We don’t often do single reviews, but we’ve noticed that a fair few artists are releasing one-offs to help raise awareness and money for charitable causes – we can’t stand in the way of that! Amongst these are James White who’s dropping “Citizen of Nowhere” as a fundraiser for mental health charity MIND. James is donating all proceeds, not just profits, to this excellent cause.
The single features Billy Lunn of The Subways on guest vocals and the track itself is an ode to the Britain’s current political turmoil, referencing being a “citizen of nowhere” in reference to Theresa May’s inaugural Tory Party conference speech and includes references to things such as the Westminster paedophile dossier. So it’s a bit political!
We’ve had a sneaky listen to the track, though James has said he may still tweak with the mix before it comes out, and it’s a slow-starting rocker. Bright and brash once it gets going, it gets close to pop-punk (more punk) with its rhythms and strident guitars.
Here’s hoping that “Citizen of Nowhere” pulls in a bit of cash when it comes out on the 30th!