Back in 2011, alt pop outfit Citizens! experienced a meteoric rise to fame with their high-octane debut single, “True Romance”, released via cult Parisian label Kitsuné, and subsequent debut album, Here We Are, produced by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos.

The London-based quartet is now gearing up for the release of their sophomore effort, European Soul, scheduled this April and in the meantime they have shared a video for first single “Lighten Up”. Released digitally in late 2014, the song was recorded as part of the album sessions with producer Laurent d’Herbecourt (whose credits include Phoenix) and features remixes by Tobtok, TÂCHES, Knuckle G, Davidian, Dillistone and new Kitsuné-signing Cesare.

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