What happens to a person when all they've earned and worked for evaporates in the blink of an eye?  When the losses keep stacking up and the good times appear further and further in the rear view, do you give up hope and call it quits or trudge on, determined to rise again better than before?

On his forthcoming album U Can't Run Away, CityC explores these and other deep emotions using a unique blend of processed and live instruments, laced with smooth yet powerful vocals that reach into your chest and squeeze.  Says CityC, “Sometimes it takes truly bottoming out to find out who you really are, who you want to be, and who you were meant to be.”

"Like a large percentage of folks, I experienced the world's economic collapse of 2008 the same way they did; long-term unemployment, financial ruin, relationship meltdowns, shock and fear which gave way to frustration, anger and hurt.  Eventually, the light at the end of the tunnel became so dim in my mind, I really began to believe all hope was gone.  The only thing that saved me was my piano, and the cathartic nature of letting it all out in song," recalls City.

According to City, "I was inspired by a lot by artists like Ben Folds, Fuel and Linkin Park lyrically, and I remember one night just playing my piano and thinking to myself how honest their songs are.  How deep and not afraid of difficult emotions they are.  It kind of served as a turning point for me both musically and personally, knowing that the true power of music lies in the emotions a song can induce in a listener."

"It was with this newly-found outlook that I wrote The Journey, Nothin' Left Ta Lose and U Can't Run Away, the three songs that really are the foundation for everything I'm about and anchor the album stylistically and thematically." recalls City. "As I wrote, I felt healing, for lack of a better term.  Putting my experiences out there in those records not only brought hope to me but to those who would hear my message.  It was the music which revived my life, brought hope back, and solidified who I am as an artist and person. This is the true power, nature and importance of music in our lives."

CityC is an award-winning recording artist and performer whose work has been featured on radio stations worldwide, nationally-syndicated mix shows, Shade 45 on Sirius/XM, Coast to Coast Mixtapes and more.  He has worked with numerous industry professionals whose credits include Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Garbage, Santana and others.

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