Even though Icon For Hire is more poppy than most bands I listen to I really love them because of their lyrics about positive mental illness recovery and going against system and being a fighter. I find their albums really inspiring when I’m struggling with my depression and anxiety. Their music understands emotional pain but also challenges you in the best way to prevail over it. I feel like they are even better on their newest album now that they are unleashed from their label. Whenever I talk to people dealing with mental illness or emotional suffering I like to remind them that we are strong because we fight uphill battles in the dark and we survive–and I feel like Icon For Hire’s music embodies that.