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Alt emo indie rockers CITIZEN release new song “Jet”; third LP on Run For Cover Records approaching!

CITIZEN Jet
Midwest alt rock / indie emo band CITIZEN have premiered “Jet”, a new track off their third album As You Please, slated for an October 6th release on Run For Cover Records! Listen below.

For their third album As You Please, Citizen is looking inward. Pairing up again with longtime producer Will Yip, the band presents twelve songs that fuse aspects of their entire catalog into one neoteric whole. While the cathartic melancholy of their debut Youth and the jarring intensity of 2015’s Everybody is Going to Heaven are both present, the most welcome addition to Citizen’s arsenal on As You Please is the range of auxiliary instrumentation and sonic experimentation on the album. This is most notable on “In the Middle of it All,” where vocalist Mat Kerekes is sampled singing the song title in a modulated, haunting chorus that echoes throughout the song. The addition of organs and unconventional drum effects on songs like “You Are A Star” and “Medicine” create shifting emphases on tension and frailty, while the huge choruses of songs like opener “Jet” and “I Forgive No One” are reminders that while Citizen dove headfirst into uncharted territory with their new album, the band is still as good as ever at writing emotionally-charged anthems. As You Please presents Citizen’s vision at the most focused it has ever been – it is delicately crafted to provoke at every moment.

Lyrics:
we are moving slow
deep into the night, hereafter falls
i am keeping close to nothing
let the mallet swing through the fire
i see your face staring back at me
you know i turn to you for self abusingall of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home

we are moving slow
i am a pawn in every step you take
illusion wraps me up, keeps me guessing

you put my back to the wall
somehow that wasn’t enough
I’m the result of what you never were

all of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home
all of our ears to the floorboards
there’s nothing left for anyone
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home

if I’m in vain then you must be too
are we on our way back down?
into delusion we will go to stare at a glimpse of hope
make me more assured, clean my wounds
my flickering thoughts; all wrong
into delusion we will go to stare at a glimpse of hope

all of our ears to the floorboards
my eyes are falling everywhere
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home
all of our ears to the floorboards
we peel them back forevermore
i know who is in the backyard
but who’s that living in our home

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