Today, Citizen Cope announces his first album in seven years Heroin and Helicopters, set for release on March 1st, 2019 via RainWater Recordings, and in partnership with Thirty Tigers. Heroin and Helicopters is comprised of 11 new, original songs all written and produced by Cope, also known as Clarence Greenwood.
Citizen Cope came up with the title Heroin and Helicopters after an encounter with Carlos Santana, who has been a Citizen Cope fan since before their 2002 collaboration on his rework of the Cope song “Sideways.” Santana attended a Citizen Cope show at San Francisco’s Fillmore, when he told Cope to “stay away from the two H’s – heroin and helicopters,” saying both had fatal results for people in the music industry. To Cope, the quote reflected a larger pattern in society – a metaphor for addiction and instant gratification, both themes that thread throughout his forthcoming studio release.
Ahead of Heroin And Helicopters’ upcoming release, Citizen Cope has shared the lead single off of the album, “Justice”, which Cope recorded in the same Washington, D.C. studio where he cut his hits “Bullet And A Target” and “Son’s Gonna Rise.”
Cope notes,”I have never really experienced what Justice is. Our definition is more like revenge or payback, but I have seen love create miracles and overcome hate.”
Listen to Citizen Cope’s new tune “Justice” below:
Citizen Cope – “Justice”
[Video: Citizen Cope]
For more information and to pre-order Heroin And Helicopters head here.