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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 neighbourhood 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 behaviour over time, negatively affecting people close to me. If You’re Lonely is about recognising 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.

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.

Stream If You’re Lonely HERE
‘Calling The Dogs’ is out October 6, 2023 via Run For Cover / Cooking Vinyl Australia – PRE-ORDER HERE

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