So What Does 'Icarus Falls' Mean, Anyway?

The title of Zayn's latest album has some mythological roots...

December 17, 2018

Zayn Malik dropped his new album, "Icarus Falls" last Friday, and the reviews are looking pretty positive. The album, which runs an astonishing ninety minutes, features 27 deeply personal tracks that delve into Zayn's personal life, psyche, and musical core.  It seems to mark Zayn's transition to a self-sustaining solo artist, who seems to be quite the lyricist as well.

We totally suggest you check out the album, but we also suggest you read on, to learn about the meaning behind this sophomore album's title!

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Just in case you were wondering...because "Icarus Falls" is not your typical name for a record...the title actually has its foundation in Greek mythology.  Icarus was a human, the son of the guy who built the Labyrinth which housed the Minotaur...any of this starting to ring a bell?  Are you digging deep into ninth grade English?  His father built him wings out of feather and wax so Icarus could fly away from the island where they were imprisoned.

Icarus' father warned him not to be complacent or proud, and, likewise, not to fly right above the ocean or too close to the sun.  However...and we're sure, even if you don't know the myth, you can see this coming...he was too giddy and too proud to be flying, flew too close to the sun, melted his wings, fell into the ocean, and drowned.  Yeah...the myth is kind of a downer, come to think of it.

BUT, it's supposed to be a cautionary tale about the dangers of hubris, and you have to wonder what Zayn is saying about himself, about music, about One Direction and about the industry, to choose that myth in particular.  

Again, give the album a listen...and keep that title in mind!  Zayn is shaping up to be a pretty deep guy!