Beloved Ohio band Citizen are back with a brand new album, after 4 years away their new album Life In Your Glass World will be released on March 26th.
The reaction to the news when we announced it was really something, with over 14,000 likes on Instagram and 1300 Retweets in just the first day alone, and support from Pitchfork, Kerrang!, DIY, The Line of Best Fit and more. It certainly feels like there’s real appetite our there for their latest effort, so I’m hoping you might be up for reviewing it.
“Life In Your Glass World” is an album of defiance, liberation – much of it dealing with the bleak and challenging aspects of being human. The band say they wanted the record to feel like an exorcism of pent-up negative feelings. And I think it achieves that not only in terms of subject matter, but also in how it represents yet another step forward for them, casting aside expectations of what a Citizen record is “supposed” to sound like.
Citizen’s great strength lies not solely in their narrator’s tales of hometown redemption but also in their shape-shifting and risk-taking approach, which has historically seen them pulling at the threads of impassioned post-hardcore, raw noise rock, shimmering indie pop, and anthemic alternative. They’re in constant evolution, which is what made the album’s opening single “I Want To Kill You” such a hit with fans. It’s a lean, limber raw return that puts dynamism and rhythm right at the front.
The first single from the new album was released on the 12th January.
Life In Your Glass World
Death Dance Approximately
I Want to Kill You
Call Your Bluff
Black And Red
Edge Of The World
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