Following the release of the powerfully cathartic ‘VIOLENT’ and introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson, THECITYISOURS announce their highly anticipated new album with it’s title-track ‘COMA’ out now. The album is set for release 22nd October 2021, through respected German alternative/metal label, Arising Empire. Fans can pre-save the album HERE.
There is a palpable sense of loss that ties together the band’s sophomore offering. TCIO tackles the passing of loved ones, relationships, even personal sovereignty and self-control head-on. However, juxtaposed against their vibrant and fresh feeling, pop-centric arrangements, expertly interwoven with infectious hooks and crushing riffs; ‘COMA’ breathes a perfect balance, radiating an underlying sense of positivity and resilience through an otherwise dark concept.
“COMA is an honest account of how I was feeling trying to understand why I was spiralling into a void,” expresses TCIO founding member Mikey Page. “I wrote the song as a method of coping and catharsis. It embodies a period of self-loathing where, the love I had, no matter how strong, was not enough to save an important relationship." Page recounts. "I wanted to produce an honest account, showing that it's okay to be vulnerable, and to encourage others to speak up and take positive action instead of internalising them and struggling alone."
‘COMA’ was recorded, engineered and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed The Rhino, NECK DEEP, Mallory Knox) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (full statement HERE), the band unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. 12 months on, they are back with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO. Oli recounts “I remember being shown some demos of some new songs prior to Sam’s departure and absolutely loving the direction and progression of the band’s sound... so as soon as Mikey told me about the opening in the band, I knew I had to take a chance!” Page adds “Oli has been a part of our team for a long time. He is a very well respected entity in his own right amongst the music scene. We’d seen snippets of his capabilities over the years, so when he registered an interest in becoming a part of CITY, we knew we had to explore...and we clicked instantly.”
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