The duo from Bristol, ICARUS, just dropped the music video for their hit single, “Sirens“, from their EP, “This Must Be the Place“. After watching the trippy video that takes us inside the mind of a getaway driver, you’ll see why it’s our #HNTT spotlight! The video is embellished with crazy kaleidoscopic images of the outside world, colorful glitches, blurred visuals, and twisting angles.
Their EP came after the duo’s tour with RÜFÜS DU SOL and their stream of success hasn’t stopped since. “Sirens” has topped the charts since its release, being named Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ and Mistajam’s ‘Self Certified’, whilst amassing 250,000 streams on Spotify in 3 weeks.
The original demo of Sirens was actually written about 18 months ago. Before our first ever live show in London, our manager made a playlist of our demos to have on in the background before we went on stage and “Sirens” was on there. After the show, we had a lot of our friends come up to us and ask what the track was, which prompted us to go back into the studio and re work it. We were lucky enough to test it out live every night whilst on tour in the US with RÜFÜS DU SOL and the reactions we got to it were amazing. Once we got home, the singer, Katie Pearson, came to our studio and added the final touches to the new version and we wrapped it up! It took going away on tour and having those experiences and then coming back to our comfort zone to make it work. But now it really matches up with what we both felt was right for it.-ICARUS
The video provides a provocative angle for the catchy song and only adds to the barreling success train that ICARUS is riding. Check it out!