US modern-rock giants Icon For Hire recently returned with “Curse Or Cure,” a rallying anthem that draws inspiration from giant names such as Bring Me The Horizon and Linkin Park. Fans can check out the music video now, here: youtu.be/7coWccdXCSE
For fans of Twenty One Pilots & PVRIS, “Curse Or Cure” is Icon For Hire at their most visceral, powerful and robust, with heavy guitars, soaring vocals and a poignant message that begs to be heard. The track was mixed in Cardiff, United Kingdom by 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).
Speaking on the tracks lyrics and meaning, Ariel says: “Society often tells people with mental health issues that we are the problem, but then also expects us to be able to fix ourselves. If I am what’s broken, how can I also possibly solve myself from the inside?” 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.
About Icon For Hire:
Since forming in 2007, the duo—singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have 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.
Their previous album, You Can’t Kill Us, was completely funded by fans through Kickstarter on a campaign that raised $127, 200—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 supporting the band though thick, thin, litigation, addiction and more. They are CO-CEO’s of the band and have input across everything the band release.
Having tried the record label route, Icon For Hire later chose independence and are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.
Listeners can expect more soon from Icon For Hire, who recently wrapped a Kickstarter campaign for their next album. The campaign raised over $263k in just 30 days, further displaying the strength of the community the band has built over the last 13 years.