Falling & Flying

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Falling & Flying
Studio album by 360
Released September 30, 2011
Genre Australian hip hop, electro house, dubstep, alternative hip hop
Length 53:52
Label Soulmate, EMI
Producer Styalz Fuego, M-Phazes
360 chronology
What You See Is What You Get
(2008)
Falling & Flying
(2011)
Utopia
(2014)
Singles from Falling & Flying
  1. "Just Got Started"
    Released: December 17, 2010
  2. "Throw It Away"
    Released: May 27, 2011
  3. "Killer"
    Released: August 26, 2011
  4. "Boys like You"
    Released: December 21, 2011[1]
  5. "Hope You Don't Mind"
    Released: February 25, 2012[2]
  6. "Child"
    Released: March 23, 2012[3]
  7. "Run Alone"
    Released: August 1, 2012[4]

Falling & Flying is the second studio album by Australian hip hop artist 360. The album was released on 30 September 2011 on Soulmate Records.

Writing and development[edit]

For 360's second studio album, he worked with producers such as M-Phazes, the 2010 winner for 'Best Hip Hop Release', and Styalz Feugo.[5] In an interview with 'All Aussie Hip Hop', he stated: "I think when I write personal and honest music that's when I shine, and that's the angle I've taken with this new album. It's all real."[6] He also referenced the title track, stating that he loved the lyric "even when I'm falling I'm flying", and thought it effectively summed up his outlook on life.[6]

The album was described as a cross-genre album, with dubstep, electro and pop influences.[7] For five out of the 13 tracks, he collaborated with other artists, including Pez, Josh Pyke, Gossling and N'fa.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Take Off"   Styalz Fuego 4:12
2. "I'm OK"  
  • Colwell
  • Behr
Fuego 3:42
3. "Just Got Started" (featuring Pez) Fuego 3:13
4. "Throw It Away" (featuring Josh Pyke)
  • Colwell
  • Behr
Fuego 3:34
5. "Child"  
  • Colwell
  • Behr
Fuego 4:53
6. "Boys like You" (featuring Gossling)
Fuego 3:41
7. "Killer"   '96 Bulls 3:50
8. "Falling & Flying"   Fuego 4:29
9. "Run Alone"  
  • Colwell
  • Behr
'96 Bulls 4:33
10. "Hammer Head"  
  • Colwell
  • Behr
Fuego 3:52
11. "Meant to Do"  
  • Colwell
  • Behr
Fuego 3:53
12. "Miracle in a Costume" (featuring Gossling)
  • Colwell
  • Landon
  • Croome
M-Phazes 4:23
13. "Hope You Don't Mind" (featuring N'fa)
  • Colwell
  • Landon
M-Phazes 5:44
Total length:
53:52
Sample credits[9]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Falling & Flying adapted from liner notes.[9]

  • Styalz Fuego – producer all tracks, instruments, additional vocals
  • M-Phazes – co-producer track 1, producer tracks 12 and 13, instruments
  • Hailey Cramer – additional vocals, track 1
  • Kaleb Tirman – additional vocals, track 2
  • Pez – additional vocals, track 3
  • Saraya Beric – strings, track 4
  • Josh Pyke – additional vocals, track 4
  • '96 Bulls – producer, tracks 7 and 9
  • Brett Wood – guitar, tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Luke Hodgson – bass, tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Jason Heerah – drums, tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Melbourne Gospel Kids Choir – additional vocals, track 5
  • Brad Pinto – acoustic guitar, track 6
  • Gossling (Helen Croome) – additional vocals, tracks 6 and 12
  • Sean 'Sdub' Windsor – guitar, track 7
  • Damian Smith – keys, track 12
  • Gideon Preiss – keys, track 13
  • Jade Webster – strings, track 13
  • N'fa Forster-Jones – additional vocals, track 13
  • Alexis Nicole – additional vocals, track 13

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Herald Sun 3.5/5 stars[10]

The album was received generally well, peaking at number 4 on the Australian ARIA Albums Charts charts. It was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments of over 140,000 copies. Cameron Adams of the Herald Sun praised 360 for "standing out from the pack" because of the emotion behind his music. Adams called it a "refreshing antidote to every egotistical rap you've endured" and compared the "flow" of his title track to that of Eminem's "Lose Yourself".[10]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 83
Australian Artist Albums Chart[13] 14
Chart (2012) Position
Australian Albums Chart[14] 17
Australian Artist Albums Chart[15] 5

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[16] 2× Platinum 140,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDGSlfXsRiw
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S8ceVZDngk
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl-2nCxDfj0
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLQSCAWdxDA
  5. ^ "360 Falling & Flying: Track by Track". All Aussie Hip Hop. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  6. ^ a b "360, Falling & Flying (Fighting & Fucking) Interview". All Aussie Hip Hop. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ "360- Falling & Flying: Cam’s Review Corner". Watch Out For. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  8. ^ "360 In line for the throne". Northern Star. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  9. ^ a b Falling & Flying (CD booklet). 360. Soulmate Records Pty Ltd. 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Album review- 360’s Falling and Flying". Herald Sun. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – 360 – Falling & Flying". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  12. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Albums 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 100 Albums 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts – End Of Year Charts – Top 50 Australian Artist Albums 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2012 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 25 September 2014.