We Are the City have created two new albums, which exist as both stand-alone LPs and interconnected companion pieces. The first, At Night is out October 5, to be followed by RIP in 2019. They spent two years crafting the sweeping RIP, an emotive prog-pop opus that is filled with sweeping anthems and intimate examinations of mortality. RIP was mixed by JUNO-winner Matty Green (The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Paul McCartney) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties).
By contrast, At Night was written and entirely self-mixed in just two weeks during a burst of untethered creativity. Using leftover soundscapes from RIP as building blocks, the project soon took on its own identity, full of warped crescendos and delicate comedowns. The album is joyful and intentionally imperfect. Whether getting a guest appearance from Canadian hip-hop star Shad (who sings here, rather than rapping) or overlaying gossamer melodies with static-soaked experimentation, this is the sound of lightning in a bottle.
We Are The City is a Canadian progressive rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia and formed in 2008 in Kelowna. The current band members include singer-keyboardist Cayne McKenzie, drummer Andrew Huculiak, and guitarist David Menzel. Their musical style is often referred to as prog rock. The name “We Are The City” is inspired by Matthew 5:14 from the Bible, “”Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”” Georgia Straight, a British Columbia newspaper, described the group not necessarily as a Christian band, but as a band composed of Christians.
The band composed the score for the critically acclaimed film Violent, which was based on their album of the same name.