Blue Sunday or Sunday Blues?

Updated: Feb 15


Album: Blue Sunday (A dual single release)

Artist: Citizen

Genre: #Alternative #Indie

Sub-Genres: #PostHardcore #PopPunk #Shoegaze

Label: Run For Cover Records

Non-Airable Tracks: N/A


Description: Leading up to the release of their album “Life In Your Glass World” on March 26th, Citizen has just released two singles to give a sneak peak to the album to come. The two songs go together like Yin and Yang, with “Blue Sunday” being more shoegaze and “I Want to Kill You” being more post hardcore. “Blue Sunday” has easily understandable lyrics accompanied by distorted guitar and drums, keeping consistent with their sound on their album “As You Please” from 2017. Imagine the lights dim at prom, you are with your new girlfriend who you love dearly, and all of a sudden you make eye contact with your ex. The feelings come rushing back and you realize you never truly let go of what you two had together. “Blue Sunday” encapsulates this feeling perfectly, with a calm melody but gloomy lyrics regarding the girl that occupies his mind. However, the energy created in the first song is quickly flipped for the second song released, as the song is much more energetic. “I Want to Kill You” is both upbeat and intense, making the listener want to cling to every word. This song makes you feel like you are 16 and just got your license, the world is yours and there’s nothing anyone can say that will bring you down. Listening to these songs back to back brings the whole picture together of reminiscing on what you tried so hard to forget and finally letting it go to move on to better things. If you are looking to experience a whole movie’s worth of emotion and character development in only seven minutes, the Blue Sunday dual single release is exactly what you need.


Sounds Like:

  1. Real Friends

  2. The Wonder Years

  3. Boston Manor

Recommended Tracks:

  1. ​Blue Sunday

  2. I Want to Kill You

Reviewer’s Name: Sophie Louis (milktoastgirl)

Date of Review: 2/10/2021


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