It felt like Smith’s evocative lyrics carried me to Jupiter, where I felt the gravitational pull of 16 moons hold me in place. It was extremely heavy, and I’d give anything to anyone if I could listen to Horses for the first time again.
Citizen has been in the ears of the midwest DIY scene since 2009 and have remained a staple with their two full-length releases: Youth, and Everybody is Going to Heaven. These two LPs blend emo-pop, indie-rock and post-hardcore into cohesive pieces of music, doing so by writing songs that shift from gentle vocals and instrumentals into a loud, quick release of built up tension. They feel like boiling anger and disappointment, like the moment you cry after holding it in for too long.