A friend with a really amazing music taste recommended the band Icon For Hire to me last week and on Thursday I finally listened to them. I got a little bit obsessed and have been listening to them all the time since.
I don’t like all of their songs and their style is not something I listen to every time but some of those songs I absolutely love. Their style of music is pretty diverse, some songs have kind-of-rap, many don’t, some are way calmer and slower than others. I think that’s really interesting.
Most of the songs below are from the band’s album Icon For Hire. I like it a lot more than the one before, called Scripted, even though that has been received more positive as far as I know.
This song is absolutely amazing. Just… listen to those words. I definitely relate to them, like, so much. But they are not really depressing, they are hopeful. And that’s important.
I will not be giving in tonight
she sings. No one should. No one.
I LOVE the beat and generally the whole song. I could listen to it all day. In fact I’m listening to Hope of Morning and Pop Culture so much…
The lyrics are critical (which I love), I can sing along to it and dance with it and it’s just kind of perfect.
This one is more rock-y than the two before. I don’t like it as much as the others too but I still listen to it a lot. I really like the chorus.
Oh, this is all we know
Oh, tragic and miserable
Hm, I really like that. I guess sometimes I feel like that describes me pretty well.
“What’s it like to be female in a male dominated industry?? #NowYouKnow” they wrote beneath the video.
I don’t like the song very much but I do like the lyrics. They talk about sexism and females in the music industry and how fucked up all this actually is.
Both of those songs are a lot calmer and slower than the others. They are more relaxed and I really love both.
The intro of Slow Down reminds me of something but I don’t know what. I like this beginning a lot.
All we have is all we need
Something to remember. You don’t have to worry all the time.
Fix Me is just absolutely beautiful.
Why don’t you fix me
I can’t help myself.
Why don’t you fix me?
You know I’m fading still.
Another song I absolutely relate to. I don’t know who I want to fix me though.
Do you know this band? And the songs?
See you soon ❤