Citizen Soldier is a rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah. They were formed in a psychiatric hospital in 2016 when frontman Jake Segura wrote the lyrics for Let It Burn. They released their first single in 2017.
History and motivation
Since their formation in 2016, the band has been tackling mental health issues through their music. They have made it their mission to fight stigma and provide a “group therapy dynamic.”
The band’s name Citizen Soldier is the band’s attempt to personify the struggles being fought within, and the band’s goal to shine a light on the everyday struggles of those who feel overlooked and unappreciated.
In 2017, after a few singles, the band initially released just one EP before releasing their first album, Relentless, in 2019. The next album Down the Rabbit Hole was already released in 2020, followed by the two-part album This Is Your Sign Part I in 2021 and This Is Your Sign Part II in 2022.
In May 2022, Citizen Soldier announced their fifth album, Scarecrow, with another 18 songs. The complete album was released on 14.12.2022.
Since 2020, the band has also distinguished itself primarily through the continuous release of new music. Therefore, the band released the songs of new albums as singles first before being released collectively as an album.
In 2023 they accompanied the band Smash Into Pieces on their tour through North America and Canada.