Melbourne rapper 360 is back with a new single to be released next week titled ‘Impossible’.
‘Impossible’ once again demonstrates the rappers brutally honest nature as he openly discusses his self-destructive streak that leads him to self-medicate and the degenerative eye disease might leave him blind in both eyes, all within the first verse.
The chorus features non other than Silverchair front man Daniel Johns.
“This began as a songwriting experiment for Matt’s record”, explains Johns. “Neither of us ever expected I’d end up singing on the song too but we both really liked the demo so eventually we thought – ‘why not’? Hip hop is obviously more Matt’s world than mine but we had a lot more in common than one would expect so it was a really interesting collaboration.”
The single reflects on 360’s life over the past few years as he shot to fame and success the world over. With success came unhealthy behaviour and habits that Sixty is now working and growing from.
Directed by Patrick Fileti, produced by Collider and filmed in Sydney, the video for ‘Impossible’ is Johns’ first time in front of a camera since the last video Silverchair made 6 years ago.
‘Impossible’ is the first taste of 360’s upcoming third album Utopia, which features another song with Daniel Johns, as well as collaborations with Chris Cheney of The Living End and more work with producers Lifted and Styalz Fuego. It also christens his new imprint Forthwrite, with rap sidekick Pez.
“Coming back after three years, I know Impossible is not the most poppy song,” Sixty says. “I know it’s quite confronting. It’s really glitchy and dirty. I didn’t want to do a typical dubstep song, I wanted something nasty. I love the song but I also wanted to take a few risks. There’s poppier songs on the record to come, but I wanted people to hear this first. There’s a lot of attitude in Impossible. It’s really honest. With the time off it’s like I’m hungry again, I want to prove myself to people who think I’m just some pop star making pop songs. I want to prove I’m a rapper and I mean everything I say.”
‘Impossible’ is out January 17 through EMI!