Song Review: “Flowerchild” by Citizen

YOOOO I AM SO HYPED FOR THIS NEW ALBUM. Their first two releases, “Jet” and “In The Middle of it All” have been on repeat since the minute they dropped. Their latest single “Flowerchild” comes off of their new album As You Please, which comes out October 6th. “Flowerchild” will be the last song on the album, which contains 12 songs total.

“Flowerchild” starts off with more of a soft opening with an acoustic guitar, something reminiscent of lead singer Mat Kerekes’ solo album, Luna and the Blue Wild Everything. This continues on into the first two minutes of the song, before the guitars and drums all crescendo up into what a typical Citizen sounds like — an emo, grungy, indie rock style of music. Citizen pulled this off really well; a lot of artists can’t get away with that long of a crescendo intro (cough cough, “Dirty Laundry” by All Time Low.)

Now I’m not a genius at decoding lyrics, but I think this song is about loving a girl that doesn’t love them back.

While I won’t be able to say for sure until October 6th, I think this is a great closing track for this record.

They’ll be on tour this fall with Sorority Noise (!!!) and Great Grandpa, and of course they aren’t coming anywhere near me *sigh*. Maybe if I’m lucky, I can make it out to the Minneapolis date.

09/23-24 Cincinnati, OH @ Mid Point Music Fest
10/17 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
10/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro*
10/19 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall*
10/20 Toronto, ON @ Opera House*
10/21 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room*
10/22 Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/24 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
10/26 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza*
10/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts*
10/28 Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents*
10/29 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage*
10/31 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club*
11/01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
11/02 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
11/03 Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s*
11/04 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar*
11/05 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (The Small Ball)*
11/06 Nashville, TN @ The Basement – East*
11/08 Houston, TX @ Walter’s*
11/09 Dallas, TX @ Trees*
11/10 McDade, TX @ Sound On Sound Fest^
11/12 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater*
11/13 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic*
11/14 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House*
11/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent*
11/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
11/18 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater*
11/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
11/21 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*
11/22 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*
11/24 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre*
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock*

* – w/ Sorority Noise and Great Grandpa
^ – w/ Sorority Noise


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