Citizen Cope Announces 1st Album In 7 Years, Shares Lead Single “Justice”

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 TigersHeroin 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.

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