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Citris Return With ‘Driving Me Crazy’ (Listen)

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Brooklyn indie rock band Citris put out one of our favorite albums of last year, and they’ve now returned with a new single, ‘Driving Me Crazy’ (listen below). The song is a slow-burning stomper about the “death of romance.”

Citris’ revised 2018 lineup includes Angelina Torreano (vocals, guitar), Eva Lawitts (bass), Zane West (drums) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Krasnow.

Torreano shared the following statement about the single:

‘Driving me Crazy’ is about the attack on your ego and self-esteem after experiencing rejection from a partner. It’s also about having a definitive ending but still feeling unresolved. It’s a very classic theme of the death of romance and how unsettling it can be and how there are so many questions left unanswered.

I had an experience with a dude who hit on me during a show upstate and he wrote me this really sweet ‘Love’ poem after seeing our show. We eventually dated, for a month or so and I kept receiving love poems from him that at first, really freaked me out. I eventually grew to really like him but then of course once I started liking him, he freaked out.

Long story short, things ended because of how emotionally overwhelming everything was becoming. But when you’re constantly writing poetry to your ‘lover’ aren’t you kind of begging for that kind of intensity in reciprocity?

So in an effort to release hurt feelings, I smoked some weed and wrote ‘Driving Me Crazy.’ Marijuana is a really great asset to breakups as well.

I think it’s important to me because the whole experience was really upsetting. Even though it was short, it reminded me of how, even though a lot of the time I feel I have this hard exterior, I am actually quite vulnerable. And ultimately, It’s a relief. So yeah, like I said, I was hurt and stoned and in my living room at 1 or 2 am messing around with some major 7 chords and DMC was born. I remember my roommate imitating the chorus line back to me from his room. I felt like that was a good sign.

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