Citizen "Calling The Dogs" out October 6th, listen to "If You're Lonely" now
US & UK TOUR DATES W/ NARROW HEAD, MODERN COLOR, DRUG CHURCH
Renowned alternative rock band Citizen is back with a sensational new single, "If You're Lonely,” marking the first release from their forthcoming fifth album Calling The Dogs due October 6. The accompanying video for “If You’re Lonely” is captured through a nostalgic lens as it finds the band playing out of their garage while the suburban chaos of neighborhood politics ensues around them.
With introspective lyrics and a heartfelt melody, the track delves into the personal experiences of lead singer Mat Kerekes who drew inspiration from a challenging upbringing and his own journey of self-discovery. Reflecting on the song's emotional depth, Kerekes shares, “I grew up around a narcissistic parent and absorbed a lot of that behavior over time, negatively affecting people close to me. If You’re Lonely is about recognizing that, growing from it, and becoming a reliable shoulder to lean on.”
"If You're Lonely" serves as a compelling introduction to Citizen’s new era. It’s a remarkable testament to Citizen's ability to reinvent themselves with every album. The forthcoming LP is the band’s most poignant body of work yet, as the record approaches themes of self-reflection, personal growth, and resilience.
On Calling The Dogs, the band exemplifies that passionate songwriting and styling while stripping back to what they do best: guitar-driven rock ‘n roll. Additionally, Citizen has also announced a world tour in support of this new record. The first legwill see the band lighting up the stages coast-to-coast starting in Indianapolis on October 18 with stops in Las Vegas for When We Were Young Festival, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, New York, and more, before concluding their US trek in Chicago on November 26. The band will then take the show overseas for a UK/EU run, beginning in February 2024. All tour dates are listed below.
With the release of "If You're Lonely,” Citizen is no doubt highlighting their musical evolution and setting the tone for the next era as Calling The Dogs promises to be a defining rebirth in their already illustrious career.