***Warning this story contains explicit language*** Swear Jar is the first new music from Illy since the release of his 2013 gold accredited album Cinematic. Produced by Rahki (Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli), the tongue in cheek song was written in response to people being dicks online. It’s a fun way of telling everyone to chill the f*ck out.
“Swear Jar is a light hearted take on two very serious issues: that rare breed of dickhead artist who thinks they're God's gift to the world, and the far more common breed of dickhead that you find dwelling online, hurling abuse at others. They both suck. I wanted to write a song for them, and here it is. I hope they don't like it. :) ” says Illy.
The animated video was produced by Flutter and directed by Dom Bartolo, the team behind Chet Faker’s 1998 and Scott Spark’s Two Alarms. Travis Price of the Jacky Winter Group provided the illustrated vision.
Following the release of his new single Swear Jar, Illy is set to the hit the road in February and March for The Swear Jar Tour.
In conjunction with beyondblue, Illy has also created his own virtual swear jar, inviting friends and fans to donate money each time they swear. beyondblue works to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by depression, anxiety and suicide including cyber bullying. For more information, visit - bit.ly/SwearJarCampaign.
ONETWO, Unified, Cool Accidents and New World Artists Present
ILLY – SWEAR JAR NATIONAL TOUR
With guests Dylan Joel and Citizen Kay
Friday 12 February - Discovery, Darwin, NT*
Saturday 13 February - Capitol, Perth, WA
Friday 19 February - 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20 February – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26 February – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27 February - Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD
Friday 4 March - Academy, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 12 March - The Gov, Adelaide, SA
*Dylan Joel & Citizen Kay not appearing
All photos courtesy of respective Artists and copyrights held with respective photographers.