I must confess: I’m not usually a massive fan of lyric videos, but when they’re still visually appealing, while paired with a catchy, upbeat tune about someone’s downfall, there’s a magical element to it!
NYC-based brothers, Anthony and Steven Babino of Rebel Kicks brought this magic in their single, “Hamartia”!
If you feel you recognise them from somewhere, the duo -formed in 2018- have an impressive resume of accomplishments. Among them are sharing the stage with notable artists such as Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, and Incubus, to name a few; their aulbum A Portrait Of A Man: Part 1 was released in August of 2020, and featured collaborations with songwriters and producers including Abe Dertner (Walk The Moon, MAX), Jeff Blue (Macy Gray, Hoobastank, Korn, Linkin Park), Jason Pennock (2Pac, Polyenso, The Pussycat Dolls), Russ DeSalvo (Lou Reed, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie), and Jimmy Greco (Paramore, Santana); multiple song features on MTV and Showtime.. and much more to come!
“The word “Hamartia” originates from Greek tragedy, and though it has several interpretations, it most commonly refers to a fatal flaw that leads to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine. Our song is about a person who is their own worst enemy. Someone who wants to be positive, but is inevitably dragged down by their own perceptions and paranoid beliefs, yet they’re self-aware enough to recognize that as their fatal flaw, or literal hamartia..” – Rebel Kicks on their latest single.
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“Hamartia” has been added to my “Summer Vibes” and “Wanderlust” playlists on Spotify!