Seattle-born alternative band Citizens announces today’s release of their latest single, “Everything And More,” while also announcing more new music is slated to drop later this year. Listen HERE to the new song.
Citizens invite everyone into their journey of faith that they candidly explore through song. Never shying away from lyrics that have the ability to reach deep places of the listener’s souls, the group desires to bring people together around vulnerability and acceptance, such as with “Everything And More.” Co-written by the band’s lead vocalist Zach Bolen and member Brian Eichelberger along with Taylor Leonhardt (Mission House), Bolen shares, “When I think back on it, this song was a springboard for discovery.”
While writing one day at the piano, it was from that moment that every song on the project came from living in a space of revelation and admission that perhaps God was bigger than one could possibly know. “Everything And More,” which also features his children in the background, became the start of Bolen’s journey of unlearning and reimagining the scope in which he, and in turn we, view God. Citizens inspire us to reconsider our perception of God with music that pushes the boundaries of what “Church music” usually sounds like.
Bolen adds, “Imaginations are crazy, but they give us something to aspire to, and in this case for me, it was expanding the walls that I’ve boxed God into. For me, this song is about my own deeper discovery of God, but I want the listener to hear it through their own perspective,” he concludes.