ILLUSION HILLS & ALDRCH / CHASM

“Change is gonna be good.. I’m excited for that change with you guys” – CHASM

ILLUSION HILLS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE MUSIC DISCOVERY OF 2022 THUS FAR. SELF-DESCRIBED AS THE WORLD’S FIRST HYPERPOP BOYBAND, THE CALIFORNIA-BASED GROUP HAS FLOWN PRIMARILY UNDER THE RADAR. AFTER RELEASING “GENESIS”, OF WHICH I HAD THE PRIVELEGE OF COVERING FOR E-R, THEY ARE BACK WITH ONE OF THE BEST OFFERINGS I’VE HEARD ALL SPRING. IT ALSO NEVER HURTS TO COLLABORATE WITH ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING ARTISTS IN MUSIC RIGHT NOW.

GIVEN THAT THERE ARE 8 MEMBERS AND MOST OF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH “IH”, ALLOW ME TO PROVIDE A DEEPR BACKGROUND ON THE GROUP ITSELF. “Illusion Hills is a dynamic group of eight friends, having met across all levels of education. Each member possesses their own skill set: warp mj and jayastro are vocalists and producers, Kyle and SAI 2001 are vocalists, Pada is an editor, Brandon is a director, Salad is a graphic designer, and Alyssa is a photographer. At their core they embody youthfulness, their stories of
maturation and growth reflected across all their music since forming in 2020.” BACK TO CHASM..

PERSONALLY, I THINK WHAT IS MOST STRIKING ABOUT ILLUSION HILLS IS THAT THEY ARE THIS BAND OF MISFIT HOOLIGANS – DEEPLY INTELLIGENT CREATIVES THAT SOMEHOW CREATE THESE WICKED, MUSICAL CONCOCTIONS – THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RESONATE WITH MILLIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DIY AS FUCK (BIG KUDOS), THE MOST INTRIGUING ASPECT OF THE PROJECT IS THAT THEY ARE TRULY JUST GETTING STARTED. OH, AND ALDRCH IS AN ABSOLUTE ANIMAL WITH PRODUCTION. WE’VE BEEN KNOWN THAT THOUGH. IF YOU NEED A REFERSHER, HE’S BEHIND SOME OF YOUR MOST FAVORITE WORK FROM poptropicaslutz!, as well as Ryan Leahan, Voda Fuji, and GOM.. among others. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? GO RUN IT UP!

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