Bristol-based duo Tom and Ian Griffiths make up Icarus and have a new single out on Anjunadeep. Titled ‘Only‘, follows their successful track ‘Moment In Time’. Their signature emotive and melodic house continues to shine through here. It’s a beautiful, mellow track that is perfect for listening on nights, overlooking the city skyline.
‘Only’ blends wistful, piano with a two-step groove firmly rooted in UK dance music. The percussive drum beats alternate with the ambient textures. Ethereal moans sing in the background. It’s a unique style I’ve yet to hear on Anjunadeep and I think it fits just right. They’ve described this piece as energetic and inspired by the garage sound. The lo-fi sounds melt your heart and touch your soul. You can definitely enjoy this with headphones or wherever you are.
“We’ve really been enjoying writing at slightly quicker tempos lately. 130bpm+ just feels so energetic to us, and we’ve been feeling inspired by the resurgence of the garage sound, especially with a lo-fi texture to it. With ‘Only’ we wanted to create something that was melodic and enjoyable in headphones but still upbeat and grooving enough for a club environment. We recently dropped this tune at Printworks and the reaction was great, so we hope we’ve achieved our aim!”Icarus
Icarus recently performed a closing set at the iconic Printworks London for Anjunadeep’s third label takeover. For the first few weeks of 2022, they’ll be performing in London, Manchester and Bristol. With over 120 million Spotify streams to date, they also create mixes for Jessie Ware, Pendulum, Martin Solveig, Wilkinson and RÜFÜS DU SOL. Look out for this rapid rising duo, as one of the UK’s most sought-after dance acts.
Check out ‘Only’ below.