Title - 'Amorphous'
Artist - Icon For Hire
For those not in the know, modern-rock giants Icon For Hire have today released their third album, Amorphous, this past February 19th, 2021.
Since forming in 2007, Icon For Hire (composed of singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump) have quietly amassed a legion of followers.
Currently sitting at over half a million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 600,000 followers across social platforms, Icon For Hire are the sleeping giants of the modern rock scene, and are now ready to step into the forefront with new album Amorphous (available through Kartel Music Group).
For fans of Twenty One Pilots and PVRIS, Icon For Hire’s sound is one that effortlessly blends heavy riffs, elements of electronic production and soaring vocal lines into a powerful & bold sonic explosion.
But at the heart of Icon For Hire’s music is a message of positivity, self-love and personal empowerment from the painfully relatable and rousing lyrics of Ariel.
1. 'Brittle (Prelude)'
3. 'Curse or Cure'
5. 'Panic Attacks'
7. 'Thirteen (Interlude)'
8. 'Background Sad'
9. 'Last One Standing'
10. 'Waste My Hate'
11. 'Impossibles & Obstacles (Interlude)'
12. 'Sticks And Stones'
14. 'Only Be A Story'
This quite mesmerizingly fantastic album opens on the :44 second 'Brittle' (Prelude) before launching full force into the actual track, and then they bleed seamlessly into the thunderous 'Curse or Cure,' the melodically-infused, foot-pounder 'Enemies,' and then we get the trippy speed rap of 'Panic Attacks,' the fiercely energetic call to arms that is 'Seeds,' and the beautiful, acoustic piano interlude 'Thirteen.'
For Amorphous the band worked with Grammy Nominated engineer Romesh Dodangoda (known for his previous work producing the last Bring Me The Horizon album as well as acts such as Don Broco, Busted, and Kids in Glass Houses), and his influence can be heard veined through such tracks as both the metal gossamer of 'Background Sad' and the building soar of euphoria within 'Last One Standing.'
Next up is the triumphant, drum-led, empowered strength of 'Waste My Hate' which is followed by the raw rap interlude of 'Impossibles & Obstacles,' which is itself backed by the free flowing pop rock power of 'Sticks And Stones,' the album rounding out on the magnificent, vocally pristine powerhaus track 'Warrior,' closing on the stilled quietness of the piano-led masterpiece 'Only Be A Story.'
The album has been completely funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $263k in just 30 days — making it one of the year’s highest-raising music campaigns.
This success was achieved thanks to the bands highly dedicated fanbase that support them on Patreon and have been there for the band though thick, thin, litigation, addiction and more.
Having overcome both personal and professional adversity, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life — and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.
Icon For Hire - 'Seeds' (Official Music Video)
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