Soulful folk rock singer-songwriter, Clarence Greenwood a.k.a. Citizen Cope, just dropped the second single “The River” off his upcoming album Heroin and Helicopters.
It’s safe to say that fans are really looking forward to the new album, slated to release Mar. 1, as this will be his first full length project since 2012’s One Lovely Day.
Greenwood gave some insight about the song, telling Billboard:
“It’s just about dealing with your own personal struggles and what I feel the coldness of society does to your life. I think everybody feels like there are elements in this world that are not so fuzzy and warm, and we see the harshness in the reality of life. Life is not an easy thing, but we need to look for a commonality of love and empathy that can conquer even the worse situations.”
The name Heroin and Helicopters stems from advice that Carlos Santana gave Greenwood at a Citizen Cope concert in San Francisco. He said, “Whatever you do, watch out for the two H’s — heroin and helicopters. They don’t go well with musicians.”
Citizen Cope will be playing new songs and classic hits like “Bullet and a Target” and “Son’s Gonna Rise” when he headlines The Wilma in Missoula on March 19, 2019. Details here.