Blues, soul, folk rocker Citizen Cope played two nights at Seattle’s The Showbox At the Market debuting songs from his long awaited ‘Heroin and Helicopters’ album – (his first in 6 years) named after Carlos Santana’s advice to stay away from the 2 H’s. His moving performance was one for all his fans to remember.
Lead singer Clarence Greenwood sings from the soul and audience members feel his optimism and positive outlook on life. His band members accompany him beautifully. From his own words on the music he creates…..
“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.”
“I don’t want people thinking I’m promoting heroin or anything. It’s so prophetic how we’re in this huge epidemic of people overdosing and prescription drugs. And then with the helicopter reference, that indulgence of getting somewhere really fast in our society — with material wealth, with all the short cuts of the Internet. I don’t think we’ve had the same kind of authentic art and culture as other generations had; When you look at Martin Luther King or Albert Einstein or some of the great writers and painters who have come before us, and leaders and athletes and stuff, it seems like we haven’t had the same level of input from our fellow man. Everything has been on hyperspeed to economic empowerment as opposed to personal growth and actually questioning the ills of society, and that’s something I think we should correct”
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