Bristol-based duo Tom and Ian Griffiths, a.k.a Icarus, are back on Anjunadeep with new single ‘Only’.
The pair made their long-awaited return to the label last April with ‘Moment In Time’, a single that perfectly encapsulated their distinctive brand of emotive and melodic house. ‘Only’ sees Tom and Ian produce a wistful, piano-infused offering, with a two-step groove firmly rooted in UK dance music.
Having garnered over 120 million Spotify streams to date, written and produced hits like ‘October’ and ‘Home’, featuring AURORA, and remixed names like Jessie Ware, Pendulum, Martin Solveig, Wilkinson and RÜFÜS DU SOL, Icarus are fast becoming one of the UK’s most sought-after dance acts.
Icarus have recently performed a closing set at Anjunadeep’s third label takeover of iconic venue Printworks London, and the first weeks of the year see the duo perform headline shows in London, Manchester and Bristol.
“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