Following a recent Juno nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Toronto rapper Killy has dropped a sophomore project that shows off his versatility amidst a variety of cinematic and orchestral instrumentals.
Killy stands tall at an intersection between trap music and more melodic, alt-rock-influenced hip-hop, blending hard-hitting trap instrumentals and flows with his unique nasally vocal delivery and cryptically poetic lyrics.
Light Path 8 adheres to quite a few modern day rap trends, but Killy turns the rap game on its head and disrupts them on almost every song with surprising, genre-bending moments, showing his potential and versatility as a rapper and songwriter.
Killy’s pop instincts are much more fluid than his penchant for rapping, tapping into some Post Malone-inspired inescapable earworms on tracks like “Eye for an Eye” and “Simulation.” These shorter track lengths and poppy melodies are designed for streaming on repeat and getting stuck in your head — and it works.
Killy has said he named his latest offering Light Path 8 because he’s focused on the journey rather than the destination, and it’s through this collection of songs that he’s proving to find his way out of the dark depths of a competitive industry.