Triple One continue their takeover with new single, ‘Sure’
TRIPLE ONE continue to cement their spot in Sydney hip-hop legacy with their new track ‘Sure’. It’s the first track off their forthcoming The Libertine 2 EP, the sequel from their breakout 2017 EP. A song hailed for the “day one 111 fans” the track is a throwback to their Libertine roots, a heavy emo-rap ballad packed tightly with emotion and grit.
A step away from their latest pop inspired single ‘Butter’, ‘Sure’ is Triple One at an existential height. Lil Dijon sings the hook at his ‘Autumn Collection’ best. His reverbed vocals are haunting and match the grandiose nature of the beat perfectly. The chorus is unsettling yet infectious at the same time, as Dom sings about the legacy he wishes to leave behind on his death bed. Obi similarly meets the high standard he has set for himself over the past couple of singles. At his confessional best, his raspy vocals fit perfectly on the slow beat. The verse is rebellious and powerful as he takes pride in his pack and contemplates the consequences of living with his unforgiving truth.
Yet again, Billy Gunns steals the show. The beat is as glorious as it is stunning. The opening xylophone, in combination with the string lines create a climax that’s as evocative as the lyrics themselves. The slowly plucked guitar, wind section and grimey synths in the verses build tension perfectly and tie together the incredible dynamic which these boys just continue to provide.
While Marty does not feature on the track this time around, he takes the director role in its video. The clip adds a new dimension of depth to the already heavy hitting track. Featuring cuts from their massive Sydney show at the Ivy, and also their studio sessions for the Libertine 2 recording sessions, the music video acts a blurry reflection on the most recent chapter of success which Triple One have been facing.
‘Sure’ is the calm before the storm. Released while on tour in Europe, Triple One are beyond the curse that is the “Australian Hip Hop” genre label. ‘Sure’ is the precursor to a national and global takeover, and acts the starting point to the Triple One brand getting etched in the honour boards of the global rap scene.
Photo by Cole Bennetts
Words By PARRY TRITSINIOTIS