HipHopDX Premiere: Doomtree MC Sims is on the verge of unleashing his upcoming solo album, More Than Ever, on the world. After sharing the first single “OneHundred” in September and subsequent video, he’s back with another sample of the record in the form of “Icarus.”

“This song is about feeling unstoppable,” Sims tells DX. “The chorus came to me while I was driving in my car listening to this Paper Tiger beat. It was one of those perfect Fall days, where the air is crisp and the sun is bright. I was thinking about how awesome life is, just driving around feeling excited. It was one of those moments where you are like the living embodiment of love. I wanted to make a distillation of that feeling, cuz I feel like shit a lot of the time. It’s about rising above all of the pettiness, and being daring enough to take a chance; to risk being safe to do something amazing. I called it ‘Icarus’ as a counterpoint to the cautionary tale. For everyone warning you to play safe, to not fly too high, I offer: We are all going to die. Might as well live boldly.”

In anticipation of More Than Ever‘s November 4 release, Sims has announced an extensive tour to coincide with the new project. Pre-order the album here and check out his tour dates below.

TOUR DATES
11/3 – The Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI *
11/4 – Schubas – Chicago, IL *
11/5 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
11/6 – The Loft – Lansing, MI
11/9 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/11 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA *
11/12 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
11/13 – DC9 – Washington, DC *
12/1 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO *
12/2 – Barbosa – Seattle, WA *
12/3 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR *
12/6 – Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA *
12/7 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA *
12/8 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA *
12/9 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA *
12/10 – The Wayfarer – Costa Mesa, CA *
12/11 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA *
12/13 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ *
12/14 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM *
12/16 – Three Links – Dallas, TX *
12/17 – The Sidewinder – Austin, TX *
12/18 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX *

* w/ Air Credits (The Hood Internet X ShowYouSuck)