Two years after their Rain EP, Bicep have just returned with “Atlas,” a track that was initially set to be released in August, to celebrate their sold-out back-to-back shows. “It would’ve been unthinkable to foresee the circumstances this track would be released in when we were making it,” they explained in a statement. “Our frame of mind was so positive then, fresh off the back of our live tour, full of excitement for the next phase. ‘Atlas’ was our attempt at summing up some of the euphoric moments we experienced on that tour across those two years. It feels like those moments are very far away for all of us right now, but we hope this serves as some form of distraction amidst all this chaos.”
Once again, the rave duo, comprising Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar, plays in a league of their own. Recorded in their new studio space, “Atlas” is rich in contrasts: it’s an elusive banger, an ecstatic moment of melancholy.