Illy penned ‘Loose Ends’ in 2019 during a writing trip to Darwin. He co-wrote the song with long-time producer and collaborator, Cam Bluff.
Per a press release, Illy commented that “‘Loose Ends’ is about growing up, loss, and accepting that things don’t always go how they do in movies.”
“It’s kind of a love song about a time that’s gone and you can’t go back to. The line ‘you can never go home’ is saying ‘home’ is a memory, and even if you went back to the physical place now, it’ll never be what it was. Because life moves on.”
‘Loose Ends’ arrives with a Ryan Sauer-directed video, which you can watch below.
Once he had written the song, Illy enlisted the help of G Flip to add the finishing touches.
“I’m a huge fan of G Flip, and her vocals gave the track extra feeling, now I can’t imagine it without her,” he said.
“G Flip couldn’t make the day of the video shoot and we couldn’t change the date,” Illy added during the video’s premiere. “It was literally the last day before Melbourne shut back down.”
‘Loose Ends’ is Illy’s second single for the year, following on from ‘Last Laugh’.
In June, the Melbourne-based rapper shared a video in which he raps over a remix of Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’.
Earlier this year, G Flip performed on triple j’s Like A Version, covering Labelle’s 1974 hit, ’Lady Marmalade’.
G Flip also appeared on the cover of NME Australia‘s May edition, detailing her plans to release more singles in 2020.
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“There’s definitely a solid 10 that I’m keen to get out there,” she said.
“The process takes so long to get a song out, that by the time those months have passed I’ll change my mind.”