"'Stain' was written roughly halfway through the overall writing process and I feel like it sort of shifted the color of the album," guitarist Nick Hamm tells Billboard. "I was on some Touch & Go-type influence but I think it ended up being its own monster. The original version had a completely different chorus but we spent a lot of time in the studio developing this song, specifically."
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Grungy and bass-heavy, the notes of the song's verses and pre-choruses hit like anvils dropping. But through it all, a melodic, almost soothing chorus emerges.
Hamm promises, "The spirit of the album is here -- completely dismissive of the trajectory of our peers and of the trajectory we were expected to take."
Everybody Is Going To Heaven was recorded with producer Will Yip (Pity Sex, Title Fight, La Dispute) at Studio 4 in Philadelphia. It's up for pre-order here.
Citizen will spend its summer traversing North America on the Warped Tour, from June 19 through Aug. 8. Previously, it shared a track called "Cement" from its new album. Check it out below: