Aussie producer PhaseOne has teamed up with Polaris for the new collaborative single, ‘Icarus’. Critically-acclaimed for his immersive blend of metal and dubstep, PhaseOne has previously worked with Northlane, Excision, Modestep, Crystal Lake, Thy Art Is Murder and more.
For his latest effort, he called on fellow Sydneysiders Polaris to create ‘Icarus’. The result is an explosive composition that combines electronic basslines and metal instrumentation, providing a chaotic sound bed for Polaris vocalists Jamie Hails and Jake Steinhauser, whose lyrics focus on “humanity’s seemingly endless ambition and self-interest”.
PhaseOne & Polaris – ‘Icarus’
“‘Icarus’ started off as me just writing a straight metal track for fun, but once it started taking shape, I couldn’t help but add electronic elements,” PhaseOne said of the song’s origin. “I think the result is awesome as it flows so seamlessly between genres.
“We got in touch with Polaris, who loved the track and really saw the vision and were excited to work on it with me. They truly smashed the vocal – it was exactly what I had imagined in my head.”
‘Icarus’ is the metalcore outfit’s first collaborative song. “Collaborating with other artists is still fairly foreign territory to us, but when PhaseOne hit us up and invited us to work on a track together, we were instantly excited to explore what we could do together,” said Polaris drummer Daniel Furnari.
“[PhaseOne]’s worked with a lot of artists we love, but most importantly he has an incredible knack for combining elements from a whole variety of electronic styles with really killer metal parts in a way that straddles the line not only between genres, but also between digital and traditional approaches to production.”