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Model Citizen Announces Single, "The Other Shoe"

“The Other Shoe”, the new pop single from the 18-piece band, Model Citizen, is a solemn, heart-wrenching ballad thinking aloud about the regrets of a failing relationship. The single lyrically opens outward as each emotional confrontation spirals in the narrator’s mind, while deconstructed, stirring piano melodies waver lusciously beneath every earnest statement. “The Other Shoe” is out for release June 3 off of the upcoming July album, The Next Life.



“The Other Shoe” is a song about death, but not of a person. The single grieves the ending of a relationship and unlocks the truth within the narrator who is taking responsibility for its collapse, scraping away layers of regret. Lyrically, “The Other Shoe” cuts to the core, leaving no question as to the true emotional outpour being unveiled. A piano run through a rotary speaker to hobble the sound, or the slow and steady rattle of a distorted organ always lurking in the background “is meant to be very pretty but in a demented way,” according to songwriter Mark Ciani. “I think that pretty instrumentation only amplifies the sadness of the lyrics.” “The Other Shoe” is a chilling, honest reflection on letting go and walking away, knowing deep down that happiness could not be achieved.


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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