"Icarus" is a song by Bastille, and is the seventh song on their first album Bad Blood. It was originally released as the B-Side to the "Flaws" single in 2011, released on the Young and Lost Club on vinyl.
Bad Blood was announced in January 2013, along with the track listing, as well as the next single "Pompeii". "Pompeii" was released in February 2013 on vinyl and as a digital download, and debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Alternative Songs chart. The single has been certified platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Bad Blood was released on 4 March in the UK, and debuted at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart
In one interview Dan said this about Icarus : “Icarus comes from things I feel about myself and other people that I know" and that he tries not to write too personal songs and he uses sometimes characters and stories in them to not to make them too obvious and personal.