Description of Citizens by Citizens
Citizens is a high-energy indie rock worship band from Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA. Born in the heart of Seattle’s University District, Citizens has quickly built a reputation for their dynamic hymn arrangements and high-intensity anthems. Deacon Zach Bolen leads the band with a visible emotion and passion that stems from a desire to see everyone worship Jesus as Lord.
Citizens released their first EP "Already/Not Yet," which reached a top position on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart. On March 12, 2013 Citizens releases their debut full-length self-titled album on BEC Recordings. Fans can expect more high-energy worship songs, including a fresh take on hymns, as well as original songs.
ABOUT MARS HILL CHURCH
Founded in Seattle in 1996, Mars Hill Church is one of the largest and most-innovative churches in the US, with upwards of 14,000 people meeting weekly across multiple locations each week. Mars Hill has been recognized as the 28th largest, 3rd fastest-growing, and 2nd most-innovative church in the country by Outreach magazine. Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermons receive more than 10 million downloads per year, consistently rank #1 on iTunes, and he has over 450,000 combined followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Pastor Mark and his wife Grace co-authored Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together which was released from Thomas Nelson in 2012 and reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, #3 on Publisher Weekly’s Nonfiction Hardbound list, #8 on the Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Combined List, and #38 on USA Today’s Top 150 Books.
Mars Hill Music is made up of a variety of musicians and worship leaders who serve throughout the various Mars Hill locations. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, Mars Hill has been committed to the philosophy that each local Mars Hill Church would engage the culture in its local surroundings and point people to Jesus. Each Mars Hill band strives to do this with a natural expression and outgrowth of what God is doing in their cities.