CITIZEN Release new single+video ‘Hyper Trophy’ / New album out Oct 6th
RELEASE NEW SUPER-CHARGED SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR
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Renowned alternative rock band Citizen releases new anthemic track “Hyper Trophy,” perfect for fast drives with windows down. “Hyper Trophy” is the second offering from their forthcoming fifth album Calling The Dogs out 6th October 2023. Directed by guitarist Mason Mercer, the accompanying video finds the band in the middle of an undefined pursuit.
Listen to “Hyper Trophy” HERE. Watch the video for “Hyper Trophy” HERE or by clicking the image below.
On the making of the video, Mercer shares, “Using infrared and thermal imaging, we filmed on a pitch black desert ranch in SoCal in the middle of the night wrapping at 4am… We couldn’t see anything, but the camera could see everything. Our themes were kept purposefully ambiguous and left simply at ‘pursuit’ and ‘mission’.”
About “Hyper Trophy,” Kerekes shares, “Sometimes, though you are trying hard to accomplish something, it can’t be done. This song is about a relentless pursuit of an objective, but still failing – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you find something you love and pour everything you have into that, I find that admirable regardless of the outcome.”
“Hyper Trophy” follows the band’s last single “If You’re Lonely,”which served as a compelling introduction to Citizen’s forthcoming LP Calling The Dogs. The album is the band’s most poignant body of work yet, as the record addresses themes of self-reflection, personal growth, and resilience. On Calling The Dogs, the band’s passionate songwriting and styling shine while stripped back to what they do best: guitar-driven indie rock.
Citizen recently announced a UK headline tour in February 2024 in support of this new record. The band will be playing four special headline shows in the UK with support from Drug Church.
You can see Citizen supported by Drug Church at the following dates:
6th February 2024 – St Lukes Church, Glasgow
7th February 2024 – Project House, Leeds
8th February 2024 – Electric Ballroom, London
9th February 2024 – SWX, Bristol
11th February 2024 – Berling, Germany – So36
12th February 2024 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
13th February 2024- Copenhagen, Denmark – Beta
15th February 2024- Cologne, Germany – Club Volta
16th February 2024- Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo