Just in case you haven’t heard, Citizen Cope is an AMAZING artist, straight outta Brooklyn, who is hard to place into one specific genre. He’s a little bluesy, a little reggae, and a little bit of alternative rock. The first time that I heard of him was after I got back from a trip to NYC where I became completely entangled in a one sided love story. blah. When I got back to Atlanta, Cope’s live concert was being broadcast on 92.9 Dave FM, and when his song Sideways came on, it immediately brought back a wave of emotions that ensued after getting sprung on the most beautiful, 6′ tall, 165 pound, dirty blond boy with an Australian accent that I ever did meet. But that’s another story. Turns out that Sideways, which features Carlos Santana, is one of his most popular songs. So popular that when you go to his concert, you KNOW it’s going to be the song that he plays damn near at the end of the show, yet drunk bitches scream the whole way through, “Plaaaay Sidewaaaays, aaaaaaah!” SO. ANNOYING.
Anyways, as soon as I parked the car and dragged my luggage into the house, I immediately downloaded his 2nd album (my favorite to date), The Clarence Greenwood Recordings and kept it on repeat for a good 2 mos before getting his 1st album, Citizen Cope, and eventually his most recent album, Every Waking Moment. A true testament to his talents came when I went to his very next Atlanta show, which happened to be all acoustic, and he sounded even better live than he did on the album. Coincidentally, I met another “Copehead” (hey Amy!) at the salon I worked at, and we made an hour and a half long pilgrimage to his next show in Athens, GA, all-the-while singing along to each of his songs as if we were little school girls taking a road trip to an *NSYNC concert. (Done that too. Don’t judge me.)
So Amy, my pilgrimage buddy, just e-mailed me to let me know that his next single, Healing Hands is out, and is leading into the release of his fourth album, The RainWater LP, which will be released physically March 2, 2010, but is already available digitally.
All I can say is, here we go again.