ACCESS:ICARUS let their rock album “Monuments” shine on the horizon with the new music video for the single “Sunshine”
Today, the Hamburg-based ACCESS:ICARUS lead us with the new music video for their second single “Sunshine”, taken from their upcoming debut album “Monuments”, in a visually stunning shadow play into the world of their sophisticated, rousing stadium Rock. With an international focus, a proper dose of glamour and a bombastic sound à la Coldplay, Muse or The Killers, “Sunshine” is the logical sequel to the already released lyric video “Eye Of The Storm”. Rain is followed by sunshine. Once you’ve decided to leave the past behind, it’s about to happen, the great journey into the unknown and “Sunshine” is just the right anthem for such a step. Pulsating bass lines set the pace, on which sublime vocals and jubilant guitars unite with pointed strings and melodic choirs to a proud, catchy Rock song. Whether it’s accelerating on an untrafficked highway on a balmy summer evening, the moment before the big parachute jump or the go at the airplane start to take off for an unknown country, the song sounds impatient, fiery blazing with a sense of freedom and joyful departure. The perfect soundtrack to exactly such experiences. ACCESS:ICARUS want to celebrate these moments as they fall. «Cause it feels like the day/When you can’t return to the place from where you came/So break away», sings frontman Benedikt full-throated and praises exactly those very moments when there is no turning back as a chance for growth, new experiences and a positive attitude towards life. And for such an attitude the band burns. With the text line «Loose reins untied/From steeds burning bright/Closed gates open wide/To vast open skies» the musicians cite the legend of Phaeton, the son of the Greek sun god Helios, who got the unique opportunity to guide his father’s sun chariot drawn by fiery steeds across the sky. What an opportunity to sing with full conviction: «The Sunshine will reign!» So go on your own journey and enjoy the brand new video clip that ACCESS:ICARUS produced together with director Jonas Bruse (Kippa, Quick’n’Clean, Maskenball) and cinematographer Leif Buhmann in colourful pictures that let the sun shine: https://youtu.be/bdzNBo0A4mw
The sound of their debut “Monuments”, produced by Chris Harms (Lord Of The Lost, KMFDM, Night Laser) and Benjamin Lawrenz (Saga, Koiné, Tommy Iommi) at the Chameleon Studios (Udo Lindenberg, Tina Turner, Callejon), which will be released on 19.10.2018 through recordJet, can be an embrace, a perseverance or even a battle cry, but is always inviting, close to the audience, inspiring and deeply human. With their anthemic and captivating sound, the three musicians master both, the grand gesture and the quiet, emotionally touching tones. The band consisting of Benedikt Fleischer (vocals, keyboards), Robert Wendel (bass, vocals, synth) and Janosch Dolber (guitar, vocals, keyboards) doesn’t shy away from great emotions or a sweeping staging. In their stage performance, they live out their penchant for extravagant, stylish and eccentric outfits, which has so far attracted a lot of attention with glitter, rhinestones and confetti cannons not only from the LGBTIQ scene. They leave nothing to chance with the album and demonstratively oppose the prevailing uniformity of the German Pop and Rock scene. For the trio, it has always been: No ‘style over substance‘, but profound content in stylish shape! „Monuments“ with its 13 majestic songs full of stylish glamour and lots of drama can now be pre-ordered digitally at these shops and soon also as CD: Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Apple Music
As an appetizer for the upcoming album, the remix EP of “Eye Of The Storm” has been released on August 3rd, 2018. Besides the album version of the song, there is also a danceable club remix and the Gravity Shock version as well as the Gravity Shock Radio Edit, which show that ACCESS:ICARUS’ tracks also work wonderfully electronically. Get all versions of the diversified EP “Eye Of The Storm” at all known download shops and streaming platforms: Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Spotify | Apple Music | Deezer | Tidal
If you want to experience ACCESS:ICARUS live with their epic guitar-driven Pop sound, catchy hooks and their rousing stage performance in extravagant glitter and rhinestone outfits with confetti cannons, should note the release show on 20.10.2018 in Hamburg’s Kukuun with the supports Curving Lines & Phase Beam. Further concert dates will be announced shortly.
You want to know more about the dreams and philosophy of ACCESS:ICARUS? Then you should visit www.accessicarus.com, www.facebook.com/accessicarus or www.instagram.com/accessicarus immediately! More detailed information can also be found in the band profile.