Entertainment Monday: Citizen Cope
Clarence Greenwood (aka Citizen Cope) is a performer I was first introduced to through the movie Ghost Town which came out in 2008. I rented the movie one night with some friends or family (I can't remember which) and really enjoyed Citizen Cope's Sideways which was featured in the film. I highly recommend the movie by the way which stars the highly underrated Ricky Gervais and Tea Leoni.
I like Citizen Cope's sound because he has such a distinctive voice relative to a lot of the alternative music I typically hear. Sideways is a bit repetitive lyrically and the tune is slow but it effectively elicits a kind of sad/romantic vibe.
Sideways by Citizen Cope.
Another song I very much like by Citizen Cope is Son's Gonna Rise, which has a very different sound in my opinion to Sideways.
Son's Gonna Rise
What's a bit different for me with sharing Citizen Cope's music here is that a lot of the bands I share are bands I would absolutely love to see live or have seen perform live and been a fan of for years. Citizen Cope is a performer who I'm not extremely familiar with so I'm not sure if I'd want to see him live. The few things I've heard from him I enjoy. A lot of the music comes across as really personal even if the lyrics are not always deeply thought provoking per se. For lack of a better term, there is a raw sound to his music that I enjoy. Hopefully some of our readers who may not have heard of Citizen Cope will enjoy it too. =)