THECITYISOURS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “REGRET ABOUT ME” — WATCH
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Following the release of the videos for the powerfully cathartic tracks “Violent” and “Death of Me,” along with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson, London-based five-piece THECITYISOURS have shared another new visual in the form of “Regret About Me.” Watch it here.
Founding member Mikey Page reflects, saying, “‘Regret About Me’ is about acknowledging people who were once a big part of your life that you have severed ties with. From past relationships to family members or friends who have wronged you, it speaks on forgiveness and accountability, however difficult that may be.”
He continues, “I felt it was important to represent the vulnerabilities that can come from these types of situations. There is a real stigma around young men sharing their thoughts and feelings. I’m very passionate about pulling back the curtain and speaking openly about how I have been affected mentally and physically. Hopefully, this encourages others to embrace their emotional insecurities for their own well being and mental health.”
The song appears on the band’s new album COMA, due out October 22 via Arising Empire. It will be available on CD and as colored vinyl.
There is a palpable sense of loss that ties together COMA, the band’s sophomore offering. TCIO tackle the passing of loved ones, relationships, personal sovereignty, and self-control head-on. However, juxtaposed against their vibrant, fresh, and pop-centric arrangements, which are expertly interwoven with infectious hooks and crushing riffs, COMA strikes a perfect balance. It radiates an underlying sense of positivity and resilience through an otherwise dark concept.
COMA was recorded, engineered, and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino, Neck Deep) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions.
THECITYISOURS is a five-piece metal band from London who quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry, and fans alike, thanks to a high-octane live show and the success of their debut album. LOW (2019) smashed into the Top 5 of the iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify — including covers on New Core and Metal UK.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (read the full statement here), THECITYISOURS unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. Twelve months on, they are back with the introduction of new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO.
Duncanson 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. 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.”
Welcome a brand new era of THECITYISOURS.
Oli Duncanson | Vocals
Mikey Page | Vocals/Guitar
Jamie Deeks | Bass
Stuart Mercer | Guitar
Louis Giannamore | Drums