US underground rock upstarts Icon For Hire returns with “Curse Or Cure,” a rallying anthem that draws inspiration from giant names such as Bring Me The Horizon, PVRIS and Linkin Park. “Curse Or Cure” was released on September 18th via Kartel Music Group.

“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. “Curse Or Cure” was recorded during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic with the band merging their quarantine with Nashville Producer David Thulin in order to safely create the song.  Then the track was mixed remotely by Grammy-Nominated engineer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Don Broco, Busted and Kids in Glass Houses) in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Speaking on the tracks’ lyrics and meaning, singer Ariel Bloomer 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. 

Since forming in 2007, the duo—Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump—have amassed a legion of followers. Currently sitting at almost half a million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 600,000 followers across social platforms, Icon For Hire is the sleeping giant 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.

Check out the track HERE.

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