Icicle – My Heart
ARTIST NAME: Icicle
SONG TITLE: My Heart
ALBUM TITLE: Silence
Tell us your opinion on creativity and originality.
Mandatory – You always have to search, explore, experiment, and challenge yourself.
Tell us the beginning of your passion for music.
From a very young age, I needed music around and with me at all times.
Elaborate on how you make sure the quality of your sound is high.
By triple and quadruple checking if this is the very final version I’d like to hear.
But I also remember that a song or an album for that matter is like a snapshot. You must accept that this is merely a picture of a time and place.
Tell us how you get ideas to develop your songs.
I generally have a hum in my head… pretty much all the time. Sometimes I get caught by some line or lyric and I delve into it. Other times I collaborate or sit down with nothing particular in mind and just get busy.
Describe your vocal ability.
Tell us how you develop the instrumentation for this song.
Bass, drums, and vocals are what I did right away. I worked on the guitars afterward.
I spent quite a bit of time on the keyboards and sound effects. I wanted to sonically picture the beat of a heart.
State five hit songs and name the artists.
Forest – The Cure
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Driven to Tears – The Police
London Calling – The Clash
Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Tell us how you entertain the audience during a live performance.
Never settle for giving less.
List the name of artists that have a similar sound to yours.
Depeche Mode, David Gahan, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Folk Implosion, Kasabian, Spoon, The Soup Dragons, Talking Heads, The Killers, Blur, TV On The Radio, Franz Ferdinand, David Bowie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Charlie Winston, Modest Mouse, Dub Pistols, Kongos, Morphine, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind and Fire, Doves, Damon Albarn, Archive, Iggy Pop, Muse, The Fall, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Foals, The Chemical Brothers, Mogwai, Ratatat, Future Islands, Gorillaz, Peter Gabriel, The Heavy, Keane, Ian Brown, Kaiser Chiefs, Kaleo, Joy Division, Johnny Marr, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, Pink Floyd, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, Jack White, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, The Fray, Of Monsters And Men, Mumford And Sons, R.E.M., The Rakes, Snow Patrol, Editors, Interpol, U2, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, David Burne…
Discuss how you think your music is impacting your fans.
Motivating, comforting, stimulating, reassuring, thought-provoking, engaging… I hope!
Tell us what inspires you to sing.
This Bulgarian proverb: “He who sings thinks of no evil.”
Discuss this song.
It is a different take on another song I wrote a while back with the same title.
The premise is about losing a really close family member at a young age.
Discuss how you develop your melody.
I was just humming the lyrics over a bass line (as I often do).
Share your press release and reviews with us.
Publisher: Herd Records
Label: Herd Records
Icicle’s newest record SILENCE is one of the finest in his acclaimed catalog, taking him down yet another new sonic path five albums into his career.
This is an act whose name has been built on the progressive evolution of its own aural dynamics, innovative compositions, and stellar arrangements.
SILENCE is a bold, upfront, driving album, relying on grooves of pulsing keyboard twists, infectious guitar hooks, and the off-kilter, slinky rhythms to carry the vocals of singer/bassist Krassy Halatchev.
Lyrically, the record is demanding attention and mindfulness. The topics are broad, deep and above all – painfully honest and sincere.
These 13 songs are some of the most sensual, serendipitous, sparse recordings to come from Icicle, showcasing a new dimension in his songwriting and marking SILENCE as that crucial next sonic step forward for one of Montreal’s best artists.
Tell us how you master your songs after production.
I do everything in my studio. The same principle applies – make sure you have the right tools and put in the time it takes.
Discuss how you get your songs to digital stores.
Via distributor. There are plenty of them out there.
Discuss how to generate income through music.
There is no one or two key things here. Everything is key. Your music is your brand.
You must brand your brand just like the ones you like to do.
State your favorite radio station.
Fresh Radio and FIP.
Go into details on this song.
Losing someone dear, special and important in your life is a big blow especially when you are young… It leaves a lifetime scar.
Wishing and imagining that somehow they are still around is comforting, soothing, and strengthening. This is what this song is about.