Modern-rock giants Icon For Hire have today announced their third album, Amorphous, due February 19th. Additionally, the band have released the second single from the project, “Seeds,” a fierce and energetic call to arms.
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 Spotifyand 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 for pre-order now through Kartel Music Group.
For fans of Twenty One Pilots & 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.
New single “Seeds” is no different and speaks to how experiences of oppression can make us unstoppable. “It is an underdog anthem, using the ‘seeds’ analogy to empower those who have been neglected or ignored,” says Ariel. “Adversity making us stronger.” This is a theme the band has explored in previous songs like “You Can’t Kill Us,” and Ariel’s book Turn Your Pain Into Art.
Previous track “Curse Or Cure,” which was described by Rock Sound as “electric,” also touches upon society’s aversion to discussing mental health issues, and how it leaves those struggling the most with the least help. It’s this ability to mix a striking sound with an equally impactful lyrical message that has seen Icon For Hire build up an expansive & dedicated fan base.
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).
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.
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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