending his global reach, and becoming an icon for the new era.
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“Triple Helix”: https://killy.lnk.to/TripleHelix
Light Path 8: https://smarturl.it/LightPath8