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Model Citizen Announces Single, "Get Out"

“Get Out”, the new soul-pop single from 18-piece, Model Citizen, smooths out the ridges of a mind being chiseled away by its own trepidation. Pure funk grooves swirl in rhythm with the cycle of drifting in and out of anxiety and self-contemplation. The single, out for release April 22, eases its way into May’s Mental Health Awareness month and delivers a rich, jazzy take on the inner workings of a mind pulling away from anxiety’s heavy force.

“Get Out” jives in a fever dream of thoughts that ripple from the deepest parts of the inner psyche. Jazzy bass lines and jiving guitar riffs hold the track steady with each melodious beat rooted in sultry, swelling rhythm. The pure funk opens up to a kingdom of deeper, introspective observation as wailing horns and piano explode in the chorus, the sound bursting like firecracker thoughts going wild. Singer Josh Logan projects his voice to yearn, “You know I try and try, but I’m a slave to my own mind. Can someone give it a redesign” as “Get Out” sonically mirrors the push and pull feeling of living with anxiety.

The upcoming album from Model Citizen, The Next Life, genre bends at every turn. Horn-filled Philly soul is followed by garage rock. A ballad straight from a mid-period Beatles album is followed by an emo-punk rager. Synthpop, power pop, guitar rock, country, reggae, folk, and an R&B ballad make their imprints in the fabric of the album as it wraps itself around each style of music. Arrangements modulate widely in their demeanor, from crowded anthems featuring 17 of the 18 members, to spare ballads that leave vocalist Josh Logan singing over a bare piano. Logan's vocal performance anchors the album, sculpting itself into each mold song-per-song. Songwriter Mark Ciani’s natural approach is to write songs of all different genres, throw them at the wall, and step back to admire the picture they create together.


The Next Life Track Listing:

  1. Every Time
  2. Magic Trick
  3. Get Out
  4. The Next Life
  5. The Other Shoe
  6. Death Wish
  7. I Will Resist
  8. Out of My Head
  9. No Goodbye
  10. Nuclear Dancehall
  11. Hell Hath No Fury
  12. Shattering a Fantasy Pt. 1


About Model Citizen:

Model Citizen is an 18 piece band, helmed by songwriter, producer, and keys player, Mark Ciani. The core of the group - Ciani (songwriter, producer, keys), Matt Musty (drums), Alvaro Kapaz (guitar), Ryan Gleason (bass), and engineer and co-producer Fernando Lodeiro - have collaborated on two prior full-length albums under two different names: Stone Mountain Station's Electric Sile_ce and The Alternative Facts' Don't Worry, Babe. Joining the fold for this iteration of the band is Josh Logan, a former contestant on The Voice. Unfurling from this core group, band names and members refashion themselves with each project, assuring idiosyncrasy as the backbone of each musical encounter. Their upcoming album, The Next Life is, what Ciani considers, his ultimate break-up album while also commenting on troubles with society and mental health. The Next Life is out for release in July 2019.

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