August 28, 2020

Subcon shares new genre-bending single, ‘Wax Wings’

Ella Rae

Songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Subcon unveils new single, ‘Wax Wings’. This track has an emo foundation infused with a pop-punk hybrid. It really creates a new kind of sound that you don’t usually hear. It’s very intriguing. His vocals have this electronic sound that reminds me of an early 2000’s band like Hot Chelle Rae or NeverShoutNever with the emotion he puts into each note.

“This song, a personal one, is a reflection of the constant “roller coaster” of highs and lows one experiences when pursuing their dreams, and a looming fear of “crashing and burning.” More specifically, the narrator describes the way he pursued music as a path to overcome his depression, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness – but feels that he has sacrificed so much in the process and endured so much frustration that he has ended up back where he started, or possibly worse. The song uses the ancient Greek mythological figure, Icarus, as a metaphor for this concept. He attempts to escape his troubles on a pair of wax wings, but flies too close to the sun in his unchecked fit of ambition, and ultimately ends up falling to his death.”

He began producing music of his own in 2018. His first EP, titled “My Own Archenemy” was released in December 2019, which he created to help him climb out of a long battle with depression, and to help process emotions that had been kept inside for a while.



With love,
Ella Rae
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