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Published: 2012/06/19
by Chelsea Eriksen

Citizen Cope Previews New Album at Electric Lady Studios

Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope played a private show at Electric Lady Studios last night in the famed Studio A accompanied by a String Quartet. The session was recorded and introduced by WFUV radio and will air near the release date of his new album, which is slated for release on July 17. The songwriter/producer played songs from his new album including the single and album moniker “One Lovely Day,” along with some of his older classics like “Bullet and a Target,” between brief interviews. With a memorable hook and the addition of a string quartet, his new single is available now online and you can catch Citizen Cope on his full US tour following his album release.

The speaker commended Greenwood on a decade of music and asked about his struggle to success beginning with his first self-titled album released in 2002. The artist joked, “I thought I was gonna be buying a yacht after my first album came out.” He quickly asserted that he didn’t think much of his first album and remained consistently modest and comical.

Although Greenwood’s melodies tend to be simple, there’s no denying their catchiness, and his voice complements his music well, becoming an instrument of it’s own. Greenwood laughed about his stage fright and claimed to still struggle with it but there was no sense of timidity in the artist’s performance. The String Quartet, intimate crowd and legendary studio was the perfect setting for Greenwood’s music and allowed the room to experience the music from a visual and artistic perspective.

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WFUV June 19, 2012, 17:37:26

It was great, he did 8 songs and then an extra for the studio audience (“Bullet and a Target”). The host and interviewer was WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. Here are some shots on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfuv/sets/72157630198529764/

Eric Murphy July 10, 2012, 07:38:19

Greenwood is one of the most underrated acts in the business. Can’t wait to see him a few times this year!

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