“Icarus” is the latest single from Against The Sun, Orange County’s leading Hard Rock/Metalcore act. At first listen, it’s a defiant anthem about breaking free from those who try to hold you back and finding your own path in life. However, if you look deeper, the song asks us to consider where reckless actions and the desire for freedom can lead. The music video takes its name from the mythological character Icarus, who ignored his father’s warning and flew too close to the sun, causing his wings to melt and sending him plunging into the sea. Against The Sun invites us to consider where our own actions might lead us, and when freedom becomes self-destruction.
The band’s signature blend of heavy instruments, clean yet intense vocals, and harsh, honest lyrics creates a powerful listening experience that has garnered them a dedicated following. Their previous EP generated over 170,000 streams, and they are charging full steam ahead with “Icarus,” their heaviest song yet. It combines Metalcore with djent influences and the band’s signature infectious hooks, featuring Tia.
Overall, “Icarus” is a thought-provoking and powerful song that invites us to consider the consequences of our actions and the fine line between freedom and self-destruction. Against The Sun’s blend of heavy music and thought.
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