A hugely talented band made up of massively gifted and marvelous artists and performers, Icarus Jones, based out of South Louisiana, is an extraordinary band committed to restoring the lost glory of rock music with their authentic sound that pays homage to rock’s earliest foundation while still using their own imaginative footing to reach more exciting musical grounds. For each member of this band, it was music that ultimately provided the beautiful blank canvas that created opportunity—a chance they took that has seen the band emerge as one of Louisiana’s most exciting rock collectives. Deeply personal, genre-blending, and distinct in their own right, Icarus Jones’ unique take on alternative rock has set their sound and sights ahead of others.
After hyping up the release of their first full-length project, they have finally made good on their promise by releasing the nine-track project dubbed “Motion” which is now streaming on all the major digital platforms.
Armed with all the trademark sounds of rock and roll, this band makes their mark with this album that is winning over fans and critics alike thanks to its bold, textured sound that takes inspiration from a broad selection of styles. This album showcases the more nuanced, expressive side of this spectral rock band and is filled with fast-paced, toe-tapping, and wonderfully authentic anthems that any music fan will definitely appreciate.
“What Lights We Are” is the opening track from this album, and it is a fine one at that. There is that marvelous combination of clean guitar tones, insane bass licks, cinematic piano keys, massive drums, and powerfully electric riffs backed by the rich and warmly powerful lead and backing vocals that make this an irresistible anthem that fits the bill. This track is also a showcase of the band’s accomplished songwriting, which makes the track stick even more!
“Telephone Road” is another bona fide masterpiece that features some driving drums, fast-paced rock instrumentation, and is brimming with melody, bursting with exceptional guitar virtuosity, and breathtaking vocal performance. The lead vocalist possesses the necessary power and projection to really conjure up a commanding performance that is most fitting for a track like this.
The same can be said of the track “The Mirror” with the band displaying such gracious, squeaky clean singing backed by that contagious energy exuded throughout. And while power in the lead vocalist’s voice is one thing, being able to retain solid intonation is another, and he clearly has a masterful level of control over his voice that gives this song both a seasoned and mature-like quality. The fast-paced blend of rhythm and melody makes you want to move with carefree abandon in time with the beat.
“Back to G.I.” is brimming with such rock attitude, personality, and an irresistible flair and panache in its writing. The band ingeniously taps into the roots sound; there is that undeniable country feel about this track. Icarus Jones brings an undeniably charismatic and sensuous approach to this song, not only capturing the very essence of the country rock style profoundly well but also ensuring their performance is both commanding and full of character. This is quite simply one of those songs that translate well to the stage and is guaranteed to have everyone dancing on their feet which is now streaming on all popular channels.
“Clouds” features a gentle and charming guitar intro before the pounding drums and rip-roaring riffs blend graciously for a sound that reverberates through every corner. The general musicianship is of particularly high merit, and all the performers really do bring their A-game; there is a level of professionalism in the playing that is undoubtedly the result of many years of combined experience among all the members involved.
There is a lot for a music fan to ingest in this album, which is now streaming on all the popular channels. Follow the link and relish this first-class performance from a band that knows too well how to create timeless and catchy hits!