I’ve slept on Citizen Cope’s music for the last bunch of years. His latest release is last year’s Heroin & Helicopters – the title coming from a conversation Cope had with Carlos Santana long ago in San Francisco. “Stay away from the two H’s” (heroin and helicopters), Carlos passed on to Cope as a bit of advice in the music industry. Those words stuck with him.
The standout track so far for me is “Hours on End” – the groove, the chord progressions, the interesting and at times heavy lyrics. Cope has a way of mixing in the grit and grime of the real world with love, longing and matters of the heart. Great tune and a solid album altogether.