Circle The City, an alternative rock four-piece from Ontario, is dropping the ethereal “Next of Kin,” a grooving and dark track about society’s lack of respect when it comes to privacy, but also being apathetic and completely trusting of news and information we receive on the daily.
“We have unlimited resources to check facts, but we’d rather it be fed to us,” Circle The City says.
“Next of Kin” begins with an atmospheric guitar arpeggio and then kicks off with a running bassline, and the powerful, introspective vocals from Marisa Campbell. The track moves through the musical spectrum, sounding a bit doom rock, progressive jazz, and overall, alternative. It’s a weird and wonderful melting pot from a band that has a variety of influences.
“We want our fans or music listeners to be unexpecting and open-minded to the different sounds we create,” the band says. “We are always trying to challenge one another when it comes to writing music. There is an expectation amongst us to never become complacent with our sound.”
Using Lake Huron as a backdrop for their unique blend of rock, psychedelic, prog, and hints of jazz and metal fusion, Circle The City is forging its way onto the Ontario music scene with palpable force.
Having gained popularity in the live music circuit in their hometown of Sarnia over the course of the last two years, the band is spreading its influence across the southern tip of Canada with no signs of stopping. Currently, in the studio finalizing their debut record with new vocalist Marisa Campbell, Circle The City is releasing “Next of Kin,” and planning to go on tour in Summer 2022 to promote the release.