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TheCityIsOurs release new single 'In The Dark'

Photo Credit: Oli Duncanson


TheCityIsOurs has just unveiled their latest single, 'In The Dark,' released through Arising Empire.


In a seamless continuation from their previous release, 'Shame,' the band delves even deeper into the intricate realms of personal and societal challenges.


Be sure to check out the captivating music video for 'In The Dark' at this link: https://youtu.be/-5Nxm4uJOqo


You can stream 'In The Dark' directly at: https://arisingempire.com/inthedark


This new musical endeavor builds upon the emotional narrative set in 'Shame,' presenting a compelling fusion of potent melodies and contemplative lyrics. The song continues to explore the ongoing journey of self-discovery and acceptance.


With 'In the Dark,' TheCityIsOurs reaffirms their dedication to bringing attention to the silent struggles many endure. Their music serves as a source of solace and unity, shedding light on the challenges people face while navigating the path toward self-realization.


Vocalist Oli Duncanson comments that 'In The Dark' is: "About building up a wall to keep yourself safe by creating a fake image of yourself to make your family happy, growing up being told by society that I'd always be a disappointment because of my sexuality, something I can't control. So I'd try to hide it and do anything to not cause any sort of disappointment in anything that I can control.


"The pressure of upholding that image builds up to a point where it feels you can't go back and completely shatter your own family's perception of you. No matter how much I'd planned it out and got to a point where I was going to tell them, nothing would ever come out, I feel guilty because your life is a lie to people who are supposed to love you unconditionally. And no matter how irrational I knew the fear of telling them was and how frustrated with myself I'd get for not being able to tell them, I could never get the words out. 


"Your friends and potentially people who barely know you still know you more than family, which isn't fair. It feels like you can't progress as a person as you condition yourself to keep your walls built up, unable to let anyone in." 



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