PREMIERE: Citysleep – I EP █♣█
“…for the night time only”
The boys are back, Calgary’s own Citysleep present their debut EP (the first of 3), I. A beautifully minimalistic 5 track journey, including 2 brand new tracks “Intro” & “Sonic”, its safe to say that I delivers on all fronts.
A long time coming, the project will be the first of 3 EP’s leading up to the group’s much anticipated debut full-length LP due out in early 2017. Inspired by a late night outing after having just formed Citysleep, the theme of the 3 EP’s will be blue, red, & green – a meaningful set of colors to band members Jerrick & Dexter. Of the night in question, Jerrick explains, “it was the first outing he (Dexter) and I had since becoming Citysleep and we decided to check out some local bands at the Nite Owl. Their upstairs floor had a disco floor, consisting of red, blue and green blocks and it stood out and stuck with us.” Fittingly, colors are often bonded with the emotions they elicit (blue with calm, for example) and I definitely delivers the intended chromatic vibes throughout it’s musical delivery. The aforementioned “Sonic” is a definite standout from the project; a blissful, druggy hymn that can be turned all the way up, yet still provide a laid-back soundscape.
Meant to be enjoyed from front to back, neither interrupted nor shuffled, Jerrick mentions one more suggestion of the intended experience to the listener, “the EP is meant to be listened to at night time,” he explains. As with most of the music that Citysleep produces, the relaxed themes simply resonate with most listeners after hours, and this experience is exemplified by the many testimonials from their listeners.
Stream the new project below, and be sure to show some support and cop the project for 5$ over on Bandcamp! I is just the first of many, so be sure to keep an eye out for Citysleep over the next few months!