London-based metal band TheCityIsOurs has shared a music video for the song “Body Count” from its new album, “Coma” (Arising Empire). The video was directed by the band’s own Oli Duncanson.
Founding member Mikey Page said: “‘Body Count’ is a song for anybody that was ever told they weren’t enough. Despite coming from anger, this track is more about development and growth through talking about your issues and demons, instead of ignoring them, hoping they’ll go away. We came to the realization that the way to get the best out of the band was to stay true to ourselves and our core values, so we put this track together to reinforce that ideology and encourage others to do the same.”
“We wanted this record to symbolize hope—a beacon of positivity through adversity and proof that even in your lowest moments, things can and will get better if we support each other,” Page said.” We couldn’t be more excited for people to experience the journey that is ‘Coma’ with us. We hope listeners are able to take something positive away from it, in which ever way they need.”
“Coma” was recorded, engineered, and mixed by longtime collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino, Neck Deep) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions.
TheCityIsOurs is a five-piece metal band from London that quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry, and fans alike, thanks to a high-octane live show and the success of its debut album. “Low” (2019) smashed into the fop five of the iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify—including covers on New Core and Metal UK.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (read the full statement here), TheCityIsOurs unexpectedly found itself in unknown territory. Twelve months on, the band is back with new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a new era of TCIO.
Duncanson said: “I remember being shown some demos of some new songs prior to Sam’s departure and absolutely loving the direction and progression of the band’s sound. As soon as Mikey told me about the opening in the band, I knew I had to take a chance!”
Page said: “Oli has been a part of our team for a long time. He is a very well-respected entity in his own right amongst the music scene. We’d seen snippets of his capabilities over the years, so when he registered an interest in becoming a part of CITY, we knew we had to explore. And we clicked instantly.”