Irish Rapper Bobby Basil Shares New Single “I’ll Die First”

“The artist wears his heart on his sleeve in his very honest and open portrayal of the trials and tribulations of a coming-of-age Dubliner” — COMPLEX

“Bobby Basil’s evolution is a key moment in Irish hip-hop” — CLASH


Best New Music

Dublin-born hip-hop sensation Bobby Basil (AKA Isaac Nelson) has returned to the spotlight with his latest single, "I’ll Die First", a poignant and introspective piece that showcases the artist's deep emotional journey and spiritual awakening.

Since bursting onto the music scene in 2014, Bobby Basil has captivated audiences with his unique blend of Caribbean influences and raw, honest lyricism. Inspired by his own experiences and fuelled by a newfound commitment to sobriety and faith, Bobby has solidified his place as one of hip-hop's most compelling voices.

"I’ll Die First" serves as the title track for Bobby's highly anticipated forthcoming album, slated for release later this year. The single, characterised by its dusty nostalgic alternative hip-hop vibe, features Bobby's charismatic delivery and introspective lyrics, inviting listeners into his world of longing and self-discovery.

Bobby describes "I’ll Die First" as "a suicide letter to God", a cathartic purge of the old self to make way for a new beginning in the name of Jesus Christ. The track's catchy guitar sample underscores the emotional depth and sincerity of Bobby's message, setting the stage for a soul-stirring musical experience. Accompanying the single is an equally captivating music video (co-directed by Megan Robinson alongside Bobby Basil), further enhancing the immersive storytelling of "I’ll Die First."

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Bobby shares, "I created this track in my mate’s studio drunk off whiskey after six months of being sober and a dedicated Christian." This raw authenticity permeates throughout the song, offering listeners a genuine glimpse into Bobby's journey of self-discovery and redemption. “I’ll Die First” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms.

April 26, 2024 7:26pm ET by Best New Music  

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