CITRA – “Papercuts”


“Papercuts” is a melodic rock single from Denver-based band CITRA, described as “ultimately an acceptance of the vulnerability that comes with being human.” The vocals maintain a captivating, soaring quality throughout, as the instrumentation swells from peppy percussive momentum into a burst of guitars during the title-referencing “hurt so much,” sequence. The thematic representations of papercuts as inevitable, and something to learn from, prove stirring within an accessible, hooky rock production.

Check out the track’s music video, directed and produced by Seth Beamer:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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