THECITYISOURS reveal the new track ‘Death Of Me’ which sees the band wearing their hearts on their sleeves to let people know that it’s ok not to be ok. The track is taken fromthe band’ssophomore album »COMA« set for release 22nd October 2021, via Arising Empire.
Speaking on their new single, guitarist/vocalist Mikey Page remarks “Death Of Me is an unapologetically honest account of going through a breakdown, as I battled mentally with the realisation that my life was changing and there was nothing that I could do to stop it. It’s one of the most personal tracks I have written as a lyricist but really felt like a story I had to tell to clear my head and give myself a chance to find a road to recovery.” Reflecting on the writing process Page adds
“I’ll always look back on this song as the breakout moment for this album. It really feels like this paved the way for what would become ‘COMA’.”
»COMA« was recorded, engineered and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (FEED THE RHINO, NECK DEEP, MALLORY KNOX) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (ARCHITECTS, PERIPHERY, NORTHLANE) at Systematic Productions.‘Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (full statement HERE), the band unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. 12 months on, they are back with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO.
Oli recounts “I remember being shown some demos of some new songs prior to Sam’s departure and absolutely loving the direction and progression of the band’s sound… so as soon as Mikey told me about the opening in the band, I knew I had to take a chance!”Page adds “Oli has been a part of our team for a long time. He is a very well respected entity in his own right amongst the music scene. We’d seen snippets of his capabilities over the years, so when he registered an interest in becoming a part of CITY, we knew we had to explore…and we clicked instantly.”
THECITYISOURS is a 5-piece metal band from London who has quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry and fans alike, with their high-octane live show and the success of their debut album. »LOW« (2019) smashed into the top 5 iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists with the likes of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify (Including 2 covers on New Core and Metal UK) supporting the band.
2019 was a very busy year for TCIO, with appearances at a slew of UK festivals including Camden Rocks, Macmillan Fest, Burn It Down, Holloween, a fly in appearance at High Fives Festival in Sweden, a headline set in the Doghouse Tent at the revered Download Festival to a 4000+ audience of festival-goers, and a sold-out album release show at Boston Music Rooms in London. Be sure to keep an eye on THECITYISOURS in 2021.