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Single Review: 360 – ‘Impossible’ (Feat. Daniel Johns)

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The newest addition to the list of ‘Unlikely Collaborations That Strangely Work Really, Really Well’ is Aussie rapper 360 and former Silverchair front man Daniel Johns. The two paired up on an Impossible, an unapologetic and honest track taken from 360’s upcoming new album Utopia.

360 Impossible Feat. Daniel JohnsAccording to Johns, his appearance on the dark, dubstep inspired track wasn’t always planned – he was originally just penning lyrics for the song but the pair enjoyed the demo so much they decided to keep Johns’ vocals in the chorus.

The song explores a dark time in hip-hop icon 360 (born Matthew Colwell)’s life, dealing with drug and alcohol addiction – described by the man himself as when he was “at the peak of my loose partying days… “I rocked up to the studio and I hadn’t slept for three days. I was disgusting and gross. I slept in the studio for a few hours and then we made the song. I was an absolute mess. So I decided to write about that.”

The dark and heavy lyrical content is matched by the gritty, dirty dubstep beats of the song which reflect a new challenge for 360 as he experiments with a heavier sound than what we’re used to from the Melbournian.

Daniel Johns’ signature high pitched, airy vocals in the chorus are a welcome addition, countering the heavier side of the song – providing a solid balance and allowing it to be a well-rounded song.

Utopia is due out later this year and sees Colwell collaborate with several other musicians including the Living End’s Chris Cheney, Pez, and a second song with Johns.