Video Premiere: Icarus Phoenix “Different Languages”

Drew Danburry
Photo Credit: Drew Danburry

We are delighted to premiere the latest single from Drew Danburry’s band Icarus Phoenix.  In ‘Different Languages’, Danburry’s thoughtful words feel heartfelt and profound: “Words can build and destroy but some building is destruction,” especially when delivered in this haltingly tuneful style.  Towards the end, the repetition of those words, as his voice rises and the song grows, is genuinely powerful.  Danburry said of the song and its meaning: “This song tries to capture the feeling of when communication breaks down so terribly that no matter what you say or do it’s like you’re speaking a different language.”  Danburry’s lyricism and songwriting skill means that he can capture such themes perfectly and this is a dreamily melodic and beautiful song.

A prolific songwriter and relentless touring musician, Drew Danburry has been releasing songs and albums independently for over twenty years.  Since 2002, he’s released over four hundred songs on over twenty albums and thirteen EPs.  That incredible work ethic and superb level of consistent creativity is to be applauded, especially since it has been a DIY approach to his music. Danburry formed Icarus Phoenix in 2020 and the band have been through various line-up changes while releasing three studio albums.  Alongside Danburry, the current band is comprised of Eli Sims (drums), Leena Rhodes (guitar, vocals and synths) and Brendan Russell (bass).  They have a busy 2024 ahead, with six singles, an EP and a full-length album all due out this year.

‘Different Languages’ is from the new Icarus Phoenix EP ‘Son’, which has just been released.  The EP was produced by Jed Jones (Post Malone, The Killers) and features songs written by Danburry in 2021 and 2022, after the heartbreak of divorce and leaving his son with his former wife to move across the country because of a housing crisis.   This is moving music – check it out.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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