There’s no other artist currently making the rounds quite like Damian Illic. The Serbian-born, Aussie hip-hop artist has spent the past number of years carving out a sound and artistic vision that is uniquely his own.
Now, as he gears up to release his debut full-length album Illicit next month, Illic has shared a new music video for Why So Serious. With the clip’s release, he continues to establish himself as one of Aussie rap music’s most exciting emerging acts.
We guarantee you’ll be unable to rip your attention away from Damian Illic’s disturbing and cinematic new video for Why So Serious.
Driven by Illic’s portrayal of The Joker, the new video explores toxic relationships and mental health. As lyrics are slammed across the screen, audiences witness a character descend into madness… and we guarantee you’ll be unable to rip your attention away.
Across the new track’s near-five-minute duration, Illic melds jarring trap production with effortless lyrical flow to craft a song that will crawl under your skin and stay there for weeks. With quick-witted lyricism and abrasive beats, Why So Serious is simultaneously unnerving and captivating.
This is the first single from Damian Illic’s upcoming debut album, and judging by what we’ve seen and heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for Why So Serious above.