Sydney metalcore linchpins Polaris have joined forces with tough-hitting Aussie electronic producer PhaseOne on a new solitary Icarus and the benefits are a rave-deserving show of chaos.
Unveiled by UNFD this afternoon, Icarus is a towering screen of precision, quick-fire instrumentation and guttural soundscapes. In a gripping, genre-bending outing from the two prolific acts, Icarus hurls PhaseOne‘s signature steel-fulfills-dubstep stylings together with the formidable metalcore flair of Polaris.
Equally functions are clearly excited by the sonic-exploration Icarus gives, with Polaris drummer Daniel Furnari stating “Collaborating with other artists is continue to reasonably foreign territory to us, but when PhaseOne strike us up and invited us to perform on a observe collectively we were being immediately excited to examine what we could do collectively.”
Furnari provides that PhaseOne’s deep history of collaborating with other acts made the work a tantalising prospect for Polaris.
“He’s worked with a whole lot of artists we love, but most importantly he has an outstanding knack for combining elements from a entire assortment of digital designs with actually killer metal pieces, in a way that straddles the line not only involving genres, but also in between electronic and standard techniques to production. The complete matter is presently such a hybrid in its individual way, and that makes his songs definitely enjoyable to place ourselves into.”
PhaseOne shares the Polaris boys’ enthusiasm sharing Icarus “began off as me just crafting a straight steel track for enjoyable, but after it begun having form, I couldn’t enable but insert digital things.” “I believe the end result is magnificent as it flows so seamlessly involving genres. We obtained in contact with Polaris, who liked the observe and definitely saw the eyesight and have been thrilled to get the job done on it with me. They definitely smashed the vocal – it was particularly what I had imagined in my head – in addition, this is the first collab track Polaris have at any time performed, so I’m really stoked to be a element of that.”
Lyrically Icarus tackles some of humanity’s finest flaws. “Hearing Jamie (Hails, Polaris vocals) and Jake (Steinhauser, Polaris bass/vocals) set their voices about some thing unique was inspiring, and the keep track of arrived with each other promptly as soon as we received the momentum heading. Lyrically, we discovered ourselves reflecting on humanity’s seemingly infinite ambition and self-curiosity, and failure to recognise or learn from the damaging ramifications of that inclination.”
Just one of Australia’s most-loved present day functions, Polaris most recent whole-duration is 2020’s The Dying Of Me. The band played their most important headline clearly show ever, previously this year at Melbourne’s Reunion Park, read our evaluate of the momentous evening right here.