Citizen Release “Cement” From New Album ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven,’ Launch Pre-Orders


Toledo emo powerhouse Citizen have released the first single from their highly anticipated new record, Everybody Is Going To Heaven. You can stream “Cement” via Noisey below.

After a few listens, I’d say “Cement” is an interesting choice for a first single and a confusing choice for the album opener. Citizen has traded the reverberated guitar tones of Youth for a tighter, sludgy sound that pulls heavily from the band’s grunge influences. There’s no time for fooling around at the start of the track, as the relentless bass and drums immediately kick things off. The vocal melody in the chorus verges on sinister, discordant guitar feedback can be heard leading into the second verse, and the constant pound of the drums shows engineer Will Yip’s growth as a producer since Youth in 2013. Noisey compares the new sound to Brand New’s Déjà Entendu and The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, but I’d say the new sound verges more on Brand New’s grunge-heavy Daisy sound, particularly tracks like “Sink” and “Noro.”

Stream “Cement” below and pre-order Everybody Is Going To Heaven via Run For Cover Records here. You’ll have to act quickly if you want to snag a first press copy of the record – as I’m writing this, the deep purple and beer with black splatter variant is already sold out and other variants are sure to follow.

John Bazley

John Bazley was raised in central New Jersey by the romantic aura of the Asbury Park beachfront, punk rock, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. He is still trying to figure all of this stuff out.

In addition to UTG, John has contributed to Alternative Press and Full Frequency Media. Follow him on Twitter for pictures of his dog.
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