Daniel Johns has kept a low profile since iconic ’90s grunge band Silverchair went on “indefinite hiatus” in 2011. (Their last album Young Modern dropped way back in 2007). As such, it came as something of a surprise when the rocker lent his voice to 360‘s new single “Impossible” (above) and announced that his debut solo LP is on the way.
So who is 360? An Australian hip-hop artist who broke big in 2011 with platinum-selling sophomore album Falling & Flying. “Impossible” is the first taste of the 27-year-old’s third effort and the inclusion of Daniel saw the track leap into the top 10 Australian downloads overnight. The unlikely pair actually sound rather great together with Matthew (his real name) spitting bars about fame and addiction, while the Silverchair singer takes over the subtle but effective chorus. Watch the suitably gritty video up top.
The success of “Impossible” appears to have motivated the reclusive rocker to release his own music. The arrival of his much-anticipated/delayed solo LP was announced on his band’s Facebook page a couple of days after he confirmed he was in the studio on his own. Dust off Frogstomp and brace yourself for a Johns-revival.
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