Video: KILLY – “Evil Eye” (Prod. by Jam City)
The Toronto Rapper Revisits His Acclaimed Light Path 8 Project With Sci Fi/Fantasy-Inspired Video Premiered By ELEVATOR
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
With a futuristic aesthetic and a knack for soaring melody, Toronto artist KILLY is in the midst of an unstoppable ascent. Turning his keen visual eye towards a highlight from his Light Path 8 project, KILLY shares the ELEVATOR-premiered “Evil Eye,” his latest music video. Transporting the rapper to a floating castle in a vividly-rendered apocalyptic wasteland that recalls the LP8 cover art, “Evil Eye” is a feast for the eyes, filled with perfectly-composed shots, dramatic lighting, and dazzling CGI. Directed by Raphael Rogers, “Evil Eye” follows KILLY, dressed in stark white, as he attempts to woo an angelic female figure amidst marble floors and stained-glass windows.
Produced by Jam City, who adds heavenly choirs and broken-glass percussion to his trap symphony, “Evil Eye” is one of the many highlights from LP8, as the Epic Records signee attempts to ward off his demons with infectious auto-tune: “It would be a lie if I said I’m fine/How come a peace of mind is so hard to find?/This will be the night that all stars align/Pray all the evil eyes in my life go blind.” “Evil Eye” follows the flex-heavy, Highsnobiety-premiered video for “Vendetta,“ the rapper’s second brand new song in recent months (along with November’s “Triple Helix,” produced by OogieMane & 16yrold).
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” herald an even brighter future for the 22-year-old rapper. Stay tuned for much more from KILLY in 2020, including a new project and a headlining tour.
Check out the premiere: https://www.elevatormag.com/killy-evil-eyes-music-video/
Buy/Stream Light Path 8: https://smarturl.it/LightPath8
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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.
“Triple Helix”: https://killy.lnk.to/TripleHelix
Light Path 8: https://smarturl.it/LightPath8