FLIGHT OF ICARUS – Cleo (2021)

Perhaps the best way to get an idea about the music of FLIGHT OF ICARUS and their new album “Cleo” is to mention a line from their press release; ‘Imagine powerful pop songs in the vein of Roxette with a tasteful touch of Heart and Starship’.
Of course the songwriting skills doesn’t reach the heights of these consummate acts, but this female-fronted band from Gothenburg, Sweden, certainly has talent. Adding a metallic set of guitar riffs and a punchy production to their melodic rock power-pop songs, for the most part of “Cleo” FLIGHT OF ICARUS unabashedly succeeds.
You’ll quickly find out why carving out 53 minutes to run ”Cleo” end-to-end is time well spent…