Getting Cozy With: Citizens

is a Belgian band from the small town of Leuven, consisting of four friends Jingwei (vocals/guitar), Xavier (guitar), Jasper (bass) and Michiel (drums). Although the band had been a 3-piece since the formation of the band in 2012, Xavier joined the band in the summer of 2013, adding that extra sparkle to the band’s sound which they had long been looking for. We are currently selected for Humo’s Rock Rally, Belgium’s most famous and prestigious rockrally.

We like to think our music has a laid-back, nostalgic vibe to it, which isn’t difficult to relate to for anyone, really. In a way, every song comes down to the same central idea that could be seen as the band’s main philosophy: No unnecessary complex sounds or structures, just easy-listening music in which the song’s vibe and emotions remain the most important elements.

If you think this is all a load of bullshit, you’re probably right. Since we aren’t writers, but musicians (or at least we’d like to think we are), we suggest we let the music have the final word.

Have a listen through one of the next links and find us on Facebook to let us know what you think! We’d love to get some feedback from all around the world! The songs on SoundCloud are up for free download, so spread the word and music! Enjoy!




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Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout

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