Citizen Cope - The River

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "The River” by Citizen Cope, from the 2019 album Heroin and Helicopters on RainWater Recordings.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Alex Elena

Last month, folk rocker Clarence Greenwood finally unveiled his first Citizen Cope record in seven years, Heroin & Helicopters. The album's title is a reference to something Carlos Santana once told him: “Whatever you do, watch out for the two H’s — heroin and helicopters. They don’t go well with musicians.”

Our Song of the Day is the record’s lead single “The River.” Greenwood says this about the slow-chugging strummer:

"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."

Listen to “The River” below.

 

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