Album Review: Citizen Zero “State Of Mind” LP

Every once a new band approaches that complete grabs your attention for their amazing musicianship. Whether it be for their sound or for their lyrics, something is just truly special about them. Citizen Zero is the latest band to make us feel this way and it is truly a treat what they’ve created with their latest album State Of Mind. Citizen Zero is bound to become one of those bands whose music you’ll be singing all day long; their ability to perfectly mix hard rock with the blues produces a rhythmically addictive album with State Of Mind.


The Detroit based rock band is made up of Josh LeMay on vocals, Sammy Boller on lead guitar, John Dudley on drums, and Sam Collins on bass. Their debut album titled State of Mind is bound to be a success, with catchy rock rhythms and the impressive vocals of lead singer John Dudley.


State of Mind is one of those albums that’ll take you on a journey, from fast paced rock anthems to heart wrenching love songs and back around to their infectious hard rock signature sound. The album in its entirety is sure to have you rocking out for days. We’ve chosen a few songs we believe are truly special and showcase a unique quality about the band. 


    1. “What A Feeling” is the very first track and it kicks off the album to a vivacious feel. It is also the first song for
         which the band filmed a music video for.


  1. “Save The Queen” might be the track off of the album which best showcases lead singer John Dudley’s vocal range. His powerful ability to belt out notes adds to the catchy hook on this track.


  1. “Love Let It” is one of many love songs on the album but the passion behind Dudley’s vocals and the emotion behind the lyrics might just make it our favorite.


  1. “When The Rain Comes” is as catchy as it gets and also serves as the inspirational song we could all use when life gets rough.



State of Mind brings back energy charged vocals with rock ballads, catchy enough to break through the mainstream. Song after song, Citizen Zero has created an innovative album that  manages to remain fresh until the end.

To listen to State of Mind in full, you can purchase the album on iTunes or stream it for free on Spotify. You can also hear the album on the free Youtube stream below:




Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales
Mayra Ramales founded The Sound Live in 2014, with the goal of highlighting underground talent. By creating a media platform, she aimed to expand accessibility to music journalist for up-and-coming writers and media creators. She completed her undergraduate degree at NYU and a dual masters at the University of Texas at Austin. She hopes to maintain The Sound Live as a DIY hub for everyday creatives.