New Music: Citizen of the World ‘Setting Out’


Citizen of the World has built on the success of the foot stomping folk-rock genre, popularised by the likes of Mumford & Sons, to carve a new genre described by one competition judge as “epic folk”. The band successfully combines the unique sound of the saxophone with acoustic folk and traditional rock to have you reflecting on the stories that shape your life. Since forming in 2012, the band has played at various venues and band competitions around Sydney, toured India, released their first EP and is now releasing their third music video. 

Their new song ‘Settng Out’ fits directly into their signature genre of epic folk, combining contemplative verses with a powerful chorus lifted up by a strong drums and horns section. The song tackles the strong feelings associated with new beginnings, new projects, and new perspectives. The kick carries the song through soft verses and strong choruses, and tries to harness a multitude of emotions into one piece.

The song was recorded and mixed in Gerrit’s living room in Coogee (affectionately known as Bay Street Records). The video was shot at the famous Junkyard in Londonderry, NSW, and edited by The TAG Collective. The video gives the rather sombre song a more joyful perspective, with the band setting out to a new adventure just to find themselves enjoying themselves at the point they have arrived at.

The songs are mainly inspired by Mumford and Sons and Boy and Bear, and fit right into the modern folk-rock genre.

For Fans Of: Mumford and Sons, Vance Joy, Of Monsters and Men, Kim Churchill, Bastille, Boy and Bear

“Setting Out” by CITIZEN OF THE WORLD will be released 30th of December 2015. 

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