NYC anthemic alternative pop duo, Rebel Kicks have released their new single, “Hamartia” today. The introspective track is fueled by melodic guitar, soul-drenched vocals and emotional lyrics. Listen to it now below.
Anthony of the band confides, “Our song is about a person who is their own worst enemy. Someone who wants to be positive, but is inevitably dragged down by their own perceptions and paranoid beliefs, yet they’re self-aware enough to recognize that as their fatal flaw, or literal hamartia. The word “Hamartia” originates from Greek tragedy, and though it has several interpretations, it most commonly refers to a fatal flaw that leads to the downfall of a tragic hero or heroine.”
Led by brothers Anthony and Steven Babino, Rebel Kicks is celebrated for their disarmingly personal and relatable music, anchored by the bold and harmonic blend of the brothers’ voices. Their songs feature mesmerizing synths, atomic guitar riffs and catchy hooks for a dynamic and inventive explosion of sound.
Formed in 2018, Rebel Kicks soon gained notoriety for their energetically electrifying live performances, as evidenced on their recent live EP, Whiskey & Sinatra Live in NYC. Taking turns with lead vocals, the singers and multi-instrumentalists create a memorable and hard-hitting show for their fervent fanbase. The duo have shared bills with notable acts including Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, Incubus and more.