The tune sees KILLY set fire to a pulsating, marauding beat by Montreal producer Freakey! “I done seen so many switch sides like a slideshow,” he spits in his uniquely lilting flow, holding the feet of his unreliable associates to the flames. The accompanying music video, directed by Toronto’s Gerard Joseph, sees him gunning a murdered-out sports car through the streets of Toronto in the nocturnal hours, interspered with clips of him performing the song surrounded by crew.
The rapper is preparing a new mixtape, set for release later this spring. “I’m returning with a vengeance,” he tells Complex Canada.
“KILLY and I are both Scarborough kids, so it was cool to link up to create what I envisioned as an ‘elevated’ Toronto hood video; something familiar that we all grew up with, just done a bit more tastefully, with a lot more chaos,” says Joseph about directing “PYRO.”