Citizen Kay Reveals Album Details & Announces Headline Tour

 

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Charismatic and hugely motivated Canberra rapper CITIZEN KAY has revealed details of his new LP, ‘Belly of the Beast’. Fans of big-hearted, intelligent, party-time hip hop can get it via ONETWO on August 25, in time to catch him on tour nationally with Illy and on his own headline dates.

Since dropping sunny first single ‘These Kicks‘ and announcing his signing to Illy’s ONETWO label (a joint venture with Unified Music Group), Citizen Kay has been hard at it, hiding away in the studio like a crazed word-doctor making sure his forthcoming LP is exactly as he envisioned. “A lot of time was spent choosing my words, and how I wanted things to be said.” says Kay of the writing process “I challenged myself more, as a wordsmith and poet on this album

‘Belly of the Beast’ is a personal record, incorporating themes of introspection and reflection, as well as the fine line between ego and confidence. Taking his time with each track, Kay dug deep into his own psyche, with the firm intention of harnessing his strengths and accepting his weaknesses. Significant emphasis was put on perfecting the flow and tracklisting, resulting in a cohesive, authentic record that packs a serious punch.

OUT AUGUST 25 VIA ONETWO
PRE-ORDER NOW

Rapper, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Citizen Kay migrated from Ghana to Australia at six-years-old, and has made it his life’s mission to make music that blends traditional hip-hop with the soothing sounds of soul, jazz, blues and rock. This cohesive and confident new release will further entrench him as a boundary-pushing artist, continuing the run to greatness that’s seen Kay collect ARIA nominations for his Demokracy EP (2014) With the People LP (2015).

Fans of these fresh and passionate sounds can catch Citizen Kay careering through a whole host of regional areas on tour with his good pal and label mate Illy, or at his own headline club shows throughout October and November. An undeniably charming and dedicated performer, Citizen Kay has shared stages with some of the best: Ice Cube and Public Enemy, Run The Jewels, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, plus locals Tkay Maizda, Seth Sentry and more.

Its a rough and tumble world out there at present, but Citizen Kay’s deft rhymes and bombastic attitude are going to actively convince you that, really, we’re all going to be OK.

Give in to the ‘Belly of the Beast’ from August 25.

SELECT MUSIC and ONETWO present…

citizen kay ‘BELLY OF THE BEAST’ album TOUR

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30 – SWEATY PALMS @ PROUD MARY’S, CENTRAL COAST
Tickets available from sweatypalms.com.au
+ facebook.com/sweatypalmspresents

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 – ROLLING STONE LIVE LODGE @ LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY
Tickets available from oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets available from eventbrite.com.au | All Eventbrite Outlets

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 – ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE
Tickets available from moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14 – THE TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
Tickets available from moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 – THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE
Tickets available from oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20 – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH
Tickets available from oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

citizen kay ON TOUR WITH ILLY…

FRIDAY AUGUST 25
KAY ST, TRARALGON

SATURDAY AUGUST 26
THE PIER, FRANKSTON

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1
ODEON, HOBART

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2
CLUB 54, LAUNCESTON

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21
WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22
WHALERS, WARNAMBOOL

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 23
SHADOWS, MT GAMBIER

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28

CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29
CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3
PANTHERS, PORT MACQUARIE

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4
HOEY MOEY, COFFS HARBOUR

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10
HOME TAVERN, WAGGA

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11
AREA HOTEL, GRIFFITH

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24
SSA CLUB, ALBURY

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