Citizens - Waking Up To Never Die

Published Tuesday 17th March 2020
Citizens - Waking Up To Never Die
Citizens - Waking Up To Never Die

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 178321-29072
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only EP
RELEASE DATE: 2019-10-25

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

This EP from the Seattle-based rock worship band Citizens features a nice atmospheric and clear vocal over a solid drum beat and bass pattern with interspersed guitar work that picks simple riffs or powers the chords in almost equal measure. It's a huge and complex sound but accessible, calling for you to listen to it without making it hard work to do so. It has a hint of post punk/new romantic about it, of the ilk of Big Country mixed with the Cure, Split Enz and Chris Rea (especially the guitar work). I found it hard to pin down an exact comparison which was a good thing - it makes the sound familiar and distinctive at the same time. There are only five tracks on this EP and all are really good - the first three are more rocky with the last two more reflective (but still with a huge sound). Lyrically the songs are all reflecting on faith from a personal viewpoint which fits the style well. A very enjoyable EP.

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