THECITYISOURS SHARE “COMA” VIDEO — WATCH
SONG IS TITLE TRACK TO NEW ALBUM
“OH MY LIFE! These guys are savage heavy”— Kerrang! Radio
“Metalcore at its most infectious” — Rock Sound
“Punches and soars in all the right places” — Kerrang
“Impassioned melodies and neck-snapping fervour” — Metal Hammer
Following the release of the video for the powerfully cathartic track “Violent” and the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson, London-based five-piece THECITYISOURS have announced their new album COMA, due out October 22 via Arising Empire. It will be available on CD and as colored vinyl.
Watch the video for the title track “COMA.”
“‘COMA’ is an honest account of how I was feeling trying to understand why I was spiraling into a void,” says founding member and vocalist/guitarist 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. I wanted to show that it’s okay to be vulnerable, and to encourage others to speak up and take positive action — instead of internalizing them and struggling alone.”
There is a palpable sense of loss that ties together COMA, the band’s sophomore offering. TCIO tackle the passing of loved ones, relationships, personal sovereignty, and self-control head-on. However, juxtaposed against their vibrant, fresh, and pop-centric arrangements, which are expertly interwoven with infectious hooks and crushing riffs, COMA strikes a perfect balance. It radiates an underlying sense of positivity and resilience through an otherwise dark concept.
COMA was recorded, engineered, and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino, Neck Deep) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions.