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The Entire City Reveals The Crushing ‘January’ 

The Entire City - January

Liverpool duo The Entire City embody the independent spirit while creating a sound that is hard to pin down due to its many influences and rich cultural background.

The Entire City – January

Consisting of Jamie Jenkin (guitar, vocals, production) and Jams Ward (drums), The Entire City is a well-oiled machine that can presume to be a 100% independent project, with this pair creating the artwork and videos for their songs all by themselves. As arduous as all this could sound, it also has the great benefit of being able to be their own boss and answer to no one.

Formed in 2017 and hailing from Liverpool, they spent their formative years performing with different bands across their hometown, which could explain their facility to incorporate varied elements into their music, creating a style that feels authentic.

Thematically, January is a little grimmer than their other works, depicting themes that are not easy to discuss, as the band stated:

Lyrically, January touches on subjects that are often difficult to talk about, using the central character of ‘January’ to obliquely explore questions of loneliness, alienation, and self-harm. The world can seem uncaring and chaotic. Wearing a mask to hide our true feelings is exhausting. But there is hope, and sometimes just breathing and letting the world flow over you is a valid response.”

If you had told me that January got released during the 80s, I would believe it without question, with the overall production mimicking the musical tropes of acts such as The Cure and Cocteau Twins, denoting a heavy Post-Punk influence.

Immediately as the song starts, the hazy guitars and spacey arrangements take over, bringing this aura of anguish, in conjunction with Jamie’s haunting vocals evoking a cold and melancholic atmosphere that brings chills down your spine.

January is four minutes of Post-Punk finesse, gloomy, heart-wrenching, and poignantly charming.

Considering all the hard work put not only into their music but into the band as a whole, The Entire City has all the right in the world to brag about their accomplishments, top-quality songs like this one are a testament to the inspiring dedication that these type of DIY musicians represent.

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Words Javier Rodriguez