Icarus Moth and SABRE’s scintillating electro-soul jam ‘Quicksand’

'Triniti is now my NINE month-old daughter. In part, this song is about the joys of raising a child; just living for the simplest things.'
27 July 2022

By Elle B

Quicksand is the latest release from Brooklyn-based engineer/producer Icarus Moth, who teamed up with Toronto-based SABRE for this soulful electronic track. This track is full of rousing, effervescent synths, velvety smooth RnB vocals, and a good, solid beat to keep it all in check.

The song was produced in one session by Icarus Moth and Blake Hotwagner (Radio Radio) in what he describes as ‘’a natural collaborative effort.’’ 

‘’We didn’t have any plans going into this. Our inspirations aligned in a manner that we were able to knock out the whole song just in one session.”

Quicksand is an apt title for this ultra-smooth groove that is far too easy for anyone to sink into and find yourself utterly immersed in the song’s chilled-out vibe. SABRE’s incredible vocals take this track to another level, as the talented vocalist’s harmonies soar over the sparkling synths and keyboards to create a sound that’s honey-sweet on the ears.

Icarus Moth offers up a great deal of praise for SABRE, saying she was “super quick and never out of ideas. She was able to write 99% of the topline before we even finished composing, and record in one take.”

SABRE herself hopes that in the wake of the song, people will feel a “great sense of adventure and escape”. It’s the first release for SABRE since becoming a mother. “Triniti is now my NINE month-old daughter. In part, this song is about the joys of raising a child; just living for the simplest things.”

Check out Quicksand right now via Soundcloud or Spotify.