The Seattle-born band Citizens has been breaking molds since their shotgun birth in 2011. Forming just months prior to their debut EP, ‘Already Not/Yet', Citizens found quick endearment in the hearts and ears of people worldwide with their energetic alternative hymn arrangements. As their friendship grew, so did their storytelling. Original songs, sung out of overflowing wells of joy and dark depths of pain, began to surface and the full force of Citizens began to really take shape.
Citizens has never just been any one thing. Over the years they have received a welcomed embrace in a variety of genres, primarily attributed to their commitment to honesty. While every song has not always found itself in the spaces of corporate church singing, Citizens has stayed true to telling the stories of God’s grace in their lives. It’s always been about writing for more than just the Christians but for the world to hear and know that they are loved no matter what. Writing songs for the found and the lost to sing.
AWESOME!| Posted March 26, 2013
I have listened to this CD 4 times already. For me? That says a lot. I have so many CD's I have yet to listen to even a note. I first watched the Video of Made Alive, I like the funky sound here. I have heard this song many times already. Also really like "I am living in the land of Death" #5. Great Melody and message. But now I get to the sixth track. Simply titled, Jesus! What better title for a song? I say "Go CITIZENS!" I am a fan already. I have passed a cd to my sister to hear. Actually we share a lot of music. Only Christian. I told her to really give this new Band called "Citizens" a good listen. Very good stuff. Back to this CD that has my heart right now. The #9 song is also a great tune all the way around. A great rocker, a song to really dance to, and a perfect message to the masses. For me to really like 7 out of 11 songs is a very slim chance. For ANY band. But for me to also like the other songs as well is even more amazing. All I can say at this point in time is to be open? Honest? And really give this band a good listen to. While writting this I just really listened to #10, "Praise To the Lord" WOW! Make that 8 I am digging. OK! The closer is another really good song. This is my first review now. I did this only because these guys need to be heard. Come to the Detroit area please.Soon! I will be there. God Willing of course. Tony